Homesteaders Named 2016 Top Iowa Workplace

September 19, 2016 by Homesteaders Life Company


West Des Moines, Iowa
— Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in prearranged funeral funding, has been named a Top Iowa Workplace for 2016. The annual award is given to companies that exhibit outstanding employee satisfaction and organizational health. This is the second consecutive year Homesteaders has received the honor. 

“It’s been an exciting year at Homesteaders, and I am truly proud of everything we have accomplished together while maintaining a strong brand, exceptional service standards and a robust company culture,” observed Homesteaders Chairman, President and CEO Steve Lang. “Our culture and our values truly reflect the values of the vast majority of funeral homes throughout the country.”

This year’s honorees were chosen based on the results of an employee feedback survey conducted by The Des Moines Register in conjunction with WorkplaceDynamics. More than 90% of Homesteaders employees participated, reporting high satisfaction in areas of compensation, benefits, management and work/life balance. 

“We have so much to celebrate this year with Homesteaders’ 110th anniversary,” explained Homesteaders Executive VP-Human Resources Judy Ralston-Hansen. “The Top Iowa Workplace award is a great complement to those celebrations and an affirmation of what we work toward every day.”

Homesteaders retains 150 employees at its home office in West Des Moines and a team of 30 sales staff in the field. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, the company offers professional development opportunities.

Celebrating its 110th year of business in 2016, Homesteaders Life Company is a national leader providing life insurance products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses.