Seattle Business Magazine has announced that Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Corporation (PCM) is a top 10 company to work for in the state of Washington. Absolute Mortgage is proud to be a part of this honor; Washington’s 100 Best Workplaces 2013 and the top Mortgage Company in the state. This is the first year PCM has been ranked as a Washington 100 Best Workplace. Over 19,000 employees from 100’s of different companies were surveyed on companywide communication, training and education, responsibility and decision making, performance standards, rewards and recognition, benefits, leadership of executives, work environment, hiring and retention, corporate culture, company importance to employees. “Receiving the award of Washington’s Top 100 Best Places to work is an honor for our company,” Eric Bolstad, the division president of Absolute Mortgage, said, “ the truth is, companies don’t win awards, people make that possible. The credit goes to our team.” He continues on to say, “Great teamwork has everything to do with being honest and open about who we are- including our faults, weaknesses, mistakes and limitations. We have created a cultured that allows us to embrace who we are as individuals. We rely on the strengths of our peers when needed to learn and assist, so that we can be collectively better as a unified team.” Seattle Business Magazine contracted Webwork Fieldwork Research, a Chicago based company, to administer, track and analyze the 76-question survey composed of comprehensive and open-ended inquiries. Upon the survey deadline, the responses were tabulated and a raw score was given. The rank is a result of the raw score. Judges were only used in the event of a tie and to determine how many companies to put in each of the four categories; small, medium, large and nonprofit. This contest was free to enter and open to the public. Ranking information remained private until the event.