A Culture That Empowers
Our Windham Millwork team is loaded with skill, expertise, and pride. Our company has been built on a team based, family like atmosphere that empowers members to utilize their knowledge to push the company forward. We have some of the best woodworking minds in the industry who are engaged in continuous improvement.
There is no short cut, silver bullet, or individual superstar that is relied upon within our walls. Our team consists of everyone being invested in the work we produce, brining their all out best to each day. Our execution relies on the trust, communication and high standards within our processes to provide industry leading service to our clients.
Our team is built on crafting the highest quality millwork with time and cost saving practices that continue to separate us from other millwork options.
“I love being a part of Windham Millwork because of the family focused and team driven culture. The flexibility we’re given to balance both family life and work life make being part of the team a great place to be.”
“It’s such a privilege to be a part of an organization with a mastery in craftsmanship, quality , and continuous improvement. A place where new ideas are encouraged and nurtured to fruition. The team work is simply amazing, and you become family as soon as you come in. An awesome staff and a management that truly listens…”
"I take great pride in being able to say that I have been employed by and part of the Windham Millwork Family for more than 28 years. I have been part of many changes over the years at Windham Millwork but a true constant has always been its employees and the family atmosphere."
Featured Team Member:
Roger Varney began his tenure with Windham Millwork in September 1973 through a program at Windham High School. As a high school junior, he attended classes in the morning and worked at WMI in the afternoon. He continued in the program through his senior year. WMI hired him as a full time employee in July 1975.
The foreman, Don Brandon, mentored Roger, and Don instilled his vast knowledge about cabinet making in Roger. The time Roger spent with Don was invaluable. Roger clearly remembers a favorite quote Don made:
“Mistakes are going to happen, but it’s how you deal with them and fix them that is important. Always learn from them. Work efficiently and at the least cost.”
In 1982, Bruce Pulkkinen approached Roger about becoming the Shop Foreman. Roger accepted the position although he was one of the youngest employees at 25 years of age. Through Bruce’s mentoring, Roger learned quickly to motivate staff members of all ages and experience. He led by example, treated all as equal co-workers, and never asked them to do anything he would not do himself.
WMI experienced phenomenal growth during this time adding new buildings and equipment. The company embraced innovative technology, which improved efficiency and opened doors to larger, more complex projects both in Maine and across the country.
As WMI transformed, Roger’s position also transformed. He enjoyed watching the younger generation join the company bringing their unique insights and energy to the organization. Roger left a legacy of dedication, commitment, positivity, and a team-first philosophy, which enabled team members to strive for greatness.
Roger influenced many people at Windham Millwork during his 46 year career. His son, Shawn, has been with WMI for over 15 years, carrying on his father’s legacy and bringing his passion to the company.
During Roger’s retirement party, WMI presented Roger with a plaque, which will be displayed in the future employee break room to honor Roger and his lasting influence on Windham Millwork. Dedicated employees like Roger make Windham Millwork special.
See Roger Varney Timeline
1973—Hired on September 20
1975—Began Full Time Employment on July 1
1976—Attended SMVTI Night School for Blueprint Reading and Drafting
1978—Finished His Apprenticeship
1982—Promoted to Foreman
1985—Promoted to VP of Manufacturing
1987—Promoted to Project Management
1990—Vice President of Operation
2000—Executuve Vice President
2006—Became Business Partner
2016—Began Mentoring Next Generation While Assisting Shipping and Renovations
2019—Retired September 20
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