What is a Cooperative?
Endeavor Communications is a cooperative. Quite simply, a cooperative is a type of business that is owned by its members. These members pool their resources together to achieve a level of purchase power that allows them to buy the best products and services available at the lowest possible prices. They then share the business benefits of these products and services – including profits – and, as a community, decide the direction of the organization. Cooperatives are special because they are owned by the consumers they serve and are guided by a set of seven principles that reflect the best interests of those members. Once you apply for telephone service with Endeavor Communications, you are a member and part owner of the cooperative. These guiding principles are:
- Voluntary and open membership
- Democratic member control (one member, one vote)
- Members’ economic participation
- Autonomy and independence
- Education, training, and information
- Cooperation among cooperatives
- Concern for the community
Our Mission and Vision
The new CLEC customers are not members of the cooperative.
CLEC customers are not members and do not get capital credit checks.
CLEC customers are not invited to the annual meeting.
Securing the future ability for us to provide service to all members includes growing our revenues without depending on shrinking government subsidies. Your service is more secure when we bring in customers that generate that revenue.
Reaching rural customers is a joint venture goal of Endeavor and Hendricks Power benefitting both companies.
There are currently 67 employees.
Very few customers were using the Monrovia office which we kept open after our Monrovia build seven years ago. We have closed the office and currently serve those customers at our main office.