Two pieces of news provide a flicker of hope amid the doom and gloom.
Aug. 17--An Orangeburg construction management firm has once again been named in the top 25 "Best Places to Work in South Carolina."
Orangeburg'sC.F. Evans & Co. Inc. was ranked 18th in the small and medium employer category, the S.C. Chamber of Commerce announced.
The company received the award for the sixth consecutive time.
The business was ranked 18th last year. Previously, it has been ranked 14th, 11th twice and 10th once. The company has won the award each year since 2009.
The small-medium employer category consisted of about 26 businesses throughout the state that employ between 15-249 individuals. The 2014 rankings were unveiled at an awards banquet sponsored by Colonial Life on Aug. 7 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Columbia.
The South Carolina Chamber, Best Companies Group and the publishers of SC BIZ magazine announced the winners.
The award is to recognize South Carolina's most innovative and top-notch employers.
The Best Places to Work competition is open to all South Carolina for-profit and not-for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in South Carolina.
Simpsonville'sHire Dynamics, LLC was ranked number one in the small and medium category and Kentucky-based Edward Jones was ranked number one of large companies.
The large-employer category is for firms with 250 employees or more.
Each employer filled out a questionnaire that was combined with satisfaction surveys completed by company employees.
This information was analyzed and weighed against set criteria -- including leadership and planning, training and development, and more -- to determine a company's ranking.
Clarence F. Evans founded C.F. Evans in 1948. In 1986, his son, Johnny Evans, took on leadership of the company.
During his tenure, the company's portfolio of multifamily housing, senior living, commercial and industrial, and special projects has continued.
C.F. Evans, which employs about 70, works primarily in the Southeastern United States and has worked on a number of projects across the state.
Projects have included multifamily housing, student housing, special-needs housing, senior living, commercial/industrial, health care, retail, educational, financial and worship.
SMALL/MEDIUM EMPLOYER CATEGORY
(15-249 or more U.S. employees)
1 Hire Dynamics, LLC Simpsonville, SC
2 Palmetto Technology Group Greenville, SC
3 A.T. LOCKE Greenville, SC
4 SC Telco Federal Credit Union Greenville, SC
5 VC3 Columbia, SC
6 VantagePoint Marketing Greenville, SC
7 Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union Columbia, SC
8 SCRA North Charleston, SC
9 SPARC LLCCharleston, SC
10 BoomTown Charleston, SC
11 Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.Savannah, GA
12 Turner Agency Insurance Greenville, SC
13 Scott and Company LLC Columbia, SC
14 First Reliance Bank Florence, SC
15 Find Great People Greenville, SC
16 Rhythmlink International, LLC Columbia, SC
17 Advantage Media Group Charleston, SC
18 C.F. Evans & Company, Inc.Orangeburg, SC
19 Human Technologies, Inc.Greenville, SC
20 Rosenfeld Einstein A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company Greenville, SC
21 Telogical Systems Charleston, SC
22 Electric Guard Dog, LLC Columbia, SC
23 Infinity Marketing Greenville, SC
24 Spirit Communications Columbia, SC
25 Automation Engineering Company Greenville, SC
26 M33 Integrated Solutions Greenville, SC
LARGE EMPLOYER CATEGORY
(250 or more U.S. employees)
1 Edward Jones Louisville, KY
2 Elliott Davis Charlotte, NC
3 Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, Inc.West Columbia, SC
4 Total Quality Logistics Cincinnati, OH
5 MWV Specialty Chemicals North Charleston, SC
6 Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Asheville, NC
7 Colonial Life Columbia, SC
8 Benefitfocus Charleston, SC
9 O'Neal, Inc.Greenville, SC
10 Life Cycle Engineering Charleston, SC
11 Continental Tire the Americas, LLC(CTA) Fort Mill, SC
12 Ob Hospitalist Group Mauldin, SC
13 Select Health of South Carolina Charleston, SC
14 T-Mobile USACharleston, SC
15 McAngus Goudelock and Courie Columbia, SC
16 Blackbaud, Inc.Daniel Island, SC
17 Terminix Service, Inc.Columbia, SC
18 Cherry Bekaert LLP Greenville, SC
19 NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank Columbia, SC
20 SYNNEX Corporation Greenville, SC
21 Charleston Water System Charleston, SC
22 Jackson Lewis P.C.Greenville, SC
23 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Greenville, SC
24 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP Charleston, SC
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