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1910 Legacy Enterprises

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Atlanta, GA

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ESOP

1910 Legacy Enterprises is a 100% employee-owned electrical contractor headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company was founded in 1910 by K.D. White as a family-owned business. For many years, the company remained under the ownership and control of the founding family. 

In 2000, 1910 Legacy Enterprises became employee-owned when it established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Today, 100% of the company is owned by its employees. This ensures the company continues to operate under the same values established by its founder: business integrity, strong partnership, and ingenuity. 

Employee ownership has had a significant impact on 1910 Legacy Enterprises. The company’s solid reputation is built on meeting the needs of people, and as owners, employees take that responsibility personally. This is evident in the vision statement shared across all the subsidiaries: to be the region’s preferred contractor who delivers solutions that provide every customer with peace of mind.


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Electrical Contractors

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Georgia
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1st Pet Veterinary Centers

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Chandler, AZ

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1st Pet Veterinary Centers is a 100% employee-owned veterinary clinic headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. 1st Pet, founded in 1989, is a bustling veterinary hospital offering comprehensive veterinary services, including general practice, specialty care, and round-the-clock emergency services. With three conveniently located facilities in Chandler, Mesa, and North Phoenix, 1st Pet serves the valley. 1st Pet stands apart from the typical veterinary practice, as it provides cutting-edge medical services, delivered by a team comprising both seasoned professionals and young talents. The practice fosters a close-knit, supportive work environment, where team members mutually support one another. Although 1st Pet started modestly, it has undergone remarkable growth over the last three decades, evolving from a single primary care practice into a network of three hospitals with a workforce of over 300 team members.

In 2021, 1st Pet Veterinary Centers became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). They firmly believe that employee ownership is the way forward, a groundbreaking move in the industry. With a commitment to open-book management, 1st Pet encourages team members to comprehend and actively engage in the practice's operations. The culture at 1st Pet prioritizes not only thriving in one's role but also continuous learning and personal growth. While many in the veterinary industry share a passion for animals and their owners, 1st Pet's employee owners exhibit an exceptional level of dedication, evident in the numerous certifications, awards, and pioneering practices that set them apart in their field.

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Vets

Home & Garden

Arizona
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4CG Construction

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Visalia,

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ESOP

4CG Construction is a subsidiary of 4C Holdings (4CH) and is headquartered in Visalia, California. 

In 2023, 4CG Construction became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). 

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4CH

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Visalia, CA

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4CH is a 100% employee-owned holding company headquartered in Visalia, California 4CH is the parent company that oversees 5 divisions: 4Creeks (Engineering & Surveying), 4CG Construction (design-build construction company), Sentinel VPS (outsourced CAD Drafting) Topograph (Full-Service Marketing Agency) and Artemis (Real Estate/Development Company). 

In 2023, 4CH became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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California
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4Creeks

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Visalia,

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ESOP

4Creeks is a subsidiary of 4C Holdings (4CH) and is headquartered in Visalia, California. 4Creeks specializes in six disciplines: engineering, architecture, surveying, planning, construction, and utilities. 

In 2023, 4Creeks became employee-owned when their parent company, 4CH, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). 

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501(c) Services

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San Jose, CA

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501(c) Services is a 100% employee-owned company servicing the non-profit sector headquartered in San Jose, California. In 1982, 501(c) Services established the first trust in the country to offer a safe way for nonprofits to legally stop paying the state unemployment insurance taxes. By doing so, they can help nonprofit organizations save money. Nonprofits that legally opt out of the state unemployment insurance system use the money saved to reinvest in their mission(s).

In 2023 501(c) Services became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). With more than 40 years of experience working exclusively with nonprofit organizations, 501(c) Services attributes their success to their hands-on, full-service approach, coordinated by a fully staffed in-house team. 

501(c) Services now offers a wide range of programs for nonprofits including our 501(c) HR Services, 501(c) Agencies Trust Group Retro Plan for Washington nonprofits, and the Boy Scouts of America Unemployment Plan - to name a few. They currently work with more than 3,000 nonprofits  across the globe.



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Nonprofit Services

Professional & Business Services

California
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A Slice of New York

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Santa Clara, CA

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COOP

A Slice of New York (ASONY) is a co-op (worker owned) pizza shop headquartered in Santa Clara, California. ASONY was co-founded by Kirk Vartan and Marguerite Lee. As a native of Manhattan, Kirk never found a pizza shop that honored what he grew up with when he moved to San Jose, CA for his job. ASONY was created to bring New York comfort food to the Bay Area. Today, ASONY is also focused on implementing structural and social change around worker co-operatives and employee ownership.

In 2017, ASONY became the first brick and mortar worker cooperative in the South Bay. As of 2022, the company boasts 15 equal owners in the co-op including Marguerite and Kirk. Since transitioning to a co-op, ASONY employee-owners can work towards their goal of being a progressive Bay Area business that supports its employees, community, and provides great food and customer service. Membership is open to all employees and is completely optional. 

Because ASONY is a co-op, the business is both owned and governed by the employees. Decisions are made democratically, where one member equals one vote. For ASONY, this means employees make decisions about workplace governance, annual budget, company direction and overall strategy. Because everyone is an equal owner, employees also share in the profits and risks of the company. While not all of their employees are members of the co-op, ASONY aims to foster an ownership culture. 


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Restaurants

Food & Beverage

California
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A to Z Machine Company

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Appleton, WI

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A to Z Machine Company is an employee-owned fabrication company headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. Founded in 1996, A to Z Machine Co. has over two decades in precision machining and contract manufacturing. Their diverse expertise enables the formulation of core competencies in machining and fabrication solutions tailored to a wide array of applications and industries. A to Z Machine serves industries ranging from agriculture and transportation to scientific research equipment, food processing, and medical and consumer products. The company is known for cultivating long-term partnerships and producing industry-specific manufactured goods with the utmost precision and efficiency. Today, the company operates an extensive facility that has over 77,000 square feet of manufacturing space. 

In 2017, A to Z Machine Company became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The company transitioned to an employee-owned model, ensuring that each team member has a voice in the company's decisions. Giving every employee an ownership stake in the company heightened their sense of responsibility to provide high-quality parts and services. With a workforce exceeding 130 employee owners operating across two shifts, A to Z Machine combines experience with innovation.

 
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Fabricated Metal Products; Machine Shops

Manufacturing

Wisconsin
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A&E Powder Coating/Valco Industries

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Springfield, OH

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A&E Powder Coating/Valco Industries is a 100% employee-owned company in the engineering industry headquartered in Springfield, Ohio. The company offers powder coating services for metal products, coupled with delivering value-added solutions tailored to its target markets. The company's dedication to quality is unwavering, with every product powder-coated and service provided held to the highest standards to meet or surpass customer requirements. Demonstrating a commitment to long-term sustainability, A&E invests in its people, equipment, and facilities, ensuring its presence and impact for years to come. 

In 2020, A&E Powder Coating/Valco Industries became employee-owned when the former owner, Ed Levevthal, transferred his ownership to the employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This strategic move reinforces the company's commitment to its stakeholders, preserving its familial culture and ensuring continuity while heralding a promising future of shared success and prosperity. Recognizing its team members as invaluable assets, A&E fosters an environment conducive to their growth and development, aiming to harness their ideas, skills, and initiatives to maintain a competitive edge.

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Fabricated Metal Products

Manufacturing

Ohio
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A-Z Bus Sales

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Colton, CA

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A-Z Bus Sales is a 100% employee-owned company in the transportation industry headquartered in Colton, California. The company was founded in 1976 and is a transportation dealer-distributor serving the education, government, public sector, commercial and private fleet markets with a broad portfolio of bus and van solutions. They also provide sales, service, parts, and financing for both new and used buses and vans. Today, the company has multiple sales and service locations serving California and Hawaii. 

In 1999, A-Z Bus Sales became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee owners share in the mission to provide secure and dependable transportation solutions. Their ownership culture empowers employees to build meaningful client relationships while providing innovative solutions. Together, employee owners are dedicated to improvement and the delivery of exceptional products and services. As owners, employees benefit from their hard work ethic when the company is successful. They take pride in conducting their business with integrity and accountability.


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School Bus, Commercial Bus, Shuttle and Van Dealers

Automotive

California
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AE2S

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Grand Forks, ND

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AE2S (Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services) is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting company headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota. AE2S was founded in 1991 and began as a water engineering and consulting firm specializing in surface water systems. Today, the company has expanded both its services and markets with more than 20 office locations across the country. 

In 2018, AE2S became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Being employee-owned is an extension of its mission: Empowering People. Enhancing Lives. As employee-owners, everyone shares in the opportunities and responsibilities to support the success of the company. As owners, employees benefit from the success of the company. 

AE2S ownership culture encourages personal growth, propels positive change, and relishes challenges. 


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Engineering; Environmental Consulting

Engineering & Architecture

Professional & Business Services

North Dakota
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AECo

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Berea, OH

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AECo is a 100% employee-owned metal fabrication company headquartered in Berea, Ohio. Since their founding in 1943, the company has worked to become an innovative leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality alloy equipment for high-temperature and corrosive industrial applications in installations around the world.

In 1974, AECo became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Celebrating over 40 years of employee ownership, AECo has been able to offer employees wealth-building opportunities that can provide financial freedom well into retirement. 

At AECo they define quality by customer satisfaction. They share their application know-how with customers and provide responsive, technical and logistical support of their products throughout their operational life.

 

 

 

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Fabricated Metal Products

Manufacturing

Ohio
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AG Architecture

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Wauwatosa, WI

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ESOP

AG Architecture is a 100% employee-owned architecture company headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Since 1961, AG Architecture has been committed to the design of innovative senior living environments nationwide. AG Architecture works to create environments that are a vibrant community atmosphere for residents, while meeting the practical design needs of a wide variety of for profit and non-profit providers. 

 

In 2008, AG Architecture became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The most valuable asset of AG Architecture is their dedicated team of employee owners. The employee owners are made up of individuals encompassing creatives, thinkers, doers, and innovators, they share a strong connection to their community. Their primary mission involves crafting meaningful living spaces that prioritize comfort, livability, and vibrancy. AG specializes in translating imaginative concepts into functional realities, establishing themselves as experts in enhancing lifestyles.

