RUSH Construction’s Employee Ownership Program was created as a way for employees to develop a deeper role with the company, as well as to add an element of succession to RUSH’s business model.
“One of the key takeaways that came out of our 1996 corporate sabbatical was the idea that I needed to bring additional talent to the company,” says RUSH Founder Eduardo Rabel. “As we brought in more people, I realized early on that we needed to address the issue of company ownership – The idea that if we had owners of the company, not just ‘me’, that it was going to strengthen the company.”
Thus, on September 7, 2000, RUSH’s Employee Ownership Program was born.
“Being an employee-owned company is a strong part of the RUSH culture. From both the office and the field, our ownership structure provides our clients with a deeper level of attention when they are dealing with someone who has a vested interest in the success of their project,” says William Chivers, President of RUSH Construction.