Chuck & Don’s president Bob Hartzell shared in the summer 2014 Barkin’ Mews news that should delight employees and demonstrates their appreciation for the staff. Minimum wage was increased to $10.10 for store employees and the company implemented an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Such benefits are far from the norm in most retail establishments. Chuck & Don’s decision demonstrates their appreciation for employees in addition to their dedication to provide the best products available for pets.
The ESOP makes all eligible employees shareholders of Chuck & Dons. As the organization grows in value, team members will benefit significantly. Employees meeting the eligibility criteria are a member of the ESOP. The ESOP is a qualified retirement plan (per the U.S. Department of Labor) which protects the employees and governs the plans.
When team members retire or leave employment with Chuck & Don’s for any reason, the value of their Chuck & Don’s stock converts to cash and will go with them.
As Hartzell shared, their goal is for Chuck & Don’s to continue to grow in value with all shareholders benefiting. The ESOP provides another opportunity to attract, retain and reward the very best staff, which in turns helps insure customers receive the excellent service they deserve.
Chuck & Don’s stores are located in Wisconsin, Minnesota and there are currently five stores open in Colorado, with a sixth store opening in September.
Click the store name to see a page with hours, events, maps, directions and other information for that store.
Aurora – Arapahoe Crossings
6380 S. Parker Road, Suite 107
Aurora, CO 80016
Castle Rock – Opening Sept. 2014!
4765 Front Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Denver – Cherry Creek
201 University Ave., Unit 113
Denver, CO 80206
Centennial – The Streets at SouthGlenn
The Streets at SouthGlenn Shopping Center
2253 E Briarwood Avenue, Suite 503
Centennial, CO 80122
1535 S. Kipling Parkway, Suites I & J
Lakewood, CO 80232
Littleton Kipling Marketplace
5055 S. Kipling Street
Littleton, CO 80127
Each store has a full schedule of in-store events. Most events are free and are held on weekends. Check out the nearest store to see events planned through September.
The Friend of Chuck program is a free quarterly rewards savings program for loyal customers. Friend of Chuck rewards are based on participant’s purchases for a calendar quarter. By the third week after a quarter ends participants receive a rebate based on those purchases. There isn’t a membership card to be a Friend of Chuck. Simply sign-up and each time you shop, tell the Chuck & Don’s Team Member your name and say “I’m a friend of Chuck” and their system will do the rest. All information is kept confidential and is never sold.
Chuck & Don’s keep pets and employees at the heart of their purpose.
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