June 18, 2018

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Foundation Software has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Plain Dealer. Companies are awarded a place on the list based solely on anonymous employee feedback. The third-party survey, administered by Energage, measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.

Family-owned since its founding in 1985, Foundation has always treated its employees like family. “We’ve created an environment that enables our employees to thrive, not unlike raising a family,” said Fred Ode, CEO/chairman. “However, unlike a traditional family, this family will continue to grow and expand. There’s no ‘end game.’ We’ll never be satisfied with the status quo. We’ll obsess over becoming better in employee engagement and enrichment. By doing that, everyone wins — our employees, the business and our customers.”

And everyone is winning. This is Foundation’s seventh year as a Top Workplace. “Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

Foundation’s employee count increased 25 percent in the last year, thanks, in part, to its culture where many have found a home. From the genesis of the company, Ode has created a culture where employees feel comfortable, supported and appreciated. To show employees how much they’re valued, Foundation sponsors wellness programs with on-site workout facilities, personal training and fitness classes. The company also sponsors regular employee-appreciation events and offers a variety of perks, including tickets to sporting events, concerts and more.

“I know we wouldn’t be where we are today without our employees,” said Ode. “We want every employee to be happy and fulfilled, and we’ll keep working to make our company better for our employees every year. We’ll never be satisfied with ‘good enough.’”

About Foundation Software

Foundation Software delivers job cost accounting, project management and mobile applications, along with payroll services, to help contractors run the business side of construction. Call (800) 246-0800 or email info@foundationsoft.com.

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