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Architecture

Engineering & Architecture

Wisconsin
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AMBAC International

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Elgin, SC

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AMBAC International is a 100% employee-owned engineering company headquartered in Elgin, South Carolina. Since its founding in 1910, AMBAC has provided custom engineering, manufacturing, and remanufacturing services for critical power and fluid components. Their over 100 years in business is a testament to the company’s legacy and future success. 

In 2007, AMBAC International became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employees are the foundation of AMBAC whose generational knowledge and skills are evident throughout the company. AMBAC employee owners are a team of professionals and masters at their craft. They are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities to help them grow personally and professionally. 

AMBAC's ownership culture embraces the principles of Open Book Management, fostering a shared vision and collective success among all team members. This management philosophy empowers employee owners to both individually and collectively, work together to make the company successful. Because as owners, they benefit from the success of the company. This uniquely motivates them to provide an exceptional customer experience by building relationships with their customers. 


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Engine, Turbine & Power Transmission Equipment; Engineering

Manufacturing

Engineering & Architecture

South Carolina
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AMS Retail Solutions

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Mooresville, NC

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AMS Retail Solutions is a 100% employee-owned company in the retail industry. AMS was founded in 1999 as a small vendor representation team, dedicated to increasing sales for one client. AMS has evolved into a team of dedicated professionals servicing an array of retail product categories across North America. With a presence in all 50 states of the United States and Canada, AMS boasts substantial growth driven by an unwavering commitment to exceeding clients' sales and merchandising objectives while delivering competitive pricing and distinctively superior service.

 

In 2019, AMS Retail Solutions became employee-owned when they established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee owners at AMS Retail Solutions are retail industry professionals who are knowledgeable about their product offerings. Together, employee owners work to increase the sales of their customers’ products. This shared mission aligns incentives across the organization and empowers employees to do their best work.

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Professional Services

Professional & Business Services

North Carolina
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AOTC

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Cocoa, FL

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Alpha-Omega Training and Compliance, Inc. (AOTC) is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm headquartered in Cocoa, Florida. This veteran-owned firm specializes in a range of critical domains. Their expertise encompasses Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health & Safety Training, Compliance, Emergency Response, and Utility Support Services. AOTC diligently provides professional solutions to a diverse clientele, spanning private, commercial, industrial, municipal, and federal government sectors. AOTC has built a reputation for its pioneering leadership in navigating environmental regulatory challenges, addressing intricate environmental engineering issues, and tackling the ever-evolving complexities of regulatory, institutional, and public policy matters in this domain.

In 2020, AOTC became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Their team of employee owners cultivate enduring client relationships through the delivery of high-quality work and excellent service. As an employee-owned company, employees have a stake in the company’s success. This dynamic provides motivation for employees to do their best work.

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Environmental Consulting

Professional & Business Services

Florida
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ARK Pharmacies

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Nacodoches, TX

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ESOP

Ark Pharmacies Inc. and all of its local pharmacies are always actively involved in the community. Regardless of your needs, our Pharmacists and their staff are here to help you with anything and everything you need.

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Pharmacies & Drug Stores

Personal Care

Texas
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ATA Engineering

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San Diego, CA

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ATA Engineering is a 100% employee-owned engineering company headquartered in San Diego, California. Their mission is to enable customers to achieve enhanced performance in mechanical, structural, and aerospace products. ATA Engineering specializes in test- and analysis-driven design across diverse sectors, including aerospace, defense, themed entertainment, consumer products, and industrial and mining equipment. They leverage advanced computer-aided engineering software to address complex issues, design, analyze, and test intricate structures exposed to severe dynamic loads. Despite being a small business, ATA collaborates with major corporations, government agencies, and the military, offering their employees the opportunity to work on large-scale projects while enjoying the close-knit atmosphere of a smaller company

In 2004 ATA Engineering became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). At ATA, they firmly believe that being a 100% employee-owned company fosters an entrepreneurial culture, where every individual's contributions hold significant value. Ownership shares and employee stock options provide tangible evidence of one's contributions. ATA's employee owners are characterized by a robust work ethic, a profound appreciation for teamwork, and mutual respect for both their colleagues and customers.

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Engineering

Engineering & Architecture

California
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AVIAN

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Lexington Park, MD

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ESOP

AVIAN is an employee-owned management consulting firm headquartered in Lexington Park, Maryland. AVIAN is a government services company founded by retired Department of Defense test pilots. The core of AVIAN's operations is focused on providing innovative, responsive, and accessible solutions in the realm of test and evaluation for a variety of crewed and uncrewed aerial, surface, and subsurface systems. Their expertise also extends to program management, financial oversight, logistics management, engineering, systems engineering, workforce development and training, as well as communication strategy and graphic design. AVIAN's operations extend across the nation, offering support to key entities within the Department of Defense, including Naval Air Systems Command, the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Intelligence Community.

In 2018 AVIAN became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). At AVIAN, their ownership culture thrives on the principles of innovation, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Their modus operandi is characterized by speed, a readiness to embrace calculated risks, and a firm refusal to settle for the status quo. The company prides itself on moving beyond the ordinary and redefining the government services sector by fostering meaningful experiences and connecting talented individuals with vital work. Their enthusiasm for their work fosters stronger partnerships for the future, while their unique skills translate into practical solutions. AVIAN is dedicated to nurturing authentic relationships with team members and customers, which, in turn, enriches their larger community.

 

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Engineering; Management Consulting; Defense Contracting

Engineering & Architecture

Professional & Business Services

Maryland
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Acadian Companies

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Lafayette, LA

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ESOP

Acadian Companies is a majority employee-owned health transportation support and education company headquartered in Lafayette, Louisana. The company was founded in 1971 and has seven different divisions with global reach. Acadian has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most respected and largest privately held medical transportation companies.

Acadian became employee-owned in 1993 when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee ownership has given Acadian’s employees a sense of pride in their work, through that pride it strengthens the company’s foundation and promotes continued growth.


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Health Care Services

Health Care

Louisiana
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Accent Landscape Contractors

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El Paso, TX

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Accent Landscape Contractors is a 100% employee-owned landscaping company headquartered in El Paso, Texas. Since its founding in 1982, Accent Landscape Contractors has been providing high quality landscape, irrigation and construction services for commercial clients in the southwest. Maintaining an excellent reputation with its clients, Accent has successfully completed thousands of jobs in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. 

In 2022, Accent Landscape Contractors became employee-owned when they established their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As owners, employees at Accent Landscape Contractors benefit financially when the company is successful. This uniquely motivates their team members to provide an exceptional customer experience and quality workmanship. With over 40 years in business, the Accent Landscape team is proud of their success and is committed to delivering premium service to all clients. 

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Commercial Landscaping; Landscape Architecture

Engineering & Architecture

Professional & Business Services

Texas
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Access Sciences Corporation

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Houston, TX

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Access Sciences Corporation is an employee-owned management consulting company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1985 by Janice Anderson, Access Sciences exists to address the growing demand for expertise in information management and governance. Despite the significant growth and diversification of their experience and knowledge, the company has remained steadfast in upholding their core principles.

 

In 2010, Access Sciences Corporation became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As owners, employees comprehend how they bring value to their clients, grasp the intricacies of their business operations, safeguard their reputation, and actively contribute to their overall growth. When their clients are successful, so is the company and because employees are also owners, they benefit from that success. 

 

The ownership culture at Access Sciences Corporation is committed to doing what’s best for themselves, their clients, and the communities they serve. They are also encouraged to pursue life-long learning to maintain competitiveness in an ever changing industry.

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Management Consulting; Consulting

Professional & Business Services

Texas
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Admix

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Londonderry, NH

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ESOP

Admix is a 100% employee-owned manufacturing company headquartered in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Since 1989, Admix has been manufacturing mixing equipment engineered to tackle the most complex challenges in mixing, blending, dispersing, and homogenizing faced by processors. Admix offers an impressive lineup of equipment built to the highest quality standards, including batch and inline mixers, emulsifiers, dispersers, wet mills, powder induction and dispersion systems, agitators, and static mixers. These solutions are designed to significantly enhance productivity, reduce operating costs, improve product quality and consistency, and prioritize operator safety. With teams stationed at their US headquarters and in Denmark, Admix prides itself on engineering, building, customizing, testing, and servicing equipment for customers across the globe. 

In 2000, Admix became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As a 100% employee-owned company, Admix is committed to surpassing customer expectations when assisting customers with their mixing equipment needs.The commitment and dedication of their employee-owners to serving customers reflect the foundation of its success. The goal is to provide an exceptionally positive experience for customers, with a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, responsiveness, and unwavering customer-centricity.

As employee owners, the Admix team possesses a personal stake in the company's performance and growth. Their deep interest in the company's operations and a strong value system built on fairness, respect, trust, accountability, and teamwork create a cohesive and rewarding work environment. The company also extends a portion of its shares to each employee annually through the ESOP retirement account, facilitating substantial retirement benefits.

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Industrial Machinery; General Purpose Machinery

Manufacturing

New Hampshire
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Advanced Conversion Technology

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Middletown, PA

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ESOP

Advanced Conversion Technologies (ACT) is a majority employee-owned company in the manufacturing industry, headquartered in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Established in 1981, ACT specializes in designing and manufacturing military AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies to meet today's demanding environmental, performance, and miniaturization requirements. Over more than 40 years, ACT has developed and produced over 1,000 designs. The company manufactures military-grade power supplies in a vertically integrated 63,000 sq ft facility in the USA. 

 

In 2021, Advanced Conversion Technologies became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee-owners contribute their  innovative, and creative ideas to contribute to the long-term success of the company. Because as owners, employees benefit when the company is successful.

