California Solar – Grass Valley, CA

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Industry: Solar Location: California Number of employees: 30 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity Learn more californiasolarco.com Yes – Converting Businesses to Cooperatives Just Got Easier (2019) Project Equity – California Solar: Lars’ Story Briar Patch – Cal Solar Employees Explore Becoming Worker-Owned Co-op   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Solar Employee Owned Small Businesses […]

Rockman et al – San Francisco, CA

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Industry: Research and Evaluation Location: California Number of employees: 17 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity Learn more Rockman  – Rockman et al Announces Transition to New Employee-Owned Structure (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in California Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by Project Equity

Working Systems – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Tech Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 15 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more www. workingsystems.com WIP – A business that serves workers will become a business owned by workers (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Washington Employee Owned Small Businesses in Tech Employee Owned […]

Adams and Chittenden – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Berkeley, California Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more http://www.adamschittenden.com/ Yes – Converting Businesses to Cooperatives Just Got Easier (2019) Project Equity – For the Love of Glass Project Equity – Mo’s Story Fifty by Fifty: Berkeley, CA: Early Investor in Employee Ownership […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]