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 […]

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 […]

Nutty Steph’s – Middlesex, VT

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Middlesex, Vermont Number of employees: 13 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Vermont Employee Ownership Center Learn more Burlington Free Press – Employee Owned Companies Gain Traction (2019) Nuty Steph’s – Under New Ownership (2019) Vermont Biz – Woman-owned company becomes employee-owned coop (2019) VT Digger – Interest in employee ownership models growing […]

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 Construction Employee Owned Small Businesses in Pennsylvania Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by PACA

Insource Renewables – Pittsfield, ME

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Insource Renewables is a 10-employee Solar business in Pittsfield, Maine. The original owner recognized his limited capacity to continue to manage and grow his business as a sole proprietor and saw conversion to employee-ownership as a solution that would balance his lifelong commitment and anticipated growth of the business. Insource Renewables provides a unique opportunity […]

Railroad Avenue Supply Company – Stamford, NY

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Location: New York Industry: Hardware Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Railroad Avenue Supply Company is a 6-person Ace-affiliated hardware store in Stamford, New York. The owner decided to sell to employees because it would keep the store open and maintain jobs. The seller is a second generation owner […]

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 […]

Wild Fig Books and Coffee – Lexington, KY

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Industry: Bookstore Location: Lexington, Kentucky Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2018 Learn more Lexington Herald Leader – North Lexington bookstore closed. Then something surprising happened (2018) Wild Fig – Community Saves Their Sacred Space, Reopening Wild Fig As A Worker Cooperative (2018) Lane Report – Wild Fig Books and Coffee reborn as a cooperative […]

Mariposa Gardening & Design – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Landscaping Location: California Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance: Sustainable Economies Law Center, Project Equity Learn more Pacific Horticulture – Growing a Giving Business (2017) Democracy Collaborative – Converting Businesses to Worker Cooperatives – Lessons from the Real World (video, 2015)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Landscaping Employee Owned Small […]

New Frameworks, Winooski VT

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At a glance Location: Winooski, VT Industry: Construction Number of employees: 7 Conversion date: 2016 Professional support from Vermont Employee Ownership Center Learn more Timber Homes – TimberHomes Vermont Expands Its Coop Focus Timber Homes – Our History Timber Homes Transition to Employee Ownership (video) Video   Other companies