Your behavior appears to be a little unusual. Please verify that you are not a bot.


SiteWorks now employee owned

November 30, 2021By

Co-founder Chris Malham says the process to employee stock ownership plan prepares the company for a future and thanks employees who have been with the company from the beginning. read more

Odyssey Landscaping becomes employee owned

October 26, 2021By

Odyssey Landscaping transitioned to employee ownership by becoming a 100 percent employee-owned company through the sale of stock to an ESOP. read more

Employees buy out Mi-T-M Corp.

October 18, 2021By

Mi-T-M Corp. employees in Iowa have purchased the company from its founder through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). read more

West Coast tree company transitions to employee ownership

November 14, 2017By

Arborwell transitioned to employee ownership by becoming a 100 percent Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust, on Jan. 1. The Hayward, Calif.-based tree care company’s 200 employees became beneficial owners through the ESOP. Peter Sortwell, founder of Arborwell, views this as a natural step consistent with the firms’ recognition of employee contributions to the success of the company and his... read more

That’s ‘associate’ to you

July 26, 2017By
Photo: Garden Design

Be careful, landscape business owners. Garden Design’s story shows how a disrespected employee may end up as a successful crosstown rival.  Andrew Haynes’ business card reads associate, not owner, CEO or founder of Garden Design in Farmers Branch, Texas, though at one point in time he’s been all those things. And don’t let him hear you calling his coworkers his... read more

NCEO dubs Davey largest ESOP service firm in the U.S.

June 17, 2014By

The Davey Tree Expert Co. is the largest employee-owned service firm in the U.S., according to data from the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). The NCEO’s 2014 Employee Ownership 100 list includes the nation’s largest companies that are at least 50 percent owned by an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) or other broad-based employee ownership plan. Davey, which employs 7,800... read more