Employee Stock Ownership Plan

About Our Employee-Owned Company

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In 1993, Acadian instituted an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), giving employees the opportunity to own private stock in the company. Acadian sets up a trust fund for qualifying employees and contributes new shares of its own stock or cash to buy existing shares. Acadian employees currently own 80% of the company stock.

Through this structure, employees own the company, giving them a sense of pride and a stronger investment in their work. Acadian employee-owners see every day as an opportunity to make a difference.

Our passion and compassion guide our actions as we treat more than just the injury or ailment, but the person as a whole. Our innovation and use of new technology help us to improve our services and care for our customers.

A key benefit of this plan is that our employees truly are owners, and therefore are more invested in the work they do. When employees have a sense of pride and ownership in the company, they strengthen its foundation and promote continued growth.

Acadian Companies Earns National ESOP Association Award


The ESOP Association and its Southwest Chapter have bestowed many awards upon our ESOP committee, employee-owners and our ESOP communications efforts, including:

  • 2020: The ESOP Association awarded Acadian with the Annual Awards for Communications Excellence – Intranet award in the large companies category. TEA’s Southwest Chapter also presented four awards to Acadian Companies: ESOP Company of the Year, Most Effective ESOP Committee—Large Company, Communications Excellence—Poster and Communications Excellence—Intranet.

  • 2019: The ESOP Association Southwest Chapter selected Acadian as its Company of the Year and Acadian Service Desk Specialist Jennifer Vice as its Employee-Owner of the Year. The chapter also recognized Acadian’s Intranet, known as Acadian Central, for Communications Excellence.

  • 2018: The Southwest Chapter named Acadian Ambulance Operations Supervisor Ed Smith as its Employee-Owner of the Year.

  • 2017: The Southwest Chapter awarded Acadian with the Communications Excellence Award for Best Intranet.

  • 2015: The ESOP Association recognized Acadian in the large companies category for the Annual Awards for Communications Excellence – Intranet award.

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