Motz Group Garners Certified Evergreen® Status


Motz’s commitment to sustaining and scaling an employee-owned, community-centered business is recognized with Evergreen® certification

Cincinnati, OH – The Motz Group, an employee-owned sports field construction, and maintenance business, and its sister company USGreentech, a quality synthetic turf infill manufacturer, were recently awarded Certified Evergreen® status by the Tugboat Institute. This certification recognizes businesses that positively impact their employees, customers, suppliers, communities, and families by measuring performance according to the tenets of the Evergreen® 7Ps and a demonstrated, long-term ability to thrive.

Joe Motz, the founder, and CEO of Motz was passionate about earning Evergreen® status, so much so that striving to become a premier evergreen organization is part of the vision that the corporation aspires to be. Joe shares, “Our commitment to being an Evergreen company takes dedication to train up the next generation of leaders and an understanding that we’re all building a company that will far outlast any of our tenures. People are our greatest asset and they come first. We have our employee’s backs not just during the good times but also during challenging times. We became Employee Owned in 2017 which was a strategic step to share the profit of the organization and to create a stronger culture that is built on our foundational purpose: Motz Moves People to Better Lives.”

Motz now joins other companies that have become Certified Evergreen®, such as Enterprise Holdings, Radio Flyer, and Mars Candy. All of which now continue to undergo a comprehensive, rigorous assessment evaluating their continual improvement of values, practices, and commitment to the people they serve and employ. Once certified, Evergreen® companies become members of a select peer group of similarly honored organizations that attracts talented professionals, influential partners, and loyal customers.

Becoming certified Evergreen builds accountability and ensures Motz is moving forward well beyond the current leadership, focusing on future generations. Obtaining this certification illustrates its sustained and deeply-embedded dedication to the 7Ps (Purpose, Perseverance, People First, Private, Profit, Paced Growth, and Pragmatic Innovation) and the wellness of its employee-owners, who support and uphold these core tenets. Though not all certified Evergreen® companies are employee-owned, a good portion are; it’s a business model known for positive company culture, ingenuity, and growth.

In an era when a growing majority of businesses are motivated by short-term, profit-centered values with little consideration for company culture or community relations, Certified Evergreen® companies represent consistent operational independence, financial health, and dedication to the people they serve and employ.

About Motz 

Founded in 1977 and serving the high-performance natural and synthetic turf markets, The Motz Group is one of the most recognized and highly respected turf system specialists in the world. Celebrating 44+ years in the industry, this employee-owned company proudly stands behind their products and services to ensure long-lasting, prosperous relationships with their valued customer base. In addition to this recent award, Motz was honored as a Top Place to Work in Cincinnati for the third consecutive year.

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