Oxbow Design Build – Easthampton, MA

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Industry: Construction, Architecture and Design Location: Easthampton, Massachusetts Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: 2019 Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more oxbowdesignbuild.com VAWC – Oxbow Design Build Cooperative (2019) Hasler – Worker, Consumer, Producer….Owner (2018)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Construction Employee Owned Small Businesses in Architecture and Design Employee Owned Small Businesses in Massachusetts Employee Owned […]

Mexcon – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Construction Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 40 Became employee owned: In process Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more Facebook – Mexcon Next City – Worker Co-ops Catch on in Philadelphia (2018) PACA – Unstoppable How cooperative businesses are transforming communities (video) (2017) PACA – City Council Hearing Testimonial (2016) Philadelphia Citizen – Reading Between The Co-ops […]

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 […]

Hivemind – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Construction Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more www.hivemindphilly.com Philadelphia Inquirer – Why this construction boss decided to turn his workers into owners   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Pennsylvania Employee Owned Small Businesses in Construction Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by the Philadelphia […]

Davis Home Pros – Walnut Creek CA

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Davis Home Pros is a 15-person residential remodeling cooperative in Walnut Creek California. The selling owners had worked hard with employees to create a positive workplace culture centered around quality craftsmanship, customer service, and reasonable prices. About three years from retirement, they were looking for an innovative succession plan and committed to worker ownership. The […]

New Prairie Construction – Urbana, IL

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New Prairie Construction is a 25-employee general contractor in Urbana, Illinois, with a special focus on historic restoration and green building.  The two owners of the 30-year old company transitioned to a worker cooperative in order to pursue retirement and legacy goals, seeing a cooperative as the best path for the company to retain employees […]

Brooklyn Stone and Tile, Brooklyn NY

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Location: New York Industry: Manufacturing Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance and financing from: The Working World Brooklyn Stone and Tile is a converted 8 employee business with a pilot three worker-owner cooperative that sells and installs tiles and marble countertops in New York City. The owner chose to sell to employees […]

A1DesignBuild – Bellingham, WA

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A1DesignBuild is a 21-employee worker cooperative that does residential sustainable design and building in Bellingham, WA.   The owners decided to sell to a cooperative 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 […]

Cooperativa PWA – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Construction Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2017 Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more pwahandymen.com Next City – Worker Co-ops Catch on in Philadelphia (2018) PACA – Unstoppable How cooperative businesses are transforming communities (video) (2017) PACA – 20→20 Spotlight: Cooperativa PWA (2016) Video Employee Owned Small Businesses in Pennsylvania Employee Owned […]

Metis Construction – Seattle, WA

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Metis Construction is a 36-employee worker cooperative that contracts to do residential and commercial building in Seattle, Washington.  The business was founded in 2007 by a sole-proprietor who has always identified as an artisan builder, more than an owner, and who previously worked alongside his employees as an independent contractor.  Believing that the pride of […]