Here are the Top 100 Tampa Bay Workplaces of 2023

We received a record number of nominations this year: nearly 100,000 local employees agreed to take part in rating their places of business.
Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2023.
Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2023. [ Lisa Merklin ]
Published March 24, 2023

Employers across Tampa Bay have faced unprecedented challenges over the last three years. From a global pandemic and working from home, to the Great Resignation, “quiet quitting”, supply chain issues and inflation. And now, they face growing fears of a recession.

Despite these obstacles, many companies across the bay area have told us they are more resilient than ever.

The 2023 Top Workplaces may be the most inspiring one yet. Each year, the Tampa Bay Times surveys employers in the region to get an understanding of what it’s like to work in a variety of industries, and from a number of companies, to come up with our annual ranking.

We received a record number of nominations this year: nearly 100,000 local employees agreed to take part in rating their places of business. We surveyed 209 companies to come up with our top 100. Eighteen companies made the list for the first time in 2023. Then there are eight employers who’ve made the list every year since we started.

The majority of companies who made our rankings in 2022 and 2023 grew their workforce.

For the past 14 years, the Times has conducted a Top Workplaces survey. The Times partners with Energage to be our research partner on the project.

These employees work at highly rated nonprofits, government agencies, small businesses and large corporations. They were eager to share their experiences with us.

Workers expressed gratitude and loyalty to their employers, who made them feel valued and appreciated.

“Simply put, we are one,” wrote one employee about working at American Integrity Insurance Group in Tampa. “AIIC is a company that cares about its employees, genuinely. Its customers, its community.”

At KnowBe4, the security awareness training company in Clearwater, employees echoed the same sentiment: “I get to do what I am already good at,” several wrote in. “While also being challenged to improve and grow into new areas.”

Teamwork was a top trend among our survey results.

“Everyone works together to help each other succeed,” said one employee at PuzzleHR, a human resources firm in Tampa. “Executive leadership - they are transparent, ethical and they truly care.”

Now, let us tell you about some of the Top 100 Tampa Bay Workplaces of 2023.

Top Workplaces 2023: Small Category (150 or less employees)

1. Natural Designs Landscaping

Sector: Landscaping & Lawn Care

Employees: 103

Years ranked: 5

2. Care Team Inc.

Sector: Home Health Care Services

Employees: 52

Years ranked: 4

3. Quiet Professionals

Sector: Defense Contracting

Employees: 53

Years ranked: 1

4. Engel & Völkers

Sector: Real Estate Franchising

Employees: 56

Years ranked: 5

5. Precision Garage Door of Tampa Bay

Sector: Home Repair

Employees: 90

Years ranked: 5

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Mid-Size Category (150-499 employees)

1. Century 21 Beggins Enterprises

Sector: Real Estate

Employees: 407

Years ranked: 14

2. Florida Executive Realty

Sector: Real Estate

Employees: 171

Years ranked: 1

3. American Integrity Insurance Group

Sector: Real Estate & Insurance

Employees: 245

Years ranked: 10

4. Integrity Express Logistics

Sector: Logsticis

Employees: 245

Years ranked: 5

5. Smith & Associates Real Estate

Sector: Real Estate

Employees: 358

Years ranked: 8

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Large Category (500+ employees)

1. KnowBe4 Inc.

Sector: Security Awareness Training

Employees: 1,283

Years ranked: 8

2. Chadwell Supply

Sector: Maintenance Supplies

Employees: 525

Years ranked: 4

3. BHHS Florida Properties

Sector: Real Estate

Employees: 1,050

Years ranked: 1

4: Kforce

Sector: Staffing services

Employees: 593

Years ranked: 7

5. Progressive

Sector: Insurance

Employees: 5,349

Years ranked: 8

Click here to see the full list of winners.

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