|What makes O'Neill Pine
Company unique or special?
We are a family first company.
Our company has deep roots as a family owned business. Our
founder, Robert Harold O'Neill, felt strongly that owning one's own
business was the best employment. He shared ownership of the
company freely with family members. Our company was born of a
continuing effort to perpetuate the family business forever. We
have twice been recognized as the small business in Oregon with the
most family friendly policies and practices.
We avoid family business pitfalls.
There is a clear separation of family love and business. There
is a clear separation of company ownership and company employment.
There is no presumption that the business will make room for family
members. Instead, family members are told they might not be
welcome in the business. We value employment of family members
outside of our company. We clearly communicate expectations
We work according to a plan.
The plan is a living document--expected to change as our business
changes--yet providing the flexible framework to establish our
direction and monitor our progress.
Our business works with well-defined
partnerships. Debra Pine owns and oversees the company while
Richard Pine runs the company. Financial Products &
Services, Inc., NorthWind Forest Consultants, LLC, and Evergreen
Charitable Trust help accomplish our mission through goals and
objectives. All of these
entities come together for OPC.
Charitable Trust is one way we make a substantial investment in
social capital. Ten percent of paid work time is
dedicated to approved civic or charitable activities. Ten
percent of our net income supports Evergreen Charitable Trust.
We annually provide substantial grants in memory of Robert Harold
O'Neill. We have been recognized for our community
contributions. We are good, involved corporate citizens in the
areas where we do business.
There is more to life than making
money! We have values that are more important than profits.
Work is a way to honor God.