These profiles and summary information of the winning companies were written by the companies themselves and were provided to WorkplaceDynamics.
■ Ballas Buick GMC: Headquarters: Toledo. “Doing Business with Character” is our company mission statement. Ballas is a family owned and operated automotive dealership and has been in business for more than 43 years. Here at Ballas we strive to offer our customers the highest quality and largest selection of new Buick, GMC, and pre-owned vehicles at a competitive price. We have an exceptional sales and service staff that will cater to all your automotive needs. Not only can you purchase your new vehicle from Ballas, but you can count on us to keep your vehicle running smoothly with our superior service center. We will also keep you “in the know” of Ballas news and specials through our monthly newsletter. Ballas has earned the coveted General Motors “Mark of Excellence” award for the past four years for business with excellence. We welcome you to Ballas and becoming a member of our family.
■ Bolt Express LLC: Headquarters: Toledo. Bolt offers its customers a one-call solution for time critical ground and air freight transportation services. As a transportation service provider, Bolt Express provides different types of transportation solutions to its customers while sharing a common commitment to quality and service. Regardless of mode, all customers receive their freight delivered on time and as expected.
■ Cardinal Staffing Services: Headquarters: Maumee. Cardinal takes great pride in our leadership role within the staffing industry. Our leadership allows us to better assist our business clients to expand their operations and our candidates to build a better quality of life and future. As the link between employer and employee, it is our mission to provide the best environment for making these connections. We do so by maintaining a staff of the highest level of competence, and by providing them training in the most sophisticated staffing programs available. Cardinal was established in 1994 in Port Clinton. We have continued to grow in northwest Ohio, Florida, and Michigan, strategically located where the marketplace has demanded our human resource management expertise.
■ CedarCreek Church: Headquarters: Perrysburg Township. The attendees invite the unchurched or people who are looking for meaning in life to church. At the services, an invitation is given for people to accept Christ as their Savior and to become involved in small groups to grow in Christ and to help their family members grow in faith (Fusion for junior high teens, CedarVille for children, and Vertical for senior high teens).
■ Central City Ministry of Toledo: Headquarters: Toledo. Central City Ministry, comprised of Queen of Apostles and Rosary Cathedral campuses, is a central city PreK-8 diocesan school. CCMT provides a strong academic and religious education to a diverse population while focusing on personal growth and compassion for others. We strive to develop life-long learners prepared to contribute to their community.
■ Christian Home Care: Headquarters: Toledo. Christian Home Care is a premier provider of in-home services. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for seniors and their families by providing the personal care, compassion, and spiritual encouragement they need and deserve in the comfort and familiarity of their own home in a way that is pleasing to God. We focus on the care of our client and the well-being of our caregivers. We provide all the necessary tasks someone living at home might need assistance with from companionship to complete care (bathing, feeding, ambulating, transferring, safety, respite care for loved ones, post rehab or hospitalization, and during a bereavement period). We can provide transportation to appointments and events. We do not evangelize through Christian Home Care. We hope people see our faith in being His hands, feet, head, and heart to others. We offer spiritual encouragement and support to those who desire it. Therefore we are the choice for people of every faith background and those who are not faith based as well. It’s the way we do what we do that brings people to us.
■ Concept Rehab Inc.: Headquarters: Toledo. Rehabilitation services.
■ Ed Schmidt Auto Inc.: Headquarters: Perrysburg. We are a sales and service leader in the automotive industry. We are an automobile dealer for new GMCs, Volvos, and Volkwagens as well as pre-owned vehicles. There is an in-house rental agency and a state of the art body shop facility on the campus. We are the preferred repair facility for more than 40 insurance companies.
■ Fifth Third Bank: Headquarters: Cincinnati. Fifth Third is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati and operates in 12 states. Its four main businesses are wholesale banking, branch banking, consumer lending, and investment advisers. The bank is a three-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award and believes in creating an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion, continuous development, and winning together. Fifth Third Bank is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
■ Habitec Security: Headquarters: Toledo. Habitec, founded in 1972, has two full-service branches in Columbus and in Charlevoix, Mich. Habitec, one of the largest family owned and operated security companies in the Midwest, monitors all of their 17,000 customers from their own local U.L.. monitoring center. The Habitec team consists of more than 80 employees with an average of 20-plus years in the security industry and is a leader in residential and commercial security systems, access control, fire alarm design/installation, and video surveillance.
