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The Employee Ownership 100: America's Largest Majority Employee-Owned Companies

August 2015

To be on the list, companies must be at least 50% owned by an ESOP or other qualified plan or by one or more other kinds of plans in which at least 50% of full-time employees are eligible to participate. Employment includes all full- and part-time employees in the U.S. and worldwide. In 2015, the top 100 employee-owned companies employ more than 626,000 people. Data is collected from corporate Web sites, direct correspondence with companies, or, if these are not available, the most recent public data available. Companies marked with an asterisk are 100% employee-owned. When more than one company has the same number of employees, they share the same rank, and the next rank is numbered as if the previous companies were numbered consecutively (e.g., 16, 17, 17, 17, 20). Additions and corrections are welcome; please contact us at research@nceo.org.

1Publix Super MarketsLakelandFLESOP & stock purchase1974Supermarkets175000
2CH2M HillEnglewoodCOStock incentive & purchase plan2000Engineering & construction26000
3Lifetouch*Eden PrairieMNESOP1977Photography25000
4Price ChopperSchenectadyNYProfit sharing1996Supermarkets22000
5Houchens Industries*Bowling GreenKYESOP1961Supermarkets & other services18000
6Penmac*SpringfieldMOESOP2010Staffing17000
7Amsted Industries*ChicagoILESOP1986Industrial components16800
8Parsons*PasadenaCAESOP1974Engineering & construction15000
8WinCo FoodsBoiseIDESOP1985Supermarkets15000
10Alliance Holdings*AbingtonPAESOP1995Holding company14670
11Black & VeatchOverland ParkKSESOP1998Engineering10285
12W.L. Gore & AssociatesNewarkDEESOP1974Manufacturing10000
13HDR, Inc.OmahaNEESOP1996Architecture & engineering9200
14Davey Tree Expert*KentOH401KSOP & ESOP1979Tree & environmental services8300
15Graybar ElectricSt. LouisMOStock purchase1929Electrical equipment wholesale8250
16The Burnett Companies Consolidated, Inc.*HoustonTXESOP2010Staffing services7040
17Brookshire Brothers*LufkinTXESOP2001Supermarkets7000
17MWH GlobalBroomfieldCOESOPN/AEngineering & consulting7000
17Schreiber FoodsGreen BayWIESOP1998Dairy company7000
20Austin Industries*DallasTXESOP1986Construction6500
21Sterling Global Operations, Inc.Lenoir CityTNESOP2002Security & munitions services5500
22Rosendin Electric*San JoseCAESOP1992Electrical contracting5300
23Blue Tee Corporation*New YorkNYESOP1996Industrial machinery distribution5000
23Burns & McDonnell Engineering*Kansas CityMOESOP1985Architecture & engineering5000
23CDM SmithCambridgeMAProfit sharing1996Engineering & construction5000
23Scheels All SportsFargoNDESOP1982Retail sporting goods5000
27People Care Holdings, Inc.New YorkNYESOP2007Healthcare services4660
28Gensler*San FranciscoCAESOP1987Architecture4500
29Cianbro*PittsfieldMEESOP1980Construction4200
30Harp's Food Stores*SpringdaleARESOP1988Supermarkets4060
31Acadian AmbulanceLafayetteLAESOP1993Ambulance services4000
31EmpRes Healthcare Management*VancouverWAESOP2009Post-acute long term care4000
31KeHE DistributorsRomeovilleILESOP2001Food distribution4000
31Sammons EnterprisesDallasTXESOP1978Diversified holding company4000
35Schweitzer Engineering*PullmanWAESOP1994Engineering3800
36HNTBKansas CityMOESOP2000Architecture & engineering3600
37Terracon*OlatheKSESOP1991Engineering/consulting3500
38Lewis Tree Service, Inc.*RochesterNYESOP1998Tree services3430
39KPH Healthcare Services, Inc.*GouverneurNYESOP1944Drugstores3310
40Bi-MartEugeneORESOP2003Discount stores3300
41Homeland Acquisition Corporation*Oklahoma CityOKESOP2011Supermarkets3200
41Recology*San FranciscoCAESOP1985Waste management3200
43Krueger International, Inc.Green BayWIESOP1991Furniture manufacturing3000
