For the second year in a row, Tamarac, FL-based SONNY’S The CarWash Factory has been named one of the Top Workplaces for 2016 by The Sun Sentinel newspaper. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution, and connection.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day — the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

“Being a family-owned company, I have always hoped that we were building something beyond just a place to come to work. For me personally, this was verification that the people I work with everyday feel as connected and passionate about what we are doing together as I do,” said Paul Fazio, CEO of SONNY’S The CarWash Factory.