tom corrick

Boise Cascade
Tom Corrick, Chief Executive Officer

A friend is considering moving to the Treasure Valley. What’s your elevator pitch on why they should?

Small enough to be personal – walking downtown or at the store and almost always seeing someone I know well.
Big enough to be exciting – whether it’s the arts, sports, national companies and leading edge start-ups, a vibrant university, and quick access to an uncrowded outdoors, Boise has it all. Downtown is as busy at 9 pm as it is at 10 am. The Ridge to Rivers trail system. Great public schools. World class health care. Four seasons, and lots of sunshine… and last, but far from least, people who care.

What’s your favorite piece of public art and where in the world is it?

My favorite place of public art is the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC and my favorite piece at the Garden is the typewriter eraser.

What’s your go-to book to give a friend?

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales – a great adventure read and one of the best business books ever written if you look for the hidden lessons on thriving when times are tough.

If you could change one thing about the Treasure Valley, what would it be and why?

To make the Treasure Valley as a great a place to live for our most challenged neighbors as it for our most fortunate.

What is the one thing about the Treasure Valley you would never change?

The commitment of the community’s leaders – for-profit, non-profit and government – to make the Treasure Valley a better place for all of our neighbors.

One of our area’s treasures is the outdoors. What’s your favorite thing to do here?

Hiking the foothills with my wife, Laurie – we get 90,000 steps every week – sun, rain or snow.

What makes the Treasure Valley a treasure?

I said it at the beginning – small enough to be personal, big enough to be exciting.

What “hidden gems” have you discovered living here?

The Owyhees. If you need an introduction, hike the China Ditch Trail on Reynolds Creek.

What energizes your business team to work together to support the community?

As a leader in the building materials industry, we bring people, products and services together to build strong homes, businesses and communities. Our success over the last 60 years has been tightly linked to the quality of life in the Treasure Valley, so we understand the benefits of a strong community. We’re committed to investing our talent and resources to make Boise, and all of the communities where we operate, better places to live.

What lasting impression do you hope Together Treasure Valley will have?

I hope that TTV helps the community see the commitment that the leadership in the valley has to working together to create lasting improvement for everyone. I would hope that our activities make an obvious impact on improving all the communities in the valley – small and large

Name one local business leader you most admire, and tell us why?

Andy Scoggin at Albertsons – St Luke’s Health system board, the Idaho State Board of Education, and the chair for Interfaith Sanctuary. Who needs free time?

What positive feedback has your company received about Together Treasure Valley?

Several people have congratulated me for finally getting my picture on page one of the sports section – a life time ambition! Seriously, we are hearing that our employees are happy to see the company once again taking a public role in community leadership.

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