Colby Co. Hosts Volunteer Events at Sebago Lake State Park

Colby Co. hosted three volunteer events at Sebago Lake State Park in October and November.  Close to 100 volunteers performed trail maintenance activities during the three events to include clearing 225+ campsites of leaves and debris.  The team also raked, trimmed, cleared branches, did basic stone work, repaired water drainage points and spread gravel on Sebago Lake State Park’s trails.

Each year Colby Co. provides a Maine State Park Vehicle Pass to each of its employees.  With our combined State Park visits, we have visited all of the 39 Maine State Parks.    We all value the Maine State Parks System and we were glad to help make Sebago more accessible for next year’s users.

Senator King Visits Colby Co.

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) visited several businesses in the Portland area to highlight their contributions to Maine’s workforce and overall economy.

“Today’s visits reflect the vitality and diversity of Maine’s economic opportunities,” said Senator King. “From e-commerce to aquaculture to engineering, it’s inspiring to see entrepreneurs of all backgrounds making Maine people a major part of their plans. I’m thrilled to see so much energy from these fast-growing companies, who have made the right choice by setting down roots in Maine.”

Senator King visited Colby Company, a 100% Maine-owned engineering and architecture company that contracts with more than 10 federal agencies and holds contracts with Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Sen. King Visits Colby Co.

Colby Co. Named as One of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine

Colby Co. was recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine, ranking #3 in the Small Business Category. 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 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 75 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).

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 which is worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.  

Comments from the anonymous survey included:

“I’m treated with great respect for my skills & feel very appreciated for my efforts & contributions. The flexible hours makes it easy to work with my personal life. There is a very strong team feeling here. I’ve been working in this line of work for over 30 years & Colby Co. is by far the best place I have ever worked at.”

“The owners genuinely care about their employees.  They treat everyone with the same amount of kindness and respect.  The benefits package is the best I’ve seen in this industry.”

“This company provides a challenging and rewarding place to work. All employees in all levels of the company are respectful of each other’s work and input and it’s built on a team environment. The company’s benefits are well above average and flex hours allow everyone to maintain a work/life balance and the company truly values each and everyone of its employees.”

“Colby Co. genuinely cares about the well being of their employees and it is their top priority.  The work is always interesting with great variety.”

Colby Co. Named as One of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine

Colby Co. was recently named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine. 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 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 75 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).

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 worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.  Comments from the anonymous survey included:

“They care about your well being, your family and you. They give back so much – I feel valued here and appreciated, I love my work environment and I am happy to come work with the people here, too.”

“This organization values it’s employees more than any other company out there. Everyone in the company is looked at and treated as a valuable team member and everyone works together towards common goals. Even considering tight deadlines and challenging projects the company has strong teamwork and everyone feels appreciative of the work they perform.”

“They foster a system where we are all peers working together and where everyone’s opinions are valued and decisions are made as a team. They also emphasize the employees families and the belief if you work hard, you should be rewarded, and achieve this through numerous company hosted events and activities.”

Colby Co. was created by Calen and Sarah Emily Colby to be a one-stop shop for mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, structural and civil engineering and architecture. We are a family of team-oriented professionals, who build upon each other’s expertise, and use sustainable design principles to provide outstanding service and thoughtful design.

 

 

Colby Co. Participates in the Trek Across Maine

Brad Van Damm, Ethan Flinkstrom, Allen Saucier, Adam Greenlaw, Calen Colby and Sarah Emily Colby, all Colby Co. employees, participated in the 2014 Trek Across Maine.  The Trek is a 180-mile, three day bike ride across Maine that raises money to benefit the Maine chapter of the American Lung Association.  The Trek started at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine on Friday, June 13th and finished in Belfast, Maine on Sunday, June 14th. The Trekkers spent the first night at UMaine in Farmington and the second night at Colby College in Waterville.  Approximately 2,000 cyclists participated in the 30th annual Trek and the Colby Co. team raised $4,200 for the American Lung Association.  The Trek Across Maine has raised over $20 million dollars in its 30 year history.

Colby Co. Participates in the Trek Across Maine

Brad Van Damm, Ethan Flinkstrom, Allen Saucier and Aaron Sirois, all Colby Co. employees, participated in the 2013 Trek Across Maine.  The Trek is a 180-mile, three day bike ride across Maine that raises money to benefit the Maine chapter of the American Lung Association.  The Trek started at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine on Friday, June 14th and finished in Belfast, Maine on Sunday, June 16th.  The Trekkers spent the first night at UMaine in Farmington and the second night at Colby College in Waterville.  Approximately 2,000 cyclists participated in the 29th annual Trek and the Colby Co. team raised $3,357 for the American Lung Association.

Holiday Outing: Pat’s Game

Colby Co. held its holiday outing at a Patriots Game in November. The New England Patriots played the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Pats defeated the Colts, 59-24, under clear skies to take the Pats to a 7-4 record.

Colby Co. employees were bused from the office in Portland to Gillette stadium where they participated in tailgating and game activities. Spouses and significant others joined the outing as well.

2012 Summer Outing at Flagstaff Hut

Colby Co.’s summer outing weekend was held again at the Flagstaff Hut which is a part of the Maine Huts and Trails system.  Over the course of the weekend, the group participated in water volleyball, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and team building activities on or near Flagstaff Lake.

Maine Huts and Trails is a non-profit organization that operates a 30 mile hut to hut system in western Maine.  The Flagstaff Hut is located on the east, undeveloped shore of Flagstaff Lake.  The hut is accessible via a 2 mile hike from the trailhead.

All three huts in the MH&T system are off the grid and utilize a variety of sustainable design features including solar panels, wood gasification boilers, composting toilets, energy efficient lighting, and low flow sinks and showers.  Much of the food at the hut is locally sourced.