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Great Places to Work 2021

Outstanding employers have several things in common: a healthy culture, a can-do attitude, an exceptional, dedicated team, opportunities for growth and strong leadership to name a few. South Mississippi boasts businesses of all sizes that meet these criteria, and we asked our audience to nominate those worthy of recognition. 

Here are the Coast’s employers of choice, selected by you. 



• Micro-Business: Gulf Coast Christian Women’s Job Corps-Magdalene House
(228) 586-3510

“These folks working here are committed to helping change women’s lives through the power of the gospel. The participants are coming out of incarceration, addiction and abusive relationships, but through the efforts of mostly volunteers, these ladies get a new lease on life.” 

Other top nominees: 

  • unabridged Architecture PLLC 

• Small Business: Southgroup Insurance-Gulf Coast 

412 Highway 90, Suite 6, Bay St Louis
(228) 466-4498

“Our office is more like family than co-workers. Our main goal is to satisfy our clients and provide the best service and Insurance rates. We are able to accomplish these goals through teamwork and one of the best leaders, Angelyn Treutel Zeringue.” 

Other top nominees: 

  • O’Dwyer Realty 



• Micro-Business: Disability Connection 

700 Pass Road, Gulfport
(228) 604-4020

“Disability Connection is a nonprofit founded in 2002. We never closed during the pandemic. We assist over 2,500 people each year with services during a crisis. We develop and distribute a variety of community resource guides to connect the community and provide information on the services available. We are a small staff, but we are like a family. We help everyone who calls and treat them with the same respect we show each other.” 

Other top nominees: 

  • Loaves & Fishes 
  • Busch Realty Group 
  • Cook’s Day Off 
  • Forget Me Not Florist 
  • Permanent Cosmetics by Gina 

• Small Business: The Dermatology Clinic PLLC 

11295 E Taylor Road, Gulfport
(228) 864-3300

“The Dermatology Clinic not only prioritizes the patient experience, but the staff experience as well. Dr. Wingfield leads by example and promotes a positive culture of respect and empowerment, and we also schedule time to connect outside of work as a team. To top it off, we get the opportunity to work in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility and offer our patients the latest and greatest technology, products and treatments. We work hard, and we have fun doing it!” 

Other top nominees: 

  • Elliott Homes LLC 
  • Gulf Coast Education Solutions 
  • Safe Harbor Clinic 
  • Mental Health Association of South Mississippi 

• Medium-Sized Business: Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort 

9380 Central Avenue, D’Iberville
(888) 752-9772

“Scarlet Pearl is simply the best. The owners, executives and associates are amazing. The benefits are top notch, and the facility is beautiful.” 

Other top nominees: 

  • The Rack House Steak & Spirits 
  • Half Shell Oyster House 
  • Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty 
  • Lodging & Leisure Investments, LLC 

• Large Enterprise: Memorial 

4500 13th St., Gulfport
(228) 867- 4000

“Memorial cares deeply for its employees and has made a steadfast commitment to the betterment of the region. The numerous challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic allowed Memorial’s healthcare heroes to shine and act as a beacon of hope and care for the community. Teamwork is the bedrock of this organization, and that philosophy is appreciated and respected by all levels of the Memorial team.” 

Other top nominees: 

  • Island View Casino Resort 



• Micro-Business: Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA 

1810 Government St., Ocean Springs
(228) 875-5050

“This place has a little something for everyone. It also teaches Christian values and principles. It invests in the youth and is a learning environment. Community involvement is strong, and participation is always strong. The Y teaches leadership as well.” 

Other top nominees: 

  • Island Winds Title Company LLC 
  • Coast Align Chiropractic- Dr. Diane Benizzi 
  • Moran’s Art Studio 
  • Bloom Wellness 

• Small business: Bay Pest Control 

6820 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs
(228) 875-8908

“They treat their employees like family, great owner of company.” 

Other top nominees: 

  • Bethesda Free Health Clinic 
  • HillTree Marketing 
  • Lost Pizza Co. 

• Medium-Sized Business: Delmar Mortgage 

2112 Bienville Blvd., Suite G, Ocean Springs
(228) 215-1365

“As a nationally and regionally recognized employer, we strive to ensure that our people understand their value. We are proud to support our employees through training and continuing education programs. We also partner with local businesses and give back to local charities through Delmar Gives, our employee donation-matching program.” 

• Large Enterprise: Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists 

6300 E. Lake Road, Suite 201, Vancleave
228-230-BONE (2663)

“They care about the patients, but they also care about the staff. They listen to us, the staff, about not just our concerns, but our suggestions for a better workflow. To be respected and feel heard is a wonderful thing.”