Our company has been 100% employee-owned since 2009. In general terms, that means we all earn stock and share in company profits through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). But ask any of our employee-owners, and they'll tell you it goes way beyond that. Being co-owners really means that we:
We've been recognized by ESOP Association President J. Michael Keeling as "a prime example of an ESOP company that actively engages its employee-owners, the employee ownership community, and elected officials at the state and federal levels." We're proud to share our commitment and the power of ESOPs with other companies too — whether they're already an ESOP, or just venturing into the realm of employee ownership.
Through employee ownership we remain passionately committed to our founding vision — to spread the joys and rewards of gardening, because gardening nourishes the body, elevates the spirit, builds community and makes the world a better place.
Learn more about employee stock ownership programs and structure by visiting the ESOP Association.
Last updated: 10/7/19