"You spend a lot of time working with the people around you, more so sometimes than you get to spend with your family," says Mike Kichline, CEO of Projectline Services. "You have to like being around them." That's why Projectline Services established an employee panel that serves as a liason between employees and the executives, helping make benefit decisions and suggestions to improve the company. "Everybody has an opportunity to help shape the direction of the company," Kichline says. "We're very open when we address some of the challenges in front of us. They all have a stake in trying to improve the business." Benefits include a generous 401K program, continuing education programs, and full medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, and one hell of a Christmas party.