Builder Homesite, Inc. Named One of the Healthiest Employers in Austin, Texas for 2016
The company was recently ranked seventh on The Austin Business Journal’s list of the healthiest Austin-area mid-sized companies.
Austin, TX – April 28, 2016 – The Builder Homesite, Inc (BHI) team was recently honored at an awards breakfast in downtown Austin for being one of the city’s healthiest employers. The Healthiest Employers awards are given annually in several major cities by Healthiest Employers, an Indianapolis-based firm. The awards recognize organizations committed to creating a healthy workplace.
The awards event kicked off with a fitness walk around Lady Bird Lake, followed by a healthy breakfast with opening remarks from Dave Kirchoff, CEO of Snap Kitchen. Heather Ladage, publisher of the Austin Business Journal (ABJ) also addressed the audience of 250 attendees. The awards were presented by Greg Barr, ABJ managing editor.
“All of us at Builder Homesite, Inc. are honored to be recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers in Central Texas,” said Tim Costello, Chairman and CEO of BHI. “For 16 years, our company culture has always emphasized fitness, healthy eating and wellness. We even built out a former health club as our company’s headquarters to allow our employees access to extensive workout facilities and a full array of health and fitness classes.”
In recognizing BHI’s wellness programs, the judges said that Builder Homesite’s employees “stay healthy with yoga, cycling and bootcamp-style classes; a company-hosted health fair each year; and a fitness facility with a basketball court, rock wall, sauna and more.”
The Healthiest Employer awards program utilizes an online assessment to measure wellness programming in six categories: Leadership Commitment; Foundational Components; Strategic Planning; Communication and Marketing; Programming and Interventions; and Reporting and Analysis.
In keeping with BHI’s longstanding commitment to wellness, 2016 will also mark the third year that Builder Homesite has hosted more than 70 bicyclists from The University of Texas on the eve of their annual Texas 4000 Atlas Ride to raise money for cancer research and education.
“BHI has long been home to a group of avid cyclists,” said Meghan Hill, BHI’s Director of Human Resources. “Our founders, and many of our employees, have been involved in biking for many years and we’re proud to continue our tradition of hosting the riders in The Texas 4000 the night before their 70 day, 4,000 mile ride from Austin to Alaska.”
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, BHI was founded with the mission to bring homebuilding industry leaders together to develop world class technology solutions. BHI was formed in 2000 as a consortium of 29 of the nation’s largest homebuilders. Our flagship product is NewHomeSource.com, a consumer website featuring the Internet’s most comprehensive selection of new homes.
Since its founding, BHI has expanded to provide digital solutions across a range of industries through its two companies: Builders Digital Experience (BDX) is a leading provider of digital marketing and sales solutions for the building industry and EX² Solutions helps businesses in every industry tackle critical opportunities with world-class technology. For more information visit www.builderhomesite.com.
Builder Homesite, Inc.