Member Spotlight by The Strait and Lamp Group
Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services
We are a lumber and building materials company. There are 3 full-service lumberyards (Strait and Lamp Lumber, Fifth Avenue Lumber and Linworth Lumber), a millwork facility (Dublin Millwork), a truss and panel plant (Lumbercraft) and a commercial contracting division (S&L Contracting) with in our family of companies.
Tell us about your company’s mission and values
We are a third-generation family owned company. We strive to be the best employer and supplier possible. Being a partner to our customers in pursuit of their goals. Always keenly aware that our success depends on our customers success.
What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?
We partnered with the Chamber to make connections that will help us grow our business through workforce development.
How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?
We are involved in industry groups like the BIA and NARI. We are part of co-ops and roundtables in many of our divisions.
What is your company culture like?
Our culture is summed up in our Mission Statement
To serve our customers by providing building materials and related products for use in the construction and housing industry. Provide our customers exceptional service by performing our duties in a manner that sets the standard for quality in our industry.
To build professional relationships with our customers that extend beyond product usage to include effective communication, response to feedback and the exchange of information on products and issues.
To respect, value and serve our customers, co-workers, suppliers and communities; to be concerned about and contribute to their well-being and operate with the integrity required to earn the trust of all.
To provide competent leadership and management that operates the company on a sound financial basis, to generate profits that insure the long-term stability and continuous growth of the company.
What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?
A successful employee is ready to learn every single day, constantly seeking ways to grow and improve. They come to work with the knowledge that teamwork, collaboration and innovation are imperative to a work environment. In addition, a successful employee understands their value and how their role contributes to the overall success of the company.
What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?
The diversity of people and neighborhoods give us a great customer base and wonderful employees. We are able to help with the new construction that is booming, as well as the remodeling of homes that have been here for centuries.