Eighty-eight New Orleans-area companies were recently honored as part of The Times-Picayune’s annual program to determine the top places to work across the region.

The Top Workplaces competition seeks to identify stellar companies based on independent, anonymous surveys of their employees. The? reception to honor the winners was held June 20 at the Higgins Hotel in New Orleans. Kim Boyle, a partner at the Phelps Dunbar law firm, emceed the event, which drew a crowd of around 300 people.

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Kim Boyle, a partner with Phelps Dunbar, speaks during The Times-Picayune's Top Workplaces event at Higgins Hotel in New Orleans on Thursday, June 20, 2024. (Photo by Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune)

The competition annually names three top employers in the small, medium and large businesses categories.

Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Co. was named the top workplace in the large businesses category, reserved for businesses with 400 or more employees. Audubon Engineering Co. took the top ranking in the medium businesses category, for companies with 125-299 employees. And Del Sol Consulting rose to the top in the small businesses category, which is for businesses with fewer than 125 employees.

Other winners were Laitram LLC and St. Tammany Parish government in the large businesses category, OnPath Federal Credit Union and RNGD in the medium-sized category, and LAMMICO and Louisiana Technology Group in the small businesses category.

Each year, The Times-Picayune partners with Energage, an employee research and consulting firm based in Philadelphia, to run the program. The Top Workplaces competition is now in its 10th year. To nominate your company for next year, visit https://topworkplaces.com/nominate-your-organization/

In addition to the overall winners, a number of companies and employees received special awards.

Guy Williams, of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust; Wes Palmisano, of RNGD; and Blythe Dorris, of Del Sol, received leadership awards.

OnPath Federal Credit Union received the Direction Award. Audubon Engineering received the Managers Award. Capital One Financial Corp. received the New Ideas Award. Raising Cane’s received the Doers Award.

Northshore Rehabilitation Hospital received the Meaningfulness Award. Home Instead Northshore received the Values Award. Globalstar received Clued In Senior Management Award. LAMMICO received the Communication Award.

Laitram received the Appreciation Award. TruWealth Advisors received the Work/Life Flexibility Award. Gootee Construction received the Training Award. And Edge Financial Services received the Benefits Award.

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Top Workplaces event at Higgins Hotel in New Orleans on Thursday, June 20, 2024. (Photo by Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune)

Here are all the companies that were honored this year:

AccuTRANS

Acme Truck Line Inc.

Ampirical

Archbishop Chapelle High School

Audubon Engineering Co.

AVALA

Belle Chasse Academy

Bellwether

Bibbeo Ltd.

Blue Williams LLC

Bridge House Corp.

Capital One Financial Corp.

Christwood Retirement Community

Cox

Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts

Crescent City Schools

Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital

Del Sol Consulting

DelRicht Research

Dignity Memorial

Eagle Industries

ECM Consultants Inc.

Edge Financial Services

Engineering & Inspection Services

Entergy Corporation

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP

Gallo Mechanical LLC

Globalstar

Gootee Construction

Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Co.

Home Instead Northshore

Hotel Monteleone

InclusivCare

Infinity Engineering Consultants

iSeatz

Journey Hospice

Kean Miller LLP

Kent Design Build

Laborde Products

Laitram

LAMMIC

Landis Construction

LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors

Latter & Blum

Loews Hotels & Co.

Louisiana Public Health Institute

Louisiana Technology Group

MS Benbow & Associates

Magnolia Physical Therapy

Marsh McLennan Agency

MaxHome/NewBath

Metairie Bank & Trust Co.

Meyer Engineers

Morial Convention Center

New Orleans & Company

New Orleans Fireman’s Federal Credit Union

NOLA Hotel Group

Northshore Rehabilitation Hospital

Northshore Technical Community College

Northwestern Mutual – New Orleans

Ochsner Health

OnPath Federal Credit Union

OutSolve

PAM Health Specialty Hospital of Hammond

Priority Health Care – New Orleans

Raintree Children and Family Services

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Rampart/Wurth Holding Inc.

RCI

ReNEW Schools

RNGD

Rouses Markets

Ryan Gootee General Contractors

SRSA Commercial Real Estate

St. Tammany Parish Government

Stoa Group

Stokes & Associates Inc.

Stryker Orthpaedics

Taste Buds Management & Zea Rotisserie & Bar

TekSynap

The Domain Companies

The Gray Insurance Company

The Woodhouse Day Spa – New Orleans

Thurgood Marshall

Total Quality Logistics

TruWealth Advisors

Woodward Design + Build

WyCo Services