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StuartCo Overview

Minneapolis, MN
201 to 500 employees
1970
Company - Private
Real Estate
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
StuartCo is more than just an apt management company! We are highly committed to our residents, our properties, & our people. Your home is truly our commitment.

Mission: MISSION STATEMENT

Our Owners
A customized approach to fit each owner’s objectives and goals.

Our Residents
A place our residents can proudly call home.

Our Community
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StuartCo – Why Work With Us?


Operating since 1970, StuartCo has grown into one of the most respected property management firms in the Upper Midwest. Named the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune for the past nine years, we are dedicated to our employees as our clients. 

Our diverse portfolio includes multi-family market rate properties, townhomes, affordable units, an assisted living residence, and a memory care facility. With 50 years of experience, we anticipate needs early and find solutions quickly. The properties we manage grow in value while providing their owners with a regular return on investment.

StuartCo seeks talent in hard working, driven individuals that are ready to contribute to the company’s success. We offer a highly sought-after work life balance, dedicated team players, and a competitive wage. Additional perks include a large office work space, paid time off, and various heath care benefits. Commitment, loyalty, trust, a personal touch, experience, consistency, and goodwill are the values behind StuartCo and what makes it the best place to work and grow. 

Interested in joining one of the most established property management firms in the Twin Cities? Visit our website to view our current openings!

OUR VISION & VALUES

  • To be the residential property management company of choice for owners, vendors, residents and employees.
  • We are committed to fostering and maintaining business relationships through an environment of respect, support and encouragement.
  • We will operate with integrity and professionalism.
  • We will give willingly of our resources and talents to benefit our communities.
  • We will create an environment that allows for enjoyment and fun at our work place.
  • We will, at all times, strive to maintain a balance with our families.

Our People Make StuartCo Successful

At StuartCo, employees are our top priority. We offer an array of benefits that align with our core values and are meant to enhance all aspects of our employees’ lives.  

StuartCo is a Minnesota-based company that has been a respected multi-family housing industry leader since 1970. We strive to offer our employees an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and enjoyable while at the same time provides a balance between work & home.

WE’VE BEEN VOTED A TOP WORKPLACE EVERY YEAR SINCE 2011

StuartCo has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota for the seventh consecutive year based on an employee-based survey conducted by the Star Tribune and Workplace Dynamics. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, workplace environment, engagement, pay and benefits. StuartCo employees rate our organization highly in inter-departmental cooperation, strong values and ethics, efficiencies and new ideas, and employee appreciation & meaningful work.

TOP REASONS TO WORK AT STUARTCO

Our top nine values also happen to be the top reasons to work at StuartCo, because they were established by a group of our employees, residents, owners and vendors as distinct traits of our company.

COMMITMENT

StuartCo is committed to our employees’ growth and development, and we place great value on helping you realize your full potential.

“[StuartCo is] a company whose leadership empowers managers to make decisions…it’s a company that values personal growth and a good balance between work and family. The leadership team is supportive, down to earth and approachable. “

LOYALTY

Our first priority is our employees, which is why we are always looking for opportunities to promote from within.

“I started with repair and maintenance as my daily routine, but since my promotion, I have the ability to use more of what my expertise is in working with vendors, contractors, and working within budget.”

PERSONAL TOUCH

We value all of the different personalities and perspectives that make up StuartCo, and allow us to provide an individualistic experience for both our residents and employees.

“[My manager] is absolutely amazing—always teaching me new tips and tricks and reminding me constantly how thankful she is for us and how much she appreciates our hard work. That alone always pushes me to continue to work hard and grow as an employee!”

TRUST

We understand that building an environment of trust and collaboration breeds growth, creativity, and success for our employees.

“In our team, we are able to bounce ideas off each other whenever we want. I like getting the feedback, and the management is great at encouraging our growth.”

EXPERIENCED

StuartCo was founded in 1970 and is one of the most respected, trustworthy, and longstanding property management firms in the Upper Midwest.

“StuartCo has history, confidence and motivation to grow and remain strong. I like that StuartCo is still growing- still adding on new properties yet it doesn’t feel like a huge company that is overwhelming and less personal.”

CARING

We are a caring company, focused on helping people find a place they can proudly call home, a place to entertain family and friends, and a place to relax and be themselves.

“The family environment makes it a positive company that makes me want to work to my fullest potential. Working with residents to make their lives easier is a satisfying achievement on a daily basis.”

VALUE

We want to make sure our employees are leading valuable professional AND personal lives, which is why a healthy work/life balance is one of our priorities.

“Genuine care is demonstrated each and every day. My manager cares about me as person, my family, and my happiness within the organization.”

CONSISTENT

We are consistent in our communication to employees, offering regular updates on business information, and we operate on an open door policy.

“My team has very good communication and all are team players. Everyone works together and is willing to step up when needed.”

GOODWILL

StuartCo is focused on giving back to the community. Outside of numerous company opportunities, we also offer our employees Charitable Time Off every year to volunteer with organizations of their choice.

“I love all of the different community outreach opportunities there are through StuartCo. Having paid volunteer time inspires me to do more for my community as well. Not only is it available, but they help you find places you can volunteer your time.”

