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July 24, 2019

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

July 2019

The NCEO publishes a yearly list of America's 100 largest companies (by employee count) that are majority employee-owned. 

We include companies that are 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.

Data is collected from direct correspondence with companies, corporate websites, or, if these are not available, the most recent public data available. Companies marked with an asterisk are 100% employee-owned. Additions and corrections are welcome; please contact Dallan Guzinski, Director of Culture and Engagement, at dguzinski@nceo.org.

In 2019, the top 100 employee-owned companies employ more than 610,000 people.

To sort the table by a particular column, click on one of the headings at the top of the table.

1 Publix Super Markets Lakeland FL ESOP & Stock Purchase 1974 Supermarkets 200,000
2 Penmac* Springfield MO ESOP 2010 Staffing 27,850
3 Amsted Industries* Chicago IL ESOP 1986 Industrial components 18,000
3 Houchens Industries* Bowling Green KY ESOP 1961 Supermarkets & other services 18,000
3 WinCo Foods Boise ID ESOP 1985 Supermarkets 18,000
6 Parsons* Pasadena CA ESOP 1974 Engineering & construction 15,000
7 Black & Veatch Overland Park KS KSOP 1998 Engineering & construction 11,600
8 W.L. Gore & Associates Newark DE ESOP 1974 Manufacturing 10,720
9 Davey Tree Expert* Kent OH 401KSOP & ESOP 1979 Tree & environmental services 10,500
10 HDR, Inc.* Omaha NE ESOP 1996 Architecture & engineering 10,000
11 Graybar Electric St. Louis MO Stock purchase 1929 Electrical equipment wholesale 8,500
12 Schreiber Foods Green Bay WI ESOP 1998 Dairy company 8,000
13 Rosendin Electric* San Jose CA ESOP 1992 Electrical Contracting 7,300
14 Performance Contracting, Inc. Lenaxa KS ESOP 1986 Construction 7,250
15 Brookshire Brothers* Lufkin TX ESOP 2001 Supermarkets 7,000
15 Burns & McDonnell Engineering* Kansas City MO ESOP 1985 Architecture & engineering 7,000
15 Janus Global Operations Lenoir City TN ESOP 2002 Security & munitions services 7,000
18 EmpRes Healthcare Management* Vancouver WA ESOP 2009 Post-acute long term care 6,200
19 Austin Industries* Dallas TX ESOP 1986 Construction 6,000
19 Gensler* San Francisco CA ESOP 1987 Architecture 6,000
19 Scheels All Sports Fargo ND ESOP 1982 Retail sporting goods 6,000
22 KeHE Distributors Romeoville IL ESOP 2001 Food distribution 5,500
23 Wright Service Corp. Des Moines IA ESOP 2002 Environmental Services 5,300
24 Terracon* Olathe KS KSOP 1991 Engineering/consulting 5,100
25 Acadian Ambulance Lafayette LA ESOP 1993 Ambulance services 5,000
25 CDM Smith Cambridge MA Profit Sharing 1996 Engineering & construction 5,000
25 Schweitzer Engineering Laboraties* Pullman WA ESOP 1994 Engineering 5,000
28 Lewis Tree Service, Inc.* Rochester NY ESOP 1998 Tree services 4,250
29 Harp's Food Stores* Springdale AR ESOP 1988 Supermarkets 4,200
30 Recology* San Francisco CA ESOP 1985 Waste management 4,100
31 Chemonics International, Inc.* Washington DC ESOP 2001 International development 4,000
31 Cianbro* Pittsfield ME ESOP 1980 Construction 4,000
31 Sammons Enterprises* Dallas TX ESOP 1978 Diversified holding company 4,000
34 KPH Healthcare Services, Inc.* Gouverneur NY ESOP 1944 Drugstores 3,970
35 Abt Associates Cambridge MA ESOP 1975 Consulting & research 3,600
36 Challenge Manufacturing Company Walker MI ESOP 1987 Automotive Manufacturing 3,500
36 Swinerton Builders* San Francisco CA ESOP 1962 Construction 3,500
38 Robert W. Baird & Co. Milwaukee WI ESPP 1984 Brokerage 3,470
39 HNTB Kansas City MO ESOP 2000 Architecture & engineering 3,400
40 Mayville Engineering Company, Inc.* Mayville WI ESOP 1959 Engineering & Manufacturing services 3,030
41 EVAPCO Inc. Taneytown MD ESOP 1984 Manufacturing 3,010
42 ACCO Engineered Systems, Inc.* Glendale CA ESOP 2007 Heating & air conditioning services 3,000
42 Bi-Mart Eugene OR ESOP 2003 Discount stores 3,000
42 Krueger International, Inc.* Green Bay WI ESOP 1991 Furniture manufacturing 3,000
42 Miller's Health Systems Warsaw IN ESOP 2006 Nursing homes 3,000
