SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueRock Energy, Inc., a Syracuse-based premier energy solutions company, has been named one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication's second annual ranking in the private company sector. Founded in 2003 by CEO and St. Lawrence County native Phil VanHorne, BlueRock Energy currently has 75 employees, with advisors serving New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Inc.'s list includes private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. It is whittled down from thousands of applicants.
"It's fulfilling to hear from our employees how much they enjoy working at BlueRock," says BlueRock Energy CEO, Phil VanHorne. "I always say the people make all the difference, and I'm surrounded by the best people. It's important to me that everyone at the company feels valued and appreciated. We're always looking for new ways to achieve that."
Earlier this year, BlueRock Energy moved into their new modern 13,000-plus square foot office in Syracuse, overlooking the downtown area. The company offers a robust set of benefits such as gym memberships and parking reimbursements. Employees speak highly of the company's values and the accessibility of Mr. VanHorne.
"I started at BlueRock as an intern and when my internship ended, the company offered me a position as their official social media coordinator," says Brittany Murphy, who has been with the company full-time since June 2016. "I truly believe BlueRock has helped me grow quickly and effectively as a young professional. Because our CEO is easy to talk to, it makes for more of a relaxed environment. That personal approach is how he expects us to treat customers as well. Phil's been known to pick up a customer's call from time to time."
BlueRock Energy does its part to give back to the community, sponsoring sports teams including: Syracuse Crunch, Syracuse Chiefs and the Syracuse Silver Knights. The company is the official energy supplier of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and a sponsor of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders of the NHL. Tickets to these events are often available for employees.
BlueRock Energy is also committed to philanthropic work. For the last three years, BlueRock has hosted its annual Save the Skin Golf and Dinner Fundraiser. Last year, BlueRock Energy raised $47,000 for the Melanoma Research Foundation and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and they hope to exceed last year's donation this August. Every year on Earth Day, members of BlueRock take part in cleaning several areas across Central New York. This year, the team concluded the weekend by taking part in the Earth Day Half Marathon and 5K.
The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees' responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. All entrants had to have minimum of 10 employees and be U.S.-based, privately held, and not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.
To learn more about BlueRock Energy, visit www.bluerockenergy.com.
About BlueRock Energy
BlueRock Energy is a privately held energy solutions company that provides electricity, natural gas and renewable energy products to more than 19,000 customers across New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The team at BlueRock provides businesses and residential customers with unique energy plans designed to keep it simple while reducing costs.
To learn more about BlueRock Energy, please visit www.bluerockenergy.com.
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