PORTLAND, Ore. – Precoa, a national leader in preneed sales and marketing, has been named a Top Workplace by The Oregonian and OregonLive for the 11th straight year.
Precoa also earned a special award for employee appreciation in the survey of more than 33,000 people conducted by Energage and The Oregonian. The company earned recognition in the “Values” category in 2021.
"When you think about what ultimately makes companies great, the answer is people,” Precoa President Michael Hornibrook said. “I’m amazed by the passion, dedication, and kindness of everyone at Precoa, and it’s a constant reminder that the ultimate purpose of business is to improve the lives of people.”
The values of Kindness, Progression, and Craftsmanship guide Precoa in every decision, including hiring. Recruiters weave Precoa’s values into the interview process and help prospective employees see how the experience of working with funeral homes and families can be fulfilling, authentic, and fun.
“We’ve found that stellar colleagues inspire, challenge, and draw out the best in each other, which is why we look for top performers who also embody our core values," Employee Services director Michelle Reyna told The Oregonian. “And what brings them in and keeps them is the culture of connection and our strong desire to make an impact for the families we serve.”
That connection continues to draw people to Precoa. The company’s founders, Mark Hornibrook and Bret Davis, envisioned becoming a force for good in the world by changing the way people experience loss. There is a shared sense among Precoa’s employees that their work serves a meaningful purpose, and they are proud of being named a Top Workplace each year The Oregonian and OregonLive have administered the competition.
Culture also remains important beyond the hiring process. Precoa makes peer-to-peer gratitude and recognition part of daily operations. Precoa team members nominate each other for weekly “Kudos,” and Value awards are given out at department and company-wide meetings throughout the year.
“We are focused not just on cultivating traditional work relationships, but personal relationships as well,” said Tyler Anderson, Precoa vice president of business development. “We have found that when you provide a connected and inclusive culture at work, employees are better equipped to take great care of our customers, and the results speak for themselves.”
To learn more about the unique culture and values at Precoa, read The Oregonian article.