DLO selected as finalist in 2017 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma


The Journal Record announced today that 40 Oklahoma companies have made the list for the 2017 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma program, which identifies and honors the state’s best employers. This is the 12th consecutive year Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO) has been selected as a finalist for this annual award. The company ranked fourth overall in 2016 in the large company category.

“This recognition is a true indication of the professionalism, collaboration and dedication of the DLO staff that is deeply embedded in the culture and has been for more than 12 years. I could not be more honored than to have the chance to work with such an amazing group of Oklahomans who truly pride themselves on providing the highest levels of service and quality to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Oklahoma" said Dennis Hogle, DLO’s Chief Executive Officer.

Best Companies Group selects and ranks the competition entrants by collecting and analyzing data from both employer questionnaires and employee surveys to determine which companies have the best practices.

All 40 companies will receive the results of their surveys, which reveal their workplace strengths and weaknesses. Categories studied include: Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment and Relationship with Supervisor.

“The top companies have a lot of employees – 90 to 95 percent – who say they like the work, understand their role in the company, and feel as though they have enough autonomy to do the job in the best possible way. Those top companies also offered good benefits and demanded little or no overtime from their workers,” said Ted Streuli, associate publisher and editor for The Journal Record.

Nominees are divided into two categories – small/medium companies who employ between 25 and 249 U.S. employees and large companies that employ 250 or more people in the United States. The Journal Record will announce the top three winners in each category during the awards luncheon to be held on September 28, 2017, in Oklahoma City.

Nominees in the small/medium category are:
Allegiance Credit Union
Cory’s Audio Visual
Delta Dental of Oklahoma
Foundation Medical Staffing
Great Plains Technology Center
Industrial Controls of Oklahoma LLC
Mercury Network
Nextep Inc.
Northwest Technology Center
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Phase 2
Phillips Murrah P.C.
Polston Tax Resolution & Accounting
Public Strategies Inc.
Regent Bank
REI Oklahoma
Republic Bank & Trust
Sunbeam Family Services
TBS Factoring Service LLC
Tulsa Tube Bending
Vox Printing
Wymer Brownlee

Nominees in the large employer category are:
180 Medical
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Burns & McDonnell
Capital One Auto Finance
CompSource Mutual Insurance Co.
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma
Edward Jones
Eide Bailly LLP
Express Employment Professionals
First Fidelity Bank
First United Bank
Guardian Security Systems Inc.
JE Dunn Construction Co.
Mars Pet Care
Safelite AutoGlass