Last night, the annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony was held at the Lexington Convention Center, where the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management announced this year’s winners. Nearly 1,300 attendees joined in celebrating the 100 Kentucky companies who were recognized for their commitment to focus, measure, and move their workplace environments toward excellence. For the 13th consecutive year, Dean Dorton was a part of this prestigious list.

This year, Dean Dorton ranked #4 overall in the Medium Companies category (150 to 499 employees; determined as of November each year), having previously ranked #10 in the Small Companies category. This was Dean Dorton’s first year in the Medium Company category. Dean Dorton was also recognized as one of only six companies who has been a Best Place to Work for 13 years and is a member of the Best Places to Work Hall of Fame!

David Bundy, President & CEO,

“We are beyond proud and honored to be recognized in the Top 5 of Medium Companies in Kentucky this year. Our team members are the cornerstone of our success and their passion for each other, our clients, and their communities plays a large role in the overall culture of the firm. We strive to maintain a workplace that is both satisfying personally and professionally and through the information from the Best Places to Work in Kentucky survey, we are able to create and execute initiatives important to our team.”

The selection process, managed by Best Companies Group, is based on an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an internal employee survey.

More about Best Places to Work in Kentucky and the full list of winners can be found at