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Stephan Saia (far left) with one of the company's ECS work crews and their director of grounds maintenance, Chris Calvisi (far right).
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How I Do It: Employing and Helping Homeless Individuals

Enterprise Professional Services, Inc. (EPSI), based in Lakeway, Texas, started in 2011 with a mission to provide employment for people with disabilities. They saw an opportunity to help another group of people in 2018 as Austin’s homeless situation was snowballing. EPSI is an AbilityOne nonprofit agency that specializes in custodial, grounds and hospital environmental services […]

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Photo: Ideal Landscape Group

How I Do It: Cultivating a Successful Company Culture

In 2017, Ideal Landscape Group, based in St. Louis, Missouri, really started putting effort into cultivating their company culture. Their efforts to create a better culture paid off as this year they were named one of the 2022 Top Workplaces in St. Louis by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. To be considered for this list an […]

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Photo: Limbwalker

How I Do It: Breaking the Mold of the Average Tree Operation

Like many other companies in the industry, Limbwalker, based in Louisville, Kentucky, had humble beginnings. Cory Petry and Chris O’Bryan started the business with a truck, an old chipper, some chainsaws and climbing equipment in 2004. Now 18 years later, they have 45 employees and more ISA Certified Arborists on staff than any other company […]

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Mulhall's Infants at Work program allows employees like Brett Hicks, to bring her son Cannon to the office until he is mobile or six months old.
Photo: Brett Hicks

How I Do It: Creating a Workplace that Supports New Parents

Having a child is a full-time job. It is common for women in America who return to their jobs after having a baby to find the workforce is an unsupportive environment for them. This isn’t the case for Mulhall’s, based in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1956, the company takes the phrase ‘family business’ far beyond […]

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