85. Standard Pacific (SPF)
What makes it so great?
The culture at the nationís 11th-largest homebuilder boils down to, as one employee puts it, ìBe nice.î One example: New moms get two monthsí paid leave, which is unusual for the construction industry.

Headquarters: Irvine, Calif.
Top 3 (of 28) U.S. locations: Irvine, Tampa, Phoenix
2005 revenue ($ millions): 3,993
U.S. employees 2,856
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 559
% job growth (1 year) 25
% voluntary turnover 14
Applicants 7,770
Most common job (salaried):
Construction Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Sales Assistant
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 36
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 19%
% women 43%
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.