California Solar Electric Company – Grass Valley, CA

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Industry: Solar Location: California Number of employees: 30 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity From the company https://californiasolarco.com/ Learn more Yubanet – Cal Solar joins national Solar Co-Op (2020) The Union – Cal Solar becomes first worker cooperative in Nevada County (2019) Yes – Converting Businesses to Cooperatives Just Got Easier (2019) Project Equity – California […]

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 From the company https://rockman.com/ Rockman  – Rockman et al Announces Transition to New Employee-Owned Structure (2019) Learn more Project Equity – Rockman did the research, employee ownership won (2020) Video   Employee Owned Small Businesses in California Employee Owned […]

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 From the company   Learn more www. workingsystems.com WIP – A business that serves workers will become a business owned by workers (2019) Workers’ Paradise – All Systems Go! Working Systems Co-op (2019)   Employee […]

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 […]

Mainer News – Woolwich, ME

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Industry: News Location: Woolwich, Maine Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Learn more mainernews.com The Bollard – Mainer is Born! (2019) The Bollard – The Mainer (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Maine Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by CDI

Outskirts Vintage – Chicago, IL

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Industry: Clothing Location: Chicago, Illinois Number of employees: 3 Became employee owned: 2019 Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more outskirtschicago.com Shared Capital – Recent Borrowers   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Illinois Employee Owned Small Businesses Financed by Shared Capital Cooperative

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 […]