Employee Ownership

The price of greatness is responsibility.

— Winston Churchill


Unusual in the engineering industry, Kennedy Jenks is 100% owned and operated by its employees. Kennedy Jenks transformed itself from a traditional partnership to employee-owned in the early 1970s. To this day self-ownership is key to the firm’s excellence by attracting top talent and providing a powerful incentive for employees to think like owners and work hard to achieve success.

Kennedy Jenks’ ownership plan is broad and inclusive. Each year, Kennedy Jenks offers stock opportunities to non-shareholder employees who demonstrate expertise, achievement, and dedication to the firm’s values: trust, service, integrity, diversity, and inclusion.