Drees Homes Recognized As Best-In-Class Employer By Gallagher

Apr 18, 2023

Drees Homes Recognized As Best-In-Class Employer By Gallagher

FORT MITCHELL, KY – Drees Homes participated in Gallagher’s 2022 U.S. Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey and was identified as an organization that excelled in optimizing employee and organizational well-being. Drees Homes was recognized for its comprehensive framework for strategically investing in benefits, compensation, and employee communication to support the health, financial security, and career growth of its employees at a sustainable cost structure. 


“At Drees, we prioritize doing the right thing for both our customers and our employees. We are proud to offer our employees robust benefit packages to promote the health and well-being of everyone across the company,” said Pamela Rader, Vice President of Human Resources. 


A U.S. Best-in-Class Employer, Drees was assigned points based on its relative performance in:  

  • Planning horizons for the benefits and compensation strategies 
  • Extent of their well-being strategy 
  • Turnover rate for full-time equivalents 
  • Completion of a workforce engagement survey 
  • Use of an HR technology strategy and its level and sophistication 
  • Difference in healthcare costs over the prior year 
  • Use of a communication strategy 


“Drees Homes was recognized as a U.S. Best-in-Class Employer because of how they approach organizational priorities with long-term outlook; provide high equality, high value benefits; and build and solidify a strong organizational culture through their communications,” said William F. Ziebell, CEO of Gallagher’s Benefits & HR Consulting Division. “In doing so, Drees Homes invests in the whole employee by providing distinct and relevant well-being resources that will attract and retain talent.” 


About the Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis: Gallagher’s U.S. Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis profiles statistically attributes to top-performing midsize (100-999 FTEs) and large employers (1,000 or more FTEs). Data from Gallagher’s 2022 U.S. Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey was interpreted to identify participants that excel in optimizing employee and organizational well-being.  


About Drees Homes: Family-owned and operated for 95 years, Drees Homes has earned the title of "America's Best Builder" (twice) from Builder Magazine, "National Builder of the Year" from Professional Builder Magazine, as well as the "National Housing Quality Award" from the National Association of Home Builders. This is known as the prestigious "Triple Crown" of national homebuilding awards. Headquartered in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees operates in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Nashville, Raleigh, Washington D.C., Austin, Houston and Dallas. The company operates as Drees Custom Homes in Texas.