December 14, 2021

Schweitzer Opens New Employee Housing in Sandpoint

Hemlock House is first step in a multi-year plan to provide employee housing

Schweitzer purchased a former assisted living facility on Hemlock Court in Sandpoint this past summer and since then, has completed significant renovations enabling the property to be used as housing for winter and summer seasonal staff.

“This is a great first step in providing a housing option for some of our employees,” explains Schweitzer CEO & President, Tom Chasse. “In an incredibly challenging real estate market, we were glad we could acquire this property and help ease some of the burden facing our employees.” Hemlock house is comprised of 8 bedrooms, each with their own half-bath, a communal kitchen, large living room, a rec room, 4 shower rooms, and laundry facilities. “We believe this house, with its in-town location, will play a crucial role in helping our employees remain a vibrant part of the Sandpoint community.”  


All employees who are granted residency in this facility will be interviewed and screened by Schweitzer’s Human Resources team. All residents will sign agreements to abide by house rules and will be expected to remain in good standing with their housemates, employer, and neighbors. Schweitzer will have an on-site contact to help with maintenance tasks and troubleshooting.

This is the first project in a long-term strategy to provide affordable housing for Schweitzer employees with more projects to be announced soon. Further questions can be directed to Schweitzer’s Human Resources Director, Scot Auld at or by calling 208.263.9555.


Photos: Top left, Hemlock House TV room. Top Right, Hemlock House room. Photo left, Schweitzer HR Director Scot Auld, Schweitzer CEO & President Tom Chasse, and Schweitzer Chief Development Officer Lance Badger in a room at Schweitzer's Hemlock House