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VGM Group, Inc.

VGM Group offers professional services to help our business customers grow, take advantage of opportunity, and sustain their competitive advantage. We are knowledgeable employee owners who care about our customers’ success.

We began as a group purchasing organization for providers of home medical equipment, and for nearly 35 years we’ve continued to build up professional communities in the healthcare space. When we connect healthcare businesses, we create opportunity that builds on itself. We’ve expanded these relationships to bring solutions to an array of other industries—no matter their challenges. In addition to healthcare, areas of focus include insurance and finance, security and technology, and legislative and regulatory.

Today, our offerings connect thousands of companies to solutions and resources that simplify the complexity of doing business. Put simply, VGM Group lets businesses focus on what matters most—their customers.
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Purpose

The Power of One. One person. One act. One idea.
VGM's employee owners make a difference—by simplifying the complexities of doing business for our customers, improving the quality of life for our customers’ patients, and giving back to the communities where we live.

We do this by creating opportunities, relationships and professional communities, where our customers and employee owners connect, learn, and grow together.

While the majority of our employees live and work in northeast Iowa, VGM also has locations throughout the U.S.
and even north of the border. Additionally, more than 350 employee owners work remotely from home. We value our people and have adopted more flexible work schedules and permanent work-from-home positions.

As employee owners, we have a financial stake in our business. That means there’s an inherent, collective push to go above and beyond for the good of the company. That culture―of knowing that what you do every day makes a difference―is one of the many reasons VGM has been consistently recognized as a #1 Iowa Top Workplace and Employer of Choice.
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Additional Culture Details

We are relaxed, friendly and supportive to encourage innovative ideas that contribute to the growth of the company and your own goals. You’ll work hard, play hard, and experience the benefits of each. Being 100% employee-owned, employees epitomize the work-hard-play-hard mentality.  

We are relaxed, friendly, and supportive to encourage innovative ideas that contribute to the growth of the company and your own goals. You’ll work hard, play hard, and experience the benefits of each. Being 100% employee owned, employees epitomize the work-hard-play-hard mentality.  

Work hard: We are committed employee owners who truly care about our customers’ success. And as our company continuously evolves, there are many opportunities for our employees to grow their career. With employee ownership, our team members understand that their daily dedication to doing great work helps us find meaningfulness in our day and secure our financial future.

Play hard: Our work environment prioritizes work-life balance. We provide flexible work schedules, paid time off, an onsite fitness center, a wellness community, family events, holiday celebrations, and more

Play hard: Our work environment prioritizes work-life balance. We provide flexible work schedules, paid time off, an onsite fitness center, a wellness community, family events, holiday celebrations, and more. We also encourage employees to make time to give back to the communities that support us, with numerous volunteer opportunities.
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Values

Power of One
Guiding it all are our Power of One Principles. These are a collection of eight distinct values that go to the core of our culture, of who we are as a company. They’re the characteristics and behaviors that each member of the VGM family can and should aspire toward. Our eight Power of One Principles are:
Make a Difference
Welcome Change
Provide Meaningful, Memorable Service
Create Your Future
Own Your Ownership
Cheer Each Other On
Protect Our Company
Find the Fun in Your Day

At their core, the Power of One Principles are about what we do next and how we get better. We immerse ourselves in it, redefining our company around those that make us great—our employees.

In August of 2020, VGM leadership made a formal proclamation and commitment to working toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee now has approximately 20 active members from all VGM locations and works internally and with dif

Headquarters

Waterloo, IA

Employees

1,073 US Employees

Industry

Other - Business Services

Recent Awards

  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2015

Company Snapshots

Employees enjoy connecting with one another at the espresso bar.
VGM's ESOP Communication's Committee serves lunch to fellow employee owners during a company cookout in 2019. As an employee owned company, VGM is known for an assortment of events and activities to bring employees together both during and after work hours.
Employees gather for a company-wide champagne toast to celebrate VGM's #1 ranking in 2019. The event was broadcast via FaceBook Live to connect all of VGM's locations throughout the US.