Foundation Software Stays Atop Cleveland Top Workplaces

Foundation Software has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Plain
Dealer. Companies are awarded a place on the list based solely on
anonymous employee feedback. The third-party survey, administered by Energage,
measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment,
execution and connection.

Family-owned since its founding in 1985, Foundation has always treated
its employees like family. “We’ve created an environment that enables
our employees to thrive, not unlike raising a family,” said Fred
Ode, CEO/chairman. “However, unlike a traditional family, this
family will continue to grow and expand. There’s no ‘end game.’ We’ll
never be satisfied with the status quo. We’ll obsess over becoming
better in employee engagement and enrichment. By doing that, everyone
wins — our employees, the business and our customers.”

And everyone is winning. This is Foundation’s seventh year as a Top
Workplace. “Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug
Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that
earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are
better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize
and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee

Foundation’s employee count increased 25 percent in the last year,
thanks, in part, to its culture where many have found a home. From the
genesis of the company, Ode has created a culture where employees feel
comfortable, supported and appreciated. To show employees how much
they’re valued, Foundation sponsors wellness programs with on-site
workout facilities, personal training and fitness classes. The company
also sponsors regular employee-appreciation events and offers a variety
of perks, including tickets to sporting events, concerts and more.

“I know we wouldn’t be where we are today without our employees,” said
Ode. “We want every employee to be happy and fulfilled, and we’ll keep
working to make our company better for our employees every year. We’ll
never be satisfied with ‘good enough.’”

Software delivers job cost accounting, project management and mobile
applications, along with payroll and bookkeeping services, to help
contractors run the business side of construction. Call (800) 246-0800
or email

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