Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. Those answers were analyzed and rated to reveal the top 100 Best Places to Work.

“It is a great honor to be included in Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work,” states John Kirsch, President of Aventura Clothing. “Being a family-owned and operated company, we have always made it a priority to put our employees, customers, and the environment first in everything we do at Aventura.”

Here are some facts you may not have known about us:

• We have 37 associates; the average tenure is 8.5 years with our longest tenured associate being 36 years.

• Northern Nevada corporate headquarters covers 41,000 square feet including a beautiful two story office of 10,000 sq ft attached to a very clean, well lit and organized warehouse of 31,000 sq ft. Our location is across the street from the Truckee River and Rock Park featuring one of 2 white water parks built on the Truckee River. Our offices look up to the picturesque Sierra Nevada foothills, surrounded by trees, lots of windows and natural light, an open 2 story foyer full of plants, water feature, architectural stained concrete. Associates have access to an on-site cardio and weights gym, locker room with shower, lunch room with full kitchen and BBQ. Mountain bikes and kayaks can be checked out for personal use.

• Laid back environment with casual dress every day, definitely jeans, shorts, t-shirts and sandals are the norm. Being located across from the Truckee River and Rock Park, it’s not unusual to see one of us running or riding our bikes along the river. Occasionally we’ll brown bag a lunch over there when the weather suits us.

• We have numerous volunteer efforts from the Northern Nevada Food Bank, to donating school supplies, to raising money for Juvenile Diabetes. Everyone is willing to pitch in!

• We have many green initiatives that all our associates are keenly aware of. There is very little of anything that leaves our facility that is not Reused, Repurposed, or Recycled. Tour our building and you’ll see components of past tradeshows adorning offices and meeting rooms.