BELGRADE, Maine - Hammond Lumber Company named Mike Hammond president and CEO.
The vice president for the past 20 years, Mike is following a natural succession as did his father, Don Hammond, the previous president since 1997, who will become vice president. As a Maine-based, 3rd generation, family-owned building supply business, Hammond Lumber Company has been in operation for more than 60 years manufacturing eastern white pine lumber and is one of the largest independent building material retailers in the northeast.
"I'm eager to continue investing in Hammond Lumber Company's long-term growth and vitality," Mike Hammond said in a statement. "While my title has changed, this is part of the natural management succession plan we've had in place for many years."
The company has 460 employees with 13 retail locations across Maine and is a longstanding manufacturer of high-quality eastern white pine lumber. In 2016, Hammond Lumber Company had sales revenue of $151 million.
Hammond says the company is built on strong values established by his grandparents, Clifton "Skip" and Verna Hammond, when they founded the company in 1953.
"Those values are stronger than ever," he said. "Ultimately, our success as a company isn't about one person, it is about our hard-working employees who provide great personalized service to our customers."
Nationally, Hammond Lumber Company ranked 35th in sales on the 2016 ProSales 100 List.
Mike Hammond, who represents the third generation in the Hammond Lumber family, received his B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern Maine. He lives with his wife Amy in Belgrade, Maine. The couple has two daughters, Sadie, who is a sophomore pursuing a degree in business administration at the University of Tennessee and Bethany, a high school senior at Saint Dominic Academy.
Hammond Lumber Company was founded in 1953 as a three-person operation with a single sawmill. Today, the company has grown to be one of the largest independent building material retailers in the northeast. Committed to workplace safety, the lumber company has received numerous accolades, including the National Safety Council's 2016 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. Learn more at www.hammondlumber.com.