Category: Distributor
Top executive(s): Andy Straus, president and fourth-generation owner
Headquarters: Nashville, Tennessee
Founded: 1951
Employees: 68
Benefits/unique perks: 401(k) with matching, fully remote or hybrid scheduling options, generous PTO policy, peer-to-peer recognition
What employees say: Goldner is a fun, energetic place to work and I love the freedom and flexibility they give me to do my job. There is a focus on teamwork and creative collaboration, and we’re always seeing new product ideas to share with our customers.”

What Goldner Associates President Andy Straus says: "As a fourth-generation, family-owned business, Goldner Associates has a long history of following our values of honesty, respect and dedication to our employees and customers. Our philosophy of doing ‘whatever it takes’ was especially pronounced during the past year as we continued to navigate the effects of the COVID pandemic. We surveyed and listened to our employees and expanded flexibility in our work schedule, allowing staff to work from home up to four days per week.

"We created ways to empower our employees, developing team leaders and enhancing growth opportunities from within the company. We developed our Cheers to Peers recognition program, where all employees can show their appreciation toward one another with words of thanks and opportunities to win prizes. We continued to expand our onboarding and training programs for new hires and built on our team environment with monthly company-wide Teams calls—so, we can all see each other’s faces even though we are physically in many different locations.”