■ Harbor Behavioral Health: Headquarters: Toledo. Harbor, an affiliate of ProMedica, is the largest mental health provider in northwest Ohio. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families by providing the highest quality compassionate care possible. Harbor encompasses a wide range of services for all ages including counseling, psychiatric services, and medication management; developmental and behavioral pediatrics; psychological testing; alcohol and other drug treatment; vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities, and more. Our team of compassionate mental health professionals, psychiatrists, and psychologists are specialty trained to provide each of our patients with the care they need.
■ HCR ManorCare: Headquarters: Toledo. The HCR ManorCare health care family comprises centers that are leading providers of short-term, post-acute services and long-term care. Nearly 55,000 caregivers nationwide provide quality care for patients and residents through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, memory care communities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health-care agencies. These locations operate primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services, and Arden Courts names.
■ Hylant: Headquarters: Toledo. Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the country with 14 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Florida. Hylant offers complete risk management, employee benefits consultation, property and casualty, health-care management, and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals. Understanding that every business has a unique organizational blueprint, Hylant has developed more than 20 dedicated practice groups to offer specialized service in a variety of industries, such as executive risk, property, marine, aviation, medical risk, and global coverage. With the ever-changing environment of employee benefits, Hylant has invested in resources to help clients navigate the issues and mandates regarding health-care reform. Providing superior consultation, and analytics, we provide the information clients need to make well informed decisions about their future and the future of their employees.
■ Job 1 USA: Headquarters: Toledo. Employment solution services.
■ Lathrop Company Inc.: Headquarters: New York. Building construction.
■ Lubrizol: Headquarters: Wickliffe, Ohio. Specialty chemical services.
■ Marco's Franchising LLC: Headquarters: Toledo. Food/grocery.
■ MassMutual Ohio: Headquarters: Springfield, Mass. MassMutual Ohio in Maumee is a firm of knowledgeable, caring professionals whose chief concern is to help you and those who depend on you to create and preserve wealth. As the only General Agency in the region, we are able to do this through our broader platform of products. Our team offers a wide portfolio including life insurance, annuities, disability income insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement planning strategies, estate planning strategies, and college funding products. We also offer wealth management strategies, investment strategy services, business planning, and more. Whatever your financial goal, we have the expertise and access to products that will help you get there.
■ Master Chemical Corp.: Headquarters: Perrysburg. Master Chemical was founded on Nov. 13, 1951. Since then, working closely with the worldwide metalworking community, Master Chemical has developed and marketed a full line of specialty metalworking fluids, cleaning compounds, and rust preventatives all under the TRIM® trademark. These products are both environmentally sound and when used in conjunction with Master's XYBEX® Coolant Recycling Systems are the most durable and stable products available anywhere today.
■ Matrix Technologies Inc.: Headquarters: Maumee. Matrix has single-source capability for any process, facility, or automation engineering need. With a professional team of engineering experts, in-depth process knowledge, and a proven project methodology, matrix consistently delivers superior results on time and on budget.
■ Meyer Hill Lynch Corp.: Headquarters: Maumee. Meyer Hill Lynch is a premier provider of full-service, end-to-end IT solutions. Our highly accredited professionals’ extensive experience and our partnerships with industry technology leaders allow us to provide the best computer systems and networking solutions available. We provide both project services and managed support services to various clients, including some of the most important businesses and public sector organizations in the Toledo area.
■ Ohioans Home Healthcare: Headquarters: Toledo. Ohioans Home Healthcare is a skilled home-care agency providing skilled and non-skilled services along with physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as social work, servicing 17 counties across Ohio and Michigan and accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, and most insurances. Josh Adams is the owner and chief executive officer and says, “What sets us apart is doing the right thing for patients every time, we look at patient care before reimbursement.” The business philosophy is twofold; Mr. Adams operates with a focus on customer service, making sure clients have the services they need for the best health and quality of life possible. His second platform in operating his business is making sure his employees are satisfied with their jobs. Our mission is to help individuals lead healthier, more independent lives by providing the highest standard of care. We strive to respectfully and compassionately meet the needs of our patients and their families, by listening, planning, educating, and delivering the highest standard of individualized care. We are committed to providing excellence in everything we do.
