Our Culture

Working with Us

At Palmer-Donavin, we are always looking to add to our team and bring in new business partners to contribute to our success. We deeply value our company culture, our emphasis on work-life balance and the sense of camaraderie that comes from everyone working with a focus on growth and success. At Palmer-Donavin, employees know that their commitment to doing things right will bring rewards in the form of opportunities to develop and grow with the company. Check out our Careers page to find out how to join our team.

100% Employee-Owned

In 2007, the company transitioned to employee ownership, establishing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for our 500 employees. Since then, all of our employees have had a vested interest in the betterment of Palmer-Donavin, working to be efficient, effective and customer-oriented in every aspect of our operation.

Community Involvement

Palmer-Donavin has a long-standing corporate philosophy of giving back to the community, going back to former owners Bob Woodward, Art Wiles and Tom Doucher, who had met due to the shared experience of raising children with developmental disabilities. As part of that corporate philosophy, the company built and donated a $750,000 residential respite care facility to serve as a safe and temporary home offering specialized care for children with developmental disabilities. The facility, now operated by Franklin County Residential Services in central Ohio as the Palmer-Donavin House, is an important part of our company’s legacy and commitment to the community.

Palmer-Donavin also encourages employees to volunteer in their communities through work-promoted activities, as well as independently, on their own time, by providing grants to eligible organizations based on the number of hours volunteered in a calendar year. We regularly get involved with the United Way, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Palmer-Donavin House, Meals on Wheels, the Salvation Army and Rebuilding Together, just to name a few.