A home care employer, construction company and a wholesale distributor received top honors in the 2022 Top Workplaces small business category.
Touching Hearts at Home
Touching Hearts at Home provides in-home, nonmedical senior care for older adults, seniors and people with medical conditions and/or disabilities. The company serves around 50 clients, mainly in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.
Caregivers at Touching Hearts work anywhere from a few hours a day to 24/7 and provide live-in care, helping with housekeeping, meals and companionship.
Brandon Briesath opened a franchise office in Brookfield 15 years ago. He says that everyone at Touching Hearts has a passion for helping people.
“It’s a very rewarding industry and we’re very fortunate to be surrounded with great office folks, caregivers and people in the field,” Briesath said.
The recruitment process is very particular. The company wants to make sure the right people are placed with the right clients.
Touching Hearts at Home has been named a Top Workplace for the past five years in a row.
Hunzinger Construction Co.
Hunzinger Construction is a general contractor and construction management firm. Founded in 1907, the company is celebrating its 115th anniversary this year.
Hunzinger has built some of Wisconsin’s most notable projects including American Family Field, the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest and the Deer District in downtown Milwaukee.
“The foundation of our culture is all around building strong relationships and maintaining those relationships, not only with the clients but with our subcontractors,” said Joan Zepecki, director of corporate affairs at Hunzinger.
“It’s a great place to work and the work is interesting. We get to work with a lot of great clients.”
Hunzinger prides itself on the use of modern technology and green construction practices.
Headquartered in Brookfield, the company has just under 100 employees and is in its fourth generation of family leadership.
Founded in 1927, Illing Packaging is a family owned and operated packaging distribution company.
The company offers a variety of services including packaging design, supply, decoration and delivery. It has high speed labeling, silk screen printing and most recently, shrink sleeving capabilities.
This is the company’s second year as a Top Workplace with just over 50 employees based in Wisconsin. Headquartered in Richfield, Illing has other locations in greater Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Tampa, Atlanta, and Chicago.
Illing lives by the motto “family first, have fun and create.”
“The family first motto, it’s actually true here,” said Krista Hanamann, human resources and safety manager.
“You can feel it, not just because it’s a family-owned company, but because of the values people have and bring to work.”
With an emphasis on providing value chain solutions and service, Illing dedicates time and resources to its employees to ensure quality service.
“The leadership is incredibly open to new ideas and continuous improvement so were asking for feedback from all employees all the time,” Hanamann said.
This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Top Workplaces: Small business category winners