The Richmond region's business community celebrated outstanding places to work Thursday night at our Top Workplaces event. The banquet, held at the Altria Theater in Richmond, attracted about 500 people from large and small businesses who were there to celebrate their company’s success.

Sixty-five businesses in the Richmond region were honored for having the best workplaces.

In its sixth year, the Top Workplaces program is an annual survey conducted by Pennsylvania-based Energage in partnership with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The Top Workplaces award has become a sought-after distinction for businesses because it’s based on confidential employee surveys. If your employees love where they work, you have a chance to be named a Top Workplace.

The Top Workplaces award is given to employers in four categories based on number of employees. Local automotive dealer CarMax ranked first in the mega-size category for the sixth year in a row. Other category winners include real estate firm Long & Foster for the large company category; construction and development Hourigan for the midsize category; and emergency response operator RVA Restoration for the small category.

Thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible and the 65 companies who joined us for Top Workplaces 2019. We encourage those who were with us at the event to support The Times-Dispatch by purchasing a subscription or utilizing our advertising services so that we can continue to product programs like this.

We look forward to next year’s results and celebration. You can get a jump on the process now by making your 2019 nomination today.


• Altria

• Apex Systems

• Care Advantage, Inc.

• CarMax

• Columbia Gas

• Commonwealth Endodontics

• Davenport

• Elephant Insurance

• Encompass Health

• McKesson

• Hourigan

• Joyner Fine Properties


• Masonic Home of Virginia

• Republic National Distributing Company

• Pinnacle Living

• Super Radiator Coils

• SyCom

• Williams Mullen