J.F. Brennan Company named a “Great Place to Work” for third consecutive year

Written by Marine Log Staff
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La Crosse, Wis., based marine construction firm, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc., has been awarded a Great Place to Work certification from international research and analytics company, Great Place to Work, with 96 percent of employees affirming that Brennan is a “great place to work.”

Family-owned and operated Brennan specializes in marine, environmental, dam, harbor, and railroad solutions and employs more than 400 individuals.

Brennan scored the highest in the “pride” category with 99 percent of employees stating that they are proud to tell others they work for Brennan. “If you work here, it does feel like you’re a part of something bigger than just yourself and at the same time, you know that your individual contributions are important,” said a Brennan employee. 98 percent of employees would also describe Brennan’s services as excellent and believe their customers would agree.

This year, the overwhelming theme of Brennan’s Great Place to Work evaluation appears to be management’s focus on developing the company and investing in the future.

“For a construction company and business as a whole, our company seems more nimble than most regarding responses to economic and social changes. The company is very ethically driven and does not solely focus on the bottom line. Rather, employees are treated as people above all else and are given the opportunity to advance in the company,” stated another employee.

President and CEO Matt Binsfeld credits Brennan’s important work and talented team for their success. “Being recognized as a Great Place to Work is a tremendous honor and well-deserved for all of the people who work so hard day in and day out here at Brennan. More than anything, I think this award speaks to the value of our wonderful culture, built around exceptional people, performing work that has deep purpose and meaning for the greater good of our country. People are at the foundation of everything we do and being the type of organization that grows and develops its people is how we’ll ensure we will exist throughout the next 100 years,”

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