2021 Healthiest Employers of Colorado

Introducing the 2021 Healthiest Employers of Colorado! These 29 companies have earned the right to call themselves the very best!

2021 Healthiest Employers of Colorado

2021 Finalists

July 14, 2021

Each year, the Healthiest Employers® awards program honors the best and brightest in workplace wellness. Over the past year and a half, it has become apparent that when it comes to employees’ overall wellbeing, employers have an incredible opportunity to offer benefits that fit an employee’s unique needs – regardless of where they are in their health journey.

The Healthiest Employers® survey is scored and powered by Springbuk, a health intelligence platform that simplifies data-driven decision-making with an intuitive user experience, predictive modeling, and curated action steps. The assessment is scored on a 1-100 scale, with the Colorado applicants averaging an impressive 74.5 overall score. Since 2009, Healthiest Employers has been the leading recognition program for employee wellness. Today, we currently host award ceremonies in over 45 regions across the country and applicants are not only eligible for local recognition, but also have the chance to earn a spot on the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. This national award takes the highest scoring applicants from all locations, company sizes, and industries. To sign up for the Healthiest Employers newsletter and get more information on our events, join our mailing list today


1st Fransen Pittman General Contractors – Englewood, Colorado

145 Employees

Fransen Pittman is a premier Colorado-based construction company specializing in buildings that transform communities. They utilize data to identify and measure clinical improvements among their employee population, allowing them to provide targeted outreach to individual members and engage with at-risk members directly. Over the past year, they introduced programs and incentives that target their at-risk members by encouraging behavior changes and providing support. Their wellness program boasts a 94% participation rate, even throughout 2020, when several companies struggled to engage their populations.

Our wellness program is more than just diet and physical fitness – it’s all about how a person functions at all levels.” – John Pittman, President

2nd Metro Wastewater Reclamation District – Denver Colorado – 412 Employees

3rd IntePros Consulting – Lexington, Massachusetts (Local Office: Greenwood Village, Colorado) – 75 Employees

4th Big Buzz – Denver, Colorado – 5 Employees


1st City of Thornton – Thornton, Colorado

1,113 Employees

The City of Thornton is a diverse community with a strong commitment to the quality of life and the environment. Over the past year, their programming shifted toward a hybrid workforce and they created new ideas for engaging employees with an unconventional schedule. An area of increased focus for their programming is mental wellbeing, including sleep health and stress management techniques. Additionally, they expanded their onsite clinic offerings to include COVID-19 testing and vaccination initiatives. The clinic also provides onsite health consultants, registered dietitians, and personal training services for their employees at no charge. 

When our wellness coordinator introduced the idea of a wellness program, my knee-jerk reaction was ‘no way! Wellness is a personal matter!’ Truth be told, I was carrying around a dusty old mental model of the workplace. I needed to reboot my thinking. Of course a healthier workforce is a better workforce – it’s self-evident!” - Kevin Woods, City Manager

2nd Apartment Income REIT Corporation (AIR Communities) – Denver, Colorado – 810 Employees

3rd Walker & Dunlop – Bethesda, Maryland (Local Office: Denver, Colorado) – 1,145 Employees


1st Colorado State Department of Natural Resources – Denver, Colorado

1,500 Employees

The Colorado State Department of Natural Resources conserves the state’s natural resources for the people of the community. Their wellness program utilizes technology and wellness portals to provide employees with a centralized source for their health data, wellness goals, and program resources. The success of the program is determined upon several data sources. For one, absenteeism, employee turnover, and overtime hours by department are analyzed heavily as a way to determine employee satisfaction and prove the value of their programs. Each year, they offer an “Employee Wellness Day,” where employees can take a paid day off to spend time with family, complete annual physicals, or any other wellness-related activity, which has proven to be a great way to encourage employee participation.

2nd Shamrock Foods Company – Phoenix, Arizona (Local Office: Commerce City, Colorado) – 4,602 Employees

3rd Boulder County – Boulder, Colorado – 2,024 Employees

4th Leprino Foods – Denver, Colorado – 4,481 Employees

5th JE Dunn Construction – Kansas City, Missouri (Local Office: Denver, Colorado) – 3,332 Employees

6th CBIZ – Cleveland, Ohio (Local Office: Denver, Colorado) – 4,691 Employees

7th Gilbane, Inc. – Providence, Rhode Island (Local Office: Englewood, Colorado) – 3,240

8th Philadelphia Insurance Companies – Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania (Local Office: Englewood, Colorado) – 1,933 Employees

9th Jefferson County – Golden, Colorado – 3,225 Employees

10th Vectrus – Colorado Springs, Colorado – 1,944 Employees

11th Polsinelli P.C. – Kansas City, Missouri (Local Office: Denver, Colorado) – 1,566 Employees

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1st DaVita, Inc. – Denver, Colorado

53,300 Employees

DaVita is a healthcare provider focused on transforming care delivery to improve quality of life for patients around the globe. They work closely with their wellness vendor and carrier partners to measure chronic conditions and identify at-risk populations. By identifying gaps in care, they have been able to provide targeted messaging and condition support to keep their population healthy. They also are passionate about building a culture that is engaging and supportive. Last year, they hosted a Week of Belonging, which focused on diversity and inclusion, as well as Mental Health Weeks, targeted at addressing the long-term effects of the COVID-19. The company donated 5,000 hours of PTO to other teammates who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and offered financial aid to the entire organization in the first few months of the pandemic.

2nd McCarthy Holdings, Inc. – St. Louis, Missouri (Local Office: Denver, Colorado) – 5,040 Employees

3rd U-Haul – Phoenix, Arizona (Local Office: Denver, Colorado) – 12,262 Employees

4th SCL Health – Broomfield, Colorado – 11,910 Employees

5th Burns & McDonnell – Kansas City, Missouri (Local Office: Centennial, Colorado) – 7,189 Employees

6th Accenture – Denver, Colorado – 54,000 Employees

7th Banner Health – Phoenix, Arizona (Local Office: Greeley, Colorado) – 55,000 Employees

8th Children’s Hospital Colorado – Aurora, Colorado – 7,808 Employees

9th Terracon Consultants, Inc. – Olathe, Kansas (Local Office: Wheat Ridge, Colorado) – 5,144