Discover why these 100 North Bay companies are the best places to work in 2022


What makes it a “Best Place to Work”: While jobs can be stressful and demanding year-round, the company tries to “lighten things up” whenever possible by finding ways for all team members to spend time together at an office potluck, party, or company outing, according to the company be able .

DHWC is home to the Sonoma County Backpack Project, which donates backpacks and school supplies to underprivileged youth. Temporary volunteer work is paid for by the company in support of the YWCA Sonoma County Safe ‘n’ Warm Holiday Coat Drive, Adopt a Family and through donations to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

What employees have to say: “DH Wine is a flexible, honest, fun and hardworking place and my colleagues are amazing…. As a team we are highly productive and efficient…. The owner creates a wonderful working environment and supports each of us…. Management is always open to our feedback and continually improves the way things are done.” [back to the top]


six-time winner

Company profile: Rooted in the Napa and Sonoma wine regions, the Napa-based firm’s principal practice areas include liquor law, business and corporate affairs, land use matters, labor and employment, civil litigation, intellectual property, geographical indications, real estate transactions, water law and wine law.

What managing partners say: “We are a full service law firm in business since 1964 providing legal representation to clients around the world in the alcohol and hospitality industries,” said Jennifer Douglas and David Balter, Co-Principals.

“We deeply value our people, welcome our people’s talents and provide a supportive and educational environment for personal and professional growth. We also strive to provide a balanced work environment that gives them a combination of large corporate opportunities and hands-on experience, enabling them to provide a level of representation normally associated with large metropolitan law firms.”

What makes it a “Best Place to Work”: Company-sponsored events include summer and holiday celebrations, happy hours, cooking classes, birthday and anniversary celebrations, and retirement parties. Complimentary snacks and drinks are offered at the workplace, there is a Bevi machine, wine tasting, and regular company parties and happy hour.

Attorneys volunteer, do community service, or serve on charitable boards at Legal Aid and other charitable groups. DP&F makes monetary donations to numerous community organizations and matches employee contributions.

What employees have to say: “Managers are understanding when it comes to driving our education and training…. It is a forward thinking company and I look forward to the opening of our new offices…. It’s a great group of people, great environment and good support… We take our customers and our work very seriously – but not always ourselves.” [back to the top]


double winner

Company profile: Founded in 2000 with offices in Santa Rosa, DBM provides certified public accounting and tax preparation services to a list of industries including wine, real estate, manufacturing, professional services organizations, retail and nonprofit organizations.

What the CPA and Partner says: “We know that the success of our company depends on the success of our employees. We strive to foster a culture that encourages teamwork, learning, collaboration and excellent customer service,” said David Dillwood. “We have an open-door policy at all levels, including owners, making sure team members know they are valued and that their individual career development is also part of the company’s growth.”

Partners promote individual mentor training. Employees are encouraged to earn their CPA licenses and other professional qualifications. DBM team members speak eight languages ​​and come from many ethnic backgrounds.

What makes it a “Best Place to Work”: Company benefits include flexible work schedules to study for CPA exams, a

A $5,000 bonus for passing all CPA exams, paid professional training and license renewal, and professional membership dues, along with cell phone refunds and up to $500 in annual donation allocations to nonprofits, executives said.

Fringes include free tickets to charitable fundraisers and a fully stocked snack bar during tax season. Every week there are dog-friendly days and wine time on Friday afternoons.

Employees volunteer with the Active 20/30 Club, Rotary, Valley of the Moon Children’s Home, REFB, The Salvation Army, Kiwanis, Community Foundation Sonoma County, and the Human Race. Employees receive 12 hours per year as paid time for each volunteer activity.


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