Employers rate among nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For


AEBetancourt ranked in the top 101 Best and Brightest companies to work for in the nation. From left: Adam Klug, senior consultant, and Art Betancourt, principal and founder. Courtesy AEBetancourt

A large group of West Michigan employers have been rated some of the best to work for in the U.S.

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR), based in Warren, announced its list of the 2019 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation, and 89 West Michigan companies are on the list, compared to 61 in 2018.

The awards program honors organizations that “display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment” that leads to “increased productivity and financial performance.”

Companies are assessed based on metrics such as compensation, benefits, employee education and development, work-life balance, communication, and diversity and inclusion.

“With the war on talent hitting the doorsteps of the best and brightest, this achievement means even more than it did a year ago,” said Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

“As we continue to raise the bar, these companies rise to the challenge through cultural innovation, maximizing their workforce potential.”

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation will be featured in the February online edition of Corp! Magazine.


The National Association of Business Resources was founded in 1996.

Through its Best and Brightest programs, NABR provides specialized business services, education and resources for businesses throughout the U.S.

2019 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation: West Michigan winners

Elite winners

Community initiatives: Buist Electric

Recruitment, selection and orientation: Elzinga & Volkers

Top 101 winners


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Buist Electric

Consumers Credit Union

Elzinga & Volkers

Greenleaf Hospitality Group

Greenleaf Trust

HUMANeX Ventures

Marsh & McLennan Agency | Michigan

Michigan Software Labs

Rockford Construction

Southwest Michigan First



X-Rite Pantone


ABD Engineering & Design

Advia Credit Union

Allied Business Services

Allied Electric Inc.

Ally Logistics

AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Arbor Financial Credit Union

Baudville Brands

Bell’s Brewery


Butterball Farms

Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan


Choice Schools Associates

Comfort Research

Conway MacKenzie

CTS Telecom

Davenport University

DeWys Manufacturing

DK Security

Eckert Wordell


Express Employment Professionals

Feyen Zylstra

Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering


Ghafari Associates

GMB Architecture + Engineering

GNS Holland

Grand Rapids Label Company

GT Independence

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo

Holland Hospital

Hooker DeJong

InsITe Business Solutions

Kent District Library

Kesslers Diamond Center

Koops Inc.

LaFleur Marketing

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Lakewood Construction

Legal Copy Services

Life EMS Ambulance

Mel Trotter Ministries

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health

Michigan First Credit Union

Michigan Office Solutions

National Heritage Academies

NTH Consultants

OMNI Community Credit Union

OptiMed Health Partners


Paragon D&E

Premiere Property Services

Progressive AE

R3 Continuum

Schupan & Sons

SecurAlarm Systems

Service Express Inc. (SEI)

Soils & Structures



St. Ann’s Home


Thacker Sleight

The Wiser Financial Group


Triangle Associates

Trillium Staffing Solutions


Willis Law



Zeigler Auto Group

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