Alliance Mechanical – Essex Junction, VT

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Industry: Construction Location:Essex Junction, Vermont Number of employees: 125 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Vermont Employee Ownership Center Learn more Burlington Free Press – Employee Owned Companies Gain Traction (2019) Vermont Biz – VT Brothers sell company to their employees (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Construction Employee Owned Small Businesses in Vermont Employee […]

Rabble Rouser – Montpelier, VT

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(Changed named in 2019 from Nutty Steph’s) Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Montpelier, Vermont Number of employees: 13 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Vermont Employee Ownership Center Learn more NBC5  – Rabble Rouser opens in Montpelier (vide0) (2019) Burlington Free Press – Employee Owned Companies Gain Traction (2019) Nuty Steph’s – Under New Ownership (2019) Vermont Biz […]

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Vermont Business Magazine – A year of change for employee-owned Gardener’s Supply

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Read the full story at Vermont Business Magazine  “2018 was a transformative year for us,” says Cindy Turcot, one of the original employees and now President of Burlington-based Gardener’s Supply Company. A national retailer, Gardener’s Supply is one of Vermont’s best-known companies, a leader in the socially-responsible business community, and 100 percent employee-owned through an […]

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Fifty by Fifty – Are Cooperatives Really So Difficult to Finance?

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From Fifty by Fifty: Since 2012, CFNE has financed 15 co-op conversions including providing nine loans for business acquisitions and twelve working capital lines of credit to recently converted businesses. Some of our borrowers include: A Yard & A Half Landscaping Co-op, a largely immigrant co-op serving residences throughout the greater Boston area; Island Employee […]

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VT Digger – Gov. Phil Scott signs proclamation designation October as Employee Ownership Month

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From VTDigger.org: Proctor, Vt. – At a signing ceremony Wednesday, Governor Phil Scott proclaimed October as Employee Ownership Month in Vermont. The proclamation recognizes the value of employee ownership to Vermont’s economy and in creating opportunities for Vermont workers. “Employee-owned companies play an important role in our economy, bringing stability, increasing productivity and supporting local […]

Timber Homes – Vershire, VT

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Industry: Construction Location: Vershire, Vermont Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance: Vermont Employee Ownership Center, Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England Timber Homes is an 8-person custom construction company structured as a member-owned LLC in Vershire, Vermont. The company transitioned to a cooperative form in 2016 after one of two founders exited, in […]

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VT Digger – Employees Purchase The New School Of Montpelier From Founder As A Worker Cooperative

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From VT Digger: The employees of The New School of Montpelier (NSM) in Vermont have purchased the school from its founder and will be operating it as the state’s largest worker cooperative. Founded in 2005 by Susan Kimmerly, the NSM serves students ages 6 – 22 with intensive disabilities; primarily children and young adults with autism, cognitive disabilities, and […]