Hammond Lumber Company Selected as a 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine
Hammond recognized as one the best places of employment in Maine for the second year in a row
BELGRADE, Maine – Hammond Lumber Company (Hammond) was recently recognized as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.
“We would like to congratulate and thank the Hammond Team for your achievement of this award for the second year in a row,” said Mike Hammond, president and CEO of Hammond Lumber Company. “As Hammond Lumber Company continues to grow with now 875 employees across 22 locations, our employees’ dedication and daily commitment is what continues to make us one of the ‘best places to work’. The Hammond Team consists of employees who consistently provide exceptional customer service, demonstrate remarkable teamwork, and serve our communities daily. We are honored to receive this award again and proud of our employees who have helped us reach this achievement.”
The 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: 34 small winners (15-49 U.S. employees), 45 medium winners (50-249 U.S. employees) and 21 large winners (250+ U.S. employees). Hammond is one of the 21 winners in the large employer category with 875 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 part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine and analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
Hammond Lumber Company will be recognized in the October 17th edition of Mainebiz where the rankings will be revealed for the first time, following a planned awards event. The Best Places to Work in Maine awards program is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Convention.
Hammond is the largest lumber and building materials retailer throughout Maine and New Hampshire and the 21st largest LBM dealer in the country according to the 2022 LBM Journal 100. The company has received national recognition as the 2020 ProSales Dealer of the Year, National Safety Council’s 2022 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award and 2022 Industry Leader Award, and NeLMA’s 2022 Outstanding Safety Performance Award, as well as receiving last year’s 2021 Best Places to Maine award.
Based in Belgrade, Hammond has been a family-owned and operated company since 1953. Today, Hammond is a fourth-generation, family-owned business with 875 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, Ellsworth, Damariscotta, 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 875 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 21st largest pro dealer and lumberyard in the nation by 2021 sales according to the LBM Journal 100. Recently, the building supply company has received numerous awards, including 2020 ProSales Dealer of the Year, 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine, National Safety Council’s 2022 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award and 2022 Industry Leader Award, and NeLMA’s 2022 Outstanding Safety Performance Award. Learn more at www.hammondlumber.com.
Director of Organizational Development
Hammond Lumber Company