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What does it mean to be "employee-owned"?

Just what it says — that our employees are the owners of KE&G Construction. All full-time employees have a direct path to ownership of company stock at no cost to them. 100% of our stock is held by employees and that sets us apart (only about 1 out of 200 businesses in America can say that).

The Difference

Our Story

KE&G ESOP is a company funded retirement plan that purchases KE&G Construction, Inc. stock for eligible employees at NO cost to the employees. In 2006 the KE&G ESOP was formed, and the KE&G Owners sold 49% ownership of KE&G’s capital stock to the KE&G ESOP. This purchase was made possible with a contribution of approximately 45% of the purchase price and a loan from KE&G Construction, Inc. to the KE&G ESOP. The contribution was a gift to the ESOP from the company, and the first loan was repaid from the ESOP’s share of company profits in 2014. In June 2014, the company purchased the remaining 51% of stock from the original owners who retired in 2014. This loan was repaid by KE&G in May 2017. We are now a 100% employee owned company.

Long-term wealth building

Employee ownership is about long-term wealth building. We can’t make you rich overnight, but if you make a commitment to KE&G, employee ownership ensures that our success is your success. Though the future is uncertain, this graph shows a possible outcome for an employee with what management believes are reasonable assumptions about our future performance. We can’t promise these results, but we can offer you what is possible.


Salary = $40,000

Balance as of 12/31/19 = $0

Current Age = 35

Annual Company Contribution = 10%

2019 Contribution = 18%

No salary change

401K Annual Contribution = 3%

401K Rate of Return = 3%

DISCLAIMER - This infographic is solely for illustrative purposes and should not be relied upon in any way and should not be legal, financial, tax, or other professional advice. KE&G does not promise or guarantee the accuracy of the results or the relevance of their specific circumstances.

Employee Ownership F.A.Q.


Employee ownership closes the loop between the company’s success and your financial success. As an employee, you contribute your ideas, effort, and teamwork. Your work, combined with the work of your fellow employee owners, drives better company performance. This increases the value of our business, which flows back to you as an owner in the form of shares and ultimately dollars in the bank.

Our Vesting Schedule


Employee Ownership NEWS


April 30, 2019

Last weekend we had another great turn out for the annual Family Picnic in Benson, Arizona. The ESOP Communication Committee worked hard to make it successful for our employees and families,…

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ESOP Company of the Year

October 9, 2018

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…

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BBQ Grill Design Contest

January 5, 2017

The 2017 ESOP Communication Committee would like to invite all employees to participate in a contest to design a Company BBQ. The goal is to have the Tucson Shop fabricate…

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2015 KE&G Recap

July 25, 2016

With December brings an end to the yearly activities that the ESOP Communication Committee is part of. This year with the entire committee’s help, we had a great picnic in…

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2020 Employee Ownership Month Photos