Gardener’s Supply Company of Burlington has been named the 2018 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP Association. The announcement was made at the association’s annual conference. Founded in 1983 by Will Raap, the company launched its ESOP only a few years later, in 1987. By 2009, Gardener’s was 100 percent employee owned. The company’s 225
Unity of purpose is something most business owners strive for but ultimately struggle with. It can be difficult to bring people together without shared ideals and common goals, especially if most of the parties involved are primarily interested in a paycheck and little else.