Hammond Lumber named 2020 ProSales Dealer of the Year

Feb 09, 2020
Courtesy of: Jason Paige Smith Hammond Lumber Co. Vice President Don Hammond, co-founder Clifton "Skip" Hammond, Sales Associate Sadie Hammond, and President and CEO Mike Hammond, from left, credit their employees for winning an industry award.

Belgrade — Hammond Lumber Co. has been named the 2020 ProSales Dealer of the Year.

The company won the award based on its success in balancing customer service excellence and employee satisfaction, and the successful acquisition and integration of Ellsworth Building Supply (EBS) into the Hammond family, according to a Feb. 5 press release.

Hammond Lumber is a 21-location, four-generation family-owned Maine company. One of its acquired EBS locations is in Belfast.

"Our 800 employees deserve the full credit for this prestigious industry award," President and CEO Mike Hammond said. "The acquisition was an ambitious undertaking and our employees' hard work, dedication and perseverance created a successful outcome.

"It is very humbling to me, where we're at today compared to what my grandparents, Skip and Verna Hammond, started from scratch back in 1953."

ProSales praised Hammond for its successful unification of two corporate cultures and ERP business software system conversion.

EBS was a 10-location coastal Maine-based building materials retailer with 300 employees based in Ellsworth. In March 2019, Hammond converted the EBS locations from their former ERP business software to Hammond's Epicor BisTrack system.

Hammond also continues to lead the industry with its award-winning safety program.

Hammond has more than 800 employees (Hammond with 500 employees and EBS with 300 employees) at 21 locations across Maine, including Auburn, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Belfast, Belgrade, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Cherryfield, Ellsworth, Damariscotta, Fairfield, Farmington, Greenville, Machias, Portland, Rockland and Skowhegan.

Hammond has been a Maine-based, family-owned company since 1953 and recorded $251 million in sales revenue in 2019, according to the press release. The company is the largest lumber and building material retailer in Maine and the 25th largest ProSales dealer in the country.

Don Hammond, second generation and vice president of Hammond, has 53 years with the company and leads the lumber manufacturing operations; his son, Mike Hammond, third generation and president/CEO, with 34 years with the company, oversees all other aspects of the company. Mike Hammond's daughter Sadie joined the company as a sales associate in 2019 after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a BS degree in business administration.

Hammond was listed as the third-largest family-owned Maine business by Mainebiz magazine in 2019 (as ranked by the number of Maine employees).

With headquarters in Belgrade, the company carries a full line of building materials, millwork showrooms, kitchen/bath/flooring showrooms and home planning design centers. The company saws more than 6.5 million board feet of eastern white pine and hemlock annually.

The company has received high honors from the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association and National Safety Council for its safety programs. In 2019, Hammond earned NSC's Industry Leader Award for its safety practices at the sawmill and planer mill. Hammond has also been honored multiple times by the NSC for working 1 million consecutive man-hours without a lost-time injury.

To learn more about Hammond, visit hammondlumber.com.

 

Hammond Lumber Co. management team.
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