Best Companies to Work for in Colorado: Medium


Founded: 1999
Location: New York
CEO: Matt Blumberg
2010 revenue: $33.4 million
Colorado workers: 127
IN A NUTSHELL: Return Path is an e-mail technology provider that offers an on-demand software application to monitor and certify e-mail programs. Companies like Facebook use the company’s data services to create more accurate filtering algorithms.
WHAT’S SPECIAL: In partnership with the National Center for Women in Technology, Return Path is part of a work-force alliance that encourages women working in technology fields. 
PERKS: The company often allows employees to work flexible hours. The company also brings in meals for employees three times a week to encourage healthy eating and social interaction.
2010 rank: No. 5


Founded: 2002
Location: Denver
CEO: Philippe Bourguignon
Colorado workers: 140
IN A NUTSHELL: Exclusive Resorts is a destination club. Members have access to hundreds of luxury residences in dozens of resort destinations.
WHAT’S SPECIAL: The company’s newsletter, InsidER, includes information and statistics about the company, new openings of destinations, member satisfaction results, updates of new ventures, new hires, and promotions and anniversaries that have occurred. The communication tool connects everyone who contributes to the success of ER.
PERKS: In addition to an extensive benefits package, employees are allowed to purchase club memberships for themselves and their families at a discounted price.
2010 rank: No. 4


Founded: 2004 | Location: Centennial
CEO: Terry Shadwick | Colorado workers: 104
IN A NUTSHELL: Blu SKY is a full-service general contractor and restoration contractor specializing in the clean up and reconstruction following all types of natural and man-made disasters.
WHAT’S SPECIAL: Management will pay for one week of volunteerism for each employee. Each year, employees volunteer for Spring Cleanup, a program that helps refurbish apartment buildings for people in need.
PERKS: A “summit team,” with representation from all departments, offers incentives and rewards to employees who meet goals.

2010 rank: No. 4. (in the small category)

7) Encompass Home Health
Founded: 1999
Location: Based in Dallas, with offices in Denver and Colorado Springs.
CEO: April Anthony
Colorado workers: 127
IN A NUTSHELL: Encompass, a Medicare certified home health-care services provider, serves a significant population in Colorado. Services include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and medical social services, plus home health aide services.
WHAT’S SPECIAL: The company’s mission statement, “A Better Way to Care,” is embraced by its employees. Experienced employees receive formal training, then mentor and train new employees.
PERKS: Employees enjoy a company culture that encourages career development and advancement opportunities. The company provides a comprehensive benefits package.

2010 rank: New to list

8) DataLogix

Founded: 2002
Location: Westminster
CEO: Robert Gierkink
President: Eric Roza
workers: 136
IN A NUTSHELL: DataLogix provides data and technology-driven solutions for leading direct marketers and brand advertisers to increase the effectiveness of customer acquisition, retention and branding programs across online and traditional channels.
At company meetings, awards are handed out and company goals and improvement goals
are discussed.
PERKS: DataLogix has a Super 7 Award program, where employees are nominated for
recognition of exhibiting one or more of the company’s values: The “Adjust Your Sails” award – which recognizes someone energized by change and challenge; the “Crew” award, which recognizes a great cross functional team effort; and the “Love Boat” award, which recognizes someone who embodies
the “love your
customers” value.

2010 rank: New to list

9) Bona USA Inc.

Founded: 1919
Location: Aurora 
CEO: John Rauvola
Colorado workers: 100
IN A NUTSHELL: The company specializes in hardwood floor finishing and care. The company is a pioneer in waterborne technology and dust containment.
WHAT’S SPECIAL: Every employee at Bona, from receptionist to manager, is eligible to
participate in a bonus program.
PERKS: “Bona Inside” serves as the main source for internal communication and information
within Bona U.S. and globally. It is a central
location where useful information is collected and accessible to all employees on a global
and local level.

2010 rank: New to list

10) Wind Crest
LOCATION: Highlands Ranch
IN A NUTSHELL: Wind Crest is a nonprofit, continuing care retirement community established to ensure adults with a modest income care and independent living.
WHAT’S SPECIAL: Employees are allowed to volunteer up to 40 hours a year of their time to an organization during work hours.
PERKS: Free cooking classes for staff; free access to the fitness center and discount fitness classes. Public transportation checks, and
emergency loans.

2010 rank: New to list

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