Even as Michigan has faced a struggling economy among other issues, there are plenty of strong small to mid-sized companies operating throughout the state. During a recent assessment of the quality of some of these companies, surveys were conducted with their employees and based on those responses and numerous other factors, Custom Home care came out on top as the leading mid-size company in the state.
The home care agency is based in Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit and home to the Detroit Zoo. The company was initially labeled as a ‘small’ company, but this year had been upgraded as it expanded and added more employees. Custom Home Care provides a wide range of support services to residents throughout Royal Oak and the surrounding area.
Some of the services offered include in-home nursing care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies. As a company, it matches retirement savings plan contributions for its employees and offers strong team building dinners and other events. They also host group bike rides as a way to strengthen team camaraderie.
As reported in the Detroit Free Press article, Custom Home Health leads list of Michigan’s midsize top workplaces, written by Frank Witsil:
“Last year, clinicians [at Custom Home Health] made more than 50,000 visits to patient homes throughout southeast Michigan, from as far north as Flint to as far south as the Ohio border, and as far east as Port Huron and as far west as Lansing.
In surveys, employees touted the company’s “culture of fun, energy, and empowerment,” and the fact that the company holds events to help workers develop deeper personal relationships.
Employees said the company’s management goes out of its way to make sure that the staff is happy and feels appreciated.”
Custom Home Care has been labeled a top company for six consecutive years. They employ 160 men and women, with 50 being added this year. They also have plans to add 40 more employees within the next year.
There are over 600 home health care companies in southeast Michigan, according to company president Chris Tillotson. He added, “We really take pride in the fact we have to be different. We have to be special.”
Custom Home Care seeks to recognize those employees who go ‘above and beyond.’ There was no word on their primary clientele or how much they charge for services. Chris Tillotson said of their efforts to build stronger employee relationships, “It really is about a bigger picture and a personal relationship.”
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