12. David Weekley Homes
What makes it so great?
Founder David Weekley, whose messianic vision shaped the homebuilderís zany culture, allocates half his pay to charity. Last year, after the company placed 24th on our list, all employees were given their birthdays off.

Headquarters: Houston
Top 3 (of 17) U.S. locations: Houston, Dallas , Austin
2005 revenue ($ millions): 1,272
U.S. employees 1,622
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 253
% job growth (1 year) 19
% voluntary turnover 18
Applicants 35,400
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Consultant
Most common job (hourly):
Builder Service Representative
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 146
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 10%
% women 42%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.