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Posted: September 27, 2013

2013 Top Company winner: Services

Gigi Sukin

Winner: Graebel Companies Inc.

Graebel takes on the role of single-source partner for successful, cost-efficient employee relocations and workplace services, working toward a seamless global supply chain.

Differentiator

With its world headquarters in Aurora, Graebel is the only privately owned company that operates service centers, van lines, forwarding operations including commercial cargo freight and logistics, global third party relocation, move management and commercial office relationships and workplace services. This service-delivery design allows Graebel to offer clients a single-source solution for smooth moves.

Biggest Challenge

Streamlining accurate, timely communications and processes for Graebel’s Fortune 500 clientele is challenging, but the company lives up to the task.

Greatest Achievement

Graebel has received the Overseas Moving Network International (OMNI) Platinum Award 20 years running for having booked the most import/export tonnage in North America among OMNI members. In 2012, Graebel forwarded more than 54 million pounds and was the first among the 200 OMNI members to book 20 million pounds in a single year.

Looking Forward

Future global brick and mortar development is in the company’s aggressive strategic plan.

 

Finalists:

Logic Integration

Lone Tree-based Logic designs and installs the latest in user-friendly, high-tech audiovisual systems for corporate offices and luxury residences across the country to create an all-inclusive experience.

Differentiator

Logic takes its fun-working culture seriously; as such the crew plans quarterly fun days with activities including indoor skydiving and ATV rides.

Biggest Challenge

Month-over-month the company continues to grow and thus the hiring and training processes must meet increased needs.

Greatest Achievement

Winning the CEDIA Contractor of the year, with 3,500 companies vying for the designation, was a memorable moment for the Logic team.

Quote of Note

“Encourage, honor, build up, strengthen and equip people around you through good leadership, and your workplace/business will thrive!” – Shawn Hansson, CEO and founder.

 

Ecosphere Environmental Services

The woman-owned, environmental consulting firm has extensive experience across the Western U.S., specializing in compliance and permitting, natural resources consulting, public outreach and participation, planning and monitoring.

Differentiator

The “abundance mentality” resonates within Ecosphere, allowing collaboratively defined solutions to guide the company’s actions.

Biggest Challenge

Within a competitive market, Ecosphere attempts to leverage technology to improve processes. Additionally, with rapid growth, additional space and practices are required, such as teleconferencing, webcasting and remote working.

Looking Forward

The ideal situation would be to create a company where the staff all feel valued, share common personal and professional development goals and work together toward making the company a force to be reckoned with in the industry.

Quote of Note

“Providing clients with accurate information and data to make sound legal and environmental decisions is what we do.” – Mike Fitzgerald, principal.

Gigi Sukin is an Associate Editor at ColoradoBiz. She can be reached at gsukin@cobizmag.com.

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