MYR Group Subsidiary Sturgeon Electric Named Top Workplace Third Year in a Row

April 13, 2015

The Denver Post Top Workplaces

Confidence in the future, opportunities for growth, and effective, caring management are a few of the reasons Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc. (Sturgeon Electric), a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MYRG), has been chosen as one of The Denver Post Top Workplaces for the third consecutive year.

Founded in Denver in 1912, Sturgeon Electric has constructed some of the region’s largest and most advanced electrical systems, from runway lighting at Denver International Airport to large-scale transmission projects throughout the Rocky Mountains to an intricate solar-energy system for an Arizona dairy farm.

The company’s selection as a Top Workplace was based on responses by nearly 300 Sturgeon Electric employees to a survey conducted by the consulting firm Workplace Dynamics in conjunction with 44 major U.S. newspaper publishers, including The Denver Post.

Workplace Dynamics says it created the Top Workplaces program in 2006 after finding that “the most successful companies are the ones that employees believe in.”

Sturgeon Electric employees who participated in the survey cited feeling “genuinely appreciated,” “part of something meaningful” and “confident in the future.” Others cited a management culture that “cares for employee concerns” and encourages “learning and growth.”

“Some companies have yogurt bars, take-your-dog-to-work day, and yoga classes,” said Jeff Waneka, Sturgeon Electric Group President C&I. “We have none of that. What we do is give our employees a voice. There’s nothing more frustrating than being at a company and you have ideas and solutions, but nobody is listening. It just boils down to employees feeling valued when they have something to say.”

Top Workplace is among several honorable designations held by Sturgeon Electric, which for 20 consecutive years has also ranked among the Top 5 Specialty Electrical Contractors in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record and holds First Place on the lists of top specialty contractors in both ENR Mountain States and the Denver Business Journal.