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Miscellaneous Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Pennsylvania
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Advanced Welding & Steel

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Grangeville, ID

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ESOP

Advanced Welding & Steel is a 100% employee-owned company in the manufacturing industry headquartered in Grangeville, Idaho. The company was founded in 1998 and has been dedicated to quality, timeliness, and overall excellence which has fueled the growth of the company. Today, Advanced Welding has three locations and has fabricated over 250 million pounds of materials. They are the largest fabrication company in Idaho. 


In 2021 Advanced Welding & Steel became employee-owned when they established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As owners, employees contribute to and share in the company’s success. Their shared contribution benefits not only themselves but their small town communities in which they live. Advanced Welding has over 70 employee owners who are dedicated to providing their customers with exceptional service.

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Steel Product Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Idaho
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Ag Express

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Des Moines, IA

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ESOP

Ag Express is a 100% employee-owned company in the manufacturing industry, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Since its founding in 1992, Ag Express has been at the forefront of providing top-tier manufacturing, sales, service, and support for a diverse range of over 2000 electronic and electro/mechanical devices. As the company approaches its three-decade mark, it continues to expand its horizons, now boasting four locations across three states.

In 1993, Ag Express became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Over the years, Ag Express has grown its workforce to over 140 employees and extended its reach to customers worldwide. With this shift in ownership came a set of core values meticulously crafted by the new owners, transcending beyond the confines of the work environment to instill personal inspiration among employees. These values encompass purposeful action, driven by vision, empathetic understanding, unwavering professionalism, consistent expectations, and indomitable resolve, serving as guiding principles for every facet of the company's operations.

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Agricultural Electronics & Wiring Harnesses; Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance; Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment

Manufacturing

Agriculture & Forestry

Miscellaneous

Iowa
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Agrivision

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Porterville, CA

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ESOP

Agrivision is a 100% employee-owned company in the agricultural industry headquartered in Porterville, California. Founded in 1990, Agrivision is a network of companies united under one Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), dedicated to the cultivation, harvesting, packaging, and sale of high-value specialty crops while upholding values of transparency and operational excellence. The Agrivision network of companies collectively represents the interests of more than 100 different farmers and oversees a vast expanse of over 7,000 acres dedicated to organic farming. From the sale of fresh produce to the management of farming operations, their shared mission revolves around delivering the highest-quality products to consumers' tables.

In 2021, Agrivision became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Central to the mission of Agrivision is the recognition that its business practices have a profound impact on people's lives. Each day provides an opportunity to inspire individuals to lead a purposeful existence. This overarching purpose is the driving force behind Agrivision. Since its inception, the organization has consistently directed its efforts toward operating in ways that enhance the future well-being of generations to come, upholding its role as stewards of the land and the human resources bestowed upon them.

 

Founded by Tom & Karen Avinelis in 1990, AgriCare Inc. is a full service farm management company, headquartered in California’s San Joaquin Valley, providing management and consulting services for both conventional and organic farms throughout California and Oregon. We specialize in a variety of permanent crops including: citrus, olives, blueberries, table grapes, hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios. For more than 20 years, the focus has remained the same: striving to exceed customer expectations by providing professional farm management services with a focus on stewardship of the land. To reach these goals, our team works with clients to build efficient production systems based on sustainable farming practices suitable to each managed property.

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Support Activities for Farming; Farming

Agriculture & Forestry

California
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Air Hydro Power

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Louisville, KY

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Since 1961, Air Hydro Power has served the Kentucky, Southern Indiana, West Virginia and more recently Alabama manufacturing base as a Total Solutions Provider. From our Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Connector roots, we have adapted to new technologies like Electrical Motion Control, Safety, Bar Coding and Vision Inspection Systems. We are a total solutions provider with the best people, facilities, and products to service your needs.

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Machinery, Equipment & Supplies Wholesalers

Distribution & Wholesale

Kentucky
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Air Treatment Corporation

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Brea, CA

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ESOP

Air Treatment Corporation is a 100% employee-owned wholesale company headquartered in Brea, California. The company was founded in 1982 as a manufacturer’s representative in the HVAC industry. The company serves various markets across the western region, operating from eight office locations in California, as well as maintaining offices in Hawaii and Guam. Although its HVAC services are primarily focused on these geographical areas, Air Treatment Corporation's Refrigeration services extend to regions including Phoenix, Nevada, and Utah. Air Treatment Corporation is well-prepared to support a wide range of clients, including end users, consulting engineers, and mechanical contractors, offering solutions for new construction and retrofit projects. 

In 2016 Air Treatment Corporation became an employee-owned company when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Through the ESOP, employees are given an ownership interest in the company. The team at Air Treatment Corporation is committed to helping its customers solve their unique challenges. Clients are encouraged to bring forth their most demanding projects, with the assurance that the company will not only meet but exceed their expectations. This commitment extends from the project's inception through its successful execution and closeout.

 
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Hardware, Plumbing & HVAC Wholesalers

Distribution & Wholesale

California
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AirBorn

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Georgetown, TX

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ESOP

AirBorn is a 100% employee owned company headquartered in Georgetown Texas, whose core business is engineering & manufacturing specialized connectors & electronic components for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) world wide.  We serve customers across many industries including: Aerospace, Energy, Geophysical, Industrial, Instrumentation, Marine, Medical, Military/Defense, Space Exploration, Storage/Networking & Telecommunications.

AirBorn offers a wide range of products and services aimed at serving OEMs across the globe including connectors, cable assemblies, flexible circuits, battery and power supplies, and electro-mechanical assemblies. We offer standard catalog products and design-to-order, build-to-order, and test-to-order solutions to meet your unique requirements. 

The culture at AirBorn embraces both Six Sigma & LEAN manufacturing principals. Beginning with front office personnel and extending to the production personnel in our factories.  AirBorn products are trusted to perform in extreme conditions, where mission-critical reliability is vital to success.  

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Electrical Equipment; Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment

Manufacturing

Texas
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Al. Neyer

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Cincinnati, OH

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ESOP

Al. Neyer is a 100% employee-owned holding company in the real estate industry headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1894, the company specializes in commercial construction projects for industrial facilities, office and medical buildings, multifamily residential and mixed-use developments. Rooted in design-build construction, Al. Neyer’s approach integrates all functions in-house including design, project management, finance, leasing, and ongoing portfolio management.  Today, the company operates four offices, in Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. 


In 2014 Al. Neyer became employee-owned when they established their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Al. Neyer upholds the principle of "Taking Ownership," a hallmark of their employee-ownership structure, where each team member approaches every project as if it were their own. Their dedication transcends the ordinary, setting a high standard of commitment. With a history spanning 125 years, their reputation stands as a testament to the enduring relationships they have cultivated. They place trust at the forefront of their relationships with clients, co-workers, and partners.

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Holding Companies

Miscellaneous

Ohio
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Alaska Rubber Group

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Anchorage, AK

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ESOP

Alaska Rubber Group (ARG) is a 100% employee-owned wholesale company headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. ARG was founded in 1980 under the name Alaska Rubber & Rigging Supply, Inc., with a single store located in Anchorage. Since then, through a series of acquisitions and expansions, ARG Industrial has expanded its presence to comprise five branches in Alaska, six branches in Washington, and one branch in Oregon. These strategic acquisitions significantly enriched the company's expertise, industry knowledge, and the range of products and services offered to its customers. All 12 ARG locations serve as retail and wholesale distributors of industrial and hydraulic hose, fittings, and related products, catering to various markets, including agriculture, marine, oil & gas, construction, mining, OEM, fishing, and government agencies, among others. 

In 2006 Alaska Rubber Group became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This transition was pivotal for ARG and helped establish an ownership culture built on integrity. ARG Industrial upholds unwavering ethics, ensuring that every transaction results in quality products and service experiences. The company has built its success on a customer-centric business model, emphasizing superior customer service, which has contributed to its growth and fostered a dedicated customer base.

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Machinery, Equipment & Supplies Wholesalers; Support Activities for Mining & Oil

Mining & Oil

Distribution & Wholesale

Alaska
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Alloy Engineering

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Berea, OH

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ESOP

Alloy Engineering is a 100% employee-owned fabrication company headquartered in Berea, Ohio. The company was founded in 1943.

Thermcraft became employee-owned after their parent company, AECo, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 1974.

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Ohio
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Alterman Group

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San Antonio, TX

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Alterman is a 100% employee owned electrical construction company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. The company was founded in 1923 by Nathan Alterman. Alterman has a part in some of both San Antonio and Austin's most historic landmarks and impressive contemporary structures. The company now has four locations and thousands of employees. 

In 1984 Alterman became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee ownership reinforces the company's superior service and commitment to customer success. 

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Electrical Contractors

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Texas
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Alternate Energy Technologies

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Green Cove Springs, FL

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ESOP

Alternate Energy Technologies, a subsidiary of The Solary Corporation, was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Green Cove Springs, Florida. They are the largest manufacturers of flat-plate, solar thermal collectors. AET provides turnkey commercial solar water heating solutions as well as pre-engineered residential systems.


In 2014, Alternate Energy Technologies became employee-owned when its parent company, The Solary Corporation, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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Home Solar; Water Heaters

Construction (Residential)

Home & Garden

Florida
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Alton Steel

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Alton, IL

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ESOP

Alton Steel is a 100% employee-owned steel manufacturer headquartered in Alton, Illinois. The company was founded in 2003 and now has the capacity to melt 750,000 tons of steel in their mill.

In 2019 Alton Steel became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee ownership has enabled the company to maintain their commitment to competitive pricing with a dedicated focus on great customer service.


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Iron & Steel Mills

Manufacturing

Illinois
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American Engineering Testing

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St. Paul, MN

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ESOP

American Engineering Testing, Inc., (AET) is a 100% employee-owned civil engineering company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1971, AET has over fifty years of experience providing geotechnical, construction materials testing, building technology, environmental consulting, forensics, petrography/chemistry, and specialized laboratory services.

In 1990, AET became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Their mission consists of working together to build a more certain world that transcends their project work. Life-long learning has always been a top priority at AET for team members and colleagues. AET employee-owners are known for their diligence, teamwork, technical expertise, and their problem solving skills. AET's ownership culture aims to reduce uncertainty while delivering continuity to their client's projects, leveraging their employees' strengths and capabilities. 

