Somatic proudly accepted BC’s Top Employers Award, reinforcing our commitment to employees and local communities alike.
“This award is particularly special for us because it aligns with our values,” said President Gilbert Ghezesan. “We believe our people and company culture are our most important assets.“
The 2020 award marks the second such tribute; Somatic was previously presented the BOMA Pinnacle Award for “Above and Beyond Customer Service.”
BC’s Top Employers Award is a special designation recognizing British Columbia employers that lead industries as exceptional places to work. Somatic was evaluated on criteria including: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
It’s no secret small businesses are the backbone of BC’s economy, accounting for a third of the province’s GDP, and far outpacing the performance of the small business sector in other provinces across Canada. In fact, small businesses make up 98% of all businesses and employ more than one million British Columbians — more than half of BC’s total private-sector employment.
“Having a group of amazing people in a vibrant workplace didn’t happen by chance,” explained Vice-President Patrick Wu. “We foster and enjoy workplace friendships through group events, charity endeavors and, most importantly, mutual respect.“
Somatic’s culture embodies a ‘work hard, play hard attitude’. “Our employees are self-managed and empowered to thrive,” said Gilbert. “We lead by example, and earn trust through transparency and respect.“
Gilbert added: “Our philosophy is that if we take care of our staff, they will go above and beyond to take care of our clients. And it’s proving itself, day after day, year after year, with our expanding base of happy clients.“
Since Somatic’s start in 2010, we’ve established ourselves as a full-service contractor providing MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) and Professional Engineering services in the commercial and industrial sectors.
“We’re proud of our employees and the work we do,” said Patrick. “We appreciate the recognition and will continue delivering professionalism, transparency and respect with every interaction and task.”