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Northwest Herald / • Wednesday, October 31, 2018



Top Workplaces McHenry County is home to many businesses, large and small. These businesses support our communities, are leaders in their industries and supply goods and services in our towns, countywide and even around the world. The opportunity to work for a leading company, right here in the county, makes us lucky indeed. Earlier this year, the Northwest Herald asked our readers a new question: what companies in McHenry County are the Top Workplaces? We comprised an online survey similar to the Best of the Fox Readers’ Choice Awards. We then asked readers to vote for their favorite workplaces in 12 categories including: Business-toBusiness Company, Educational Institution, Family-Owned Business, Financial Institution/ Service, Healthcare Company/ Facility, Industrial Company/ Warehouse, Large Employer (with 100+ Employees), Municipality,

Nonprofit Organization, Retail Store, Service Industry Company and Small Employer (under 100 Employees). Today, we are pleased to announce the winners in the 2018 McHenry County Top Workplaces contest. In the following pages, you’ll find the businesses that our readers recommend. We appreciate our readers taking the time to provide their input as this is an important distinction for area businesses. We congratulate all the businesses who placed in this years awards. As a new survey this year, we look forward to hearing your thoughts or suggestions for new ideas for the 2019 contest. Have an idea? contact Meredith Schaefer, Group Marketing and Events Director for the Northwest Herald and Shaw Media. She can be reached at mschaefer@

McHenry County TOP Workplaces Awards - 2018 Thank You for Voting us: • TOP Business to Business Co. • TOP Financial Institution/ Service Co. • One of the TOP Family Owned Businesses & Large Employers "A company's reputation is of utmost importance! These accolades are very much appreciated, and never taken for granted. Our team is excited to build on the reputation that we have worked diligently to earn, dating back to 1915." Steven L. Slack, President & CEO

Crystal Lake Main Bank

40 Grant St.

815-459-2000 Member FDIC


TOP WORKPLACES | Northwest Herald / • Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We’re honored to be named a 2018 Top Workplace in McHenry County! Ortho Molecular Products is a privately owned dietary supplement manufacturer with corporate headquarters in Woodstock. We’re celebrating a 30-year history of formulating professional-grade products and developing teams dedicated to transforming medicine through nutrition and lifestyle change. We live out this vision by providing employees wellness-focused programs, healthy catered meals each day, and a culture of character that supports personal and professional growth, among other benefits.

Interested in joining our team? Visit the Careers page on our website or our LinkedIn page to view open positions.

Northwest Herald / • Wednesday, October 31, 2018



Business-to Business Company Top Home State Bank, N.A

One of the Top

Woodsttock Community Unit School Distrct 200 Glacial Park, McHenry County Conservation District

One of the Top

Family Owned Business Top

Bag Makers, Inc. Caldwell consulting Group, LLC.

Black Diamond Plumbing, Inc.

Educational Institution Top

One of the Top

Home State Bank, N.A. Althoff Industries

McHenry County College

Thanks to everyone who voted us one of the top workplaces in McHenry County!



We are proud of our team. -The Board of FHPC

Student achievement is our highest priority. Hiring the best people is our most effective strategy.





Home State Bank, N.A.

One of the Top

JL Accounting, Inc. Exemplar Financial Network

Healthcare Company/Facility Top Ortho Molecular Products

One of the top

Three Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care Medela LLC

Industrial Company/Warehouse Top Matrix 4

Black Diamond Plumbing, Inc.

Bag Makers, Inc. Medela LLC

One of the Top

Pioneer Center for Human Services Home State Bank, N.A.

A WINNING CULTURE OF HELPING PEOPLE Express Employment Professionals is proud to be publicly recognized as one of McHenry County’s Top Workplaces. Our mission-driven company culture continues its greater impact on career growth and community well-being. At Express, we love what we do, and it shows! Looking for YOUR best place to work? Visit us online at to see what opportunities await. • Professional • Temporary Staffing

• Administrative • Direct Placement

• Commercial

815.788.8556 •

580 E Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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One of the Top

Large Employer (100+ Employees) Top

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Financial institution/Services Top


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Nonprofit Organization Top

Pioneer Center for Human Services

One of the Top

Family Health Partnership Clinic Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago

Retail Store Top The Bike Haven

One of the Top

Mum117 Yours & Meyn, Simply Designed

Service Industry Company Top

Municipality Top

Black Diamond Plumbing, Inc.

City of Woodstock

One of the Top

One of the Top

Althoff Industries, Inc. Cary Travel Express

Huntley Fire Protection District City of Crystal Lake


Thank you to McHenry County for voting Pioneer Center as a top nonprofit organization and one of the top large employers!

NOW is the time to enjoy EVEN more success and move your career and life forward!

Kathleen Caldwell Founder,

The Women’s Influence, Income and Impact ™ program is a unique, world-

class career and business building mentorship focused on helping you increase your effectiveness, confidence, leadership and outstanding results. Become the leader your mission and vision need you to be.

TOGETHER – we can do this! Leadership groups are forming now! Learn more at: or call 815.206.4014

Pioneer Center is passionate about serving people in need related to Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health and Homelessness. We value our workforce and recognize their skills and dedication. Please call 815.344.1230 for more information on joining our team! The wellbeing, independence and inclusion of those we serve is made possible by the generosity and support of our community. To donate, please visit”


We’re Hiring!

Matrix 4

One of the Top

Express Employment Professionals McHenry County Conservation District

Join our team! Office and Production jobs are available.

Benefits include:

Scan QR code For Human Resources e-Business Card

Apply online today: | 800-458-9031 ext. 8 |

The most value for those you value most. When you compare the costs of in-home assistance with a retirement community, you may be surprised that our community provides not only top-notch care, amenities, activities, housekeeping and dining; it’s also a better value.

Voted one of the best places to work in healthcare! • (847) 388-0325 1055 Silver Lake Road • Cary, Illinois 60013 A SPECTRUM RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

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• Medical, dental and vision insurance • Voluntary benefits (AFLAC, long-term disability, life insurance, Teladoc) • 401(k) with company match • Flex spending accounts • Paid holidays • Vacation time • Advancement opportunity • Bonuses

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Small Employer (under 100 employees) Top


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We are a dynamic, growing company, with regular opportunities in a variety of career paths. Check our website for our latest open positions.

Plumbing Sewer

We are proud to have been named a 2018 McHenry County Top Workplace as:

Best Family Owned Business Best Large Employer Best Service Industry Employer

Electric HVAC Service HVAC Installation Duct Cleaning and Sealing Outside Sales Customer Service Dispatch Account Services Office, Field, Warehouse, and Inventory Support

Are you looking for a better work/life balance with a A company who gives back to the community? Join our team and you’ll be part of a vibrant company culture with a wide variety of benefits, including:

Health Insurance Dental and Vision Insurance Additional Supplemental Insurance Plans Wellness Program 401k with Company Match Paid Time Off Employee Discount Employee Appreciation Events Training Programs Advancement Opportunity

View Open Positions & Apply Today: License # 058-140555