Since becoming employee-owned, one of AET's core principles is that they all succeed together. Because each employee has a real ownership stake in the company's success, employees are driven to be collaborative and curious. Investing in their people helps them focus on meeting the needs of their clients. 

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Engineering

Engineering & Architecture

Minnesota
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American Fabrication

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Idaho Falls, ID

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ESOP

American Fabrication is an employee-owned metal fabrication company headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Founded in 1986, American Fabrication specializes in the design and manufacture of ASME pressure vessels, containers of all shapes and sizes, piping systems, food processing equipment and various other fabrications. The company supports Food Processing, hydroelectric, petrochemical, mining, transportation, aerospace, and nuclear materials processing industries. 


In 2016, American Fabrication became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Every member of the team takes immense pride in their work, experiencing a profound sense of achievement and ownership. Employee owners at American Fabrication are a team of industry professionals who are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. Together, they work to make the company successful, which as owners, they benefit from their contributions. This unique dynamic provides motivation for employees to do their best work.


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Boiler, Tank & Container Manufacturing; Fabricated Metal Products

Manufacturing

Idaho
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Amsted Industries

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Chicago, IL

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ESOP

Amsted Industries is a diversified global manufacturer of industrial components serving primarily the railroad, automotive, commercial vehicle, construction and building markets. Combining leading-edge manufacturing processes with a history of continuous innovation, we’re proud to be leaders in each of the market segments we serve.

As an employee-owned company, our global workforce is united in their passion for leadership and excellence. Our unique structure is a way for Amsted Industries to give back to those who drive our success. Though a financial benefit first and foremost, it also instills a sense of pride and purpose. A Spirit of Ownership permeates all our businesses, and all of our workers are dedicated to our stakeholders and our communities.

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Iron & Steel Mills

Manufacturing

Illinois
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Anderson

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Poway, CA

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ESOP

Anderson is a 100% employee-owned full service marketing company headquartered in Poway, California. The company was founded in 1985 and originally focused on direct marketing. Anderson now offers a full suite of services with the ability to produce what they create through offline and online in-house services.

Anderson became employee-owned in 2022 when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee ownership reinforces the company's commitment to a work-life balance and taking care of their people.

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California
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Anderson Systems

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Goleta, CA

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ESOP

Anderson Systems is a 100% employee-owned company in the HVAC industry headquartered in Goleta, California. The company was founded in 1983 as a comprehensive mechanical contracting firm that places a special emphasis on designing and building cleanrooms. Their range of services supports industrial, commercial, research and development, biotech, healthcare, semiconductor, mission-critical facilities, and custom residential industries. Over the years, Anderson Systems has successfully completed a myriad of projects, spanning from new construction and infrastructure enhancements to the installation of cutting-edge process tools. 

In 2015 Anderson Systems became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Anderson Systems firmly believes that the cornerstone of a company’s success lies in its skilled and well-trained workforce. They regard bright, dynamic, and innovative individuals as their most valuable asset. Employees are actively encouraged to showcase their abilities and are provided opportunities for professional growth while aligning with the company's objectives.

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Plumbing & HVAC Contractors

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

California
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Andesa

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Allentown, PA

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ESOP

Andesa is a 100% employee-owned lifecycle solutions company headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1983 and pioneered group administration products. Over four decades, founder John Walker and the Andesa team have collectively shaped the organization into its present status as a leading provider of policy lifecycle solutions for the life insurance and annuities industry. 


Their innovative cloud-based systems offer cutting-edge transaction management and recordkeeping capabilities. Backed by decades of industry and product expertise, Andesa is dedicated to data security and delivering end-to-end lifecycle management solutions. Their primary focus is to empower carriers, brokers, key stakeholders, and participants in seizing strategic sales opportunities and effectively navigating market dynamics. 


In 2015, Andesa became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Their team of dedicated employee-owners are committed to giving undivided attention to every interaction, aligning actions with intentions, and continuously propelling progress. Their team comprises leaders and lifelong learners who are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment, supporting their families, and unlocking their full potential. Andesa is home to nearly two hundred talented and diverse employee owners who firmly believe in the power of individual contributions that collectively fortify the whole.

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Insurtech

Financial Services

Pennsylvania
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Apache Stainless

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Beaver Dam, WI

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ESOP

Apache Stainless is a 100% employee-owned stainless steel tank manufacturer headquartered in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The company's products serve fuel refineries, ethanol plants, chemical industries, food and beverage processing facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and water treatment facilities.

Apache Stainless became employee-owned after their parent company, Employee Owned Brands, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 1987.

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Wisconsin
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Apex Plumbing

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Arvada, CO

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Apex Plumbing is a 100% employee-owned company in the plumbing industry headquartered in Arvada, Colorado. Founded in 1985, what started as a traditional plumbing company has grown over its 38 year history to become an expert in underground unity repair and replacement for residential, commercial, and municipal customers. Apex provides excavation services and turn-key surface restoration solutions for concrete, asphalt, and landscaping. 


In 2022, Apex Plumbing became employee-owned when they established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As owners, Apex employee owners take pride in their work in providing exceptional customer service. The foundation of their business has been from referrals of contented customers. This unwavering loyalty from their customer base serves as a testament to the company's integrity and workmanship. The company places great emphasis on providing every customer with an outstanding experience by instilling this commitment within their crews and their overall ownership culture.

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Plumbers; Plumbing Contractors

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Construction (Residential)

Colorado
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Appliance Enameling & Service

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Upland, CA

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ESOP

Appliance Enameling & Service is a 100% employee-owned appliance refurbishing company headquartered in Upland, California. The company was founded in 1972 by Darrel Headley. Appliance Enameling & Service now services grocery stores across California and remodels supermarkets in Washington, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.

In 2020, Appliance Enameling & Service became employee-owned when they implemented an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Employee ownership reinforces the company's commitment to the highest quality of customer service.  

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Grocery Support Services

Professional & Business Services

California
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Applied Information Sciences

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Reston, VA

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ESOP

Applied Information Sciences (AIS) is an employee-owned company in the technology industry headquartered in Ruston, VIrginia. Since its founding in 1982, AIS has maintained an unwavering commitment to its clients' success. With over four decades of experience, AIS has been a trusted partner for numerous global enterprises, offering them invaluable support in optimizing their technological investments, addressing various IT challenges, and realizing their business objectives. AIS specializes in delivering cloud transformation solutions that empower both commercial and federal enterprises to enhance their business outcomes by embracing cloud migration, app modernization, and harnessing the power of data intelligence. 

In 2007 Applied Information Sciences became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As an employee-owned enterprise deeply dedicated to its people, AIS seeks individuals who exhibit unwavering curiosity, a fervor for emerging technology, and the drive to uncover innovative solutions for the most pressing technological challenges facing global brands and federal agencies.

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Software Publishers; Information

Professional & Business Services

Miscellaneous

Virginia
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Aquatic Technologies

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San Juan Capistrano, CA

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ESOP

Aquatic Technologies is an employee-owned company in the construction industry headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. Founded in 1997 by three industry professionals, Aquatic Technologies is a full service construction company that can take any size project from conceptual design to the finished product. Aquatic Technologies builds all types of pool and water features from courtyard fountains to complete water parks. 


In 2017, Aquatic Technologies became employee owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This is exemplified by the company’s values of doing the right thing through Integrity, Excellence, and Teamwork. 


As an employee-owned company, Aquatic Technology strives to create enduring value for their clients while maintaining prosperous relations with their customers and employee owners. 


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Commercial Construction; Pool Service; Pool Installation

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Construction (Residential)

Home & Garden

California
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Arbor Assays

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Ann Arbor, MI

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Arbor Assays is a 100% employee-owned manufacturing company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company's founders, active in assay kit research and development since 1982, have played a pivotal role in both the research-only and FDA in vitro diagnostic markets. Acknowledging the need for sensitivity, speed, convenience, quality, and service, the company is dedicated to researching, developing, and producing detection and immunoassay kits of the utmost quality for clinically significant biomolecules. The team takes pride in bringing their extensive knowledge to the service of customers and their laboratories, offering personal assistance whenever needed. 

In 2017, Arbor Assays became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT). They were the first employee-owned life sciences company to implement an EBT. Governed by a board of directors, this arrangement ensures the company's independence, delivering enduring value and quality to customers while enhancing job security and career satisfaction for employees, free from concerns about potential acquisition by a larger conglomerate. Employee owners are fully dedicated to serving customers, the community, the environment, and their own team members, working diligently to fulfill scientific needs and ensuring customer satisfaction remains paramount.

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Chemical Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Michigan
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ArcherPoint

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Duluth, GA

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ESOP

ArcherPoint is a 100% employee-owned company in the IT industry headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. Since 2002, they have been helping companies with intricate ERP needs by providing expert business analysis, functional consulting, and personalized service. ArcherPoint's diverse team, consisting of skilled consultants, supply chain experts, retail professionals, Microsoft MVPs, technical visionaries, communication specialists, and workflow experts, consistently innovates to ensure clients receive the finest experience possible. Their expertise spans various industries, encompassing manufacturing, distribution, retail, food and beverage, professional services, and large equipment rental. ArcherPoint provides contemporary workplace solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics NAV, LS Retail, Azure, Microsoft 365, and Power Platform across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Europe. 


In 2015, ArcherPoint became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The company's foundation is rooted in ownership through their shared vision of delivering top-tier solutions and forging exceptional relationships with team members, clients, and communities, all while taking pride in their work and collaborations. Their ownership culture fosters a supportive environment that encourages experimentation, learning, and leadership, offering opportunities for individuals to explore new roles, take calculated risks, and embrace new challenges. One of their foundational practices is to always assume positive intent, enabling them to bring out the best in people, their actions, and their communications.


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IT Consulting

Professional & Business Services

Georgia
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Architectural Glass & Aluminum

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Livermore, CA

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ESOP

Architectural Glass and Aluminum (AGA) is a 100% employee-owned curtain wall companies headquartered in Livermore, California. The company was founded in 1970 and is now one of the leading companies of it's kind in North America. From AGA's beginnings near San Francisco, the company has since been part of iconic structures in Hawaii, Washington, Alaska and Texas.

