Companies named Best Places to Work in Illinois

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    Best Places to Work in Illinois logo 2021

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Updated 5/19/2021 2:45 PM

The Daily Herald Business Ledger has announced the rankings of 69 companies in three categories of competition that are being honored as the 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is comprised of 35 companies in the small employer size (15-99 U.S. employees), 22 companies in the medium-sized list (100-499 U.S. employees) and 12 companies in the large-category (over 500 employees).


In addition, the top companies representing the Best Places to Work for Women, Millennials, and Hispanics have been announced.

The 69 companies were recognized and honored virtually at the Best Places to Work in Illinois Virtual Recognition Webcast coordinated by the Daily Herald Business Ledger and sponsored by HR Source on May 13.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data and used its expertise to determine the final rankings.

The 2021 Best Places to Work in Illinois will also be profiled in a special publication by the Business Ledger on June 21. For more information, visit

Honorees and their rankings are:

Best Places to Work in Illinois

Small Employer Category

1) TransTech IT Staffing

2) Radio Flyer

3) The Salem Group

4) Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC

5) Paragon Micro Inc.

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6) Adage Technologies

7) Lextech Global Services

8) Edlong Corp.

9) Talman Consultants

10) Network It Easy Inc.

11) Rockford Mutual Insurance Co.

12) GForce Life Sciences

13) Upfront Healthcare

14) Pulse Technology

15) KRD Ltd.

16) Mathieson, Moyski, Austin & Co. LLP

17) Drost Kivlahan McMahon & O'Connor LLC

18) American Bottoms

19) Prairie Engineers P.C.

20) Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical Services

21) Velocity Merchant Services

22) Weiss & Company LLP

23) Capstone Financial Advisors Inc.

24) Common Sense Solutions Inc.

25) IOR Global Services

26) BCD International

27) TI-TRUST Inc.

28) Anritsu Infivis Inc.


29) R.J. Augustine & Associates

30) Synergy Builders

31) Preferred Communication Systems

32) CDH P.C.

33) IDENTCO Int'l. Corp.

34) MichaelSilver

35) ExcalTech

Medium Employer Category

1) Performance Services

2) Hanson Professional Services

3) Duke Realty

4) CompTIA

5) LaSalle Network

6) Porte Brown LLC

7) University of Illinois Community Credit Union

8) Mueller & Co. LLP

9) MNJ Technologies

10) Sterling Federal Bank

11) Wabash General Hospital District

12) Lochmueller Group Inc.

13) Omron Automation Americas

14) Sevan Multi-Site Solutions Inc.

15) Netrix LLC

16) Ntiva Inc.

17) Dieterich Bank

18) Hassett Logistics

19) Call One

20) Domino Amjet Inc.

21) Forum Extended Care Services

22) Level 10 LLC

Large Employer Category

1) Edward Jones

2) Ryan LLC

3) Pariveda Solutions

4) Compeer Financial

5) National Futures Association

6) Burns & McDonnell

7) Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)

8) WestPoint Financial Group

9) Littelfuse Inc.

10) UGN Inc.

11) First Busey Corp.

12) Advocate Aurora Health

Best Places to Work for Women

1) Edlong Corporation

2) Radio Flyer

3) Rockford Mutual Insurance Co.

Best Places to Work for Millennials

1) Pariveda Solutions

2) Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical Services

3) Ryan LLC

Best Places to Work for Hispanics

1) Level 10 LLC

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