Love Communications Honored As One Of Utah’s ‘Best Companies To Work For’ By Utah Business Magazine
(November, 2006) — Love Communications was named one of 12 “Best Companies to Work For” by Utah Business magazine for 2006.
It was the publication’s annual survey of Utah’s “best companies to work for” (based on benefits, fairness and opportunities, communication within the company and pride and culture). The article, which appeared in the November, 2006 issue of Utah Business, cited Love Communications for its familial atmosphere, community-related advertising messages and award-winning branding and re-branding campaigns.
Of four categories, Love was awarded the “Best Companies” title in the “micro” grouping (under 40 employees). The other companies in its category included Connect Public Relations and ROSI Office Supplies. Ace Disposal, Inc., USANA Health Sciences, Inc. and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah were larger distinguished companies.
Brothers Tom and Rich Love founded the company with partner Preston Wood in 1999. A fourth partner, Alan Reighard, joined the team in 2004. Still, even with more than 30 employees today, the agency has not lost its close-knit ambiance. The kitchen — perhaps the truest testament — is located in the middle of the office for all employees to enjoy.
When the Love staff tell new hires to make themselves at home, they mean it.
“We have a lot of fun,” Tom Love said. “We work hard, we play hard. We treat our employees with respect. We treat our clients with respect. And we’ve created a good positive atmosphere where we do good work.”
The Utah Business survey took into account nominations by both employers and employees – but it was the survey of employees that was rated the highest in compiling the rankings.
“We have 30-plus employees, so at least 15 of them had to take the Utah Business survey,” says vice president John Youngren. “That’s where the rubber hit the road. Our employees said good things about working here. There is a great deal of mutual respect. Everyone is responsible and accountable, and the partners treat us as adults.”