Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces Announce Service Express, Inc. As a Top Small Company Workplace
Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces today announced the winners of the 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces competition—an annual contest that recognizes the nation’s best small and mid-sized company work environments—in Inc.’s June issue.
New York, NY, May 23, 2011—Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces today announced the winners of the 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces competition. The June magazine features the contest’s 50 winners including Service Express, Inc. headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since 2003, Winning Workplaces, an Evanston, IL-based nonprofit organization, has recognized firms that attribute much of their business success to their commitment to exemplary people practices and outstanding workplace cultures.
Service Express, Inc. (SEI) specializes in customized on-site data center maintenance for mainframe, midrange and Intel-based servers. The company has averaged 20% revenue growth annually over the last ten years while maintaining a 98% customer retention rate. “Our growth can be traced back to our Vision Statement which is to “work with our employees to help them achieve their personal, professional and financial goals,” states SEI President Ron Alvesteffer. “This is our #1 business strategy and will continue to be as we grow and expand in the future.”
Winning Workplaces and Inc. received nearly 350 completed applications for the contest. A national panel of experts in leadership and small to mid-sized business judged the finalists. Selections were based on specific metrics and qualitative assessments of the finalists’ success in creating the kind of workplaces that engage employees and deliver bottom-line results.
“These firms represent some of the finest privately held companies in the world,” states Bob LaPointe, president of Inc. “Their stories, appearing in the June issue of Inc., clearly demonstrate that taking an innovative approach to creating the right culture—one in which human capital is embedded in a company’s value proposition—can create real competitive leadership. Each of these Top Small Company Workplaces offers an environment in which people flourish and, as a result, profit follows.”
Service Express specializes in customized on-site data center maintenance for mainframe, midrange and Intel-based servers for IBM, DEC,HP,Sun and Dell, as well as EMC and STK storage. Additional services include: data center relocations, software support and hardware sales solutions. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan the company has three Michigan locations along with multiple locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri.