2018 Best Places to Work in Kentucky Rankings Announced

Frankfort, Ky. (April 18, 2018) – Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Blue & Co., LLC and Peel & Holland were ranked the 2018 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM).

During the 14th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by Lifestyle Health Plans, nearly 1,300 attendees joined in celebrating the 100 Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence.

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The list of companies who made the 2018 list was announced in January and the ranked list was announced on stage at the awards ceremony. The 100 winning companies participated in a comprehensive survey process and were then ranked according to those results. The list consists of three categories: small companies of 15-149 employees, medium companies of 150-499 employees and large companies consisting of more than 500 employees (categories based on number of U.S. employees, only Kentucky employees surveyed).

Winner of the large company category, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for more than 100 years. Today, Booz Allen is a leading provider of management consulting, technology and engineering services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence and civil markets, and to major corporations and not-for- profit organizations as well.

Blue & Co., LLC, the top winner in the medium category, is a regional public accounting firm with thirteen offices in Kentucky, Ohio and Texas. Founded in 1970, Blue & Co., LLC provides business consulting and certified public accounting services to businesses and their leadership teams. The firm’s steady growth has enabled it to successfully serve businesses in diverse and thriving industries including healthcare, manufacturing, not-for-profit and governmental.

The number one small company and first-time winner is Peel & Holland. With a history spanning 94 years, Peel & Holland partners with Kentucky businesses to meet their property, casualty, workers’ compensation and employee benefits needs.

The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) state council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are proud to host the Best Places initiative, as both organizations support the value of workplace excellence as a key component in moving Kentucky forward.

“HR professionals are the CEO’s strategic partner in creating an adaptive advantage for Kentucky’s employers. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program recognizes those employers who set an exemplary standard of excellence for both employee engagement and business success,” said KYSHRM Chair, Scott McGarvey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR.

According to Kentucky Chamber President and CEO, Dave Adkisson, “In order to help Kentucky’s economy thrive, we must be able to educate and employ current Kentuckians, while also creating workplaces that attract talent from outside of the state.” 

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