In 2019, Barton Associates, Inc. transitioned its ownership and became 100% employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust. An ESOP is an employee benefit plan, which provides company stock to employees as part of their retirement benefit plan. By becoming 100% ESOP owned, all company stock is now held in trust by the ESOP exclusively for the benefit of Barton Associates, Inc. employees.
As a 100% employee owned company, we are able to create a company-wide culture of employee empowerment and responsibility. The ESOP will further enable the company to continue its strong tradition of providing high quality service and technical expertise for many years to come.