DALLAS (Oct. 14, 2014) ― For the second consecutive year, C1S Group, a nationally-renowned full-service professional engineering and construction firm based in Dallas, was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Outside Magazine, America's leading active-lifestyle and adventure-travel magazine. This award, which is given annually to 100 companies nationwide, recognizes U.S.-based firms committed to productivity and promote an active, eco conscious lifestyle.
To be eligible for this award, companies must be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity; publicly or privately held; have a facility and a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States and must be in business a minimum of 1 year. Additionally, companies must also provide services that align with the core principles of Outside Magazine—such as C1S’s goal to improve the way facilities are run with energy-efficient solutions and environmental stewardship.
C1S, which ranked 32 on this year’s list, (a move up from last year’s ranking of 76), not only meets these requirements, but exceeds all expectations of a “traditional” firm with its unique company culture. Standing cubicles and five office workout stations are available so employees can stay active, and “collaboration stations” on elevated surfaces encourage staff to gather for quick face-to-face meetings. Backing up to a city park with a walking trail, lunchtime strolls or outdoor staff meetings aren’t out of the norm, said Matt Strong, PE, LEED AP and President of C1S Group.
“For the past 13 years, we’ve not only focused on providing our clients with environmentally friendly and sustainable construction and engineering solutions, we’ve also focused on making C1S a great place to work,” Strong said. “We are proud to have an environment that nurtures our employees, promotes job satisfaction and growth, and encourages hard work…and fun.”
In addition to perks like office celebrations and Friday morning breakfast tacos, C1S provides employees with unique “adventure “experiences—such as gift cards for sailing cruises, hot air balloon rides, race car driving—and plenty of opportunities to give back to the community. Each year during the Green Apple Day of Service, C1S employees volunteer with public schools to improve their green space, and other projects like outdoor learning centers, community gardens and playgrounds.
“Being able to do our job well while maintaining a fun and productive work environment is a true testament to the caliber of our employees,” said Strong, “We are honored to be recognized by Outside Magazine for our efforts, and look forward to continuing to grow and succeed as a company, both inside and out.”
About C1S Group C1S Group expertly melds engineering, construction, and sustainability into one complete service. C1S is committed to providing solutions that incorporate energy efficiency, maintainability, and value. Areas of expertise extend to process mechanical, electrical, piping and systems in Semiconductor, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, defense and industrial facilities. Its client list varies from the global Fortune 500 organizations to the highly specialized entities with one facility. The C1S business model calls for the agility to work on multiple projects across geographic locations, while exceeding client expectations. For more information, visit www.C1Sinc.com.