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March 18, 2024

Best Places to Work 2024: 10. Downes Construction Co.

Headquarters: New Britain Industry: Construction Website: Top Executive: David Patrick, President Check out the other 2024 Best Places to Work
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Founded in 1934, Downes Construction Co. was formerly a third-generation family-owned business, and is now 100% employee-owned. It serves the K-12, public safety, municipal and healthcare markets.

Core Values: Safety first, integrity, quality, accountability, leadership.

Fun & Relaxation: Hosts Yard Goat games, National Pizza Day, Cinco de Mayo, chair massages, Halloween costume contest, lunches.

Demographics: 41% of employees are millennials; 33% are women in leadership positions.

Employee Recognition: “Annual Project Manager,” “Superintendent” and “Project Team” of the Year awards presented. Feel Good Friday announcements of project wins or team achievements. Shout-outs in company newsletter and social media. Day off given during the week of a birthday. Work anniversaries are recognized with monetary gifts.

Employee Benefits: Effective first day of hire, covers 83% of employee and dependent medical and dental costs. Employees can enroll on day one for 401(k) plans, which get an annual $500 employer match. ESOP with 100% vesting after six years of service.

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