Certified Employee-Owned is excited to spotlight Delta Pipeline, an employee-owned construction company based in Long Beach, California. With 30 years of experience, Delta Pipeline has grown into a well-respected and recognized leader in underground wet utility construction.

In 1991, Delta Pipeline was launched as a startup business out of a garage. Since then, co-founders Craig Danley and Richard Vance have worked diligently to build connections and develop a reputation in their industry.

In 2017, after 25 years of success as a family-owned business, the decision was made to create an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and transition to becoming 100% employee-owned.

Today, Delta proudly identifies as “a family of dedicated employee owners committed to opportunity, success and stewardship.”

By offering employees a personal stake, Delta seeks to attract, motivate, and retain talented team members.

By empowering employees with shared responsibility in the company’s success, Delta fosters a “culture of learning, growing and making a difference [that] never stops.”