Blach Named Among Top Five ‘Best Places to Work in the Bay Area’

Blach employees attending the BPTW event at Hilton Union Square. This year, Blach placed 5th!

San Jose, Calif. (April 20, 2016) – The Silicon Valley Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times recently announced that Blach Construction Company is the #5 company on their list of the “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area.”

This is the eighth consecutive year that Blach has been ranked as one of the top ten companies. Beginning in 2008, the company has been ranked #6 or higher in its size category. In 2010, Blach was named the #1 best place to work in the Bay Area. Moreover, Blach is the only general contractor that has placed in the top six for each of the past eight years.

Malcom Bordelon and Mary Huss, the publishers of the respective newspapers, announced this recognition at an awards gala attended by more than 800 Bay Area business leaders Tuesday evening at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco. More than 400 companies competed for the opportunity to be recognized as one of the top 125 companies in the annual survey. This year, Blach was ranked #5 in the “midsize” company category, among the top 25 firms that employ 100 to 249 employees.

“I thank our colleagues for this affirmation that our HR practices place us among the best employers in the greater Bay Area,” commented Mike Blach, president and CEO.  “We are constantly striving to improve our company so that it’s a place where everyone can build long, fulfilling careers, and I’m delighted that we are having success in this critically important area.”

In order to qualify for the top 125, each firm’s employees must successfully complete an anonymous questionnaire, which focuses on employee engagement, best practices, work environment and benefits.  

“I am so grateful that our employees have, for the eighth straight year, voted us in the top 6 ‘Best Places to Work in the Bay Area,’” said Blach’s Vice President of Human Resources, Gaye Landau-Leonard. “Our employees are exceptional – smart, loyal, dedicated to our clients, and highly engaged in enhancing the amazing culture of our company. They are an HR professional’s dream!” 

The official results from the survey were published in a special supplement in both newspapers. For a slideshow of the event, complete listing of the companies honored and accompanying stories, please click here

About Blach Construction Company
Blach Construction builds structures of enduring quality and value throughout northern and central California. Blach’s experience encompasses a broad cross-section of commercial, industrial and institutional building types, including education, healthcare, technology, life sciences, professional services and civic/community facilities. Blach is also a recognized leader in sustainable design and construction. The company is based in Silicon Valley with a full-service regional office located in Monterey. Follow Blach on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016