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

August 2017
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 2017, the top 100 employee-owned companies employ more than 615,000 people. 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. 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, 16, 16, 19, 20). Additions and corrections are welcome; please contact us at research@nceo.org.

We also produce a dataset that compiles data on the characteristics of all the ESOPs in the U.S.

1Publix Super MarketsLakelandFLESOP & Stock Purchase1974Supermarkets188,000
2Penmac*SpringfieldMOESOP2010Staffing24,470
3Amsted Industries*ChicagoILESOP1986Industrial components18,000
3Houchens Industries*Bowling GreenKYESOP1961Supermarkets & other services18,000
5WinCo FoodsBoiseIDESOP1985Supermarkets17,790
6Lifetouch*Eden PrairieMNESOP1977Photography15,440
7Parsons*PasadenaCAESOP1974Engineering & construction15,000
8Alliance Holdings*AbingtonPAESOP1995Holding company12,460
9HDR, Inc.*OmahaNEESOP1996Architecture & engineering10,500
10Black & VeatchOverland ParkKSKSOP1998Engineering & construction10,200
11EmpRes Healthcare Management*VancouverWAESOP2009Post-acute long term care10,000
11W.L. Gore & AssociatesNewarkDEESOP1974Manufacturing10,000
13Austin Industries*DallasTXESOP1986Construction9,000
13Davey Tree Expert*KentOH401KSOP & ESOP1979Tree & environmental services9,000
15Graybar ElectricSt. LouisMOStock purchase1929Electrical equipment wholesale8,500
16Brookshire Brothers*LufkinTXESOP2001Supermarkets7,000
16Janus Global OperationsLenoir CityTNESOP2002Security & munitions services7,000
16Schreiber FoodsGreen BayWIESOP1998Dairy company7,000
19The Burnett Companies Consolidated, Inc.*HoustonTXESOP2010Staffing services6,700
20Burns & McDonnell Engineering*Kansas CityMOESOP1985Architecture & engineering6,140
21Rosendin Electric*San JoseCAESOP1992Electrical Contracting6,000
21Scheels All SportsFargoNDESOP1982Retail sporting goods6,000
23KeHE DistributorsRomeovilleILESOP2001Food distribution5,500
24CDM SmithCambridgeMAProfit Sharing1996Engineering & construction5,000
24Gensler*San FranciscoCAESOP1987Architecture5,000
26Schweitzer Engineering Laboraties*PullmanWAESOP1994Engineering4,800
27People Care Holdings, Inc.New YorkNYESOP2007Healthcare Services4,600
28Terracon*OlatheKSKSOP1991Engineering/consulting4,500
29Lewis Tree Service, Inc.*RochesterNYESOP1998Tree services4,200
30HNTBKansas CityMOESOP2000Architecture & engineering4,080
31Acadian AmbulanceLafayetteLAESOP1993Ambulance services4,000
31Cianbro*PittsfieldMEESOP1980Construction4,000
31Harp's Food Stores*SpringdaleARESOP1988Supermarkets4,000
34Sammons Enterprises*DallasTXESOP1978Diversified holding company3,950
35Chemonics International, Inc.*WashingtonDCESOP2001International development3,660
36KPH Healthcare Services, Inc.*GouverneurNYESOP1944Drugstores3,620
37Recology*San FranciscoCAESOP1985Waste management3,500
38Robert W. Baird & Co.MilwaukeeWIESPP1984Brokerage3,400
39McCarthy Building Company*St. LouisMOESOP1996Construction3,290
40Homeland Acquisition Corporation*Oklahoma CityOKESOP2011Supermarkets3,210
41Wright Service Corp.Des MoinesIAESOP2002Environmental Services3,200
42Bi-MartEugeneORESOP2003Discount stores3,000
42Challenge Manufacturing CompanyWalkerMIESOP1987Automotive Manufacturing3,000
42Hensel Phelps ConstructionGreeleyCOESOP1976Construction3,000
42Krueger International, Inc.Green BayWIESOP1991Furniture manufacturing3,000
42Miller's Health SystemsWarsawINESOP2006Nursing homes3,000
42The North Highland CompanyAtlantaGAESOP1997Accounting staffing3,000
42Westat, Inc.*RockvilleMDESOP1977Research firm3,000
