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Opportunity Stanislaus CEO David White (Left), 2017 and 2018 Best Places to Work: Central Valley winner Clive Grimbleby of Grimbleby Coleman CPAs (center) and OS Board Member Chris Lehikainen were on hand to congratulate the list of winning companies.

Central Valley organizations with a strong workplace environment were recognized on April 19 at the Ceres Community Center. In front of a crowd of elite local businesses, the companies receiving the award for Best Places to Work: Central Valley were named.

The complete list of recipients is as follows:
• J.S. West & Companies
• Community Hospice
• DeHart Plumbing Heating and Air
• Grimbleby Coleman CPAs
• Huff Construction Company, Inc.
• George Reed, Inc.
• PMZ Real Estate
• Prime Shine Car Wash
• O’Dell Engineering

Best Places to Work: Central Valley is in its second year of program participation and expects double digit growth for the 2019 program, which will begin in October.

“The organizations selected for this designation are leaders in their field without exception,” said David White, Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity Stanislaus. “Their cultures and emphasis on employee satisfaction are evident in their employee response and evidence shows prospective employees will look favorably on these rankings as they search for their next position.”

All companies that participated in the 2018 Best Places to Work: Central Valley program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees. In turn, this report can be used in developing or enhancing employee retention and recruitment programs.

Best Places to Work: Central Valley is brought to you by Opportunity Stanislaus, Prime Shine Car Wash, and the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.