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.

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