Contegra Construction Named a 2024 Best Places to Work Finalist

May 17, 2024  |  The St. Louis Business Journal’s annual Best Places to Work Awards, which recognizes the top workplaces in the St. Louis region, is one of the most anticipated awards programs of the year. I receive dozens of phone calls and emails throughout the year from companies and executives inquiring about the nomination process and how they can get their organizations recognized.

For the 2024 program, we received nearly 200 nominations, and after those nominees were surveyed by Omaha, Nebraska-based Quantum Workplace, we named 83 finalists in five size categories: small — with10-49 employees; medium — with 50-99 employees; large — with 100-249 employees; big — with 250-999 employees; and giant — with 1,000-plus employees. Additional honors were given to companies for achievements in community involvement and young professionals.

Keep reading below to learn more about the unique benefits employees value most at some of the region’s top workplaces, how companies are tackling retention and how they’re offering a work-life balance for their employees.

Contegra Construction | Finalist: Medium Category

Contegra Construction is a general contracting and construction management firm serving the industrial, office, healthcare, education, municipal and retail markets.

No. of employees: 90

Annual revenue: $321.2 million

Top local executive: Eric Gowin, CEO

Are you hiring? Yes, project managers, project engineers, preconstruction engineers and commercial pool service technicians.

What makes your company the best place to work? Contegra, as an employee-owned company, empowers each employee to make a direct impact on their own success. Our team is comprised of individuals with a diverse set of skills and talent and as an ESOP company, every individual’s contribution is important for overall success. This collaborative mentality provides a unique team culture unified by a common goal.

How does your company promote a work-life balance? Contegra treats people as whole individuals, with full lives outside of work. Planned vacations are celebrated and the need for employee paid time off is understood and supported by the company. Life happens and Contegra supports employee well-being, in and outside of work. Additionally, Contegra believes that employee’s families are also an integral part of our company. Contegra hosts several annual events to celebrate with our employees, their spouses and their children.

What is a unique offering of your workplace? Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), on-site fitness amenities and a cross-fit membership, free lunch every Friday, company web store with gift card issuance twice a year, and employer-provided healthcare insurance

How is AI impacting your industry? AI technology is providing an opportunity to increase efficiency in day-to-day tasks by automating information collection and communication.

Article courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal