ST. LOUIS, August 9, 2017 –
Dent Wizard International, the global leader in automotive reconditioning and SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques) repairs, was recently named a “Top Workplace” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The annual list is calculated and compiled by the Post-Dispatch, a major metro daily newspaper in the U.S., in conjunction with WorkplaceDynamics, an employee research and consulting firm based in Exton, Pa.
Dent Wizard joins other major St. Louis-area companies, including Edward Jones, Monsanto and Drury Hotels, in earning this distinction. The other automotive-related businesses on the list are Lou Fusz Automotive Network and Safelite Auto Glass. This is the first year Dent Wizard earned the award.
“These employers – ranging from small businesses to some of the region's biggest corporations –share key qualities: effective leadership, strong values, clear direction and motivated workers,” states the Post-Dispatch in its announcement of 2017 winners.
“We are honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,” said Mike Black, Dent Wizard president and COO. “Our business is driven by our 2700-plus employees who serve every day. Our people are important to us, and this award speaks directly to the culture of our organization.”
Methodology: The Post-Dispatch launched the process in January 2017 by inviting readers to nominate local employers. Participants allowed WorkplaceDynamics to survey their employees, gauging how they felt about their workplaces. The employee survey seeks responses to statements covering key workplace-related factors. They include organizational health factors, which measure how well employees are working together toward a common cause. Organizational health factors include: “alignment,” a measure of where the company is headed, its values and cooperation; “effectiveness,” how the company is getting to where it aims to go; and “connection,” a gauge of whether employees feel appreciated and that their work is meaningful. Other factors measure how employees feel about their jobs day-to-day, which includes how they feel about pay and benefits, managers and company leadership. Finally, the survey measures employee engagement: retention, motivation and referrals.
About Dent Wizard
Dent Wizard International has been the leader in the development of Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) technology since its establishment in 1983, and today is North America’s leading provider of SMART Repairs (Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques). Dent Wizard provides on-site reconditioning services and products to the automotive industry through its relationships with dealerships, auto auctions, body shops; rental companies and insurance companies. Services include: PDR; minor paint; wheel repair; chip and scratch repair; bumper repair; headlight brightening; interior repair; locksmith services; exterior blackout; and hail damage repair. Dent Wizard offers multiple branded programs and service plans that are sold through the major profit centers of the dealership: F&I, pre-owned and service departments. An affiliate of Gridiron Capital, a private equity investment firm, St. Louis-based Dent Wizard operates throughout the United States and Canada. For more information visit www.dentwizard.com or call 800-DENT-WIZ.