Best of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michiana Business

By Janice Dixon-Fitzwater
NWIBQ (for full “Best of…” list)

Our readers make their picks for the Best of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michiana Business in dozens of categories.

“The best of the best.” We all think quite highly of our state, and our region within the state. It’s the best, for sure, and no one will persuade us to believe anything different. So who is the best of the best? What businesses and organizations stand out among our area’s impressive crowd?

That’s what we try to reveal each year through Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly’s reader survey … we’re measuring the high opinions of our readers, who are business leaders but also customers across the business community. To those honored businesses and organizations, we say “congratulations!” And we couldn’t have done this without the countless readers who took time to vote in our online survey. Thank you for your participation in our annual celebration!

Best Companies to Work For

Winners: Centier Bank; Franciscan Alliance hospitals and physician practices; Larson-Danielson Construction Co.; and Peoples Bank.
Greater South Bend/Michiana Winner: 1st Source Bank.

The Larson-Danielson Team
BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
Co-winners Larson-Danielson Construction Co.
, which was also named Best Construction Company for Commercial Office Remodeling and Expansion Projects and runner-up for Best Commercial Construction Company. (Seated: Mark Danielson, Terry Larson, Tim Larson, Tom Walter, David Merkel; back row: Nick Larson, Brian Larson).

Best Commercial Construction Company

Winner: Tonn and Blank, Michigan City and Indianapolis.
“Tonn and Blank is proud to be continually recognized as a leader in the construction industry,” says Jon Gilmore, president and CEO. “Each day our employees deliver on the commitment to build facilities that create value, but also to continue to push industry-leading safety practices and innovative construction technologies. For nearly 95 years, our customers have allowed us to be a part of their team and have trusted us with their building projects. For that, we say ‘thank you.’”
Runners-up: Larson Danielson Construction Inc., LaPorte.

Best Construction Company for Commercial Office Remodeling and Expansion Projects

Winner: Larson Danielson Construction Co. Inc., LaPorte.
Runner-up: Tonn and Blank, Michigan City and Indianapolis.