Summit Utilities, Inc. Named 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine


YARMOUTH, Maine (October 10, 2022) Summit Utilities Inc., parent company of Summit Natural Gas of Maine, was recently named one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine in the Large Employer Category. This marks the fourth consecutive year for this outstanding achievement.

“We are honored to be recognized for fostering a culture and work environment that is collaborative and diverse,” said Kurt Adams, Chief Executive Officer at Summit. “Our goal is to make all our team members feel respected. This recognition four years in a row reflects how the success of Summit is rooted in the belief and daily execution of our core cultural values of pioneering, excellence, agility, kindness, and safety.”

The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management - Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Convention.

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 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 100 companies in three size categories: 34 small winners (15-49 U.S. employees), 45 medium winners (50-249 U.S. employees) and 21 large winners (250+ U.S. employees).

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 15 employees working in Maine;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in the state of Maine; and
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

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. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Maine and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

Summit will be recognized in the October 17th edition of Mainebiz where the rankings will be revealed for the first time.

Summit Natural Gas of Maine provides natural gas service to many Maine communities in and around Kennebec Valley, Cumberland, Falmouth, and Yarmouth. It serves more than 4,500 customers and is committed to providing a reliable, modern and safe natural gas system to its customers. Summit Natural Gas of Maine operates approximately 300 miles of transmission and distribution piping, all of which are odorized. We take pride in being your local natural gas provider and look forward to continuing to serve families and businesses throughout Maine for decades to come.