Timber Homes – Vershire, VT

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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 order to ensure the business would continue in the case of future exits.  Before the legal transition, there was already a culture of […]

Terra Firma Building and Remodeling – Minneapolis, MN

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Industry: Construction Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Number of employees: 24 Became employee owned: 2014 Learn more terrafirmamn.com Nexus Community Partners – Next Generation Business Models: Exploring the Benefits of Employee Ownership (2019) City of Minneapolis – Cooperatives in Minneapolis (2016) USDA – Co-ops = community development: cooperative developers share ideas in Minneapolis (2014)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Minnesota Employee […]

Earth-Bound Building – Brandywine, MD

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Industry: Construction Location: Brandywine, Maryland Number of workers: 4 Became employee owned: 2014 From the company https://www.earthboundbuilding.com/ https://www.facebook.com/earthboundbuilding/ Learn more NCBA CLUSA – Inaugural D.C. Co-op Impact Award Supports Cooperatives in the Washington Metro Area (2020) Pacific Standard – How To Craft Climate Financing That Helps Minorities And Lower-income Americans (2019) Ceres Trust – Climate Justice […]

Northwest Construction Cooperative – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Construction Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 4 Became employee owned: 2014 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more https://www.northwestconstruction.coop/ Thurston Talk – Northwest Cooperative Development Center Shares the Power of Cooperation (2016) GEO – It Takes a Village to Create an Economy: Cooperative Organizing in the Pacific Northwest (2015) Employee Owned Small […]

Bellingham Bay Builders – Bellingham, WA

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Industry: Construction Location: Bellingham, Washington Number of employees: 13 Became employee owned: 2004 Learn more www.bellinghambaybuilders.com Sustainable Connections – Four Friends Create a Worker’s Coop: Bellingham Bay Builders   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Construction Employee Owned Small Businesses in Washington

Red House Building – Colchester, VT

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Industry: Construction Location: Colchester, Vermont Number of employees: 25 Became employee owned: 2003 Assistance: Vermont Employee Ownership Center Learn more Red House Building Seven Days – In Good Company? Why some Vermont businesses are selling the store – to the employees Trend Watch – Red House Building: This Employee-owned Company Focuses On Craftsmanship   Employee […]

Big Timberworks – Gallatin Gateway, MT

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Industry: Construction Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana Number of employees: 14 Became employee owned: 1999 Assistance: ICA Group From the company https://www.bigtimberworks.com/ Learn more Project Equity – Big Timberworks Big Timberworks – Cooperative Approach (video) (2010) Northcountry Cooperative Foundation Center – Using Worker-owned cooperatives to enhance the economic well-being of rural residents (2004) Timber Framing Journal – […]

Messer Construction – Louisville, KY

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Industry: Construction Location: Ohio, Kentucky Number of employees: 1,100 Became 100% employee owned: 1990 Learn more Messer – Company History Lane Report – ESOP Can Spell Succession Success (2017) Dayton Daily News – Cincinnati-based Messer Construction pushes employee ownership bill (2016) Employee Owned Small Businesses in Construction Employee Owned Small Businesses in Kentucky