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San Jose, Calif., May 20, 2021 – Blach Construction (Blach), an award-winning full-service commercial contractor serving the Greater Bay Area and Monterey since 1970, is honored to be recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times (SVBJ/SFBT) as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area”. Especially important during this pandemic, Blach earned a “Workplace Wellness Award,” ranking number two among midsize companies that make health and well-being a priority. As a result of employee response, which is a direct testament to its commitment to putting people first, Blach has solidified its presence on the prestigious list for the 13th year in a row.
Each year, SVBJ/SFBT partners with research firm Quantum Workplace in an attempt to identify the Bay Area’s “Best Places to Work.” The initiative exclusively ranks applicants as a result of employee assessment. Principles including trust in leadership, collaborative culture, personal engagement and satisfaction of individual needs are among the topics evaluated by employees in the anonymous survey.
“It’s no secret that the last year has been challenging, especially for a firm whose business is heavily reliant on in-person interaction,” said Blach President Dan Rogers. “Even so, I am extremely inspired by our team. Not only have they continued to demonstrate incredible resiliency, showing up, day in and day out, for each other, our clients and communities, they remained laser-focused on keeping our projects moving forward. I am both proud and humbled, once again, to have earned their recognition as a “Best Place to Work.”
Blach places high value on employee welfare. At the outset of the pandemic, the firm moved quickly to ensure team safety by implementing stringent, COVID-19-specific jobsite protocols and transitioning appropriate teams to work productively from home. Throughout the Shelter in Place Order, leadership made it a priority to maintain clear and consistent communications and keep everyone connected by holding regular All-Staff Meetings and Happy Hours via Zoom.
Pandemic aside, Blach offers a host of opportunities aimed at employee enrichment and quality of life. These include ongoing personal and professional development, as well as generous benefits programs that range from health and wellness to paid leave to financial fitness. Once safe to do so, Blach looks forward to resuming all operations, team building and social events in-person.
About Blach Construction
Founded in 1970, Blach Construction builds structures of enduring quality and value throughout the Greater Bay Area and Monterey. The company’s experience encompasses a broad cross section of education, housing, institutional, mixed-use and workplace building types, including technology, life sciences, professional services, health care, K-12 and higher education, and civic/community facilities. A leading innovator, Blach is dedicated to incorporating advanced construction techniques, leveraging its prefabrication, self-perform and virtual design and construction expertise where and when possible. With a solid understanding of traditional and collaborative delivery methods, Blach is dedicated to offering greater efficiencies and increased value to clients.
The firm consistently wins awards across the construction industry and general business community for its projects, innovation, employee engagement and community service. Quality and safety are at its core. As a result, Blach is continually ranked as a “Top Contractor in California” by Engineering News-Record and has received multiple “Construction Safety Excellence Awards” from the Associated General Contractors of California, earning 1st Place in 2020 (Building Division – under 400,000 worker hours).
Blach is headquartered in San Jose with a branch office in Monterey to service California’s Central Coast. To learn more, please visit blach.com and engage with us on LinkedIn.