LEAF is pleased to announce that we have just approved a loan to Mētis Construction in Seattle, Washington.
Mētis—named after the Ancient Greek word for wisdom, craft, and the creative process—is a construction company founded in 2007 and converted into a worker-owned cooperative in 2015. The ICA Group, LEAF’s sister organization, helped provide consulting for the conversion process. The company now boasts 18 worker-owners and 36 total employees.
Their contracts include many stunning restaurants and breweries, such as the Rhein Haus Restaurant and Optimism Brewing Co. Mētis does general contracting, refurbishing, original construction, and demolition services. LEAF’s loan will help provide equipment and inventory for their next large contract, the Redhook Ale Brewery in Seattle.