To be eligible for medical, dental, the flexible spending plan and 401(k) benefits, the employee must receive a StuartCo payroll check from which the premiums can be deducted. Medical, dental, 401(k) and flexible spending account contributions are withheld on a pre-tax basis. Coverage for medical, dental, life and flexible spending benefits is effective the first day of the month following 60 days of continuous employment.

DENTAL INSURANCE

StuartCo offers Delta Dental insurance coverage to regular employees actively working 30 or more hours per week. Coverage includes Diagnostic, Preventive, Basic Services, Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Major Restorative, Prosthetics, and Orthodontics. Coverage options include Employee Only, Employee + Spouse, Employee + Child(ren), and Family.

MEDICAL INSURANCE

StuartCo offers Bind medical insurance to regular employees actively working 30 or more hours per week. Our medical plan is a co-pay plan with no annual deductible. Bind’s core coverage includes Preventative, Primary and Specialty, Urgent, Emergency and Hospital, Chronic, Maternity and prescriptions. Coverage options include Employee Only, Employee + One, and Family.

401(K) RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN

Regular employees may begin voluntary participation in this plan after satisfying the age and service eligibility requirements: Attainment of age 21 and one year of continuous employment plus 1,000 hours of service during the one-year waiting period are required. StuartCo will make a matching contribution of 50% on every dollar saved by the employee for his/her first 6% contributed. There is a vesting schedule on employer-matched monies, the plan allows for rollovers from previous employers, and hardship loans are permitted under this plan.

LIFE INSURANCE

Regular employees who actively work a minimum of 30 hours per week are eligible for this benefit. The basic group term life and accidental death & dismemberment coverage is two times the employee’s annual base compensation to a maximum of $200,000. StuartCo pays the entire cost of this benefit.

SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE

This group disability insurance plan pays 60% of an employee’s total weekly base compensation to a maximum of $1,000 per week if the employee were to become disabled. The benefit payment would begin on the 15th day of disability and continue for a maximum of eight weeks. All accrued PTO must be used during this waiting period. Regular employees who actively work a minimum of 30 hours per week are eligible for this plan, with coverage beginning the first day of the month following 60 days of continuous employment. StuartCo pays the entire cost of this benefit.

LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE

This group disability insurance plan pays 60% of an employee’s monthly base compensation to a maximum of $10,000 per month if the employee were to become disabled. If eligible, the benefit would begin on the day following 90 days of disability and may continue up to the time the employee reaches Social Security Normal Retirement Age (65-67 years old). Regular employees who actively work a minimum of 30 hours per week are eligible for this plan, with coverage beginning the first day of the month following 60 days of continuous employment. StuartCo pays the entire cost of this benefit.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING (SECTION 125) PLAN

Regular employees who actively work a minimum of 30 hours per week may pay for certain eligible expenses on a pre-tax basis, thus reducing the employee’s taxable income. Eligible expenses include medical, dental, and vision expenses not covered by insurance; and dependent care expenses.

Participating employees pay no federal income tax, state income tax or social security tax on any dollars allocated to the plan.

PAID TIME OFF (PTO)

Employees begin accruing paid time off (PTO) from their date of hire. Paid time off is provided for all time off needs. The year begins January 1; an employee may carry over a portion of the current year’s accrual into the following year (limitations apply). Time off usage and accrual balances will appear on the employee’s pay statement, with accrual rates increasing based on years of service. Paid time off will accrue based on each regular hour worked (not including overtime hours).

HOLIDAYS

StuartCo employees observe the following seven holidays each calendar year: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

RENT DISCOUNT

Any employee actively working 30 or more hours per week who chooses to live on a StuartCo property will receive a 10% reduction off the market rent. A rent allowance may reduce an employee’s taxable compensation. Eligibility for this rent discount is effective once all pre-employment screenings are successfully completed and the employee is allowed to move onto the property.

MISCELLANEOUS BENEFITS

Some of the other benefits StuartCo offers to eligible employees include: parental, bereavement, jury duty, and military leave, wellness discounts, fitness facility discounts, credit union membership, access to additional accident/critical care and short-term disability insurance, discount tickets to the Renaissance Festival and other local attractions, and party room use.

StuartCo Reviews

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    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at StuartCo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for the industry
    Tons of support (marketing, HR, tech)
    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind here.

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StuartCo Photos

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StuartCo Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at StuartCo (Hopkins, MN) in January 2013.

    Interview

    You have to print off the application from stuartco.com/careers and fill it out and then submit it to the actual site that you are applying to. once you do that, they will set up an interview. bring your resume and do a face to face interview. it took a total of about a week to have everything finalized.

    Interview Questions

    • the questionnaire that they gave me prior to the interview was the most difficult.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I negotiated my hourly pay up a bit. I also re-negotiated at my 1 year review for a more substantial raise.

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StuartCo Awards & Accolades

  • Star Tribune Top Workplaces, Star Tribune, 2017
  • Star Tribune Top Workplaces, Star Tribune, 2016
  • Star Tribune Top Workplaces, Star Tribune, 2015
  • Star Tribune Top Workplaces, Star Tribune, 2014
  • Star Tribune Top Workplaces, Star Tribune, 2013
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