Serving a sustainable community

of employee owners


Our Vision:
Employee Empowerment

Through Ownership

Moore Holding Company was born from the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) formed when Moore Engineering, Inc. became employee owned - partially in 1998 and 100% in 2004.

We've seen that employees at ESOP companies act like owners because they are owners.​

There are many advantages ESOP companies enjoy, including:

  • Lower turnover

  • Greater profitability

  • Better performance during general economic downturns

  • Greater employee satisfaction. 

We aim to bring these advantages to a larger group of employee owners by expanding our family of companies and fulfilling our mission of serving a sustainable community of employee owners.


 Our Team

Jeffry Volk, PE

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff is leading Moore Holding Company's effort to expand its family of companies and bring the benefits of employee ownership to a larger group of people.

A leading water resources expert in the Red River Valley, Jeff has worked for the Moore family of companies his entire career.

He is a devoted NDSU Bison supporter and serves on several regional boards, including the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, the NDSU Foundation and a subcommittee of the FargoDome Authority.

Gregory Wald, MBA

Acquisitions | Communications

Gregory coordinates all aspects of Moore Holding Company's acquisition, communication and integration efforts, connecting resources and ensuring the Moore family of companies is optimizing their relationships.

He brings experience in a wide variety of service industries, including health insurance, banking, health care, education and government.

When he's not hanging out with his wife and two elementary-age children, Gregory is an editorial board member for Fargo INC! magazine, a Bison Arts​ and Fargo Kiwanis board member, youth coach and church choir member.


Moore's Family of Companies


Dan Johnson, CTP, FP&A


Dan brings years of ESOP experience to support the finance needs of the holding company through his position as the Moore Engineering controller.

Dan understands the unique financial needs of an ESOP, and applies his expertise in acquisitions, securities, cash management and accounting to ensure our employee owners are on solid financial footing.

He and his wife have two children and enjoy spending time at their Minnesota lake home.

Joni Smith, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resources

Joni's knowledge of Moore's ESOP runs deep. She has 15 years of experience administering our ESOP and currently serves as a trustee.

She prioritizes cultural fit as a human resources strategy, and works to ensure all employees are represented and respected.

Joni understands that in a heavily regulated business structure, it's vital to have a sure hand guiding the enterprise through eligibility, vesting, contributions, distributions and more.

She and her husband spend as much time as possible enjoying their grandchildren.

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ESOP Resources

Because the ESOP trust is a qualified defined-contribution employee benefit plan, the ESOP business structure is complex and highly regulated. These organizations help Moore Holding Company and the larger ESOP community understand the laws governing ESOPs, advocate for the interests of employee owners and sponsor activities focused on creating a community of support.


The ESOP Association

Founded in 1978, The ESOP Association advocates on behalf of all companies that have, or are considering, an ESOP.
The ESOP Association sponsors regional and national conferences, advocates on behalf of the ESOP community, sponsors annual awards and serves as a resource.

NCEO - National Center for Employee Ownership

NCEO is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting the employee ownership community since 1981. Their mission is to help employee ownership thrive. With over 3,000 members, NCEO has a vast library of ESOP educational materials, sponsors annual conferences and provides guidance on technical issues regarding employee ownership.

ESCA - Employee-Owned S Corporations of America

ESCA bills itself as the voice in Washington, DC that speaks exclusively for employee-owned S corporations (“S ESOPs”). ESCA represents more than 215,000 employee-owners in virtually every state in the nation, and is committed to protecting the S corporation ESOP structure and promoting it so more working Americans can become employee-owners.

Contact Us

444 Sheyenne St Ste 301
West Fargo, ND 58078



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