YARMOUTH, ME – Summit Utilities Inc., parent company of Summit Natural Gas of Maine was recently named as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and 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.
“It is an honor to receive this prestigious title for the third year in a row. The pandemic has presented us with multiple challenges, but one thing never faltered, our team members commitment to each other and the people we serve,” said Kurt Adams, President and CEO of Summit Utilities, Inc. “This recognition is not only a testament to our company culture but is also reflective of our company value to always put people – be it our team members, communities or customers – first.”
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees). Summit Utilities Inc. will be ranked in the large category.
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. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine, analyzed the data, and used its expertise to determine the final rankings to be announced on October 18, 2021.
Summit Natural Gas of Maine provides natural gas service to many Maine communities in and around Kennebec Valley, Cumberland, Falmouth, and Yarmouth. It serves more than 3,300 customers and is committed to providing a reliable, modern and safe natural gas system to its customers. Summit Natural Gas of Maine operates approximately 68 miles of transmission piping and 182 miles of distribution piping, all of which are odorized.