42 S&C Electric* Chicago IL KSOP 1989 Electrical equipment 3,000
42 The North Highland Company Atlanta GA ESOP 1997 Accounting staffing 3,000
48 Homeland Acquisition Corporation* Oklahoma City OK ESOP 2011 Supermarkets 2,990
49 TD Industries* Dallas TX ESOP 1989 HVAC supplies 2,690
50 Martin Resource Management Corporation* Kilgore TX ESOP 2012 Distribution & transportation 2,600
50 MyPath* Oconomowoc WI ESOP 2002 Health & disability services 2,600
52 Sundt Construction* Tempe AZ ESOP 1972 Construction 2,520
53 Hensel Phelps Construction Greeley CO ESOP 1976 Construction 2,500
53 Reasor's Tahlequah OK ESOP 2005 Supermarkets 2,500
55 Symbria* Warrenville OH ESOP 2015 Health care services 2,400
56 People Care Holdings, Inc. New York NY ESOP 2007 Healthcare Services 2,300
57 Border States Industries* Fargo ND ESOP 1984 Wholesale distributor 2,200
57 Davis H. Elliot Company Lexington KY ESOP 2000 Electrical Contracting 2,200
57 McCarthy Building Company* St. Louis MO ESOP 1996 Construction 2,200
57 STV Group* Douglassville PA ESOP 1981 Engineering & architecture 2,200
61 Bhueler's Fresh Foods Wooster OH ESOP 2017 Supermarkets 2,100
62 Columbia Forest Products Greensboro NC ESOP 1977 Plywood 2,000
62 Cooperative Home Care Associates Bronx NY Cooperative 1995 Health care 2,000
62 George P. Johnson Auburn Hills MI ESOP 1998 Event Marketing 2,000
62 Jasper Engines & Transmissions* Jasper IN ESOP, Profit Sharing 2010 Engine & transmission remanufacturing 2,000
62 Medicalodges* Coffeyville KS ESOP 1990 Long-Term Healthcare 2,000
67 Morton Buildings* Morton IL ESOP 1990 Fabrication & Construction 1,900
67 Westat, Inc.* Rockville MD ESOP 1977 Research firm 1,900
69 Dynetics* Huntsville AL ESOP 1988 Engineering, science, information technology services 1,800
69 Kleinfelder San Diego CA ESOP 1989 Engineering 1,800
69 Roberts Hawaii Honolulu HI ESOP 2006 Tour bus operator 1,800
69 Thrifty White Pharmacy* Plymouth MN ESOP 1976 Retail Drugstores 1,800
73 Farmers Home Furniture Dublin GA ESOP 2012 Furniture retail 1,700
74 Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, Inc. (JMT)* Hunt Valley MD ESOP 1974 Engineering & architecture 1,690
75 Airborn Inc.* Addison TX ESOP 1996 Electronic Connectors 1,670
76 Brown and Caldwell Walnut Creek CA ESOP 1962 Engineering 1,600
76 SRC Holdings Springfield MO ESOP 1983 Equipment remanufacturing 1,600
78 Yoke's Foods, Inc.* Spokane WA ESOP 1990 Grocery store chain 1,550
79 American Cast Iron Pipe Birmingham AL Profit Sharing 1982 Manufacturing 1,500
79 Barton Malow* Southfield MI Profit Sharing 1952 Construction 1,500
79 Bradford White Water Heaters* Ambler PA ESOP 1992 Water heaters 1,500
79 CPES Tucson AZ ESOP 1994 Human Services 1,500
79 Martin & Bayley, Inc.* Carmi IL ESOP 1984 Convenience stores 1,500
79 Superior Consolidated Peoria IL ESOP 1988 Third-party logistics 1,500
79 TPI Hospitality* Willmar MN ESOP 2014 Hospitality (Hotel & Restaurants) 1,500
79 Travel and Transport, Inc.* Omaha NE ESOP 1991 Travel management 1,500
87 American Systems Corp. Chantilly VA ESOP 1990 Engineering 1,400
87 Armstrong Garden Centers Glendora CA ESOP 1980 Garden centers 1,400
87 Hamilton-Ryker Martin TN ESOP 2012 Staffing 1,400
87 Hypertherm* Hanover NH ESOP 2001 Engineering & manufacturing services 1,400
87 Paladin Capital (DBA Quickway) Nashville TN ESOP 2004 Freight transportation 1,400
92 Garney Holding Company* Kansas City MO ESOP 1986 Water & wastewater piping systems 1,380
93 North State Grocery Cottonwood CA ESOP 2006 Supermarkets 1,350
94 CCMSI Holdings, Inc. Danville IL ESOP 1990 Third-party administration 1,330
95 Royal Technologies Hudsonville MI ESOP 2007 Components manufacturing 1,320
96 D.A. Davidson Companies Great Falls MT ESOP 2016 Investment Advising 1,300
96 Enercon Services, Inc.* Kennesaw GA ESOP 1992 Engineering 1,300
98 Applied Research Associates Alburquerque NM ESOP 1993 Engineering research 1,200
98 FBG Service Corporation* Omaha NE ESOP 1992 Facility maintenance 1,200
98 Newport Harbor Warwick RI ESOP 1995 Hospitality (Hotel & Restaurants) 1,200

*100% employee-owned