Big G Express, Inc. is a 100% employee owned, asset based truckload carrier headquartered in Shelbyville, Tennessee. With 400 tractors and 1000 trailers, Big G Express provides general commodity, irregular route, and dry van truckload services to customers nationwide.
History of Big G Express, Inc
Founded in 1995 by brothers Pat and Jack Marsh, Big G Express formed as an extension of one of the oldest truck lines in the state of Tennessee; Goggin Truck Line. Big G Express started with just six trucks and twelve trailers and within six months, the fleet had grown to fourteen trucks. Within three years, there were 60 trucks. Patty Corley and David Nolan joined the ownership group of Big G Express in 1998 and the four continued a planned growth strategy to expand business.
After 14 years of total commitment to their company and employees, the ownership group decided to create a planned transition by establishing an ESOP. Big G Express became 100% employee owned through an ESOP in January 2009. An ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) is a tax qualified employee benefit plan governed and regulated by United States law. The ESOP allows the next generation of Big G leadership and all its employees to share in the benefits of ownership.
Instead of selling to the company to the highest bidder, the owners chose to transfer the ownership of the company to their highly valued employees. The company’s strong financial position and experienced leadership in place made the creation of an ESOP an excellent option.
Pat Marsh, Jack Marsh, Patty Corley, David Nolan and Randy Vernon (President) serve as the Board of Directors and provide Big G Express with leadership focused on consistently offering the best in customer satisfaction, communication, equipment, technology and most importantly, a dedicated team of employee owners.
Big G Express, Inc. employee owners have a real stake in the success of the company and work hard to increase efficiency and profitability. The company has grown to over $70 million in annual revenues and has over 500 employee owners. Employee stock has more than double after three years of being an ESOP.