49S&C Electric*ChicagoILKSOP1989Electrical equipment2,800
50Reasor's*TahlequahOKESOP2005Supermarkets2,700
51American Cast Iron PipeBirminghamALProfit Sharing1982Manufacturing2,600
51Martin Resource Management Corporation*KilgoreTXESOP2012Distribution & transportation2,600
53Oconomowoc Residential Programs, Inc.*OconomowocWIESOP2002Health & disability services2,520
54Hollister IncorporatedLibertyvilleILProfit Sharing1973Medical supplies manufacturer2,500
55Price Cutter*SpringfieldMOESOP2004Supermarkets2,480
56Symbria*WarrenvilleOHESOP2015Health care services2,400
57Jasper Engines & Transmissions*JasperINESOP, Profit Sharing2010Engine & transmission remanufacturing2,310
58Abt AssociatesCambridgeMAESOP1975Consulting & research2,300
58Round Table Pizza*ConcordCAESOP1984Pizza Franchise2,300
60Border States Industries*FargoNDESOP1984Wholesale distributor2,270
61TD IndustriesDallasTXESOP1989HVAC supplies2,220
62Sundt Construction*TempeAZESOP1972Construction2,140
63Medicalodges*CoffeyvilleKSESOP1990Long-Term Healthcare2,110
64Cooperative Home Care AssociatesBronxNYCoop1995Health care2,050
65STV Group*DouglassvillePAESOP1981Engineering & architecture2,040
66Mayville Engineering Company, Inc.*MayvilleWIESOP1959Engineering & Manufacturing services2,000
66Columbia Forest ProductsGreensboroNCESOP1977Plywood2,000
66Farmers Home FurnitureDublinGAESOP2012Furniture retail2,000
69David H. Elliot CompanyLexingtonKYESOP2000Electrical Contracting1,900
70Barton Malow*SouthfieldMIProfit Sharing1952Construction1,800
70KleinfelderSan DiegoCAESOP1989Engineering1,800
70Roberts HawaiiHonoluluHIESOP2006Tour bus operator1,800
73ACCO Engineered Systems, Inc.*GlendaleCAESOP2007Heating & air conditioning services1,720
74Morton Buildings*MortonILESOP1990Fabrication & Construction1,700
75Thrifty White Pharmacy*PlymouthMNESOP1976Retail Drugstores1,680
76SRC HoldingsSpringfieldMOESOP1983Equipment remanufacturing1,620
77TPI Hospitality*WillmarMNESOP2014Hospitality (Hotel & Restaurants)1,610
78Bradford White Water Heaters*AmblerPAESOP1992Water heaters1,600
78CPESTucsonAZESOP1994Human Services1,600
80Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, Inc. (JMT)*Hunt ValleyMDESOP1974Engineering & architecture1,550
81Armstrong Garden CentersGlendoraCAESOP1980Garden centers1,500
81Kelly-Moore PaintsSan CarlosCAESOP1998Paint manufacturing/retail1,500
81Martin & Bayley, Inc.*CarmiILESOP1984Convenience stores1,500
81Paladin Capital (DBA Quickway)NashvilleTNESOP2004Freight transportation1,500
85Yoke's Foods, Inc.*SpokaneWAESOP1990Grocery store chain1,460
86C SpireRidgelandMSESOP1999Telecommunications1,450
86Swinerton Builders*San FranciscoCAESOP1962Construction1,450
86Travel and Transport, Inc.*OmahaNEESOP1991Travel management1,450
89Appvion, Inc.AppletonWIESOP1984Paper products1,400
89Brown and CaldwellWalnut CreekCAESOP1962Engineering1,400
89Dynetics*HuntsvilleALESOP1988Engineering, science, information technology services1,400
89George P. JohnsonAuburn HillsMIESOP1998Event Marketing 1,400
89Hypertherm*HanoverNHESOP2001Engineering & manufacturing services1,400
94D.A. Davidson CompaniesGreat FallsMTESOP2016Investment Advising1,350
95Enercon Services, Inc.*KennesawGAESOP1992Engineering1,320
96Airborn Inc.*AddisonTXESOP1996Electronic Connectors1,310
97Holden Industries, Inc.*DeerfieldILESOP2007Manufacturing1,300
98CCMSI Holdings, Inc.DanvilleILESOP1990Third-party administration1,280
99FBG Service Corporation*OmahaNEESOP1992Facility maintenance1,250
99Garney Holding Company*Kansas CityMOESOP1986Water & wastewater piping systems1,250
*100% employee-owned

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