Knockaround Named One of the Best Places to Work in San Diego in 2016

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San Diego based sunglasses company recognized for its vibrant work environment, community involvement, and high levels of employee engagement.

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The culture at Knockaround is a huge contributor to our success; we have fun, we play a ton of games, but everybody knows when it’s time to buckle down.

Knockaround, a San Diego based sunglasses company, was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego—an annual list and awards program created and hosted by the San Diego Business Journal and Best Companies Group.

The awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in San Diego, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce, and businesses. Knockaround was named one of 2016’s Best Places to Work in San Diego in the small business category (15-49 US employees).

Founded by Adam (Ace) Moyer in 2005, Knockaround offers affordable, stylish and high quality sunglasses in a wide range of color combinations and frame styles, priced at $10-$35. Located in a 12,000 square-foot warehouse in downtown San Diego, the Knockaround HQ boasts an adult jungle gym, a pool table, music instruments, an open space break room featuring a large Tom Selleck mural, a roof top patio, a ping-pong table that serves as a conference table, and a Knocksack field (a footbag-like game invented by the company).

“We’re stoked to be one of San Diego’s best places to work, and proud of being recognized for our fun and energetic work environment”, says Adam Moyer, Founder and CEO of Knockaround, and adds, “the culture at Knockaround is a huge contributor to our success; we have fun, we play a ton of games, but everybody knows when it’s time to buckle down.”

The winners of the annual awards program have demonstrated outstanding employee programs and policies that foster and support social team activities, community involvement, personal career development and superior levels of employee satisfaction and engagement.

Companies from across the county entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in San Diego. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in San Diego, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The list-making companies were honored at an awards ceremony on August 11, 2016.

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Founded in 2005 and based in San Diego, Knockaround is the original, affordable Southern California sunglasses company. Centered around a sunglasses line that is both practical and stylish, Knockaround provides high quality sunglasses that won’t break the bank. Since its inception, Knockaround has sold over one million pairs of sunglasses, and the company has grown to offer six different frame styles available in a wide range of colors, ongoing Limited Edition sunglasses and collaborations, a “build your own” custom sunglasses shop and an extremely loyal fan base. Knockaround sunglasses have been featured in well-known media outlets such as GQ, US Weekly, and The Today Show, and have been worn by several celebrities, including Matthew McConaughey, Natalie Portman, and Snoop Dogg. For more information, visit

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