ESS Named 2016 ESOP Company of the Year Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. was recognized as the Heart of America ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Company of the Year, by the Heart of America Chapter, part of the National ESOP Association. The Heart of America Chapter encompasses Missouri and Kansas. Some of the prior winners of this award include Eagle Communications, MMC Corp, Burns and McDonnell and McCarthy Construction. Emery Sapp & Sons is proud to join this list. “As an evolving ESOP company it took time to get our feet under us and really grasp what it meant to communicate as an Employee Owned Company. Within the last 4-5 years we have pushed ourselves, establishing an ESOP Journey Committee who could guide our ESOP down a path that would truly empower Emery Sapp & Sons to embrace what being Employee Owners meant. This award has affirmed our efforts and pushes us to continue to raise the bar and not stay content with the level we are currently at.” – Keith Bennett, CFO.