With 3,850 employees at 150 locations across 42 states, Terracon Consultants Inc. is anything but a small business — but you wouldn’t know that by the way it treats its employees. The 100 percent employee-owned company was founded in 1965 in Olathe, Kan. It opened its office in Colorado Springs...
For years, Shannon Gast didn’t exercise; she was recovering from an injured back and fitness wasn’t part of her daily routine. An employee of Colorado Springs Health Partners, Gast was intrigued when the company started Vitality, a health-and-wellness program aimed at creating healthier employees. “I love it,” she said. “The points...
Not only does Navakai lead the way with its creative, client-focused culture and environment, the IT consulting company is also setting trends with its wellness program. Navakai, a Colorado Springs-based business, started its homegrown program in 2012 after deciding an insurance-provided corporate wellness program didn’t fit its culture. Navakai employees...
USAA Vice President and General Manager Kent Fortune throws himself into health and well-being — for himself and for his employees — with what seems like endless energy. “The kickball tournament will be this year, so I’ll play kickball,” he said. “I play in the softball league, I do the...
Insurance Technologies started its wellness program in 2013, aiming to foster a workplace environment that supports healthy lifestyle choices by offering inspiration, education, support and activities, empowering employees to take responsibility for their own health. “Our wellness program offers physical wellness, nutritional wellness, financial wellness and mind and body wellness...
Deb Mahan, vice president of Kirkpatrick Bank, believes in order for employees to be the best at what they do, they need to take the best care of themselves possible — all with great support from their employers. That’s why Mahan and Kirkpatrick’s market president Trenton Stafford sought an innovative...
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi Health and wellness are traits that you do not appreciate until they are gone. Today we celebrated health, wellness, Colorado Springs, our business community and companies who care about all of the above. At...
At certified public accounting firm Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., encouraging staff wellness is all about freedom and choices. “More than anything else, we try to create a supportive atmosphere and give people the flexibility to be able to participate in whatever activities appeal to them,” said Managing Partner Trinity...
The bright, welcoming fourth-floor office space on Tejon Street stretches what seems like a city block. On one end, the word “Relax.” adorns the wall in metallic letters. The subtle reminder seems to have an effect. Those who work at Navakai, a local IT consulting company and this year’s winner of the 6035 Healthiest Companies […]
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Security Service Federal Credit Union is the recipient of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s 6035 Lifestyle: Healthiest Companies award for large employers. Security Service promotes a culture of “total well-being,” according to Karyn Draeger, employee benefits and wellness professional with the credit union. “We encourage health and wellness in a variety...
Imagine French toast stuffed with cream cheese and topped with maple syrup and whipped cream. Maybe add a drizzle of caramel, just for kicks. How about the strawberry cheesecake pancakes, made with New York-style cheesecake chunks, a strawberry compote and more whipped cream? Or perhaps you’d prefer the dense buttermilk...
Allison Jencson and her husband Barry believe in leading by example — and that includes their health and wellness efforts. The two own Frontline Floor Coatings, a business that specializes in coating tile and concrete floors to keep them looking fresh and new. The company also can repair tile and...