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DPR Construction Earns #15 in FORTUNE’s 2013 “Best Companies to Work For” in America Rankings

DPR Construction, one of the nation’s leading technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects, has earned #15 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America rankings this year. DPR has continued to bring employees together through shared responsibility and leadership, trust in the individual, and a drive to change the world. As one of the nation’s top 25 commercial builders, DPR has grown from a Silicon Valley startup in 1990 to more than 1,300 professional staff in an open-office, non-hierarchical structure that catalyzes an entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and dedication to setting new industry standards.

“Inspiring employees and cultivating respect are pivotal to DPR’s business. As a company, it’s our job to take care of our customers, which means consistently delivering the highest quality facilities in the shortest amount of time and at the lowest possible cost,” said Doug Woods, co-founder and president of DPR Construction. “To do so, we know we must continue to hire, inspire, develop and grow the best people in the industry and to measure our performance against some of the best companies in the world.”

The annual FORTUNE survey conducted with the Great Place to Work© Institute is the most extensive employee survey in corporate America, polling employees from companies nationwide about their company culture, credibility of management, individual respect, fairness, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The employee survey results accounted for two-thirds of DPR’s score. The other third was based on responses to the Institute’s Culture Audit, which included detailed questions regarding pay and benefit programs, as well as open-ended questions about hiring, communication, training and diversity.

“The work environment is not restrictive or burdened with hierarchy. It naturally evokes a culture of ‘just do it’ and you can clearly feel no one is holding you back in reaching your potential,” said one employee during DPR’s annual Employee Satisfaction Survey (ESS), which maintains employee anonymity and is conducted by a third party. In 2012, more than 83 percent of all employees participated and DPR received a 92 percent favorable performance rate.

Central to this achievement is DPR’s company purpose: “To Build Great Things,” and its core values of Integrity, Enjoyment, Uniqueness, and Ever Forward. Additionally, DPR has long been recognized for its progressive employee practices. From customized wellness programs, a Phantom Stock program, extended time off and a refreshed companywide innovation program, DPR has made the wellbeing of employees a priority. Founded in 1990 by Doug Woods, Peter Nosler and Ron Davidowski (the D, P and R), DPR has grown to a multi-billion-dollar, national general contractor and construction manager that has built long-standing relationships with some of the world’s most admired companies. DPR ranked on the FORTUNE 100 Best list in 2010 at #57, in 2011 at #22 and in 2012 at #13.

About DPR Construction

DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, higher education and corporate office markets. Founded in 1990, DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with 17 offices around the country, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of entrepreneurial success. It is currently ranked No. 15 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list and was recently identified as Largest Private Company in Silicon Valley Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's list of the 51 largest private companies in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit