On a clear day in December, the Clark County Habitat ReStore got an early Christmas gift – a Columbia Vista semi-truck stacked with beautiful Doug Fir lumber pulling up to the donation door. In making this donation, Columbia Vista shows their commitment to affordable housing in Clark County, yet their dedication to the community doesn’t stop with the Habitat ReStore.
A quick look around Columbia Vista’s website and you will quickly learn that they are not just dedicated to producing high quality lumber, they also take care of the environment and their employees. A number of awards and certifications, ranging from the Forest Stewardship Council ensuring the use of sustainable lumber, a Washington Labor & Industries certification for exemplary safety performance, and NSF-ISR: ISO 14001 certification that at least 65 % of all their open market log purchases come from sustainable forests cover the pages.
Vice President of Columbia Vista, Scott Stormoen spoke about how the company supports the idea of community. ” We try to encourage our employees to become involved socially in their communities by providing education benefits and through our home loan program. We offer interest-free forgivable home loans to our employees who are first-time homebuyers. These benefits give people a reason to stay, and our employees become positive and responsible influences, both at work and in their neighborhoods.”
The Habitat ReStore gives a huge thanks to Columbia Vista for making this great donation. It was the store’s first large lumber donation after it opened in March of last year. Columbia Vista Corp truly is, as their slogan says, “Quality People Making Quality Products For The Future”.