Update 5/10/19 – Sparkplug Capital has been named to the 2019 list of “Top Workplaces,” published by “The Denver Post” and compiled by Energage. The company placed at number eight in the “Small Companies” category, according to a press release.
“This recognition is an absolute honor as it is a direct reflection of our employees, who allow us to build a successful company where we all enjoy coming to work every day. As Red Dot continues to grow, we are committed to expanding our employee-focused culture,” said Chuck James, CEO and president. “Congratulations to the Red Dot team on this impressive achievement.”
Sparkplug offers employees paid family leave, team-building activities, pet-bereavement pay, a pet-friendly office environment and volunteer opportunities, the release stated.
9/25/18 – Sparkplug Capital LLC, which operates 116 self-storage properties under the Red Dot Storage brand, recently received two accolades for its work environment. The company appeared on the list of 2018 “Top Workplaces,” published by “The Denver Post,” as well as “Entrepreneur” magazine’s “Top Company Cultures of 2018.” Both lists were compiled by Energage LLC, an employee-engagement platform that provides surveys and guidance on company cultures.
The “top workplace” winners are divided into three categories based on number of employees: large (more than 500), mid-size (150 to 499) and small (fewer than 150). The anonymous survey, which measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution and connection, reflects responses from more than 48,000 Colorado employees. Sparkplug placed 14 in the “Small Companies” category, according to a press release.
Now in its third year, the “Top Company Cultures” list is a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high performance. It focuses on 24 factors across seven areas: alignment, effectiveness, connection, management, engagement, leadership and basics, including pay, benefits and training. The 150 companies were again divided by size: large (300 or more), medium (75 to 299) and small (35 to 74). Sparkplug ranked No. 16 in the medium category.
“Red Dot Storage is extremely pleased and proud to be recognized on these lists,” said CEO Seth Bent. “We are fortunate to have such wonderful employees, and look forward to the continued growth of our company culture.”
Based in Boulder, Colo., Sparkplug launched Red Dot in 2013. Its portfolio comprises 4.4 million net rentable square feet.