May 20, 2020

To our valued customers & vendor partners,

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving matter with new information unfolding hourly.  Our number one priority as a company is the safety and well-being of our customers, our associates, our business partners and the communities in which we serve.  We have cancelled all community events, employee trainings and request that all employees refrain from travel during this time and restrict their contact with people from outside of our trading area.

PREVENTION

We have several initiatives in place across the business to ensure the well-being of our employees and customers.  We know this is an evolving situation and want to share with you the various precautionary measures we are taking to ensure that our employees and customers stay safe and healthy.

  • Our stores are being cleaned multiple times during the day with special attention to high-contact areas of the store including commonly touched hard surfaces, entrances, door knobs, counters, pin pads, writing utensils, phones and registers.
  • Employees are required to self-report if they feel ill and stay home. Managers are required to send home any associate that is showing signs of flu-like symptoms.
  • We have instituted a “no handshake” policy promoting social distancing and ensuring no physical contact with one another.
  • We are reinforcing frequent handwashing with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water before, continuously throughout and after work hours.
  • We’re asking all of our employees (and we urge everyone) to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the infection.
  • We are requesting that our vendor and manufacturing sales representatives communicate by phone, text messaging or email and limit in-person contact during this critical contagious time.

MODIFICATION OF SERVICES

To better protect our community, our customers and our staff, we are modifying our services to the following:

  • A mask or buff has been provided to all employees to wear in the event that physical distancing of six feet is not achievable.
  • To limit the potential exposure for Delivery Drivers and our customers, deliveries will be placed in the yard, in the exterior entryway, or in the garage if the garage door is open.  Deliveries may be placed into the home for cabinetry if drivers and the customers are comfortable upon special request. When deliveries are made into the home, drivers are required to wear a buff or face mask. Preferably the house would be unoccupied at the time of the delivery.
  • Customers may call their nearest location to place orders to be picked up or set up for delivery. Fort Kent (207)834-3102, Caribou (207)496-6723, Presque Isle (207)764-2720, Houlton (207)532-2263; Lincoln (20)794-6113.
  • If a customer chooses to pick up the items once they arrive to the location, they may call from the parking lot and a dedicated sales team member will either bring their order to their vehicle OR they may come inside for pick-up.
  • We are allowing job-site visits by appointment to service product, measure for jobs, and to visit with contractors. Again, masks must be worn while at the site and practice safe distancing.

As we continue to closely monitor the news and recommendations from the CDC, we will be sure to make any necessary adjustments to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers, employees and community.  Thank you for your diligence and patience during this unprecedented time of limiting contact to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus.

S.W. Collins Company's Mission
To continue to offer excellent products and legendary service as we strive
to be an active, positive influence in the communities in which we live and work.