Our History


Our History

Old Equipment - 1In 1972, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. began with a single piece of construction equipment, one employee and a straightforward business philosophy: “being in business tomorrow means satisfying our customers today.” This simple principle of customer service initiated by company Co-founder and President Billy Sapp, has guided our company and provided the foundation for our growth into an award winning regional construction company with successful projects in five states.
With headquarters in Columbia, Mo and offices in Kansas City and Springfield, Mo., ESS is strategically positioned for new growth opportunities while maintaining the excellence of performance that brought us to where we are. Employee-owned since 1999, our more than 500 employee-owners are committed to assuring the success of our clients, thus assuring the success of ESS.