In-House News: Celebrating 25 Years of Employee Ownership
In-House News: Celebrating 25 Years of Employee Ownership
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In-House News: Celebrating 25 Years of Employee Ownership
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After 25 years of employee ownership, Burns & McDonnell can truly say that it has become an integral part of its engineering culture.

Burns & McDonnell takes great pride in its rich heritage and deep roots in the engineering community. Even the logo proclaims “Since 1898.”

But 2011 marks an anniversary of a different sort. In 1986, Burns & McDonnell became 100 percent employee owned.

“This 25th anniversary recognizes how employee ownership has allowed Burns & McDonnell to attract the best and brightest engineers, architects, scientists, technology specialists and construction professionals,” says Chairman and CEO Greg Graves. “Our success rests on the talent and dedication of our people. Our growth from 800 employees to more than 3,000 is a direct result of the way we work for each other, with the knowledge that the success of our clients directly affects our personal success. That’s a factor in why more than 80 percent of our projects are being completed for repeat clients.”

That level of individual commitment extends to the communities where we live and work.

“We support dozens of community outreach efforts, from building orphanages in Haiti to shelters for domestic abuse survivors to empowering urban youth to green jobs,” Graves says. “It’s part of who we are.” The celebrations in 2011 will include the expected and the unexpected.

“Sure, we’ll gather for a traditional party,” Graves says. “But we’ll also look at how we can celebrate our good fortune with community efforts that are meaningful to all our employee-owners. It would not be Burns & Mac without a component that looked beyond our ranks.”

For more information, contact Roger Dick, 816-822-3339.

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