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November 1, 2022

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

October 2022

The NCEO's 2022 Employee Ownership 100 list includes the nation's largest companies that are at least 50% owned by an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) or other broad-based employee ownership plan. Many are 100% employee-owned. Employment includes all full- and part-time employees in the U.S. and worldwide.

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 2022, the top 100 employee-owned companies employ more than 645,000 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 are confirmed as 100% employee-owned, but others may also be but did not respond to our request for information on that issue. Additions and corrections are welcome; please contact Dallan Guzinski at [email protected].

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1 Publix Super Markets Lakeland FL ESOP & Stock Purchase 1974 Supermarkets 230,000
2 WinCo Foods* Boise ID ESOP 1985 Supermarkets 21,000
3 Brookshire Grocery Company* Lufkin TX ESOP 2001 Supermarkets 19,000
4 Houchens Industries* Bowling Green KY ESOP 1961 Supermarkets & other services 18,000
5 HDR, Inc.* Omaha NE ESOP 1996 Architecture & engineering 12,650
6 W.L. Gore & Associates* Newark DE ESOP 1974 Manufacturing 12,000
7 Amsted Industries* Chicago IL ESOP 1986 Industrial components 11,700
8 Davey Tree Expert* Kent OH 401KSOP & ESOP 1979 Tree & environmental services 11,350
9 Black & Veatch* Overland Park KS KSOP 1998 Engineering & construction 11,000
10 Burns & McDonnell Engineering* Kansas City MO ESOP 1985 Architecture & engineering 10,000
11 Coborns St Clould MN ESOP 2006 supermarkets 9,000
11 Schreiber Foods* Green Bay WI ESOP 1998 Dairy company 9,000
13 Performance Contracting, Inc.* Lenaxa KS ESOP 1986 Construction 8,900
14 Graybar Electric St. Louis MO Stock purchase 1929 Electrical equipment wholesale 8,800
15 Rosendin Electric* San Jose CA ESOP 1992 Electrical Contracting 7,000
16 Harp's Food Stores* Springdale AR ESOP 1988 Supermarkets 6,800
17 Scheels All Sports Fargo ND ESOP 1982 Retail sporting goods 6,620
18 Gensler* San Francisco CA ESOP 1987 Architecture 6,500
19 Austin Industries* Dallas TX ESOP 1986 Construction 6,000
19 CDM Smith Cambridge MA Profit Sharing 1996 Engineering & construction 6,000
19 Integrity Marketing* Dallas TX ESOP 2019 Insurance 6,000
22 Schweitzer Engineering Laboraties* Pullman WA ESOP 1994 Engineering 5,930
23 Terracon* Olathe KS KSOP 1991 Engineering/consulting 5,850
24 KeHE Distributors Romeoville IL ESOP 2001 Food distribution 5,500
25 EmpRes Healthcare Management* Vancouver WA ESOP 2009 Post-acute long term care 5,400
26 Wright Service Corp.* Des Moines IA ESOP 2002 Environmental Services 5,200
27 Acadian Ambulance* Lafayette LA ESOP 1993 Ambulance services 5,000
27 Chemonics International, Inc.* Washington DC ESOP 2001 International development 5,000
29 Sammons Enterprises* Dallas TX ESOP 1978 Diversified holding company 4,700
30 Robert W. Baird & Co. Milwaukee WI ESPP 1984 Brokerage 4,600
31 Lewis Tree Service, Inc.* Rochester NY ESOP 1998 Tree services 4,500
32 Swinerton Builders* San Francisco CA ESOP 1962 Construction 4,200
33 KPH Healthcare Services, Inc.* Gouverneur NY ESOP 1944 Drugstores 4,000
34 Recology* San Francisco CA ESOP 1985 Waste management 3,900
35 McCarthy Holdings* St. Louis MO ESOP 1996 Construction 3,800
36 Abt Associates* Cambridge MA ESOP 1975 Consulting & research 3,600
37 HNTB* Kansas City MO ESOP 2000 Architecture & engineering 3,500
37 J.E. Dunn Construction Group Kansas City MO ESOP 2010 Construction 3,500
39 Bi-Mart Eugene OR ESOP 2003 Discount stores 3,200
39 EVAPCO Inc. Taneytown MD ESOP 1984 Manufacturing 3,200
41 Westat, Inc.* Rockville MD ESOP 1977 Research firm 3,100
42 ACCO Engineered Systems, Inc.* Glendale CA ESOP 2007 Heating & air conditioning services 3,000
42 Challenge Manufacturing Company Walker MI ESOP 1987 Automotive Manufacturing 3,000
42 Cianbro* Pittsfield ME ESOP 1980 Construction 3,000
42 Hensel Phelps Construction Greeley CO ESOP 1976 Construction 3,000
42 Homeland Acquisition Corporation* Oklahoma City OK ESOP 2011 Supermarkets 3,000
42 Krueger International, Inc.* Green Bay WI ESOP 1991 Furniture manufacturing 3,000
