Calif. hardware store among nation’s ‘best small workplaces’

Employee-owned Jackson's Hardware in San Rafael, Calif., is one of the 15 best small workplaces in the United States, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal conducted the survey of best small workplaces in conjunction with the Evanston, Ill.-based Winning Workplaces, a nonprofit that helps small- and mid-sized companies create great workplaces. The 15 top workplaces were selected from among 700 nominations nationwide.

Jackson's Hardware Inc., which reported revenues of $18.3 million last year, is owned by 63 employees. Company founder H.C. Jackson sold the business to employees in that late 1980s, the article said.