Marketplace Chaplains Serve Top Places to Work Winners Again

For the second year in a row, several Marketplace Chaplains-served companies scored high marks in the prestigious Dallas Morning News’ “Best Places to Work” and Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” surveys. Marketplace Chaplains is America’s original, largest and leading workplace chaplaincy organization offering a personalized and proactive Employee Care Service with over 50% usage rates by employees.

The annual satisfaction surveys ask employees and company executives what makes their companies employee friendly. For the second year in a row, both Pioneer Natural Resources, based in Irving, Texas, and Publishing Concepts LP, based in Dallas, were labeled the best places to work for Large Companies and Midsize Companies, respectively.

Pioneer has made the prestigious Dallas Morning News list every year and the top three each year since beginning Marketplace Chaplains services in 2012. The chaplains not only serve in the company headquarters but also throughout the field offices in the ever-changing oil and gas industry. “Pioneer encourages individual input, values our families, maintains a high moral presence and trusts its employees to do their very best,” said one Pioneer employee.

Publishing Concepts CEO Drew Clancy, a third generational leader of the family-owned company, signed up with Marketplace Chaplains in May 2016 and has seen benefits since. “We at PCI are big fans of Marketplace Chaplains. Our business strategy at PCI is based on Happy Associates = Happy Clients. The Marketplace Chaplains service provides a great resource for our associates to be able to work in a confidential manner with one of our chaplains when challenges arise in their lives.”

The Fortune survey, “100 Best Companies to Work For,” summarized Texas company rankings in “The 10 Best Workplaces in Texas.” David Weekley Homes is ranked No. 3 in Texas and 17th nationally. Hilcorp ranks No. 5 in Texas and 22nd nationally. Both companies have been with Marketplace Chaplains for more than a decade. “Having a company chaplain as part of our operation sets an ethical tone for our entire organization,” said one David Weekley employee.

Like Pioneer, Hilcorp is deeply involved in the oil and gas industry and has field offices spread throughout the country. When Hilcorp expanded to Alaska, Marketplace Chaplains journeyed to the remote location to seek out the needs of employees and family members. Hilcorp CEO Jeff Hildebrand said he works hard to provide a family atmosphere at the company, sponsoring employee contests and trips and considers Marketplace Chaplains a key part of his employee benefits.

“Chaplains are more than value-added to a company’s offering of employee services,” says Marketplace Executive President and CEO Doug Fagerstrom. “Every day a chaplain meets company employees, there is a corporate sense of well-being, individual support and a deeper level of personal care that cannot be provided in any other way.”

For more information on this unique employee benefit which has been featured in Marketplace Chaplains on CNN, NBC Nightly News, and in the Washington Post, the New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, visit

About Marketplace Chaplains: To arrange an interview with a Marketplace Chaplain, contact Art Stricklin, Vice President Public Relations, at or call 1-800-775-7657.

Marketplace Chaplains find Company Leaders Realizing Employees are their Only Asset

Businesses regularly apply preventative maintenance strategies and programs for their machines, vehicles and other valuable assets. Marketplace Chaplains, America’s largest and original workplace chaplaincy organization, has found a recent trend that business savvy leaders are seeing that satisfied employees are really the company’s only asset which lasts and is worth investing in.

“I can’t say enough for what Marketplace Chaplains has been to our company and to our most important asset—our employees,” said Goran Haag, president and owner of Champion Fiberglass in Houston, Texas. “When we have someone in the hospital, they are the first person there. They are here to care for and to comfort our people.”

While American corporations today are always looking to maximize their most vital assets, one emerging trend shows employees themselves are the most important asset, an issue being addressed as record-setting numbers of companies are utilizing Marketplace Chaplains nationally and internationally.

On average, a disengaged employee costs a company $10,000 in profit annually, according to consulting firm Aon Hewitt, which surveyed more than 7,000 enterprises and was reported by Digitalist Magazine.1 The same article reported that in 2014 a Career Builder survey revealed that 59% of employees were dissatisfied with their jobs.

Dissatisfied employees is a trend being echoed nationwide by company leaders who have turned to Marketplace Chaplains for help. Marketplace Chaplains provides an onsite, confidential, third-party employee care service, helping thousands of employees handle normal, everyday life issues that can derail an employee from being their best at work and away from work.

“In our company we have a wide background of employees with various and diverse family issues and problems,” said EME Chairman Randy Turnbow from California. “Having Marketplace Chaplains in the building walking the factory floors is a great benefit to us.”

“We are grateful for so many visionary CEOs and company leaders who have seen the need to take care of their only asset which will last—their employees and their family members,” said Doug Fagerstrom, Executive President and CEO of Marketplace Chaplains.

Marketplace Chaplains currently serves more than 600,000 client company employees and their family members in 46 states, 9 provinces, 1,107 cities and 6 international countries and 1 commonwealth.

For more information on this unique employee benefit which has been featured in Marketplace Chaplains on CNN, NBC Nightly News, and in the Washington Post, the New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, visit

About Marketplace Chaplains

To arrange an interview with a Marketplace Chaplain contact Art Stricklin, Vice President Public Relations, at or call 1-800-775-7657