Hammond Lumber Company recognized as Best Place to Work in Maine and New Hampshire
For the third consecutive year, Hammond recognized as one the best places of employment
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October 17, 2023
BELGRADE, Maine – Hammond Lumber Company (Hammond) has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine for the third year in a row and a Best Company to Work For in New Hampshire for the first time. These statewide survey and award programs are designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment.
“We are tremendously honored and proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Maine for the third consecutive year and a Best Company to Work for in New Hampshire,” said Mike Hammond, president and CEO of Hammond Lumber Company. “This achievement is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our employees. Their engagement and commitment continue to drive us forward and strengthen our company culture. We recognize that a fulfilling work experience is not just about the tasks we accomplish, but the relationships we build and the values we uphold.”
The 2023 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 134 companies in three size categories: 41 small winners (15-49 U.S. employees), 68 medium winners (50-249 U.S. employees), and 27 large winners (250+ U.S. employees). Hammond is one of the 27 winners in the large employer category with over 900 employees across Maine and New Hampshire. Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics, worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience, which consisted of 75 percent of the total. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. The Best Places to Work in Maine awards program is a project of the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group, in partnership with BridgeTower Media. The Best Places to Work in Maine event endorsement sponsors are Maine HR Convention and Mainebiz.
The 2023 Best Companies to Work in New Hampshire list is made up of 25 companies. The 2023 competition attracted applicants from across the state with each completing an extensive employer survey, detailing benefits and workplace practices. Employees from each company also filled out an employee engagement survey. Both surveys were administered by The Employee Engagement Group, and the results of all those assessments determined the winning companies.
Hammond was recognized in the September issue of Business NH Magazine and by Mainebiz on October 11.
Hammond is the largest lumber and building materials retailer throughout Maine and New Hampshire and the 17th largest LBM dealer in the country according to the 2023 LBM Journal 100. The company has received national recognition as the 2020 ProSales Dealer of the Year, National Safety Council’s 2023 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award and 2023 Industry Leader Award, and NeLMA’s 2023 Outstanding Safety Performance Award, as well as receiving the Best Places to Maine award in 2021, 2022, and 2023 and Best Companies to Work For in New Hampshire in 2023.
Based in Belgrade, Hammond has been a family-owned and operated company since 1953. Today, Hammond is a fourth-generation, family-owned business with over 900 employees and 22 locations across Maine and New Hampshire. The company’s locations include, Auburn, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Belfast, Belgrade, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Cherryfield, Damariscotta, Ellsworth, Fairfield, Farmington, Greenville, Machias, Portland, Rochester (NH), Rockland, and Skowhegan.
To learn more about Hammond, visit www.hammondlumber.com.
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About Hammond Lumber Company
Hammond Lumber Company was founded in 1953 by Skip and Verna Hammond with a single sawmill in Belgrade, Maine. Today, the fourth-generation, family-owned is one of the largest independent lumber and building material retailers in the northeast with over 900 employees and 22 locations across Maine and New Hampshire. Hammond Lumber Company carries a full line of building materials, millwork, kitchen, bath and flooring products, and is a quality manufacturer of eastern white pine. Hammond has multiple Kitchen, Bath & Flooring Design Centers and showrooms, Home Planning Design Centers, and millwork showrooms across the State. Hammond is the 17th largest pro dealer and lumberyard in the nation by 2022 sales according to the LBM Journal 100. The building material supply company has received numerous awards, including 2020 ProSales Dealer of the Year, Best Places to Work in Maine in 2021, 2022, and 2023, Best Company to Work For in New Hampshire in 2023, National Safety Council’s 2023 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award and 2023 Industry Leader Award, and NeLMA’s 2023 Outstanding Safety Performance Award. Learn more at www.hammondlumber.com.
Director of Organizational Development
Hammond Lumber Company