Which Bay Area Companies Are Doing Well? Some may surprise you.

Given the current state of the economy I thought some job seekers (and employees) might be curious to know who is doing well these days.

I was reading the North Bay Biz’s 2009 edition (the 19th annual) of the top 500 ranking businesses in the North Bay and some of the companies I found on there were a little surprising.  (If the banks, health care providers and car dealers are hurting, you may not know it by this list.)

Here are a few rankings that not necessarily surprised me, but certainly caught my eye:

1.  Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., with 2008 revenues of $5,900,000,000

2.  Autodesk, with 2008 revenues of $2,156,000,000

3.  State Farm Insurance, with 2008 revenues of $1,500,000,000

5.  Pacific Gas and Electric, with 2008 revenues of $974,000,000

9.  Kaiser Permanente (San Rafael and Santa Rosa), with 2008 revenues of $841,000,000

10.  Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, with 2008 revenues of $760,000,000

13.  Safeway, with 2008 revenues of $554,800,000

16.  Marin General Hospital with 2008 revenues of $510,000,000

17.  Costco with 2008 revenues of $492,000,000

20.  Restoration Hardware with 2008 revenues of $420,000,000

29.  Golden State Lumber with 2008 revenues of $266,000,000

30.  Wells Fargo Bank with 2008 revenues of $262,000,000

31.  Amy’s Kitchen with 2008 revenues of $258,500,000

32.  Hansel Automotive with 2008 revenues of $253,000,000

33.  Novato Community Hospital with 2008 revenues of $224,400,000

36.  Long’s Drugs with 2008 revenues of $172,000,000

39.  River Rock Casino with 2008 revenues of $160,000,000

43.  Bank of America with 2008 revenues of $141,000,000

44.  West Bay Builders with 2008 revenues of $126,600,000

45.  Freeman Toyota and Lexus with 2008 revenues of $125,000,000

46.  Redwood Credit Union with 2008 revenues of $123,000,000

50.  Ghilotti Brothers Construction and WestAmerican Bank were tied with 2008 revenues of $115,000,000

54.  Midstate Construction with 2008 revenues of $110,000,000

60.  Home Depot with 2008 revenues of $95,100,000

65.  Friedman’s Home Improvement Stores with 2008 revenues of $91,000,000

93.  Whole Foods Markets with 2008 revenues of $62,000,000

167.  Sonoma Market/Glen Ellen Village Market with 2008 revenues of $28,600,000 (pretty impressive showing given these are two small markets in two small towns)

And now for some of the local real estate firms

114.  Frank Howard Allen Realtors with 2008 revenues of $48,000,000

158.  Pacific Union Real Estate with 2008 revenues of $32,000,000

304.  Creative Property Services with 2008 revenues of $13,500,000

319.  Coldwell Banker of Napa Valley with 2008 revenues of $12,500,000

339.  Bradley Real Estate with 2008 revenues of $11,100,000

349.  Morgan Lane Real Estate with 2008 revenues of $10,400,000

425.  Prudential California Realty, Sonoma with 2008 revenues of $6,900,000

 

If you think that your company should be on this list, you can apply here.

 

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