■ PERRYproTECH: Headquarters: Lima. Established by Rex Perry in 1965, PERRYproTECH is recognized as a leading provider of business technology solutions and products throughout north and western Ohio, northeastern Indiana, and southern Michigan. PERRYproTECH serves thousands of companies of all sizes in a variety of industries including financial services, health care, manufacturing, education, telecommunications, and utilities. The company offers a wide-range of services including multi-function printers and office products, document storage and retrieval, networked systems and managed print services. Our company’s mission is to help our clients achieve a competitive advantage by maximizing integration of technology with business needs. We are 100 percent employee-owned and are members of the ESOP (Employee Share Ownership Plan) Association and community. Our 200-plus employees have a high degree of involvement in work-level decisions, are dedicated and have a true sense of ownership in our company. Our employee-owners will go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.
■ Plante & Moran PLLC: Headquarters: Southfield, Mich. Founded in 1924, Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting, and wealth management services. We specialize in serving medium-sized, owner-managed businesses in a number of industries, including financial institutions, health and human services, manufacturing and distribution, service, real estate/construction, retail dealerships, and not-for-profit/public sector. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 22 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India.
■ Re/Max Preferred Associates: Headquarters: Toledo. Real estate sales.
■ RMF Nooter Inc.: Headquarters: Toledo. Mechanical and electrical industrial contracting within the petrochemical, energy and manufacturing sectors. We utilize project managers, boilermakers, pipefitters, millwrights, electricians, carpenters, iron workers, operating engineers, and laborers on our customer projects.
■ Taylor Automotive Family: Headquarters: Toledo. Taylor Automotive provides new and used vehicles to northwest Ohio. We also provide service to all makes and models.
■ Telesystem: Headquarters: Toledo. For the past 20 years, Telesystem has served as the dominant commercial communications provider in northwest/north central Ohio and southeast Michigan. Made possible by the development and delivery of advanced technologies, Telesystem designs unique solutions to address the business-specific needs of each customer. Delivering high-quality voice, video, data, and computing solutions across their highly advanced fiber SONET and carrier-grade ethernet core network, Telesystem is committed to providing customers solutions they can trust. This includes offerings such as Telesystem’s Hosted VoIP Phone System, SIP Trunks, dedicated Internet access, and managed computing services. As Telesystem extends its evolving solutions portfolio into new markets, it remains guided by their customer-centric mission. Telesystem is a subsidiary of Block Communications Inc..
■ Tireman Auto Service Centers: Headquarters: Toledo. Tireman is a retailer of tires, batteries and mechanical automotive parts and their installation and repair, operating 19 retail stores across northwest Ohio and Michigan.
■ Welch Packaging: Headquarters: Elkhart, Ind. Welch was started in 1985 with four employees. Since then, Welch has become one of the most dynamic independent packaging companies in the United States. Welch has seven corrugated sheet plants across the Midwest. Welch has grown to more than 500 employees. With customers at the core of our business philosophy, we have a service discipline that makes us easy to do business with. Through organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Welch continues to be a leader in custom packaging solutions. We believe in building boxes, but we don’t believe in putting our associates into them. Welch hires people who fit our business culture, people with integrity, a commitment to customer service and a passion for success — and we teach them the packaging business through a comprehensive individualized training and placement program. Welch looks for life-long learners committed to making a difference in the world through their work.
■ Whitacre Logistics LLC: Headquarters: Portage. Distribution, logistics and freight.
■ William Vaughan Co.: Headquarters: Maumee. Certified public accountants, business consultants, and wealth advisers.
■ Wood Haven Health Care: Headquarters: Bowling Green. Wood Haven Health Care Senior Living & Rehabilitation is an active and vibrant facility, providing many options for residents, as well as out-patient services. We offer skilled short-term care with private rehabilitation rooms and therapy treatments for seniors who need to be temporarily away from home. For those with long-term needs, around-the-clock nursing care is provided by dedicated caregivers, along with therapists and support staff to provide the feeling of family and a home away from home.
■ Wurtec Inc.: Headquarters: Toledo, Wurtec is a global provider of products to the passenger elevator industry. We design, build, market, and distribute our products through a variety of channels from distributors, manufacturer representatives, company owned stores, and our own sales department. We have historically focused on North America but have been active in the global market for about five years.
■ Yark Automotive Group: Headquarters: Toledo. Retail automotive sales, service, parts, and body shop repair.
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