Gallun Snow – Denver, CO

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Industry: Architecture and Design Location: Denver, Colorado Number of employees: 20 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Jason Wiener, p.c., Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center Learn more gallunsnow.com Jason Wiener – Gallun Snow Becomes Employee Owned With Assistance From RMEOC and Attorneys Linda Phillips and Tonya Price (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Architecture and Design Employee Owned Small […]

Downtown Sounds – Northampton, MA

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Industry: Music Location: Northampton, Massachusetts Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2019 From the company Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op (video) (2019) Downtown Sounds – Invest In Our Community: Invest In Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op! Learn more WRSI – Meet The New Bosses Around Downtown Sounds (audio) (2019) Daily Hampshire Gazette – Changing its tune: Downtown Sounds […]

dojo4 – Boulder, CO

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Industry: Tech Location: Boulder, Colorado Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2017 Learn more dojo4 – On the Lip Shared Ownership: dojo4 Becomes a Co-op [part one, two, three, four] dojo4 – bylaws and operating agreement   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Tech Employee Owned Small Businesses in Colorado

Green Taxi Cooperative – Denver, CO

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Industry: Taxi Location: Denver, Colorado Number of employees: 800 Became employee owned: 2015 Assistance from: Jason Wiener p.c.  Learn more http://greentaxico-op.com/ Jason Wiener – Green Taxi – Platform Co op Showcase (video) (2019) Shareable – Why taxi cooperatives offer better job security for drivers (2018) Fast Company – Worker-owned co-ops are coming for the digital […]

Colorado Recovery – Boulder, CO

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Industry: Health Location: Boulder, Colorado Number of employees: 40 Became employee owned: 2014 Learn more coloradorecovery.com Colorado Recovery – We are Employee Owned Co-opLaw.prg – Legal Case Study: Colorado Recovery (2017) America – How Communists and Catholics Built a Commonwealth (2017) Shareable – Why a Healthcare Entrepreneur is Selling His Business to Employees (2015) Boulder Weekly […]

Namaste Solar – Boulder, CO

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Namasté Solar was founded in 2005 to provide residential and commercial solar services. The company chose to restructure as a worker cooperative in 2011. Prior to the transition, the company operated on a one-person-one-vote basis for most operational decisions, but shareholder votes were made on a one-share-one-vote basis.  The cooperative model more closely matched the democratic ideals […]

Equal Exchange – West Bridgewater, MA

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Location: West Bridgewater, Massachusetts Industry: Coffee, Food and Beverage Number of employees: 125 Became employee owned: 1986 Learn more www.equalexchange.coop Next City – Worker Cooperatives Are Finding Investors Who Share Their Values (2018) Forbes – How A Fair-Trade Company Faced Down An Ethical Dilemma (2018) Kennelly – Worker Cooperatives in the United States Redux (2016) Fireside […]