RPA Celebrates Employee Ownership Month

Every October, we celebrate our employee-owners, who are the backbone of RPA and what makes this company special. We believe that employee ownership is key to our success at RPA and, as a 100% employee-owned company, we don’t just have employees at RPA, we have employ-owners who begin earning a piece of the pie starting from day one. As employee-owners, our employees also have an exciting retirement benefit through our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). An ESOP is a retirement plan that gives employees ownership in the company in the form of shares of stock. This means our employees are directly invested in RPA’s success and as the company grows and succeeds, so do our employee-owners.

We are proud to be an employee-owned company and our employees are too! Check out what some of our employee-owners here at RPA have to say about employee ownership and what that benefit means to them.

Being an employee owner empowers me to take ownership of my career and my future. I enjoy being surrounded by like-minded people who are all motivated to go above and beyond for our clients and driven to see the company succeed. And although I love my day-to-day work and have no plans to retire anytime soon, I take a lot of comfort in knowing RPA’s ESOP is helping me build a healthy retirement savings!

Kerry Lynch, PE, RSP1

Once I made the decision to pursue another job, the ESOP structure was one of the key factors in coming back to work at RPA. The culture at RPA is strong due in part to an increased sense of pride and buy-in from employee owners. Employees have more emphasis on improved business practices and focus on everyone rowing in the same direction for greater firm success. Working for an ESOP company like RPA makes me feel like a valued team member with less stress on individual metrics and financial performance.

Jeremy Perlinski, PE

Being an employee-owner at RPA gives me a vested interest in the company that goes beyond my salary and that is both motivating and inspiring. Wins feel more personal, every new project or client represents a new opportunity to excel and succeed. I see the rewards from my hard work as my retirement account grows, and that’s a powerful motivator since I know I am directly working for myself and for my coworkers.

Forrest Walker, EI

Being part of an ESOP means every employee has skin in the game, and that’s what makes it so wonderful – we’re all in this together, contributing and building something amazing! Since we’re all owners, there’s no typical divide between owners and employees like you see in other firms.

When the employees own the company, and the owners are the company, it means that what the employees want and care about is also what the company wants and cares about. Their goals and interests are the same because they are all in the same boat!

Jessica Eaton, PE