BOSTON – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, announced that it has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ).
The award honors companies creating the most enjoyable and meaningful work environments, based on anonymous employee surveys collected from companies in Boston. The BBJ recognized this year’s Best Places to Work honorees during an event on Thursday, June 22 at Boston’s iconic Symphony Hall. Kaplan ranked 11th in the extra-small (20-49 employees) category.
“The BBJ’s Best Places to Work awards program is one of our most competitive programs in terms of how many companies participate each year and always one of our most successful in terms of how many people attend our awards event,” said Carolyn M. Jones, the Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher. “This year well over 350 companies submitted surveys and once again we are extremely excited to be able to recognize these employers that clearly value their employees and go the extra mile to create great workplaces.”
In September 2014 Kaplan announced the culmination of a three-year management transition. Nathan Peck was promoted to president and Jane Kaplan Peck, majority owner, was appointed chief operating officer (COO). Founders Ken and Cathy Kaplan took on new roles as chairman of the board and senior advisor, respectively. Since the transition, the company was certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, named by The Commonwealth Institute as a Top 100 Women-led Business for two years in a row, and has grown by 30%.
“It is an honor to be recognized on the Boston Business Journal’s prestigious list for a third year in a row, and validates our commitment to our employees,” said Jane Kaplan Peck, COO at Kaplan Construction. “We strive to make everyone feel like a valued member of Kaplan and pride ourselves on providing challenging opportunities to grow and develop while emphasizing the importance of a balanced home and work life to keep our employees happy.”