Superior Environmental Corp. (Superior), a leading environmental consulting, engineering, and construction related services solutions company, based in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, announced that the firm is now 100% employee owned through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust. This announcement marks the purchase of all outstanding shares from the founding shareholders, Vaughn Quince and James Quince.
Superior was founded in 1989 as an environmental consulting business and was established to meet the demand for quality environmental services at a time when new environmental regulations were emerging. The founders took their experience from the environmental remediation and consulting engineering services industries and created a company that provided a blend of assessment and remediation services to meet customer needs. This strategy to manage entire projects and provide innovative solutions still guides the service we provide today.
Superior established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in 2004 with the intent of transferring ownership of the organization from the founders to its employees. At that time 10% of the company was purchased by the ESOP. The recent transaction puts all outstanding stock into the ESOP Trust and will increase stock ownership of existing ESOP participants and allows for additional stock gains for employees in the future. “This is an exciting time for Superior’s employee-owners. Each employee has the power to make decisions every day that will have a direct financial impact on themselves personally,” said Brian Miller, President and CEO.
Today, Superior has offices and staff in multiple states serving the Great Lakes Region and the East Coast. In keeping with our founding vision, we provide Superior full-service environmental consulting, environmental engineering, and construction management services to a broad spectrum of both public and private clients.
Contact us today for any of your environmental service needs – we are solutions oriented!
Superior’s employees are its most valuable asset and key to the company’s success. Superior strives to cultivate exemplary leadership and exceptional staff. Our goal is to have a culture committed to excellence, continuous learning, and open, honest communication.
We invest in the satisfaction of our employees, believing that a happy employee is a fundamental part of having satisfied clients.
As of April, 2017, Superior’s Project Managers, Senior Staff Scientists, and Engineers have an average of over 25 years of professional work experience and have been with our company an average of more than 12 years. The average experience of all our staff is more than 20 years in the industry and 12.5 years with our company. Their professional experience with many different projects combined with a long history with our firm provides our clients with very effective project management and a solid Project Team to meet their needs.
Superior encourages all staff to participate in continuing education programs. The company sponsors internal training programs at all levels, often inviting experts from outside the company. Staff also participates in professional seminars particular to their own areas of expertise and interest.