The Garage makes it to OBJ's best places to work list

Company : The Garage

Type of business : Health IT

Top local executive : Pranam Ben, CEO, @Pranamben

Top local human resources executive : Nathan Cook, COO, @ncook73

No. 1 perk : Entrepreneurial agreement opportunities - Essentially, equity in the products that we work on

Most recently added perk : Ping pong table for the crew to take a break in between all the exciting work.

Perks we plan to add next year : International business travel opportunities for crew members.

Song that best illustrates our company culture : Safe and Sound by Capital Cities

Little-known fact about my company : We were originally going to call ourselves, "The Factory"

Our hiring procedures that ensure we get the best people : Simple - we hire the person, not the resume. Also, we love recruiting University of Central Florida graduates - Knights rock!

Describe training program for new workers : Training typically lasts three to six months. Mentors are assigned and we do a tremendous amount of hands on training.

Top two reasons this is a great place to work : No holds barred innovations, entrepreneurial environment

The atmosphere in our office : Highly productive, creative yet, fun and exciting!

CEO's management style or key trait that helps create a great workplace : He is constantly challenging himself and us to be better at what we do and holds us each accountable for that success. He also challenges each of us to ping pong with Starbucks as a reward for our success.

Mantra that best describes our culture : Eat, sleep, innovate, repeat!

If someone walked into our office right now, they would see : Happy crew,hard-working individuals, focus, laughter, lots of writing on walls and the coolest workspace ever.

How employees get to contribute ideas : We hold "Innofits" and get our team members to contribute to solutions across the board through brainstorming sessions.

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