On the evening of Thursday, September 20th, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance was awarded 1st place in Fox News and Hartford Courant’s “Top Workplaces in Connecticut” survey for the second consecutive year. William Raveis was nominated amongst nearly 700 top Connecticut companies, nonprofits and public agencies. Awards were based on thousands of employee surveys completed at companies of varying sizes.
Fox News caught up with Bill Raveis, CEO and Chairman of William Raveis Real Estate, at the Awards venue, Aquaturf of Southington. He discussed why respect and value for employees is vital to William Raveis’ company philosophy. “Without our sales associates, we don’t have an organization,” he said. “So our job is to help build our sales associates build their business and achieve incredible levels of success.” Mr. Raveis also expressed incredible gratitude to company employees for recognizing the firm in a still stabilizing real estate market. “For our employees to honor us with this award is awesome and humbling.”
WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a research firm in Exton, Pennsylvania, conducted surveys on behalf of the Hartford Courant and Fox News. A total of nearly 700 firms were invited to participate and 11,592 employee surveys were completed. The survey covered myriad aspects of workplace culture, from employee appreciation to quality of wages and benefits.
“Top Workplaces” is one in a slew of awards William Raveis has been awarded over the past year or so. Over the summer, the firm was recognized as the #1 Place to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Business Journal (William Raveis also received this honor in 2010 and was a finalist in 2011). A big highlight for the company was receiving Inman News’ “Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise” award for William Raveis Agent Dashboard, the first free-to-agent CRM and marketing tool. Additional accolades include “Best Residential Real Estate Firm,” “Best Mortgage Company,” “Best Insurance Company” all from Commercial Record and Banker & Tradesman and placing as a finalist in Fairfield County’s “Top Workplaces” survey. Earlier this year, William Raveis Mortgage was recognized as one of the top 100 mortgage companies in the nation and the 9th in New England.
A special insert, titled “The Right Tools…The Right People” will profile William Raveis and other winners in this weekend’s Hartford Courant.