The Last Word: Do The Right Thing, The Rest Will Follow

Filed Under: June 2017 issue, Last Word

By Jack Stevenson

Today and always, Mid-Cape Home Centers is dedicated to doing its part to create homes that will help the Cape remain one of the best places to live in America. More than just a lumber and building supply company, Mid-Cape is a community. Bringing people together is something that matters to us. We try to do right − not just by our customers and our team members, but by the greater Cape Cod and South Shore communities, too.

We have a motto that has gained tremendous strength over the last few years and is now one of our core values: “Do the Right Thing.” Essentially this means that we are always looking at things and considering the impact of our actions. If something doesn’t seem right, we are encouraged to ask questions and strive to do what’s best for our customers, company, and community. It is so refreshing to hear both new and tenured team members here at Mid-Cape say, “Yes, that is the right thing to do.”

Our industry has changed in recent decades, and we now have to be more probing and, in some cases, firm with our customers to ensure they pick the right product for the specific project they are working on. When we strive to always do the right thing, that means that we are always working for the customer and helping to ensure they get the best outcome for their project. Doing the right thing is how we conduct business, how we take care of our team, and how we treat our customers.

A different component of “Do the Right Thing” is having a strong sense of community involvement. As one of the larger private employers on Cape Cod, we believe that we have a civic responsibility to support and help those around us by enriching our surrounding communities in ways that inspire lasting change. That is why we support key local nonprofit organizations and fundraising efforts, such as the Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build and the Davenport Seaside Le Mans, along with many other local community-based organizations. We are happy to do this, as many of our valued teammates also support those organizations on an individual level.

Another community we continue to support is the local Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. Since Mid-Cape Home Centers is deeply rooted in the local homebuilding industry, it’s important that we get involved and encourage our entire team to participate in supporting the shared interests and values of HBRACC. From events and fundraisers to education and awareness, HBRACC is a strong catalyst for the growth of our industry and our regional economy.

As both the Cape and Mid-Cape Home Centers evolve, we look forward to continuing to do the right thing and to making our region the best it can be.

Jack Stevenson is president, Mid-Cape Home Centers.

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