Careers at Universal Forest Products


Universal Forest Products, Inc., is a multibillion-dollar, publicly traded holding company whose sales and manufacturing operations combine to create an international powerhouse with approximately 5,000 people and approximately 80 facilities across North America, and partners around the globe.

Our subsidiaries provide hard-working individuals with the opportunity to carve out successful careers in organizations where the spirits of family and hard work share equal billing. The companies of Universal are committed to rewarding skill, perseverance and an entrepreneurial attitude with opportunities for growth.

“It was a breath of fresh air. From the moment I got to work until the moment I left, just the atmosphere and the environment. It was a fast paced day and it was demanding because I didn’t know much about it, but the people were good.”

Jacob Webb
Inside Sales

"My best classroom has been in the plant: hands-on experience, learning with the people on the production line, getting to know the machinery and our products — it’s been the best learning opportunity I’ve had."

Ben Zbikowski
Operations Manager

“I was able to find an opportunity, I was given a challenge by my upper management to pursue it and see what kind of success I could achieve. Ten years later we’ve been able to come up with a whole new division that serviced a market that we’ve never touched previously and it’s turned into over $40 million in Sales nationwide every year.”

Kirby Mano
Account Manager

“Really the culture is what it comes down to. You feel at home, you want to be a part of the team and bring as much to the table as you can. It’s refreshing to wake up and want to come to work every day because of the people you work with and the work you accomplish.”

Geoff Meyer
Consumer Product Sales Manager

“It’s extremely important to have an environment that challenges you to do better than you think you can and have the people around you to support you and help you grow and to tell you when you’ve done a good job, that’s extremely important and I think Universal offers that to all of its employees every day.”

Shawna Dalrymple
Import Buyer

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If you are currently employed by any company in the Universal family, please apply online using the ADP Portal (where you view your paycheck and other information) so you’re identified as a current employee. If you have any questions, please contact your HR administrator.

Universal Forest Products and its subsidiaries and affiliates are all equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Universal Forest Products is a $2.7 billion holding company with subsidiaries throughout North America and in Australia that supply wood, wood composite and other products to three robust markets: retail, construction and industrial. The Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is celebrating its 60th year in business.