Focus on employee development propels LandSouth to 2nd spot on “Best Places to Work” list


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Jun 30, 2017

For Immediate Release
Jacksonville, FL.- LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, FL. based general contractor specializing in multifamily, senior housing and mixed use development, was ranked #2 in Jacksonville Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” for the Small Business category.
Jacksonville Business Journal partners with Quantum Workplace, a specialist in measuring workplace satisfaction, for their annual Best Places to Work competition.
Each nominated company was given an online survey with 30 workplace questions to distribute among their employees. The results were then analyzed and scored by Quantum Workplace. Their survey evaluates various elements of employee engagement:
- Growth Opportunities
- Support from Management
- Training Programs
- Employee retention
- Coworker comradery
- Resource availability
- Trust in leadership
- Feeling Valued
- Role Clarity
LandSouth received this honor in 2014 and 2015 and is thrilled to be back on the list for 2017 with an employee satisfaction score of 94.8%.
“Maintaining high levels of employee engagement is one of our highest priorities. We believe our employees do their best work when they feel personally and professionally empowered.” Jessica Howard, Human Resources Manager.
Regardless of title, Landsouth gives every employee the benefit of participating in a personal development program. This program starts in the 1st year of employment and focuses on helping each employee identify and pursue their own unique personal and professional goals. This program is designed to identify and advance the career and personal goals of the employee and determine how these goals align with LandSouth’s strategic plans.
In addition to the personal development program, LandSouth puts great emphasis on giving back to the Jacksonville community and provides employees numerous opportunities throughout the year to participate. These events include:
- Kids in Need Foundation, Back to School Back Pack Drive
- One Blood, Blood Drive
- HabiJax
- Seamark Mudder
- UNF Scholarship
- Project SOS
“We don’t want to just say we are focused on employee engagement, we want to take action and evolve with our employee’s needs.” James Pyle, President and CEO of LandSouth.
LandSouth Construction is currently working on apartments and mixed-use developments throughout the Southeast including Lawrenceville, Ga., Boynton Beach, Daytona Beach, Delray Beach, Sanford, Lakeland, Davenport, Casselberry, Odessa, Winter Springs and Orlando Fla., Chattanooga, Tenn., Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and senior housing in Bonita Springs and Fort Myers, Fla.

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LandSouth Construction, the Southeast's premier general contractor specializing in multifamily, senior housing and mixed use development, was recently named one of the nation’s Top 10 apartment builders by the National Multifamily Housing Council and Fastest Growing Companies in Florida and a Best Place to Work by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Since 1998 the firm has transformed ideas into first-class communities by providing superior construction management services while building long-term relationships. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. LandSouth has completed more than 15,000 multifamily units including apartments, hotels, senior living, student and military housing, condominiums, townhomes and mixed use. LandSouth builds projects of the highest quality, aesthetic relevance and enduring value. For more information, call 904.273.6004 or visit www.landsouth.com