Top Company 2011 winner: DaVita
Years in business: 11
CEO: Kent Thiry (Watch an interview on ColoradoBiz TV)
Company snapshot: DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services and education to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita operates or provides administrative services at 1,642 dialysis facilities, serving approximately 128,000 patients. DaVita, Italian for "giving life," employs more than 34,000 people around the country.
Noteworthy achievement: DaVita's $101 million 14-story headquarters building will occupy close to 900 workers when it is completed in fall 2012. Approximately 600 people will work on the construction of the headquarters building throughout the duration of the project. Since announcing the move, DaVita has created more than 300 good-paying jobs with benefits in Denver, paid nearly $2.1 million in payroll taxes in Denver, and generated $1 million in revenue for downtown Denver hotels.
Community involvement: DaVita develops, participates in and donates to numerous programs dedicated to transforming communities and creating positive, sustainable change for children, families and the environment. The company's leadership development initiatives and corporate social responsibility efforts have been recognized by such publications as Fortune, Modern Healthcare and Newsweek.