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KBE Building Corporation Named Top Workplace in CT

Farmington, Conn., Oct. 2, 2018 – KBE Building Corporation, a $300 million construction services firm located in Farmington and Norwalk, was named one of The Hartford Courant’s Top Workplaces in Connecticut for 2018. The Courant’s 2018 Top Workplaces event was held at the Aqua Turf in Southington, CT on Thursday, September 20.

Only 60 companies were named Top Workplaces by The Courant in 2018, chosen from surveys of nearly 14,000 employees at 80+ firms in the state. The winners were named solely based on the survey results, which measured overall employee satisfaction. Surveys were conducted by Energage, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

KBE was ranked #8 in the survey; this is the second year that KBE has made the coveted list.

Among the employee comments cited in KBE’s survey results were this:  “The firm’s senior managers understand what is really happening at the company and actively encourages different points of view and new ideas.”

"At KBE, we believe that ‘Relationships are Everything’ – and that starts with our staff,” said KBE principal owner and CEO Mike Kolakowski.  "Our business success is directly related to the commitment and satisfaction of our employees.  Our longevity of staff spans 10-35 years, which I think is really testament to the quality of KBE and our focus on our employees as our most important asset.”

The firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference, is also frequently cited as a main source of satisfaction by KBE employees.  Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $2.75 million and 13,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

About KBE Building Corporation

KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.

With offices in Norwalk and Farmington, CT, as well as Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Our New York City clients are serviced through our affiliate, KBENY, LLC. (www.kbeny.com)

Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, KBE bills $300 million annually. The firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets.

KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $2.5 million and 12,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

t: 860.284.7431| c: 860.836.7517 | e: jlawhorn@kbebuilding.com