TMA member Custom Alarm, a locally owned and operated company located in Rochester, MN with its own UL listed Monitoring Response Center, has been named one of Southeast Minnesota’s Best Places to Work. The “Best Places to Work” awards program was a commissioned study by Workforce Development Inc. The purpose of the program is to recognize some of the best employers in the local area and provide vital information to companies about the practices they use to attract and retain employees. Each participating company completed a survey that allowed their employment practices to be analyzed by a consulting firm. The data was measured on such parameters as: turnover, rate of growth, promotion rates, employee evaluations and feedback, percentage of employee injured, diversity of management, benefits offered, training expenditures, paid days off and increase in pay.
Custom Alarm excelled in many surveyed areas. It has a 12.5% Employee Turnover Rate which is 9.5% lower than the survey average for small businesses. Custom Alarm spent an average of $1,236 on employee training and development, provided each employee with 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer in the community, and has an 85% participation rate in 401k voluntary retirement program.
Custom Alarm was started in 1968 with only three employees and has grown to over sixty, specializing in fire alarm systems, intrusion, video surveillance, and access control for both residential and commercial owners.