Mathews Brothers Honored by ChamberNovember 15th, 2012 | Category: Industry News
Mathews Brothers Company, based in Belfast, Maine, was recently honored by the Belfast Chamber of Commerce with the Large Business of the Year award.
“Mathews Brothers is a family owned business that started more than 150 years ago,” says Paul Doody, chamber president, when presenting the award. “Today, Scott Hawthorne is joined on his management team by his two sons, Kyle and Alex. The employees of Mathews Brothers are like an extended family. They care and value employees, and it shows if you ever have a chance to visit their facility.”
“Our vision and mission: ‘WOW! Customer Service’ is what has driven us though the down times in the economy through the last six years,” says Hawthorne. “As a family business, you need to understand the significance of the next generation. It really calms a lot of fears in your company. With mergers and acquisitions these days, a lot of people who work at family businesses are concerned, but when they see the next generation appear, that concern is alleviated.”
The company attributes its continued growth through the past seven-year housing downturn to its “unwavering commitment to customer service, the cornerstone of their company vision and mission statements.”