Burial Grounds Collective – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more burialgroundscoffee.com Barista Magazine – Burial Grounds’ Journey to Collectivizing (2020) Parallel University – Conversation with Colin Bartlett (Audio) (2019)  The Workers Paradise – Burial Grounds: Rising Up (2019) Go Fund Me – Burial Grounds […]

Marine Surveys and Assessments – Port Townsend, WA

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Industry: Environmental Services Location: Port Townsend, Washington Number of employees: 9 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more marinesurveysandassessments.com Marine Surveys – Statement of Qualifications (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Washington Employee Owned Small Businesses in Assisted by the Northwest Cooperative Development Center

Happy Earth Cleaning – Minneapolis, MN

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Industry: Cleaning Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Number of employees: 19 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Project Equity, Nexus Community Partners Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more happyearthcleaning.com Project Equity – Happy Earth Just Got Happier (2020) Minnesota Public Radio – Supporters see worker co-ops as way to spread the wealth (2020) Star Tribune – Nexus Community Partners plans to […]

W.J. Wheeler Insurance – South Paris, ME

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Industry: Insurance Location: South Paris, Maine Number of employees: 11 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) Learn more wjwheeler.com Press Herald – Make it easier for Maine workers to build wealth through ownership (2020) CDI – Leaving A Cooperative Legacy: After Five Generations, the W.J. Wheeler Insurance Agency […]

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 […]

Gallun Snow – Denver, CO

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Industry: Architecture and Design Location: Denver, Colorado Number of employees: 20 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Jason Wiener, p.c., Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center Learn more gallunsnow.com Jason Wiener – Gallun Snow Becomes Employee Owned With Assistance From RMEOC and Attorneys Linda Phillips and Tonya Price (2019)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Architecture and Design Employee Owned Small […]

Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more voyeurolympia.com The Worker’s Paradise –  Le Voyeur The Next Generation (2019) Works in Progress – Olympia’s co-op businesses create economic justice and opportunity (2019) Le Voyeur – Cooperative Grand Re-opening (2019)   […]

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 https://californiasolarco.com/ 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 Solar: Lars’ Story […]

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 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 […]