May 5, 2018

Why is it Better to Build with an Employee-Owned Company?

We’re celebrating one year as an employee-owned company and are very excited and proud to share this anniversary with our customers and employee-owners across the country!  What does this culture of ownership mean to you, our customer?  It means that our employees think long-term and they really care about your project and the company’s reputation.  It also gives us the ability to continue to attract and retain the most talented craftsmen in the field.  A building is only as good as the people who construct it.  At Morton, our crew members are full-time, seasoned, and talented professionals who make a career out of creating exceptional buildings.

In addition, no matter who you interact with at Morton, from the customer service representatives, to your sales consultant, to the plant employees that manufacture your building components, to the truck driver that delivers your building materials, all of us genuinely want to ensure your complete satisfaction.  We have a legacy of excellence in construction and are dedicated to surpassing expectations now and in the future.

In May 2017, Morton Buildings transitioned to employee ownership of the company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan that enables employees to own stock in the company that employs them.

A poll conducted June 27-28, 2016, by Public Policy Polling showed that 68% of those surveyed say that they "support the concept of companies being owned by their employees so that all workers share in their success."  41% of respondents said that being certified as employee-owned indicates a company provides fair compensation to employees, 29% said it strengthens the local economy, 20% said it places a high priority on customer support, 19% said it cares about social responsibility, and 16% said it provides high quality products and services.

Morton Buildings is listed as #74 in The Employee Ownership 100: America's Largest Majority Employee-Owned Companies!  

Congratulations to this historic milestone!

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