Defining Ownership – WithersRavenel
Defining Ownership
The Mission, Vision & Values of a 100% Employee-Owned Company

Defining Ownership

The Mission, Vision & Values of a 100% Employee-Owned Company


Giving, Growing and Creating Together


Be the premier, multi-disciplinary firm creating inspired places—one person, one project, and one community at a time

Core Values


We conduct business fairly and ethically regardless of the circumstances. We keep promises with a can-do attitude.


We do unto others as we would have them do unto us. We treat our clients and each other with respect at all times because respect is a precursor to trust, and trust is the foundation of all successful working relationships.


We are better together when we practice teamwork through communication and cooperation with our team members, clients, and communities.


We strive for quality in our work, our service, our communications and our relationships, both internal and external.


By working hard and smart, we will make a fair profit. Profit enables us to reinvest in our community, our company and our employees, creating a sustainable cycle of high morale, quality work, good reputation and positive financial performance.


We invest in our communities through our work, our service, our relationships and our contributions. Our services are vital to improving the quality of life in our communities.

What It Means to Be

100% Employee Owned

On average, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) companies like WithersRavenel tend to:

Produce More

Grow Faster

Earn Higher Profits

Have Lower Turnover

The Carolinas Chapter of The ESOP Association

2020 ESOP Company of the Year Award

This award honors a company that actively participates in the employee ownership community and that demonstrates a dedication to The ESOP Association’s vision of employee participation, wealth creation, and individual dignity and worth.