Paramount Builders Inc. is an exterior home remodeling company that installs energy-efficient windows, siding, trim, replacement gutters, entry doors and roofing.
Address 501 Central Drive, Virginia Beach 23454
Top executive Edward G. Augustine
Number of employees 144
Increased monthly bonus plans.
* A yearly golf trip to Myrtle Beach for sales reps and managers.
* Company support of employees who participate in mission trips through their churches.
Fun factor In the fall, the management staff surprised the administrative staff by sending a limousine to pick them up, treating them to lunch at Aldo's and then letting them spend the rest of the afternoon having pedicures.
Community service In 2012, after a local news feed in which a single mother had her car illegally repossessed by a towing company, Paramount employees banded together and with the help of an anonymous donor, were able to surprise her with a car and money for auto insurance to get her back on her feet. The company has donated to Orphan Helpers, Urban Discovery Ministries, Hope Charitable Services, local youth sports organizations and Hurricane Sandy victims.
Other reasons it's a best place to work
* Multiple times throughout the year, employees will take it upon themselves to collect funds among themselves to present to a fellow employee for medical expenses or to offset some type of hardship.
* "The owners of the company take the time to make sure they know their employees are appreciated," said Ellen Bunnell, vice president of operations. "They are always working on the next function, event, contest or something that keeps the employees motivated. As soon as one is over, they are already planning the next one."nib