AGA became employee-owned in 2001 when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The company embodies ownership in every sense of the word as employees have a genuine stake in the process. 

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Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

California
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Architecture for Education

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Pasadena, CA

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ESOP

Architecture for Education (A4E) is an employee-owned architecture company headquartered in Pasadena, California. Their overarching mission is to enhance the field of education by crafting innovative learning environments. Their team of skilled designers and technology experts are dedicated to delivering innovative, high-quality buildings in a timely and cost-effective manner. Education is not just one facet of their work; it is their sole focus. 

In 2017, Architecture for Education became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). A shared dedication to crafting distinctive, responsive learning spaces not only enhances individual skills but also ensures the delivery of top-quality, education-based architectural solutions. A central aspect of their unique project approach is the open and robust interaction among staff, students, parents, and the community. A4E's team takes a lead role in fostering this essential communication, providing design expertise and technical knowledge in educational and architectural aspects. By aligning architectural solutions with the needs and vision of its users, A4E creates spaces that continue to welcome and inspire.

The quality of their design work reflects the level of personal commitment they invest in each project. Unlike larger firms that often concentrate on substantial projects, A4E maintains a work ethic that ensures meticulous attention to detail for every project, regardless of its size. Education is the core of their studio, and their work is a testament to their commitment to this field.

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Architecture

Engineering & Architecture

California
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AristaCare

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Hoffman Estates, IL

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ESOP

AristaCare's mission is to help achieve the best possible outcomes for all patients through optimal pharmaceutical care, collaboration AristaCare, a subsidiary of KPH Healthcare, is an employee-owned pharmaceutical company headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. AristaCare is dedicated to delivering top-quality patient care by optimizing pharmaceutical practices, fostering collaboration with other healthcare experts, and promoting educational programs to advance pharmaceutical knowledge. The organization is committed to providing compassionate and professional service to patients, their families, physicians, and healthcare personnel. 

AristaCare became employee-owned when they were acquired by their parent company, KPH Healthcare, who implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As an employee-owned company, employees take pride in providing the highest quality pharmacy and healthcare services. 

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Pharmacies & Drug Stores; Home Care

Health Care

Personal Care

Illinois
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Astro Machine Works

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Ephrata, PA

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ESOP

Astro Machine Works is a 100% employee-owned fabrication company headquartered in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. founded in 1984 Astro Machine Works had a clear mission from the start: to meet the custom machinery and precision parts needs of regional and national companies. Even in their early, lean years, they were meticulous about the business they engaged in, aligning it with their vision. Over time, they expanded their customer base across different geographies and industries. Today, Astro-built machines and parts can be found globally, serving leading companies worldwide.

In 2018, Astro Machine Works became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This approach provides team members with transparency into the company's operations and fosters a culture of shared success. ESOPs are an integral part of promoting longevity and growth in the workplace, helping to prevent the disruption that can occur when businesses are sold to competitors. By transferring ownership to the workforce and providing shares at no cost to team members, ESOPs create a supportive and growth-oriented environment.

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Fabricated Metal Products; Machine Shops

Manufacturing

Pennsylvania
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Augusta Industrial Services

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Augusta, GA

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ESOP

Augusta Industrial Services is a 100% employee-owned industrial cleaning company headquartered in Augusta, Georgia. Founded by Clyde Filcher in 1977, the company was originally a sewer and drain cleaning service. Recognizing a growing demand for reliable and safe work within the nuclear and industrial sectors, the company expanded its services. Today, the company is  committed to delivering secure work environments and the highest quality industrial cleaning and environmental services in the Southeastern United States. 

 

In 2015, Augusta Industrial Services became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The company believes that the talent, dedication, and enthusiasm their employee owners have for clients and the company is what propels Augusta Industrial's success and expansion. Dedicated employee owners are industry leaders who are working together to solve complex issues for their clients. When clients are successful, the Augusta Industrial Team is also successful.

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Environmental Remediation; Specialty Trade Contractors; Industrial Cleaning Systems; Waste Management

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Professional & Business Services

Home & Garden

Georgia
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Automatic Engineering

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Tulsa, OK

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ESOP

Automatic Engineering, a subsidiary of Cogent, was founded in 1938. Specializing in municipal and commercial water and wastewater markets, Automatic Engineering excels in delivering process equipment, pumps, controls, instrumentation, and electrical gear. Furthermore, the company extends its expertise to furnish switching, control, monitoring, testing, and connection equipment for the emergency and standby power markets.


In 2020, Automatic Engineering became employee-owned when their parent company, Cogent, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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Oklahoma
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Avail Technologies

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State College, PA

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ESOP

Avail Technologies is an employee-owned software company headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1999, Avail Technologies  has a mission dedicated to cultivating lifelong customer relationships by delivering exceptional value through a well-rounded portfolio of high-quality products and services. They actively collaborate with their clientele, leveraging their enterprise transit management software to devise customized solutions. 

In 2009, Avail Technologies became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As an ESOP organization, each employee at Avail Technologies is also an owner, holding a vested interest in the company's success. Employee owners at Avail enjoy a range of benefits, including membership in the Fun, Enjoyable Workplace Crew (F.E.W. Crew). This crew organizes and sponsors various events for employees and their families, such as off-site Christmas parties, cook-offs, and outdoor activities. The company's flexible and relaxed work environment encourages employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance, aligning with the philosophy that they should work diligently and enjoy their time to the fullest.

The Certified EO mark symbolizes Avail Technologies' unwavering dedication and passion that permeates every facet of their operations.

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Transit Solutions; Engineering

Engineering & Architecture

Professional & Business Services

Pennsylvania
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Avid Products

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Middletown, RI

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ESOP

AVID Products is a 100% employee-owned company that manufactures audio products, headquartered in Middleton, Rhode Island. Founded in 1953 by Robert C. Allen, AVID embarked on its journey with a mission to pioneer and develop audio products for both home and commercial use. The company is aptly named for its initial focus on Audio Visual Instructional Devices.  In 1961, AVID marked a milestone collaboration with TWA, leading to the development of the world's first in-flight pneumatic headphones, setting new standards in airline entertainment. This landmark achievement paved the way for AVID to supply in-flight entertainment headphones to an impressive 97% of the world's airlines. Since then, AVID has expanded to develop audio products, comfort items, entertainment accessories, and service solutions to six markets, education, healthcare, fitness, recreation, hospitality, and travel. Today, their products can be purchased at certified resellers or from AVID directly. 

 

In 2013, AVID Products became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The ownership culture at AVID is guided by their core values of expertise, collaboration, empowerment, and ingenuity. Employee owners work together to make the company successful, while enhancing their customer experience. As owners, employees share in the company’s successes, benefiting from their collective hard work. This provides motivation for employees to do their best work.

 

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Branded Products; Audio & Video Equipment; Professional & Commercial Equipment Wholesalers

Manufacturing

Distribution & Wholesale

Rhode Island
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Axia Home Loans

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Bellevue, WA

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ESOP

Axia Home Loans is a 100% employee-owned company in the financial services industry headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Founded in 2007, Axia provides guidance and counseling to help people obtain their home ownership goals through affordable mortgages. Their mission is to create sustainable home ownership through responsible lending in the communities in which they live and work. Today, Axia is licensed in all fifty states and operates 36 branches in fifteen states. 


In 2016, Axia Home Loans became employee-owned when they established their Employees Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Their employee owners have developed a reputation for providing superior customer service and producing well-educated and prepared homeowners. As owners, all Axia Home Loan employees have a vested interest in the success of the company. Every employee contributes to the growth and success of the company because they financially benefit when everyone does well. 


The ownership culture at Axia is collaborative and encourages the “best idea wins.” To them, this means everyone is heard and together, they are working toward the best possible outcome for their clients. To build trust with their clients and communities, Axia employee owners understand that they must first trust and respect one another.

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Credit & Financing

Financial Services

Washington
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Axis Energy

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Holly Springs, NC

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ESOP

Axis Energy is a 100% employee-owned renewable energy company headquartered in Holly Springs, North Carolina. 

Axis Energy is became employee-owned after their parent company, 1910 Legacy Enterprises, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 2000.

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Electric Power Generation

Utilities

North Carolina
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Aztalan Engineering Inc

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Lake Mills, WI

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ESOP

Aztalan Engineering is a 100% employee-owned manufacturing company and is headquartered in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1978 by Jim Brey. Aztalan’s humble roots began in Jim’s garage and by 1992 their first manufacturing facility was opened.

Aztalan Engineering became employee-owned in 2009 when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 100% employee-owned in 2014. While expansion has continued for Aztalan, employee ownership has helped them remain true to their original foundation of leadership and commitment.

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Fabricated Metal Products

Manufacturing

Wisconsin
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BAMCO

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Middlesex, NJ

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ESOP

BAMCO is a 100% employee-owned company in the fabrication industry headquartered in Middlesex, New Jersey. Established in 1986 as a company specializing in aggregate and cement board panel installation, BAMCO organically transitioned to architectural panel systems. Today, BAMCO boasts a comprehensive team of engineers, project managers, field and shop superintendents, and construction professionals who offer design, engineering, estimating, fabrication, testing, and installation services. Their aim is to provide a full-service solution that minimizes costs, lead times, and the workload of their valued clients. Currently servicing customers in 48 states, BAMCO designs, manufactures and installs state-of-the-art composite metal panel systems for commercial, institutional, governmental, manufacturing, and residential projects.

In 2018 BAMCO became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Co-founders Michael Biviano and Allan Pasternak made the decision to transfer ownership of the company to their employees. This transition effectively granted ownership to the dedicated workforce that had played a pivotal role in BAMCO's growth. Recognizing that they couldn't lead the company indefinitely, Biviano and Pasternak sought to reward those who had contributed to BAMCO's success by offering them a stake in the business. Employee-owned companies are known for their enhanced efficiency and profitability compared to their non-EO counterparts; ownership empowers individuals to act as stakeholders. Today, at BAMCO, the company continues to foster a culture where Employee Owners feel valued, engaged, and empowered, resulting in top-tier service and products for their customers. It is their people who serve as the foundation of their strength.


