Our ESOP Advantage
The ESOP is our “gift” to you for the contributions you make every day when you show up for work and give your all. This is our ESOP Advantage!
How does my ESOP grow?
Our employees’ ESOP accounts grow in TWO ways:
The annual gifted employer contribution – targeting 10-15% of your annual earnings
Our Commitment to Diversified Growth
In comparison to a 401(k) return rate of 8%, our ESOP has experienced an average return rate of 19% over the last 10 years!
Pathway to Your American Dream
At OwnersEdge and our affiliate companies, we talk a lot about owning it. Each of our employee-owners has a vested interest in our success, so we consider our work to be more than just a job; we consider it a collective commitment to our purpose, our fellow employee-owners, and to our customers. In other words, we do whatever it takes because we know when our customers succeed, we succeed.
Each year, we recognize one employee-owner from OwnersEdge and each affiliate with our “OwningIt!” award. The nominees and winners of this award are announced during our Annual All-Employee ESOP Meeting, where we also announce the new share value and highlight successes from each affiliate company.
Introducing our 2021 OwningIt! Award Winners......
“Eric is a true team player and the definition of a leader that leads from the front and gets results. He is dependable, reliable, and trustworthy.”
“Jeremiah comes to work each and every day with a positive attitude and a drive for customer satisfaction. He is always willing to help. ”
“Andy is well respected by both his peers and the CC&N customers. He is respected, driven, and dedicated to the company’s core values.”
“Rob goes above and beyond for his customers and the team. He works collaboratively with everyone.”
“Dena is polite and has respectful communication skills. She has a positive attitude and willingly accepts more work to help her team.”
“Ryan has an ability to maintain professionalism under high pressure. He adapts easily and often works together with team for the desires results.”
Supporting our ESOP Mission
All employee-owners are welcome to be part of an Employee Ownership Committee that runs activities and events each year around our four missions – ESOP Education, Community Involvement, Well-Being, and Employee Celebrations. This voluntary committee consists of a chair, past chair, a leader for each mission and ESOP champions. Our entire committee is looked upon as ambassadors for our ESOP and what employee ownership means to all of us!
In addition to our employee-owners giving back to their communities with their day-to-day work efforts, we also strive to connect employee-owners to the community through our volunteer programs –both through company planned events and paid time off each year to volunteer.