Tri City Glass & Door announced that its transition to a 100% employee-owned company will be finalized in 2024. Officials say the move demonstrates Tri City’s dedication to its employees and a shared vision for propelling the business into new markets.
The Wisconsin-based residential, commercial and auto glass repair and installation company also announced Ryan Hartman as its newest president.
“Since joining the company as director of finance, Ryan has made significant process improvements that have spurred transparent communication, sales and earnings growth,” says Board chairperson Tom Danz. “He is absolutely committed to customer service and leading Tri City Glass & Door into its next phase of growth and innovation.”
Hartman succeeds Larry Bender, who has served as the company’s president since 2011. Bender is a member of Tri City’s founding family. With his retirement, the company will transition to 100% employee ownership.
“I am honored to build on the legacy that the Bender family built,” says Hartman. “I am excited to continue living the Tri City values, leading us to be the choice for glass, entrances and accessories because we’re all about our customers.”
Hartman explains Tri City’s move to 100% company-owned continues the family legacy while sustaining the business and jobs of the employees.
“We are excited to fully transition ownership over to our employees,” he says.
An employee-owned company gives workers ownership interest in the form of shares of stock. The business plan helps with employee morale because they have a stake in how the company performs, Jeff Haber, a managing partner at W&W Glass, told USGNN in February 2023.