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Siding Contractors; Building Finishing Contractors

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

New Jersey
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BBE

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Bloomfield, CT

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ESOP

BBE is a 100% employee-owned construction and general contracting company, headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut. For over 100 years, BBE has provided construction management and general contracting expertise with an award-winning team led by four generations of family. The company's family-owned values form the foundation of its operations, embodying integrity, reliability, service, and professionalism. BBE has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for clients, employees, and the community. BBE takes pride in its strong community presence and looks forward to continuing to build for regional, national, and international corporate, academic, manufacturing, and community-based clients.

In 2023, BBE became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  The company encourages employees to grow in safety and skill, benefiting from extensive training and mentoring opportunities within the industry. With a remarkable retention rate of 95%, many associates have over 20 years of service. At BBE, careers flourish, with a sense of belonging and opportunities for growth. Employees have the chance to work with the industry's best on award-winning projects and teams.

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Connecticut
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BBEC, Inc.

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Mechanicsburg, PA

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ESOP

BBEC, Inc., a subsidiary of HB Global LLC, headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is a residential, commercial, and industrial electrical contracting company. BBEC Inc., has over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. 


BBEC Inc., became employee-owned in 2010 when its parent company,  HB Global LLC, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As employee-owners, BBEC Inc. employees are uniquely motivated to perform their best. They are incentivized to provide their customers with the highest quality and productivity because they have an ownership stake in the company and benefit when the company performs well. 

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Electrical Contractors; Electricians

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Home & Garden

Pennsylvania
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BERPL, Inc.

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Cincinnati, OH

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ESOP

School Outfitters is a majority employee-owned school furniture and equipment supplier headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company was founded in 1998. School Outfitters both manufacturers themselves as well as partners with over 150 other vendors. 

School Outfitters became employee-owned in 2022 when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee Ownership reinforces the company's core values to believe in people, enjoy the journey, relentlessly search for better, play to win, and live the golden rule.

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Charter School Services

Professional & Business Services

Ohio
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BRI

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St. Louis,

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BRI, a subsidiary of Cogent, was founded in 1967. Specializing in the application and maintenance of fluid pumping and treatment equipment, BRI operates as a regional distributor of rotating equipment. The company boasts extensive capabilities tailored for Industrial and Commercial customers, all while maintaining the personalized local service that clients have grown accustomed to. Over its 50-plus year history, BRI has been a prominent provider of ingeniously engineered pumping and process solutions, catering to the Industrial, Mining, and Oil & Gas markets.


In 2020, BRI became employee-owned when their parent company, Cogent, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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BSA LifeStructures

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Indianapolis, IN

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ESOP

BSA LifeStructures is a 100% employee-owned engineering company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since its inception in 1975, BSA LifeStructures has consistently demonstrated a commitment to progressive and sustainable design. The firm boasts a portfolio of projects that includes a number of LEED-certified buildings and facilities strategically planned to accommodate the future growth and evolution of the institutions they serve. Operating through multiple studios in Austin, Denver, Indianapolis, Raleigh, St. Louis, and Tampa, BSA LifeStructures has flourished over four decades not merely by designing buildings, but by crafting ingenious solutions that enhance the quality of life.

In 2017 BSA LifeStructures became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The company values partnership among its employee-owners, recognizing that collaboration is essential to achieving collective success.The company champions an ownership culture of empowerment, wherein every member thinks and acts like an owner to secure the success of clients and the business. Fueled by their competitive spirit, the employee-owners at BSA work diligently and also find time to unwind. Their challenging dynamic encourages one another to excel, fostering an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset to tackle problems and seek new solutions.

Since 1975, BSA LifeStructures has dedicated itself to bringing facilities to life, creating facilities that support and enhance the practices of healing, learning and discovery as well as the people dedicated to them. With a balanced blend of inspired creativity, evidence-based design and years of experience, BSA LifeStructures has created facilities for some of the nation’s top healthcare, higher education and research institutions.

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Engineering; Landscape Architecture; Architecture

Engineering & Architecture

Indiana
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Baker Electric

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Escondido, CA

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ESOP

Baker Electric is an electrical subcontracting company is headquartered in Escondido, CA. In 1938, Leroy Baker started Baker electric and since that time the company as relied on the leadership of 4 generations of the Baker family. The company specializes in electrical contracting, renewable and alternative energy services throughout the southwestern United States. Baker Electric's experience includes projects in healthcare, military education, hospitality/gaming, multifamily housing, solar power, energy storage, public works, transportation and other markets.

In 2020, Baker Electric became an ESOP, transferring 100% ownership to their employees. 

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Commercial Solar Installation

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

California
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Balke Brown Transwestern

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St. Louis, MO

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ESOP

Balke Brown Transwestern (BBTW) is a 100% employee-owned company in the real estate industry headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1979 by Gary Balke, BBTW is a comprehensive commercial real estate brokerage, property management, and development firm that has been delivering value to clients and investors. While they began as an office building developer and manager, they have expanded into a prominent real estate services provider with expertise spanning office, retail, industrial, medical, and multi-family properties.

In 2015 Balke Brown Transwestern became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As an employee-owned company, everyone at BBTW has a tangible stake in the future of the organization. Together, their team of 150 employee owners work diligently to establish their reputation as an entrepreneurial value creator characterized by the highest standards of integrity, always placing the needs of customers at the forefront. Their clientele includes institutional owners, pension funds, REITS, Fortune 500 companies, local partnerships, and accomplished local entrepreneurs. The distinction of being an employee-owned company is a source of pride.

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Real Estate

Miscellaneous

Missouri
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Bandit Industries

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Remus, MI

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ESOP

Bandit Industries is an innovative, dedicated team focused on building lasting relationships with our dealers and customers. They can achieve this by delivering premium wood and waste processing equipment and services, on-time at a competitive price inspiring customer enthusiasm. This will provide long-term profitable growth and personal achievement for their employees, dealers and customers. Bandit Industries pioneered the self-propelled chipper market by introducing the first track chipper in the early 1990s. A few years later Bandit unveiled The Beast® – a powerful horizontal grinder that would soon become one of the leading machines in the world for processing waste wood, plastic, roofing shingles, rubber, and so much more. Bandit developed a line of stump grinders in the 2000s, followed by track carriers featuring interchangeable forestry mower and stump grinding heads. In 2013 Bandit unveiled a line of skid-steer attachments for land clearing operations.

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Machinery Manufacturing; Commercial & Service Industry Machinery

Manufacturing

Michigan
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Bapko Metal

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Orange, CA

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ESOP

Bapko Metal is a 100% employee-owned structural steel, miscellaneous steel, stair and architectural metal contractor headquartered in Orange, California. The company was founded in 1978 and is one of California’s most reputable and trusted self-performing contractors.

Bapko Metal became employee-owned in 2018 when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee ownership reinforces the company’s commitment to building long-term relationships with clients on a foundation of trust, value, and unrivaled customer service. Every individual employee at Bapko Metal takes pride and ownership in the quality of work.


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Structural Steel & Precast Concrete Contractors

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

California
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Bardenay, Inc.

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Boise, ID

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Bardenay, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned restaurant and distillery headquartered in Boise, Idaho. The company was founded in 1999 and historically was issued the first permit from the Federal Government to distill spirits in a public space. In 2000, Bardenay was the first establishment to serve a cocktail using spirits made on the premise. The company now has four locations across Idaho.

Bardenay became employee-owned in 2021 when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee ownership reinforces the company's commitment to detail and rewards employees for the part they play in Bardenay's success.

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Restaurants

Food & Beverage

Idaho
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Basepoint Building Automations

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Des Moines, IA

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ESOP

Basepoint Building Automations is a 100% employee-owned company in the building technology industry  headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.  The company specializes in HVAC and access controls, automatic doors and security. Today, Basepoint Building Automations has six locations across Iowa, Missouri, and South Dakota. Their hard work and dedication has made them a Midwest leader in their industry. 

Basepoint Building Automations became employee-owned in 2007 when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As owners, Basepoint employees are uniquely motivated to provide exceptional service for their customers. With a team of 150, Basepoint employee owners are leaders in their field and are always up for a challenge when it comes to meeting their clients revolving needs. 

The ownership culture at Basepoint aims to create an environment where employees feel appreciated and are empowered to grow professionally and personally. As a company, Basepoint is always looking for ways to make the future better. 



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Professional Services

Professional & Business Services

Iowa
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Beck's

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Princeton, IL

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ESOP

Mr. Earlene Becker went to work for Bonded Service Company in 1939, and just ten years later, the name was changed to Beck Oil Company.  Mr. Becker’s sons, Don and Daryl, joined their father’s team in 1955.  Beck Oil continued to grow steadily soon after, and Mr. Daryl Becker and his wife Marcia Becker currently continue to contribute to the growing efforts of their family and employee owned operation.  The values of the Becker family consist of offering products and services that makes the customers want to come back, which still stands today.

With the constant growth of Beck’s, today we operate 17 locations throughout North Central Illinois. Although our numbers have changed, our values have not.  Our mission is to exceed our customers’ needs and expectations with a clear focus on everyday low prices, exceptional service, and the best locations.  Some recent rebuilds and remodels at your local Beck’s store may give you insight as to where we are headed.  We are excited to continue to serve you as our stores grow, modernize, and exceed your convenience store needs.

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Convenience Stores; Gas Stations

Food & Beverage

Illinois
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Belden Architectural Elements

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Grand Rapids, MI

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Belden Brick & Supply is a 100% employee-owned company in the construction industry headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The foundation of the company dates back to 1885 when Henry Belden founded a brick manufacturing company. This humble beginning would evolve into a rich legacy marked by personal and industry excellence. The multi-generational family run company evolved to offer their customers the latest, high-quality brick and sone products. Today, the company serves as an industry leader in brick, stone, and other architectural elements for both commercial and residential clients with locations serving West Michigan. 

