Blach Construction Named One of the Best Places to Work in U.S.

San Jose, Calif. (October 12, 2016) – The Great Place to Work® Institute Tuesday evening named Blach Construction Company as one of the best places to work in the nation. Blach was ranked #30 on the 2016 Best Small and Medium-sized Workplaces survey and the highest ranked general contractor in the U.S. The builder also was the only contractor on the Top 100 list from California.

The GPTW Institute announced the results at its 100 Best Small and Medium Workplaces Awards Gala in Austin, Texas. Fortune magazine also published it online today ( and will publish the results in an upcoming edition of its magazine.

Hundreds of companies across the country compete to appear on this list. The Great Place to Work Institute evaluates each company based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Blach’s recognition on the prestigious list and its ranking is based on surveys from more than 52,000 employees at Great Places to Work-certified companies.

The “medium”-sized company list included organizations with 100 to 999 employees. This is the second time the GPTW Institute has recognized Blach; in 2013 Blach was ranked #14 in the Top 50 Small Companies List.

“To be listed as one of the best workplaces in the country is a pretty amazing feat,” noted Mike Blach, president and CEO of Blach Construction. “It’s very affirming to realize that our people, coupled with our mission, vision and values, have created a culture and a workplace that our colleagues find engaging and fulfilling. This vote of confidence from our colleagues only encourages us further in our efforts to continue building and strengthening our company.”

Blach Construction has long been regarded as one of the best places to work regionally. Since 2009 the company has been ranked in the top six in the annual ‘Best Places to Work in the Bay Area’ survey conducted by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times. The company achieved the #1 ranking in 2010 despite the Great Recession.

Gaye Landau-Leonard, Vice President of Human Resources, said, “Reading the comments submitted by our employees is absolutely wonderful. We are deeply gratified by the overwhelmingly positive feedback, and inspired to work harder than ever to keep this a genuinely outstanding place to work.”

About Blach Construction Company
Founded in 1970, Blach Construction Company builds structures of enduring quality and value throughout the greater Bay Area and Central Coast. The company’s experience encompasses a broad cross-section of commercial, industrial and institutional building types, including education, healthcare, technology, life sciences, professional services and civic/community facilities. Blach also is a recognized leader in sustainable design and construction. The company is based in Silicon Valley, with a full-service regional office located in Monterey. For more information, please visit the company’s website at or find Blach on
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About Great Places to Work Institute
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on building, sustaining, and recognizing high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures. Their consultants have crafted their perspective by learning from great leaders, surveying millions of employees, and examining thousands of the best workplaces around the globe. They thrive on sharing the insights they have gleaned from their work with companies of all industries and sizes in order to help organizations around the world build, sustain and scale their great culture.

The Great Place to Work® Trust Model© is built on 30 years of research and data collected through its Trust Index© Employee Survey, which is taken annually by millions of employees worldwide. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and over a dozen other Best Workplaces lists in partnership with Fortune including the Best Workplaces for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies, as well as for many different industries. Its Certification Program allows companies to be automatically considered for all our Best Workplaces list competitions.

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