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Times Union Names Barton & Loguidice a Winner of the Capital District 2017 Top Workplaces Award



Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C. (B&L), a northeast regional engineering, planning, environmental, and landscape architecture firm with nine offices across New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, announces that it has been named to the Albany Times Union’s Top Workplaces list for 2017. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC.  Several aspects of workplace culture were measured as well as employee benefits, support of the local community and the strong connection between employees and the company.  Most importantly, a top workplace embodies an organization where the employees take pride in providing solutions to problem a community or company has while striving to be leaders in the industry.

In the Albany office, as in all of Barton & Loguidice’s locations, employees work collaboratively amongst their various disciplines to create successive projects and innovative solutions that help build a great company; where exceptionally talented people want to be and where each employee is excited to go to work. “Since the Albany office’s inception in 2001, we have strived to hire talented professionals with the intent of creating a team that produces exceptional outcomes for our clients and meaningful work for our employees, said Richard Straut, Firm Principal- in-charge of the Albany office. “Our work culture rewards excellent client service and innovation, while balancing work-life demands,” Straut added.

According to Straut, “We appreciate the hard work and dedication our team has exhibited to our clients and each other.  Survey responses, such as those below, make us all proud to be a part of the B&L team.”

“In my opinion, I feel like upper management does a great job of communicating with staff to make sure we’re getting what we need. Knowing that my managers are behind me and want to see me succeed, only encourages me more to start thinking creatively.”

“At the risk of sounding cliché, it’s the staff. The office that I am in is a positive, respectful, and genuinely friendly place to work.”

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

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