In 2021, Belden Brick & Supply became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This allows for the Belden family legacy to live on for future generations. When employees have an ownership stake in their work, they're motivated to provide high quality products and exceptional customer service. 

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Building Supply Stores; Landscape Architecture

Engineering & Architecture

Home & Garden

Michigan
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Ben Tire Distributors

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Indianapolis, IN

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ESOP

Ben Tire Distributors is a 100% employee-owned company in the automotive industry headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The roots of Ben Tire Distributors, Ltd. trace back to 1925, when the Neal family, under the guidance of Burnham E. Neal, initiated a modest tire and auto repair venture in central Illinois. Over the years, the company experienced substantial growth, transforming into a prominent regional retail and wholesale entity. It currently operates 26 retail locations under the banner Neal Tire and Auto, in addition to managing six distribution centers under the name Ben Tire Distributors, Ltd. across its market area. Leveraging over nine decades of experience in tire distribution, the company takes pride in offering competitive pricing, reliable delivery services, and an impressive product selection.

 

In 1991, Ben Tire Distributors became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As an employee-owned company, every employee has an ownership interest in the company. This dynamic provides motivation for employees to provide an exceptional customer experience. Today, Ben Tire employees more than 300 employee-owners across its market area.

 
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Tire Stores; Automotive Parts & Supplies Wholesalers

Automotive

Distribution & Wholesale

Indiana
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Bender Insurance Solutions

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Roseville, CA

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ESOP

Bender Insurance Solutions is a 100% employee-owned company in the insurance industry headquartered in Roseville, California. The company was founded in 1938 when Warren G. Bender started his career as a AAA Insurance agent. Over its 85 year history, Bender Insurance has evolved into one of the largest and sole employee-owned, family-led commercial insurance brokerages in the Sacramento area. The firm is committed to providing protection, exemplary service, and education to its valued clients.

With a team exceeding 150 employee-owners and an annual revenue surpassing $10 million, Bender Insurance Solutions has solidified its position as a local powerhouse, offering comprehensive insurance solutions for both business and personal needs. The company's exceptional success can be attributed to its client-centric approach, emphasizing effective communication and compassion. 

In 2018, Bender Insurance Solutions became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). . This approach empowers employees and fosters a sense of pride and shared commitment. The ESOP structure has further enhanced the company's culture by reinforcing mutual respect among team members and instilling a strong sense of pride in the work they perform daily. Employee ownership amplifies their focus on what matters most to clients, including a deep-seated commitment to collaborative and enduring client relationships. Bender Insurance Solutions is a testament to the lasting legacy of a commitment to clients, employee ownership, and community engagement, as evidenced by over eight decades of exceptional service and community impact.

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Insurance

Financial Services

California
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Benning Construction Company

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Portland, ME

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Benning Construction Company is a 100% employee-owned company in the construction industry headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1953, Benning has completed thousands of projects throughout the Southeast as a general contractor, providing solutions at all phases of development, from concept through completion.  

In 2007, Benning Construction Company became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Seven decades of Benning family leadership, coupled with their employee-ownership structure, ensures everyone has a stake in the company’s processes as well as its success. As owners, employees at Benning Construction are uniquely positioned to provide exceptional service to their customers. 

The ownership culture at Benning fosters a collaborative and team environment where employee owners do what’s right for their teammates, their clients and their communities. Together, Benning employee owners strive to build one another up to achieve and exceed their client’s expectations. 

 
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Construction Manager; General Contractor; Commercial Construction

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Maine
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Benoure Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning

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South Burlington, VT

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ESOP

Benoure Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, a subsidiary of Empowered Ventures, was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont. 


In 2024, Benoure Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning became employee-owned when its parent company, Empowered Ventures, acquired them and implemented their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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Vermont
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Bernards Bros.

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San Fernando, CA

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ESOP

Bernards is a 100% employee-owned company in the commercial construction industry headquartered in San Fernando, California. Bernards provides technical expertise and outstanding construction services to developers, corporations, educational institutions, and public agencies. The company was founded in 1974 by three young brothers who set out to fulfill a dream of starting a business. Driven by their passion for building, a strong work ethic, and an entrepreneurial sprit, their dream came to life. The integrity and commitment to customer service the brothers showed during the company’s early years continues on and is reflected in the company culture of today.

In 2017, Bernards became employee-owned when it established it Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  This allowed the company to keep the family culture fully intact while providing employees with a stake in the future success of the company. This is exemplified in their mission to provide a better experience for their customers, industry partners, and their employee owners. 

Over the past nearly 50 years, Bernards has grown to employee over 350 employee owners and counting. They've also expanded to six offices with a large presence throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, Central Valley and Central Coast.

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Commercial Construction; Construction Manager

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

California
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Best Friends Pet Care

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Norwalk, CT

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ESOP

Best Friends Pet Care is a 100% employee-owned company in the pet care industry headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut. Since 1995, this pet care facility has been setting new standards for what pet care should encompass. They offer exceptional care for furry family members across the country, catering to the diverse needs of pet parents. When owners can't be present, this establishment provides a nurturing environment for pets to stay, play, and socialize with their peers. They care for animals of all kinds, whether it's a pug, parrot, or pocket pig. With their Best Friends Pet Hotel locations spanning more than 40 sites nationwide, they offer boarding, doggy day camp, training, and grooming. What sets this pet care facility apart is their commitment to personalization. They understand that each pet is unique, and customization is integral to their service. They take the time to understand every pet's distinct preferences, collaborating with owners to create the perfect experience for their furry friends.

In 2018, Best Friends Pet Care became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Their ESOP ensures that employees share in the company's success and directly benefit from their hard work. This ownership mentality provides a powerful incentive for employees to take pride in their work, whether it involves caring for the facilities, each other, or, most importantly, the pets in their charge. The result is happier pets and pet parents.

Their employee-owned status fosters a sense of pride among the staff, who genuinely care about the work they do daily, which revolves around pet care. This setup also leads to greater stability, as employee-owned companies experience lower staff turnover rates and are less likely to cut jobs during economic downturns. Best Friends Pet Care offers a friendly and cheerful environment, making it a positive place for pets, as attested by their employees. Furthermore, they're deeply committed to their local communities, prioritizing local hiring and contributing through volunteer initiatives and sponsorships.

 

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Pet Care

Home & Garden

Connecticut
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Bicycle Technologies International

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Santa Fe, NM

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Bicycle Technologies International (BTI) is a 100% employee-owned bicycle parts and accessories distributor headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The company was founded in 1993 and provides local bike shops across the country with high quality products from around the globe. 

In 2021 BTI became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Owned Trust (EOT). The company chose this model to improve the livelihoods of current and future employee-members and ensure that BTI continues on for future generations. When employees become members of the Trust, they share in the strategic decision making and the company’s profits.

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Sporting Goods Wholesalers

Distribution & Wholesale

New Mexico
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Big Sandy Furniture

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Franklin Furnace, OH

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ESOP

Big Sandy Superstore is a 100% employee-owned furniture company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. 

In 2002, Big Sandy Superstore became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Each Big Sandy Superstore employee gains an ownership stake in the company over time. That means buying from Big Sandy Superstore, the money stays in your community and supports local business owners. 

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Furniture Stores; Electronics Stores; Furniture

Home & Garden

Ohio
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Birdseye

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Richmond, VT

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ESOP

Birdseye is a 100% employee-owned company in the construction industry, headquartered in Richmond, Vermont. Dedicated to crafting exquisite architecture and bringing it to life through meticulous construction, Birdseye embraces a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1984. Initially founded as a building company with a steadfast commitment to delivering superior craftsmanship, Birdseye cultivated a culture of excellence under the guidance of skilled artisans. What began as a focus on woodworking and a passion for design gradually evolved into an employee-owned, award-winning architecture and building firm.

In 2005, Birdseye became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. At Birdseye, a diverse team comprising architects, carpenters, woodworkers, metalworkers, and machinery operators collaborate to produce enduring works of art. With an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of design and craftsmanship, Birdseye crafts both beautiful objects and transformative spaces that stand as testaments to its dedication to the craft.

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Home Remodeling; New Home Construction

Construction (Residential)

Vermont
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Bivar, Inc.

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Irvine, CA

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ESOP

Bivar, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned is a leading specialty manufacturer of enclosure hardware, LED indication, and LED lighting products and solutions. The company was founded in the early 1960s and is headquartered in Irvine, California. Strong relationships were formed in the early days and the company has grown to over 30,000 customers. 

In 1997 Bivar became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Ownership Stock Plan (ESOP). Commitment to personal success was a motivating factor in transitioning to this ownership structure. Bivar is not only committed to their employees but also their community. The company has a non-profit, Bivar Charities, where employees volunteer their time and resources. 


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Semiconductors & Other Electronic Components; Electric Lighting Equipment

Manufacturing

California
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Bobbitt

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Raleigh, NC

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ESOP

Bobbitt is a 100% employee-owned company in the construction industry headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1946 by G.E. Bobbitt who laid the foundation for this Raleigh-based general contracting construction firm. Bobbitt is an experienced general contractor specializing in public and privately owned buildings throughout the Southeast for the past 77 years. Today, they operate two additional locations in North Carolina. 

 

In 1986, Bobbitt became employee-owned when it established its Employee-Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Bobbitt has cultivated a company culture centered around employee ownership and engagement. As an owner, each employee holds a vested interest in the triumph of every project, thus elevating Bobbitt's workforce to one of its most valuable assets. When employee owners contribute to the success of the company, they also get to benefit from their efforts. This shared success not only benefits the company and employees, it also has a positive impact on the communities they serve.

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Commercial Construction

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

North Carolina
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Boston Barricade

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Vero Beach, FL

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ESOP

Boston Barricade is a 100% employee-owned company in the retail industry headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida. For over three decades, Boston Retail Solutions has delivered a seamless barricade and in-store graphic experience to clients. Originating as a small barricade company for a few malls, it has evolved into a comprehensive solution addressing retail store design needs nationwide for national brands, malls, airports, and general contractors.

In 2019, Boston Barricade became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The transition to an employee-owned company demonstrates their dedication to excellence, customer care, and the shared commitment of each team member to the success of their clients.

