In 2021, Henderson officially became an ESOP company, making employees beneficial owners of stock in Henderson Companies, Inc. Being part of an ESOP means when the company does well, you do well too! Your efforts, combined with the rest of #TeamHenderson, directly impact the profitability and growth of Henderson and your personal bottom line!
Every employee can have a positive impact on the health and value of our company. We all have some skin in the game, which can be a powerful motivation. It inspires intense collaboration, a vibrant work environment, and a big team of individuals who are all consistently looking for ways to make the company better.
What is most personal to me is that we deliver on our purpose statement. I guess it might sound cliche, but giving others the opportunity to make the company their own via the ESOP structure delivers on Henderson’s purpose statement.
JARED CARLSON, ENGINEERING DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL
It’s inspiring to know that our hard work and dedication on projects and to clients directly impacts the growth of our share of the company! Being an owner really embodies Henderson’s culture of people first.
ERICA KERR, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Having been a part of an ESOP company in the past, I’m excited to watch the ownership mentality become an integral part of the amazing Henderson culture.
BARRY SUTHERLAND, CLIENT RELATIONSHIP DIRECTOR | ASSOCIATE
THE OWNER MINDSET
As employee owners, we approach our work with an “owner mindset” looking for ways to help make Henderson work better and smarter. While ownership is primarily a financial benefit, an ESOP is different from other stock ownership programs. That’s because you affect the share value by the positive impact of your work. When the company does well, you do well.
WHAT IS AN ESOP?
ESOP stands for “Employee Stock Ownership Plan” – a federal retirement plan. ESOP contributions are primarily invested in company stock. If Henderson does well, the value of the company stock increases and employees benefit too. Every employee can have a positive impact on the health and value of our company. That motivation inspires innovative thinking, intense collaboration, a vibrant work environment, and ongoing efforts to make the company better.
This program allows employees to develop ownership without investing any of their own funds. The longer you stay at Henderson, the more shares you’ll accumulate for retirement and future financial stability giving employees a unique opportunity to share in the growth and future success of the company. Being an ESOP company allows Henderson to preserve and protect our people-first culture by placing the company in the hands of our employees.
All employees of Henderson Companies who are over age 18 are eligible to participate in Henderson’s ESOP plan once they have completed 1,000 hours of service. Once an employee has completed the service requirement, the effective date of participation in ESOP (the entry date) will be retroactive back to January 1 of the calendar year in which the employee met the requirement.
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