42 Price Cutter* Springfield MO ESOP 2004 Supermarkets 3,000
42 TD Industries* Dallas TX ESOP 1989 Engineering, construction & service 3,000
50 Miller's Health Systems* Warsaw IN ESOP 2006 Nursing homes 2,800
51 Border States Industries* Fargo ND ESOP 1984 Wholesale distributor 2,600
52 Bridge's Health* Oklahoma City OK ESOP 2021 Hospital & healthcare 2,500
52 Jasper Engines & Transmissions* Jasper IN ESOP, Profit Sharing 2010 Engine & transmission remanufacturing 2,500
54 Davis H. Elliot Company Lexington KY ESOP 2000 Electrical Contracting 2,400
54 MyPath Companies* Oconomowoc WI ESOP 2002 Health & disability services 2,400
54 People Care Holdings, Inc. New York NY ESOP 2007 Healthcare Services 2,400
57 Hypertherm* Hanover NH ESOP 2001 Engineering & manufacturing services 2,300
57 Sundt Construction* Tempe AZ ESOP 1972 Construction 2,300
57 Symbria* Warrenville OH ESOP 2015 Health care services 2,300
60 West Monroe Chicago IL ESOP 2021 Digital services 2,250
61 Buehler's Fresh Foods* Wooster OH ESOP 2017 Supermarkets 2,200
62 Columbia Forest Products* Greensboro NC ESOP 1977 Plywood 2,100
63 Cooperative Home Care Associates* Bronx NY Co-op 1995 Health care 2,070
64 Mayville Engineering Company, Inc.* Mayville WI ESOP 1959 Engineering & Manufacturing services 2,000
64 Morton Buildings* Morton IL ESOP 1990 Fabrication & Construction 2,000
64 Paladin Capital Nashville TN ESOP 2004 Freight transportation 2,000
64 SRC Holdings Springfield MO ESOP 1983 Equipment remanufacturing 2,000
64 Superior Consolidated* Peoria IL ESOP 1988 Third-party logistics 2,000
69 Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, Inc. (JMT)* Hunt Valley MD ESOP 1974 Engineering & architecture 1,930
70 Brown and Caldwell* Walnut Creek CA ESOP 1962 Engineering 1,900
70 S&C Electric* Chicago IL KSOP 1989 Electrical equipment 1,900
72 The North Highland Company* Atlanta GA ESOP 1997 Accounting staffing 1,820
73 AlaTrade Foods* Gainesville AL ESOP 2021 Poultry Processing 1,800
73 KCI Technologies* Sparks MD ESOP 1990 Engoneering 1,800
73 Medicalodges* Coffeyville KS ESOP 1990 Long-Term Healthcare 1,800
76 Yoke's Foods, Inc.* Spokane WA ESOP 1990 Grocery store chain 1,730
77 Garney Company* Kansas City MO ESOP 1986 Water & wastewater piping systems 1,700
77 Holden Industries, Inc.* Deerfield IL ESOP 2007 Manufacturing 1,700
77 Manos Home Care* Oakland CA ESOP 2021 In-home disability support 1,700
80 Barton Malow* Southfield MI Profit Sharing 1952 Construction 1,600
80 CCMSI Holdings, Inc. Danville IL ESOP 1990 Third-party administration 1,600
80 Farmers Home Furniture* Dublin GA ESOP 2012 Furniture retail 1,600
80 Olsson Associates Lincoln NE ESOP & Stock Purchase 2001 Engineering 1,600
84 Thrifty White Pharmacy* Plymouth MN ESOP 1976 Retail Drugstores 1,540
85 American Systems Corp.* Chantilly VA ESOP 1990 Engineering 1,510
86 Airborn Inc.* Addison TX ESOP 1996 Electronic Connectors 1,500
86 American Cast Iron Pipe Birmingham AL Profit Sharing 1982 Manufacturing 1,500
86 Applied Research Associates Alburquerque NM ESOP 1993 Engineering research 1,500
86 C&K Market* Medford OR ESOP 2021 Grocery stores 1,500
86 Envision Radiology Colorado Springs CO ESOP 2018 Radiology centers 1,500
86 IMEG Corp. Rock Island IL ESOP 2017 Engineering design 1,500
86 Martin & Bayley, Inc.* Carmi IL ESOP 1984 Convenience stores 1,500
86 Martin Resource Management Corporation* Kilgore TX ESOP 2012 Distribution & transportation 1,500
94 D.A. Davidson Companies Great Falls MT ESOP 2016 Investment Advising 1,480
95 Liberty Military Housing* Huntington Beach CA ESOP 2021 Property management 1,445
96 Armstrong Garden Centers Glendora CA ESOP 1980 Garden centers 1,400
96 D&H Electric Freedom CA ESOP 1998 Electrical services 1,400
96 George P. Johnson Auburn Hills MI ESOP 1998 Event Marketing 1,400
96 Hamilton-Ryker Group Inc. Martin TN ESOP 2012 Staffing & Human Resources 1,400
96 McNaughton-McKay Electric Company Madison Heights MI ESOP 2007 Wholesale electrical distributor 1,400
96 Newport Restaurant Group* Warwick RI ESOP 1995 Hospitality (Hotel & Restaurants) 1,400
96 North State Grocery Cottonwood CA ESOP 2006 Supermarkets 1,400
96 Torch Technologies* Hunstville AL ESOP 2012 Research, development, and engineering services 1,400
96 Weston Solutions West Chester PA ESOP 1984 Environmental engineering 1,400

*100% employee-owned