In this Ideastream article, Davey Tree employees discuss how employee ownership elevates their Davey experience.

Posted: August 07, 2023

Helen Thompson, manager of a digital corporate communications platform at Davey Tree has spent her entire career at the Kent-based tree and ground maintenance business.Moss wall in Davey Tree's corporate office

Thompson, 30, is now taking literal ownership of her work, joining about 6,000 Davey Tree colleagues as an employee-owner of the business. Through a federally regulated employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, workers like Thompson are given individual ownership interest in the form of stock shares.

Upon gaining eligibility to join the ESOP – Davey Tree workers must be active with the company for 90 days to buy direct shares – Thompson purchased shares which will ideally allow her to enjoy the company’s future success.

To read what Helen and other employees have to say about employee ownership, click here.

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental and utility infrastructure consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey has over 12,000 employees and is the ninth largest employee-owned company in the U.S. This year, Davey celebrates 45 years of employee ownership – Join us and apply today! 

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