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Professional & Business Services

Florida
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Boston FAM

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Stevens Point, WI

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ESOP

Boston FAM is an employee-owned furniture retailer headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1969 and has 15 locations across Wisconsin. The brands under Boston FAM’s umbrella include Ashley Homestores, Furniture & ApplianceMart. 

Boston FAM became employee-owned in 2018 when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The owners at Boston FAM are empowered to take care of customers because when customers win, everybody wins.

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Home Furnishings Stores; Furniture; Home Appliance Stores; Mattresses; Home Appliances; Furniture Stores

Home & Garden

Wisconsin
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Boston O&P

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Avon, MA

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ESOP

Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P) is an employee-owned company in the medical field headquartered in Avon, Massachusetts.  Founded in 1970, Boston O&P is a  leader in pediatric orthotics, and is a globally recognized provider of non-surgical scoliosis treatment solutions.  The organization's ongoing mission, established nearly five decades ago, revolves around becoming a trusted partner for renowned children's hospitals and specialized pediatric clinics. Their emphasis on pediatric orthotic and prosthetic services persists through continuous collaboration with leading pediatric clinicians and orthotists/prosthetists, ensuring their innovation and leadership in delivering non-surgical orthotic and prosthetic treatments.

In 2014, Boston O&P became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Every interaction with Boston O&P employees involves speaking with an owner who recognizes that ensuring customer satisfaction directly affects their own ownership interests. Through their ESOP holdings, employees are motivated to make decisions that foster positive client experiences, encouraging repeat business. They firmly believe that being employee-owned sets them apart, furthering their mission to become the premier provider of pediatric orthotic and prosthetic services and products in the nation.

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Medical Equipment & Supplies; Orthotics & Prosthetics

Health Care

Massachusetts
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Bottle Bargains

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Northport, NY

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ESOP

Bottle Bargains is a 100% employee-owned beer, wine, and liquor store headquartered in Northport, New York. Founded in 1993, the company has celebrated 30 years in business and pride themselves on their wide variety at economical prices for their customers. 

In 2019, Bottle Bargains became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Bottle Bargains employees are well educated on the products they offer and provide exceptional customer service. 


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Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores

Food & Beverage

New York
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Bottle Buys

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Glen Head, NY

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ESOP

BottleBuys is a 100% employee-owned beer, wine, and liquor store headquartered in Glen Head, New York. The company was founded in 1966 as Greenvale Liquors. In the 1980s, the company moved to a larger location and changed the name to Greenvale Wines, Liquors Too. While adapting to demand in the community, 1995 brought the current name and a larger store. 


In 2019 Bottle Buys became employee owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). BottleBuys employee owners are knowledgable and strive to give the best possible customer service to their customers.

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Wine; Liquor & Spirits

Food & Beverage

New York
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Bottle Values

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Old Bethpage, NY

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ESOP

Bottle Values is a 100% employee-owned beer, wine, and liquor store headquartered in Old Bethpage, New York. Bottle Values is one of the largest liquor retailers on Long Island. They pride themselves on their wide variety at economical prices for their customers.  

In 2019, Bottle Values became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Bottle Values employees are well educated on the products they offer and provide exceptional customer service. 


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Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores

Food & Beverage

New York
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Bottles and Cases

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Huntington, NY

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ESOP

Bottles and Cases is a 100% employee-owned discount beer, wine, and liquor store headquartered in Huntington, New York. Founded in 1990, the company has celebrated 30 years in business and pride themselves on their wide variety at economical prices for their customers. 


In 2019, Bottles and Cases became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Bottles and Cases employee owners are well educated on the products they offer and provide exceptional customer service.

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Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores

Food & Beverage

New York
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Brass2Copper Mechanical

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North Las Vegas, NV

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ESOP

Brass2Copper Mechanical, a subsidiary of Rice Services, is an employee-owned company in the plumbing industry headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. 


Brass2Copper Mechanical became employee-owned when its parent company, Rice Services, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Being employee-owned means that providing exceptional service is part of their DNA. This is echoed in their mission which aims to empower its employee owners to help their customers safely and efficiently build the best homes and commercial properties possible.

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Plumbing Contractors

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Nevada
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Breakside Brewery

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Portland, OR

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ESOP

Breakside Brewery is an employee-owned brewery in Portland, Oregon. Since its founding in 2010, Breakside Brewery has emerged as a prominent regional brewery, initially starting as a restaurant and pub brewery. Over the years, it has garnered widespread acclaim for its diverse range of innovative beers, producing approximately 30,000 barrels annually. 

In 2019, Breakside Brewery became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Presently, Breakside boasts a network of five locations across the Portland area and a taproom situated on the Oregon Coast in Astoria.

 

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Restaurants; Craft Beer

Food & Beverage

Oregon
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Brent Scarbrough & Company

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Newnan, GA

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ESOP

Brent Scarbrough & Company (BCS) is a 100% employee-owned company in the construction industry, headquartered in Newnan, Georgia. The company was founded in 1985 during Brent’s junior year at Southern Polytechnic State University. Since it’s inception, BCS has become one of the largest Heavy Civil Site contractors in Georgia. Over the past nearly two decades, the company’s presence has extended to Industrial, Commercial, Mixed Use, Healthcare, Residential and Renewable Energy Markets throughout the Southeast. The company prepares sites through demolition, clearing, grading, rock crushing, boring, excavating, installation of storm, sewer, water, & utilities. BCS's goal is to not only meet but exceed needs and expectations of clients through integrity, experience and safety. 

 

In 2017, Brent Scarbrough & Company became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). BSC strives to build great relationships with our employees, clients, vendors and our community. Making those things important and our priority is what has led BSC to success for almost 40 years.

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Site Preparation Contractors

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Georgia
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Brewer Science

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Rolla, MO

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ESOP

Brewer Science is an employee-owned manufacturing company headquartered in Rolla, Missouri. Founded in 1981, by Dr. Terry Brewer, the company is a global leader in the research and production of cutting-edge materials and procedures that propel future technology. Over the years Brewer Science has broadened its technology repertoire to encompass advanced lithography, advanced packaging, smart devices, and printed electronics, all of which are pivotal in shaping pioneering microdevices and distinctive monitoring systems applicable to industrial, environmental, and air-related fields. 

In 2020, Brewer Science became employee-owned when they established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  Brewer Science employees play a crucial role in a global enterprise, contributing to positive change and advancement. Brewer Science prides itself on being a company founded on the collective strength of its employee owners who are dedicated to delivering top-tier customer satisfaction. Employees at Brewer Science work collectively to contribute to the company’s success because as owners, they benefit from that success. 

The company's ownership culture promotes the vital aspects of work-life balance, environmental stewardship, and an unwavering commitment to philanthropy within the community. Employees are empowered to pursue personal and professional growth opportunities the company provides. Brewer Science actively encourages innovative thinking and creative problem-solving at every tier, allowing many team members to excel in roles that may differ from their initial positions.


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Semiconductors & Other Electronic Components; Materials & Technology for Microelectronics

Manufacturing

Missouri
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Bridges Health

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Oklahoma City, OK

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ESOP

Bridges Health is a 100% employee-owned skilled nursing and therapy facility management company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The clinical staff strives to help its patients to regain independence, mobility and function. Bridges Health’s mission is to 

Bridges Health became employee-owned in 2020 when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As employee-owners, Bridges Health staff is uniquely committed to helping each other reach their goals and openly celebrate the team’s success. 


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Skilled Nursing Facilities

Health Care

Oklahoma
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Brinkman Construction

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Fort Collins, CO

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ESOP

Brinkman Construction is a 100% employee-owned company in the construction industry headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado. Founded in 2005 by brothers Paul and Kevin Brinkman, Brinkman Construction initially emerged in Fort Collins as a comprehensive real estate enterprise, offering an array of services encompassing construction, development, commercial brokerage, and property management. With each new construction project, they forged lasting relationships, earning a distinguished reputation for delivering extraordinary experiences. 

In 2016 Brinkman Construction became employee-owned when they implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Being an employee-owned company means that they are wholly invested in each project they undertake. Their culture of ownership propels them to create distinctive structures and enduring relationships. Their dedication to excellence is unwavering, a factor contributing to their multitude of repeat customers. Their core values are the cornerstone of their interactions with each other, their clients, and their partners. Their philosophy revolves around aligning their values with their actions, paving the way for a brighter future for their employees, families, clients, and communities. 


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Commercial Construction

Construction (Heavy & Commercial)

Colorado
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Brinkmann Constructors

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Chesterfield, MO

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ESOP

Brinkmann Constructors is a 100% employee-owned company in the commercial construction industry headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri. The company was founded in 1984 by Bob Brinkmann. His entrepreneurial mindset, innovative thinking, and desire to reduce customer’s costs, created a legacy of success. Over its nearly 40 year history, Brinkmann has grown to operate five offices in four states: Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, and Virginia. 

In 2013, Brinkmann Constructors became employee-owned when it established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As owners, employees at Brinkmann are committed to building a culture of shared success. Employees are united as a team of entrepreneurs whose dedication lies in diligently providing exceptional results for clients while nurturing fulfilling careers for themselves. 


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Brown and Caldwell

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Walnut Creek, CA

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Brown and Caldwell is headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA. The company is a privately-held, 100% environmental firm with 1,900+ professionals serving clients locally and globally from 52 locations. Brown and Caldwell is the largest engineering and construction firm solely focused on the U.S. water and environmental sectors and is 100% employee-owned. The company is passionate about delivering exceptional service, collaborating with clients, adding value through innovation and building relationships that last. This passion dates back to Ken Brown and Dave Caldwell, who, since founding the company in 1947, stood out for their ability to solve engineering challenges, apply technology to emerging environmental problems, and serve the community.

In 1962, the company transitioned to employee-ownership. Brown and Caldwell’s purpose traces back to the two founders who had a vision: 100% environmental. The company has incorporated this vision in their past and is fully committed to in the future. Brown and Caldwell’s employee-owners are all working toward a common goal: to make a positive impact on the environment and in the world.


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Engineering & Architecture

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