Employee Ownership Culture

100% Employee-Ownership

“With ownership comes the challenge to each employee to get engaged in what they do at a high level. I want people to take responsibility for the company, since they own a piece of it and benefit from the success they helped create.”   – Jeff Hamilton, CEO

Employee-Ownership Culture

In 1999, through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), ESP International was sold to its employees. In an ESOP, employees receive shares of the company — not any outside investor. By 2012, employees owned 100% of the company.

What Does That Mean For You – The Customer?

You get our best, each and every day.

We answer to you and ourselves rather than outside shareholders.

What Does That Mean For Our Employees?

Employee-ownership does not automatically create a remarkable culture. Ownership is a remarkable centerpiece but requires everyday nurturing to help build and maintain a culture where employee-owners understand their value.

When you empower owners to step up, make their own decisions & pave their own path to success, you reinforce their value in the workplace.

This empowerment results in employee-owners taking full ownership of:


PRESS RELEASE: ESP International Named As Iowa/Nebraska Chapter “2019 ESOP Company Of The Year”

Visual Guide to Employee Ownership



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