In 2016, the Lueken's organzation achieved the goal of 100% employee ownership - a goal set by Joe Lueken for the company he founded in 1966. In the 45 years that led to his decision, he worked shoulder-to-shoulder with his employees and together, they grew and prospered. He often cited his employees as being largely responsible for his success. With his firm belief and practice of 'thinking local', the idea of the ESOP was a reflection of his values and dedication to his employees and to the communities he served. Joe Lueken's memory and entrepreneurship are still strong and thriving in his employees.