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A Yard and a Half Landscaping Cooperative

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A Yard & A Half Landscaping is a Waltham, MA landscaping company founded by Eileen Michaels in 1988. Over the years, she grew the design/build/maintain firm to a place in the top 15% of U.S. landscaping companies and the top 3% of all women-owned companies by annual sales. Eileen accomplished this by guaranteeing all of A Yard & A Half’s work and investing in her employees. In preparation for her retirement, she offered the employees the chance to buy the company, and we incorporated as a worker-owned cooperative. The company had historically operated with open books, shared profits with employees, and involved employees in decision-making, so the cooperative model was a natural step for us.

A Yard & A Half Landscaping Cooperative, Inc. was formed in 2013 to preserve and continue to develop a locally-owned, safe, just, and democratic workplace in an industry where workers often face exploitation, wage theft, and hazardous working conditions. Participation in the cooperative is a financial and career investment for members, not just a job. Worker-owners participate in professional development, learning transferable skills and creating economic growth and self-sufficiency. We also share in the profits of our labor, allowing us to reinvest in our own local economy, communities, and families.

See http://ayardandahalf.com/
Address
Physical Address
26 Thayer Rd.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
United States
Phone
(781) 788-8855
Website
http://ayardandahalf.com/
Email

 
 

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A Yard and a Half Landscaping Cooperative

This entry was last updated September 15, 2016

A Yard & A Half Landscaping is a Waltham, MA landscaping company founded by Eileen Michaels in 1988. Over the years, she grew the design/build/maintain firm to a place in the top 15% of U.S. landscaping companies and the top 3% of all women-owned companies by annual sales. Eileen accomplished this by guaranteeing all of A Yard & A Half’s work and investing in her employees. In preparation for her retirement, she offered the employees the chance to buy the company, and we incorporated as a worker-owned cooperative. The company had historically operated with open books, shared profits with employees, and involved employees in decision-making, so the cooperative model was a natural step for us.

A Yard & A Half Landscaping Cooperative, Inc. was formed in 2013 to preserve and continue to develop a locally-owned, safe, just, and democratic workplace in an industry where workers often face exploitation, wage theft, and hazardous working conditions. Participation in the cooperative is a financial and career investment for members, not just a job. Worker-owners participate in professional development, learning transferable skills and creating economic growth and self-sufficiency. We also share in the profits of our labor, allowing us to reinvest in our own local economy, communities, and families.

See http://www.ayardandahalf.com/

 
 

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A YARD & A HALF LANDSCAPING COOPERATIVE

This entry was last updated in 2017
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Member: No
Industry Code: Build & Design - Landscaping
Street Address: 26 Thayer Rd.
City: Waltham
State: MA
Zip: 02453
General Phone Number: (781) 788-8855
General Email: info@ayardandahalf.com
Website: ayardandahalf.com

See http://ayardandahalf.com/
Address
Physical Address
26 Thayer Rd.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
United States
Phone
(781) 788-8855
Website
http://ayardandahalf.com/
Email

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