Idaho Business Review lauds Top Companies in Treasure Valley 

Alx Stevens//August 12, 2022

Idaho Business Review lauds Top Companies in Treasure Valley 

Alx Stevens//August 12, 2022

Top Companies in Treasure Valley
Event attendees gather at the Galaxy Event Center for the Idaho Business Review’s inaugural Top Companies in Treasure Valley event. Photo by Pete Grady Photography

Professionalism had a little bit of fun Thursday during Idaho Business Review’s inaugural Top Companies in Treasure Valley program. Employees from nearly a dozen area businesses took a break from their award-winning work to celebrate their company as being a great place to work, often for a combination of appreciated benefits, meaningful collaboration and a welcoming culture, to name just a few highlights. 

“These companies here today are raising the bar,” said Scott Schlange, senior vice president and commercial banking leader for presenting sponsor KeyBank. “Businesses that are here today have people within the business who said, ‘This is a business we want to be a part of.’”  

After careful consideration of various criteria, the top three companies in the small, medium and large categories were revealed at the event. The program, put on in partnership with Best Companies Group, is open to private and public companies — either nonprofit or for-profit — with 15 or more employees that have been in business for a minimum of one year.  

Three companies of the 14 awarded were also recognized during the event for their extra-mile efforts among five categories — top place for women, top place for millennials, most family-friendly company, most healthy company and top place for diversity, equity and inclusion — and when asked what their secrets to success were, representatives readily shared. The event was also supported by event venue sponsor Galaxy Event Center in Meridian and supporting sponsor WaFd Bank.  

Top Companies in Treasure Valley
Nine companies received awards as number one, two or three in small, medium and large company categories. Photo by Pete Grady Photography

“Hats off to all the Top Companies in Treasure Valley winners.  You are making bold moves and you should be proud,” Idaho Business Review publisher Cindy Suffa said. 

For those leaders looking to make their company a Top Company in Treasure Valley contender, some words of wisdom were offered in a Q&A: 

Words from Andersen Construction: “We really believe that education within our industry is the first place to start, because if everyone has more open minds, open hearts about things, then we’ll start attracting and retaining all different types of people.” 

Words from Biome: “We didn’t want a place where there were cliques and gossip…it was something we were adamant about from the very beginning. This is a place where we work and we have fun and everybody’s treated the same.” 

Words from Perkins Coie: “We look to do something not just to benefit the employee, but the family. (And) wellness is not just focused on physical health and welfare; it also focuses on your financial aspects (and) community involvement.” 

“I couldn’t have imagined the inaugural event any better,” Suffa added. “The room was full, the energy was high, and the guests made some noise!” 

The 2022 Top Companies in Treasure Valley winners are: 

A Body & Mind Health Services — number four small company 

Andersen Construction — number one large company, top place to work for millennials and top place in diversity, equity and inclusion 

Biome LLC — number one small company and top place to work for women 

Boise Hunter Homes — number four medium company 

Clēnera — number two medium company  

Granite Excavation Inc. — number four large company 

Jitasa — number one medium company  

Leisureland RV Center — number four small company 

Orkin/Sawyer Inc. — number five small company 

Perkins Coie — number two large company, most healthy and top family-friendly company 

PortaPros — number two small company 

Tamarack Grove Engineering — number three small company 

TOK Commercial — number three medium company 

WaFd Bank — number three large company 

More information about each company will be available in the Top Companies in Treasure Valley publication in the Aug. 19 edition of the Idaho Business Review. Photos from the event can be found at idahobusinessreview.smugmug.com.