43Miller's Health SystemsWarsawINESOP2006Nursing homes3000
43Reasor's*TahlequahOKESOP2005Supermarkets3000
46RPCS, Inc.*SpringfieldMOESOP2004Supermarkets2900
47McCarthy Building Company*St. LouisMOESOP1996Construction2800
48Chemonics International, Inc.*WashingtonDCESOP2001International development2790
49Wright Service Corp.Des MoinesIAESOP2002Environmental services2710
50Abt AssociatesCambridgeMAESOP1975Consulting & research2700
50Alion Science and Technology*McLeanVAESOP2001Technology services2700
52American Cast Iron PipeBirminghamALProfit sharing1982Manufacturing2600
52Martin Resource Management Corporation*KilgoreTXESOP2012Distribution & transportation2600
52Robert W. Baird & Co.MilwaukeeWIESPP1984Brokerage2600
52The North Highland CompanyAtlantaGAESOP1997Accounting staffing2600
56Guckenheimer EnterprisesRedwood CityCAESOP1987Food distribution2500
57Hollister IncorporatedLibertyvilleILProfit sharing1973Medical supplies manufacturer 2400
58Hensel Phelps Construction GreeleyCOESOP1976Construction2340
59ACCO Engineered Systems, Inc.*GlendaleCAESOP2007Heating & air conditioning services2300
60Cooperative Home Care AssociatesBronxNYCoop1995Health care2200
61Mayville Engineering Company, Inc.*MayvilleWIESOP1959Engineering & manufacturing services2000
61KleinfelderSan DiegoCAESOP1989Engineering2000
61Medicalodges*CoffeyvilleKSESOP1990Nursing homes2000
61Westat, Inc.RockvilleMDESOP1977Research firm2000
65Border States Industries*FargoNDESOP1984Electrical supplies1900
66TD IndustriesDallasTXESOP1989HVAC supplies1860
67Round Table Pizza*ConcordCAESOP1984Pizza franchise1830
68Enercon Services, Inc.*KennesawGAESOP1992Engineering1800
68Roberts HawaiiHonoluluHIESOP2006Tour bus operator1800
68Weston SolutionsWest ChesterPAESOP1984Environmental engineering1800
71Columbia Forest ProductsGreensboroNCESOP1977Plywood1790
72Ebby Halliday RealtorsDallasTXESOP1991Real estate1700
72Jasper Engines & Transmissions*JasperINESOP2010Engine & transmission remanufacturing1700
72S&C ElectricChicagoILESOP1989Electrical equipment1700
72STV Group*DouglassvillePAESOP1981Engineering & architecture1700
76Challenge ManufacturingWalkerMIESOP1987Automotive manufacturing1650
77Appvion, Inc.AppletonWIESOP1984Paper products1600
78Kelly-Moore Paints San CarlosCAESOP1998Paint manufacturing/retail1500
78Armstrong Garden CentersGlendoraCAESOP1980Garden centers1500
78Brown and CaldwellWalnut CreekCAESOP1962Engineering1500
78Dunn-Edwards PaintsLos AngelesCAESOP2000Paint manufacturing1500
78Martin & Bayley, Inc.*CarmiILESOP1984Convenience stores1500
78TPI Hospitality*WillmarMNESOP2014Hospitality (hotel & restaurants)1500
84Acuity Healthcare*CharlotteNCESOP2014Hospitals & healthcare services1450
85Bradford WhiteAmblerPAESOP1992Water heaters1400
85Dynetics HuntsvilleALESOP1988Engineering, science, information technology services1400
85Hypertherm*HanoverNHESOP2001Engineering & manufacturing services1400
85SRC HoldingsSpringfieldMOESOP1983Equipment remanufacturing1400
89Sundt Construction*TempeAZESOP1972Construction1360
90Barton Malow*SouthfieldMIProfit sharing1952Construction1350
90C SpireRidgelandMSESOP1999Telecommunications1350
90Thrifty White Pharmacy*Plymouth MNESOP1976Drugstores1350
93Holden Industries, Inc.*DeerfieldILESOP2007Manufacturing1310
94American Systems Corp.ChantillyVAESOP1990Engineering1300
95Riesbeck Food MarketsSt. ClairsvilleOHESOP1986Supermarkets1200
95Travel and Transport, Inc.*OmahaNEESOP1991Travel management1200
97CCMSI Holdings, Inc.DanvilleILESOP1990Third-party administration 1180
98S&MERaleighNCESOP1995Engineering 1100
98Swinerton Builders*San FranciscoCAESOP1962Construction1100
100FBG Service Corporation*OmahaNEESOP1992Building services1090
*100% employee-owned
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