ESS named 2016 ESOP Heart of America Chapter Company of the Year

ESS Editor | Sunday September 4, 2016

When a business is employee-owned, there is no higher compliment than to be recognized as the top employee-owned company in the region. This year, Emery Sapp & Sons (ESS) received the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Heart of America Chapter Company of the Year award, a testament to our success as an employee-owned company. The Heart of America chapter encompasses Missouri and Kansas.

ESS employees gain value in the company through a qualified retirement plan, and the company fosters a culture of employee ownership. To ESS, being an ESOP company is about a team effort; it is about all the employees driving success as an ESOP. Everyone, from top to bottom, gets to participate in the ESOP, which aids in the success of the company.

“We were up against some great competition in our chapter, so we were very thankful, very surprised that we were [the] successful winner this year,” Hoover says. “It meant a lot to us.”