Best Places to Work in Dubuque 2023


TH Media and the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce have come together to present the Best Places to Work in Dubuque!  To ensure accurate, unbiased results, TH Media and the Chamber selected Workforce Research Group to be the workplace research partner for the program.

Workforce Research Group utilized both their Employer Survey and their Employee Feedback Survey to identify the winners.  20% of the workplace evaluation was based on what the employers are doing for their employees.  The other 80% of the evaluation came from the employee feedback survey.  Workforce Research Group uses an 80-question survey to fully understand the employee experience in each organization.  Employee engagement of what they refer to as “Core Employee Experience” was 96% for this group of winners.  The national average is about 35%.

Congratulations to the Best Places to Work in Dubuque for 2023

Founded in 1935, DB&T has helped thousands of commercial, small business and individuals with their financial future. Our local leadership and banking teams are backed by the strength, stability and expertise of our $19.6 billion holding company, HTLF. This enables us to offer the advantages of a full-service local banking experience with the technology, efficiency and strength that companies and individuals need.

East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) is a council of governments, formed in 1974 with the goal of developing regional solutions for local governments facing similar problems. ECIA is committed to empowering eastern Iowa communities and enhancing the quality of life in Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson Counties. Through ECIA membership, local governments share resources they could not afford individually. The services and programs provided by ECIA cover six broad categories: Community Development, Economic Development, Housing Assistance, Special Programs, Transit, and Transportation and Planning. The mission of ECIA is to empower communities and their people through sustainable partnerships; promoting equity and inclusivity; and providing services to enhance the quality of life in the region.

Eide Bailly is a top 25 CPA firm in the nation with more than 40 offices in the U.S. and India. We are a full-service accounting and business advisory firm performing traditional CPA services of attest (audits, reviews, compilations), tax and outsourced managed services. The Firm also has management advisory services including ongoing COVID-19 training and monitoring, forensics, cost segregation, research and development, cybersecurity, IT including Value Added Reseller of accounting software, internal audit and many other non-traditional services. Our clients benefit from customized, personal service and, at the same time, enjoy access to more than 3,000 professionals with diverse skill sets and experiences. We pride ourselves on being leaders in the industries we serve offering valuable perspectives beyond our core strength of accounting and tax compliance. We’re here to help guide the strategy and operations of your organization, and we aim to ensure our clients feel connected.

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa, Inc.(GWNEIA) is a mission-driven organization that never loses sight of the people we serve, and we value our employees’ dedication and hard work to living our mission every day! Our mission: To help people overcome barriers to independence. Headquartered in Waterloo, Iowa, since 1960, GWNEIA, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency and a CARF-accredited rehabilitation service provider. Goodwill works to enhance people’s dignity and quality of life by providing job skills training, employment opportunities, career development programs, and in-home supportive services throughout a 22-county area. Operating under the guidance of a volunteer Board of Directors, GWNEIA is privileged to serve individuals with a wide and varying range of abilities. Our leadership constantly keeps team members and their families at the forefront of decisions, with all efforts pointed to enhancing the lives of employees and clients while strengthening families and communities.

Largest Yamaha distributor in the U.S.A., covering Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Provide sales and service to retail and commercial customers.

Honkamp, P.C. (Honkamp) is a Top 10 Midwest CPA and business consulting firm and the largest Iowa-based CPA firm (Accounting Today, 2022). Serving client organizations from coast-to-coast, our clients range from privately-held organizations to individuals and nonprofits. We specialize in various industries including construction and real estate, dental practices, franchises, health care, and manufacturing and distribution. Honkamp is headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, with additional locations in Waukee, Hiawatha and Davenport, Iowa, Geneseo, Ill., and Madison, Platteville and Oshkosh, Wis. Honkamp adds value for our clients by providing forward-thinking, effective, and timely services and solutions. Our promise of first-class customer service and client loyalty is demonstrated through our renowned 11-point customer service program and the award-winning Client Patronage Program App. Also, our commitment to a system of quality control is proven with our peer review report and accept

Kunkel & Associates is a commercial insurance brokerage and consulting firm specializing in customized coverage of transportation insurance, property and casualty fields as well as group employee benefits. We work with management and employees to provide guidance, direction, and advice on the various specialized services we offer.

Lime Rock Springs Co. is the local distributor of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mt Dew, and other PepsiCo brand soft drinks as well as Lipton teas, Aquafina waters, Klarbrunn still and sparkling waters, Gatorade, Rockstar energy drinks, Starbucks bottled beverages, etc. The company operates out of one warehouse located in Dubuque, Iowa servicing an area which includes Clayton, Dubuque, and Jackson counties in Iowa, JoDaviess county in Illinois, and Grant, Lafayette, and a portion of Iowa county in Wisconsin. The Company is independently owned and operated, and is the exclusive franchisee of PepsiCo within its area of operations. It has been operated by the Gantz family for four generations.

Managed Solutions Group is a leading provider of IT solutions, including technical support, product procurement, managed network services, cloud, security, and managed print solutions. Our innovative strategy builds on our expertise assisting our clients in achieving competitive advantage and operational excellence.

MedOne Pharmacy Benefit Solutions provides the pharmacy side of your health insurance. We work with self-funded employers to provide benefits to their employees in a way that is cost-effective for them while also meeting the needs of members and covering the most appropriate prescriptions. We own all our own capabilities, meaning that when you call about your prescription, you’re getting a MedOne employee on the phone, and we will work with you one-on-one to resolve any issues that may arise. This also means we negotiate our own pharmacy contracts and connect with drug manufacturers to ensure our clients are getting the best outcomes. We operate on a “pass-through” model meaning any upside is passed on to our clients, as they should be. We partner with insurance brokers and consultants to ensure we provide our services to an organization makes sense for both parties, ultimately wanting to unlock the pharmacy benefit marketplace for those looking to take control of their plan spend.

Origin Design is a full-service professional design firm offering architecture; engineering, including land development, municipal, structural, traffic & transportation and water resources; field services and land survey. We deliver impactful, sustainable solutions to help the clients and communities we work with thrive and grow. The client markets we serve include commercial; education; energy; government; healthcare; industrial; parks & recreation; real estate development; and retail, gaming & hospitality.

PBS Systems is one of the largest dealership management software (DMS) providers in North America. For over 30 years, we have been providing retail software to auto dealership customers in Canada and the United States, helping drive profitability and efficiency in their operations.

Tucker Freight Lines has been in transportation since 1956, working with customers and clients in open deck and dry van transportation sectors to find the best solutions to transportation roadblocks.