Proud to be an Iowa 2019 Top Workplace!


For many of our employees – working at McAninch isn’t just a job. It’s a fulfilling career and an opportunity to work in a culture that feels like a family. We’re proud that for the second year in a row, McAninch Corporation and our employees have been named a Top Iowa Workplace.

“Our goal is to create an attractive workplace for our employees while meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations. This award reflects our employees’ commitment to bringing integrity, a strong work ethic and teamwork to the job every single day,” says Doug McAninch, president/CEO. “We’ve worked hard to create a family-oriented atmosphere and foster a culture where employees can thrive and work safely.”

Being named a Top Workplace is the direct result of voluntary employee feedback provided through paper or online surveys to a research partner hired by The Des Moines Register. Employees ranked various statements on a seven-point scale, ranging from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree.” The survey asked participants to share their agreement level with statements such as:

McAninch enables me to work at my full potential.
I would highly recommend working at McAninch to others.
My pay is fair for the work I do.
I believe McAninch is going in the right direction.
At McAninch, we do things efficiently and well.

In addition, employees provided comments to several open-ended questions. The questions varied based on agreement responses that showed the most passion or stood out from the rest of the company.

“Whether it’s through jobsite meetings, roundtable discussions or participation in surveys, it’s gratifying to know that McAninch’s employees take the time to share their feedback,” says Dave Stitz, vice president of finance. “We are continuously working to demonstrate that McAninch has a business culture that encourages two-way communication and employee feedback.”

More than 80% percent of the company’s employees took the survey and provided 468 comments. These were extra comments from employees, which weren’t part of the required sections to answer in order to complete the survey.

Ranking near the top of the survey were responses to culture-driven statements and McAninch’s overall engagement score. Employees also appreciate the company’s commitment to training, safety and providing high-quality equipment and tools needed to perform their jobs.

“Our employees deserve the credit for making McAninch a place people want to work,” adds McAninch. “There is a strong sense of pride and camaraderie out on the job sites. They know their work is held to a high standard, and they fully embrace that responsibility. Our employees have a lot of pride in their work and it shows.”