ESG is a PEO - a Professional Employer Organization. A PEO is a company that contractually assumes and manages critical human resource and personnel responsibilities and employer risks for businesses. ESG assumes the employer responsibility for employment tax, payroll processing, benefit plans, and other human resource purposes. This successfully allows our clients to focus on product development, marketing, sales, and customer service – the very reasons they went into business. Our clients range in size from a handful of employees to over 1,000, predominately in the Rocky Mountain Region.
ESG's founder, Craig Allred, started in the HR outsourcing business in 1991. After working in the industry for several years, Craig designed a new concept of how to partner with small- and medium-sized businesses to have a more client-focused approach. ESG was founded April 1, 1997, with only 30 clients and 3 internal employees. In the spring of 2007, ten years from its inception, ESG was sold to publicly-traded Fortune Industries. ESG is now part of Fortune Employer Solutions, with offices in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, and Tennessee, with the Provo, Utah office being the Western Division headquarters.
ESG's rapid growth has not changed our client-focused approach. Our philosophy has always been and will always be to exceed our clients' expectations and partner with business owners to increase their profits. We are a small business ourselves and understand the demands involved with being a successful enterprise.