Cormack’s Doug Haver and his daughter Amy.
At Cormack Construction, we’re committed to making our community a better place to live and work. We encourage our employees to volunteer their time and expertise, and do what we can to support their efforts. Every day, Cormack’s employees are lending a hand in the community. This month’s blog highlights the volunteer contributions of Cormack Construction Project Supervisor Doug Haver, who has been an instructor with the Eastern Mountain Slope Ski Club for nearly 25 years.
A Family Affair
Doug, who has been skiing since the age of 12, began volunteering with Eastern Mountain Slope Ski Club when his son Dustin was in elementary school. “My son was in the alpine skiing program at King Pine and I really wanted to teach him,” he says. Doug continued with the program, eventually teaching his daughter Amy how to ski as well.
The sport continued to be a big part of both of his children’s lives. Dustin, now 32, eventually traded in his skis for a snowboard. Amy, now 29, followed in her father’s footsteps, serving as an adaptive ski program instructor during college. When she’s not chasing her busy 14-month-old son, Amy still hits the slopes. Doug says he’s looking forward to teaching his grandson how to ski. “We’ll get him skiing for sure,” he says.
25 Years of Service
Following the holidays, Doug will begin his twenty-fifth season of teaching local kids how to ski. Every Tuesday, he’ll leave work early to hit the slopes with budding skiers from Madison Elementary School. “I really enjoy the kids and getting out and skiing with them. It’s a lot of fun,” he says. “At a time when kids are spending way too much time inside with their electronics, we’re thrilled to support Doug in his efforts to get kids active outside,” says Cormack Construction founder Gordon Cormack, who once volunteered as a ski instructor with the program.
The oldest ski club in the United States, Eastern Mountain Slope Ski Club was founded in 1935. With support from countless local businesses and over 400 volunteers, the non-profit organization provides skiing and snowboarding opportunities to over 1500 elementary school children in the Mount Washington Valley. “I’m really glad to be a part of the club. It’s a great organization and I really enjoy working will all of its volunteers,” Doug says.
Giving Back in Other Ways
Teaching kids how to ski isn’t the only way Doug gives back to his community. He also volunteers with the Madison Historical Society, where he cares for historic grave yards, many of which had been long forgotten. In addition, he serves as a volunteer land monitor with the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust.
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Doug has been with Cormack Construction for over 30 years. He’s the perfect example of the kind of hard-working, committed, and caring people who make up Cormack’s award-winning team.
When he’s not building and remodeling homes at Cormack or volunteering within the community, Doug enjoys alpine and cross country skiing, sailing, hiking, and motorcycling.