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2016 Top Workplace

August 01, 2016

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The culture at Bozzuto Group starts with Chairman Tom Bozzuto, who ran the company for nearly three decades before passing the torch to his son Toby. Tom stays involved through regular visits to the company's residential development sites, and his son borrows from past generations in his management approach. "My grandfather drove an oil truck, and he used to say he'd give anything to work at a place where he had the privilege of wearing a tie," Toby says. The same ideas filter down to how employees interact with clients. If you're a concierge at one of Bozzuto's many apartment buildings, you're expected to memorize the name of every person and every dog who lives in the building. You're required to keep close tabs on who's getting married, who's having children, who's graduating from college. It's a culture based on kindness rather than competition, Toby says, adding: "If you want be more cut-throat and aggressive, this is probably not the place to work.