Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies Honored During Summit Ceremony

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 winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed a number of key measures relative to other nationally recognized winners.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For winners were honored during the virtual Illuminate Business Summit last week.

“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices, and have proven they are employers of choice. Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees come first,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs.

The winning companies were also competing 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 were revealed during the digital presentation. An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They 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.

The overall winners included:

Best of the Best Award

Barton Malow

Medium Business Best of the Best

Turner Construction Company

Small Business Best of the Best

Prudential Advisors, Great Lakes Financial Group

Other Elite Category winners included:

  • Communication and Shared Vision: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Community Initiatives: Total Quality Logistics
  • Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions: Honigman
  • Diversity and Inclusion: DeMaria Building Company, Inc.
  • Employee Achievement and Recognition: Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
  • Employee Education and Development: Baker Tilly US, LLP
  • Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention: ImageSoft, Inc.
  • Recruitment, Selection and Orientation: Blue Chip Talent
  • Work-Life Balance: Ghafari Associates, LLC
  • Strategic Company Performance: Coretek Services

And here’s a shout-out to all the other winners:

2313 Inc.

Acro Service Corp.

A-Line Staffing Solutions

Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company

Amesite Angott Search Group

Aqua Tots Swim Schools


Arrow Strategies

ASTI Environmental

Austin Benefits Group


Baker Tilly US, LLP



Bloomfield Hills Financial

Blue Chip Talent

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Brightline Technologies, Inc.

Broder & Sachse Real Estate

Brooks Kushman, P.C.

Brose Jefferson

Brose New Boston

Brose North America

Brown & Brown of Detroit

BullsEye Telecom Inc.

Burns & McDonnell

Capital Mortgage Funding

Clarity Voice

Clayton & McKervey, P.C.

Community Financial Credit Union

Conway MacKenzie, Part of Riveron

Coretek Services

CoStaff Services

Credit Acceptance

CrossFire Group

Danlaw Inc.

DeMaria Building Company, Inc.

Detroit Athletic Club

DFCU Financial

Diag Partners


DRYmedic Restoration Services

DTE Energy

E.W. Grobbel Sons, Inc.

Easterseals Michigan


Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Enterprise Holdings)

Epitec Etkin LLC

First State Bank

Flagstar Bank

Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, Inc.

Four Seasons Kanga Roof


Ghafari Associates, LLC

Global Telecom Solutions

Gordon Advisors, P.C.

Granger Construction Co.

Greenleaf Trust

G-Tech Services, Inc.

Harada Industry of America, Inc.

Health Management Systems of America


Honigman LLP


Huron Valley State Bank


ImageSoft, Inc.

Innovative Client Connections

Jackets for Jobs

Kapnick Insurance Group

KIRCO Management Services, LLC

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Level One Bank

Lormax Stern Development Company


Manquen Vance & RDS Services LLC

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC

Marvel Technologies

MassMutual Great Lakes

mCubed Staffing

Michigan Financial Companies/Platinum Wealth Solutions

Michigan First Credit Union

Michigan Medicine

Midwest Mobility Solutions


Morrey’s Contracting


National Heritage Academies Inc.

Nemeth Law, P.C.


NTH Consultants LTD

NTT Managed Services Americas, LLC


OHM Advisors

One Source Provider


OpTech, LLC


Panasonic Automotive

Plex Systems, Inc.

Prudential Advisors, Great Lakes Financial Group

Rapid Finance

Real Estate One, Inc.



Roncelli, Inc.

Sachse Construction

Service Express, Inc. (SEI)

SFL Companies

Shift Digital


Spalding DeDecker


Stuart Mechanical

Taylor’s Special Care Services Inc.

The Birmingham Group

The Salvati Insurance Group, Inc.

The Senior Alliance

The Taubman Company

Thornton & Grooms

Total Quality Logistics

Total Security Solutions

Towne Mortgage

Trion Solutions Inc.

t2 designs

Turner Construction Company

UHY Advisors MI, Inc.

UMRC & Porter Hills

United Wholesale Mortgage

University of Michigan Credit Union

US Foods

VelocityEHS | Humantech

VersiCare Group

VTC Insurance Group

w3r Consulting

Wade Trim


Work Skills Corp.


Wright Beamer

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Zolman Restoration