The BIG news of the week is that KE&G Construction and all its employee-owners have been named the 2018-2019 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP Association California and Western State Chapter. Both Justin Wilson from our Sierra Vista office and Ramon Gaanderse our Communication Director were at the event to accept the award. Both continued to attend the conference and learned a lot about ESOP and ways to enhance employee engagement and much more. KE&G is recognized for its commitment to sharing with others the power of ESOPs, which all ESOP companies can proudly seek to replicate. From our monthly meetings with the ESOP Communication Committee to the annual picnic and allow all families to participate, and the full range of educational and inspirational activities to help our employee-owners learn about ESOPs and the company culture. Externally, we now share lessons we have learned by participating in and speaking at the chapter and national meetings of The ESOP Association. This Award also recognizes our community outreach efforts, which include participating in charity events that benefit the military (Military Care Package Drive), and children (Toys for Tots). Congratulations to everyone for their commitment and dedication to be a better company.