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A-1 Builders, Bellingham WA

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Industry: Construction
Number of employees: 20
Conversion date: 2017

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A-1 Builders is a 20-employee worker cooperative that does residential sustainable design and building in Bellingham, WA.   The owners decides to sell to a cooperative on 2010 as a way to align with the values-drive construction work that has been at the center of the company’s culture for their 40 years building the business.  The process began from a commitment to the idea in 2010, and progresses with support from local experts including other worker cooperatives in the industry.

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