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Employee Ownership

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100% Employee Owned

Aligning everyone to achieve the same goal

Employee ownership encourages an engaging and collaborative environment that inspires new, progressive ideas and overcomes challenges. For employees and clients alike, that means everyone involved reaps the benefits of a successful building experience.

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What is an ESOP?

McCownGordon is proud to be 100% employee owned.

An ESOP is an employee ownership structure that works similar to a 401k, meaning it is a qualified retirement plan. Employees are given ownership over the company’s stock and more shares are distributed to employees over time. Each employee has their own account that holds their shares in the company. This ownership structure attracts top talent, increases productivity and encourages employees to stay at McCownGordon for the long-term. When as associate becomes fully vested, their name gets added to a custom handcrafted ESOP wall.


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Enhancing the McCownGordon culture

As a 100% employee-owned company, our people and service to our clients make the difference. Our employees engage with an owner mindset and are driven to perform to the highest expectations. Since everyone has a stake in the company’s success, we work together to get the job done. At the end of the day, everyone has the common goal of growing our workplace to benefit ourselves and our clients. We pride ourselves on embracing a culture that never stops improving and enjoy taking the time to celebrate it. Through share price reveals, company picnics, holiday parties and more, we make sure everyone feels empowered to make a difference at McCownGordon.



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What does it mean for clients?

Employee ownership highly benefits both associates and clients. Methods and processes are constantly evolving requiring companies to embrace change and innovative thinking. When you don’t embrace and adapt, you risk falling behind. In a 100% employee-owned culture, every associate is empowered to bring new ideas to the table and challenge the status quo.  Studies show that staff from all levels are more engage when they have a stake in the company’s success. The Gallup survey shows more than 98% of associates are engaged — proving they know what is expected, believe the work they are doing is important, receive regular recognition, and have opportunities to grow.

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Building long-term relationships

Employee owners are more likely to stay at a company for multiple years, if not their entire career, and create long-term relationships with clients. We understand how challenging the construction journey can be for our clients. At McCownGordon, we commit to make the process straightforward and smooth, delivered by accessible and helpful people focused on building genuine and long-standing relationships. We stay true to our customer experience promise and deliver every time. In fact, more than 70% of our work is for repeat clients.


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The first thing we build is relationships.

Tell us about how we can help you. We’d love to learn more about your needs or upcoming project to help bring your vision to reality.

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