Top Company 2020: Professional Services
These three companies are shaking up the world of professional services
In its 33rd year, ColoradoBiz‘s Top Company honors the Colorado companies that have drive, determination, a vision and a plan and are ultimately making the state a better place to live and work. These three companies – one winner and two finalists –represent the 2020 Top Companies in Professional Services.
The folks at BWBacon love to have fun, and it all starts with founder Dave Bacon’s last name. Last year, they gave away more than 400 pounds of the yummy breakfast staple to clients, and they maintain an office “swine shrine” of novelties that celebrate all things pig.
Using a unique approach to staffing execution with Agile Recruitment, BWBacon provides both contract and full-time resources to help build the software, web and mobile applications that its clients create. The company is constantly working to maximize efficiency, speed and efficacy.
“We are always looking for ways to improve, and one of our values is to ‘look for lessons,’” Bacon says. “Every interaction offers an opportunity to learn, to provide a better experience for our employees and our customers, and while the company has been in business for 19 years, we feel like we have barely scratched the surface on what we can do to be better.”
The company prides itself on living its core values of openness, enthusiasm, honesty and authenticity, and nurturing relationships with meaningful gestures, such as celebrating a client’s new baby with a customized piggy bank.
As a team, BWBacon skis at nearby Loveland Ski Area and has done escape rooms, axe-throwing, hiking and volunteering. The BWGiving program has donated to more than 50 charities, including Denver’s Bags of Fun of the Gabby Krause Foundation, which provides care packages to the families of sick children.
BWBacon supports the work of First Descents, which provides life-changing outdoor adventures to young adults impacted by health conditions or cancer, as well as the Denver Dumb Friends League and Rose Medical Center.
Dr. Geil Browning’s Emergenetics International transforms how employees, teams and companies perform by providing insights into the ways that people prefer to think and behave. With this knowledge, individuals gain greater self-awareness and learn to work through their strengths while organizations improve efficiency, communication and business results.
Emergenetics International has a presence in more than 40 countries with more than 2,400 Emergenetics associates supporting organizations worldwide. Beyond the global headquarters in Denver, the company has offices in Singapore as well as Dublin, Ireland.
Emergenetics International was the 2018 winner of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Woman-Owned Business of the Year, and Browning was a 2019 finalist for ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year. The company was named a Colorado Company to Watch in 2014 and has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing companies for seven consecutive years.
National Valuation Consultants
Founded in 1991, National Valuation Consultants, the nation’s largest privately held commercial real estate valuation and advisory firm, has grown from a single office of five in Denver to eight offices across the country.
NVC provides a broad range of appraisal, consultation and real estate advisory services, including commercial real estate appraisal and appraisal review, valuation management services and debt valuation, among others. In 2019, NVC served 526 clients, completing more than 8,400 valuation and advisory assignments on a wide array of property types valued at more than $500 billion.
NVC’s 100 employees benefit from a wellness committee that promotes company-wide programs and initiatives for a healthy work-life balance and community partnerships. Team members and their partners from all NVC offices gather annually in January to reflect on the year and celebrate individual and company-wide events, milestones and achievements.