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Barton Malow Named One of Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Barton Malow was recognized for this award for the 16th consecutive year!

Barton Malow has been named one of Metro Detroit’s Best + Brightest Companies to Work For for the 16th consecutive year. This award honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment.

Every year, companies throughout Metropolitan Detroit compete to be named one of “Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be honored on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, on a digital platform that the honorees will log into. The winning companies will compete for 13 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be revealed during the digital presentation. Barton Malow has previously won in two of the elite categories – once in 2005 for the Diversity and Multiculturalism category and again in 2019 for the Community Initiatives category.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. These include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement, and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business, and Large Business.

“Through the first half of 2020, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For have demonstrated leadership and forward-thinking as they pivoted their business and workforce through COVID-19. As the conversation and focus has shifted, our Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions regarding Race. It is in these unique times, the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For excel and share their knowledge with others” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

The annual symposium and awards program this year will be a digital event due to the COVID-19 virus and will begin at 1:30pm. The digital awards presentation is emceed Devin Scillian of WDIV Local4 News and Tom Jordan of WWJ Newsradio 950. The awards presentation will adjourn at 2:30pm.

Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, NOW Health Group, WDIV Channel 4 News, WWJ Newsradio 950, Davenport University, Baudville Brands, DTE Energy, BASIC, Clark Hill, Right Management, Detroit Athletic Club, Corp! Magazine, Ascension, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, and Gallagher. 

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of MichBusiness (formally Michigan Business and Professional Association) that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Charlette, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2021. Visit to obtain an application.