Hugh Lofting Timber Framing & High Performance Building

Timber Framing & High Performance Building

West Grove, Pennsylvania

United States

About Hugh Lofting Timber Framing

For 35 years, Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc. has been crafting timber frame homes and structures. Incorporating advanced technology with old world craftsmanship, Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc. is dedicated to hand-crafting energy-efficient homes and structures that are elegant and distinctive. Long interested in the construction and joinery of Chester and Lancaster County barns, Hugh was one of a handful of woodworkers responsible for the revival of the art of timber framing in the United States. Hugh has traveled extensively, domestically and abroad, studying timber framing methods across cultures. Their work is influenced by European, Asian and American techniques.

Since its infancy, Hugh Lofting Timber Framing has been dedicated to energy and design. Today the firm has embraced the use of FSC certified timbers and glued-laminated beams, reclaimed and salvaged woods, environmentally aware finishes, structural insulated panels and has a LEED-AP on staff. Their work includes architectural trusses, great room additions, whole home timber frames, commercial inns and office buildings, pavilions and barns. The professional crew at Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc. is focused upon providing superior customer service and their success is reflected in a high level of consumer satisfaction.

We became a B Corporation to align ourselves with other companies who are succeeding and doing good; proving that the two are not mutually exclusive. Hugh Lofting Timber Framing is committed to the triple bottom line approach that underlies the B Corporation mission and we want to support B Corp’s growth in the business community.

The Change We Seek®

Hugh Lofting Timber Framing is committed to providing a quality product, honest and ethical business practices, environmental responsibility and concern for the community.

At Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, we are proud that we take the time with clients and the general public to teach about the industry in general and about sustainable practices in particular. We think that this develops strong partnerships and better project results in the end.

We have made a commitment to FSC, reclaimed and forest salvaged timbers.

We are proud that the company and our employees give back to the community through volunteerism, donations and participation. We have been here for 35 years and hope to be here for many more.

We have a terrific team of people working at Hugh Lofting Timber Framing and the company strives to provide a comfortable work environment, strong training programs, fair compensation and benefits and room to grow.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2009

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: >75% recycled office materials; >50% renewable energy

Employees: >30% female employees; all employees paid living wage; >50% of individual health insurance premiums covered

Community: >20% of expenditures directed toward local suppliers; >10% of suppliers located in low-income communities; >25% of employees take time off for community service



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