Global Lumber. Family Roots.
Global lumber. Family roots.
The company comes from modest beginnings. Bud Hampton purchased his first sawmill in Willamina, Oregon in 1942, initially to supply his lumber business in Tacoma, Washington. As the company grew to include forestland and new manufacturing facilities, Bud and his sons developed a deep commitment to people, community, and sustainability. Today those values are the heart of Hampton’s company culture. Now a fourth generation family-owned company, Hampton has grown to include ten sawmills in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Yet we still maintain the same drive and commitment that Bud had since day one.
We’re not all Hamptons. But we’re all family here.
Owner, Board Member
David started working in the woods at the age of 18 and has helped manage his family’s forestlands for over 30 years. As a member of the company’s Board of Directors, David continues to be an advocate for working forests and strives to ensure that Hampton’s forestlands are healthy and productive for generations to come. He is a steward of our “company culture,” which values people, integrity, and candor.
Owner, Board Member
Elizabeth makes her home in Golden, Colorado, where she owns and operates La Cave Wine Bar & Boutique with her husband. Prior to owning her own business, Elizabeth served as an operating room nurse for 25 years. Also a member of the Hampton Board of Directors, Elizabeth is passionate about the health and safety of Hampton employees.
Owner, Board Member
For the past four decades, Jamey Hampton has pursued a career in dance theater that is as varied as it is accomplished. In 1997, he and his wife co-founded BodyVox in Portland, Oregon. Jamey serves on Hampton’s Board of Directors and is a champion for continuing the business as a multi-generational family company and is a steward of the company’s commitment to community and the arts.
Steve began his career at Hampton over 20 years ago and has served as CEO since 2003. As CEO, Steve has made “finding a better way every day” a way of life at Hampton, from our operations to our commitment to land, people, and community. Steve is a native of Portland, Oregon where he stayed to raise his own family. He is an alumnus and consummate fan of Oregon State University.
President of Sales
Mark is President of Hampton Lumber Sales, which oversees worldwide lumber and panel sales for the company. He has more than 30 years of experience in the lumber business and has been with Hampton since 1988. Mark is also an avid cyclist and known for his deep experiential knowledge of Portland’s restaurant culture.
VP of Resources
Doug is Vice President of Resources. He began his industry career as a forester in Louisiana before transferring to the Pacific Northwest in 1987. He held wood fiber management positions in Washington and Oregon, serving the solid wood and pulp and paper sectors. Doug joined Hampton in 2006 and now oversees our managed forestlands in Oregon and Washington as well as log procurement for our U.S. sawmills. Growing up in St. Louis, Doug will forever be a Cardinals baseball fan.
VP of Manufacturing
Bret is Vice President of Manufacturing and oversees operations at Hampton’s nine sawmills. Bret has over 30 years of sawmill experience and formerly served as plant manager at Hampton’s mills in Willamina and Warrenton. An avid and competitive gardener, Bret is also founder of the company-wide tomato growing competition.
VP of Human Resources
Dave is Vice President of Human Resources. Dave started his career at a sawmill in La Grande, Oregon and has been with Hampton since 2002. Our greatest asset is our workforce and Dave works diligently to ensure employees have the tools, training, and support they need to thrive with the company. He is a self-starting DIY with several home-front projects under his tool belt.
VP Finance CFO
Bob is Hampton’s Vice President-Finance–CFO. Bob started his career in public accounting and has over 30 years of forest industry experience, joining Hampton in 1998. Bob is an Oregon State alumnus with a degree in Business Administration and a loyal Beaver supporter. A native Oregonian, Bob and his family spend much of their free time pursuing outdoor adventures. Bob’s also a passionate sports fan who exercises his love of sports as a spectator and through friendly competition.
VP Legal & Government Affairs
Heath has served as Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs at Hampton since 2018. Originally from Joseph, OR, Heath has spent his career working on environmental, land use, and natural resources issues in Oregon. He has an environmental law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School and a B.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State. In his free-time, Heath enjoys spending time with his family and mountain biking through Pacific Northwest forests.
Vicki has been a member of the Hampton team for the past 37 years and has served as Corporate Secretary since 2000. She plays an integral role in the operations of the family business, working closely with the Board of Directors and the Senior Team. Vicki cherishes the company’s core values and culture. She sports a work-life degree in diplomacy and devotes free time to family, friends, her aquarium, and beading.
Great Places to Live, Work, and Enjoy Life.
Learn more about where we work and what makes our communities special. These locations are home to our corporate office and manufacturing facilities but we also have forestry offices, reload facilities, and sales departments throughout the Pacific Northwest. Check out our jobs section for opportunities at these and other locations.