Hear from Kevin!

Hear from Hancock Lumber Company President, Kevin Hancock

Kevin Hancock Kevin Hancock’s Op-Ed from the Portland Press Herald (2/9/2017) - Kevin Hancock’s Op-Ed from the Portland Press Herald. Take a look at Kevin Hancock’s op-ed piece featured in the February 5th, 2017 edition of Portland Press Herald. CASCO — In 2010, at the peak of the housing market collapse, I began to have trouble speaking. When I went to talk, the muscles in my throat... View Article
Kevin Hancock and team at their latest remodel project in Kennebunk. Breaking News: Hancock Lumber Named 2017 ProSales Dealer of the Year! (1/9/2017) - Breaking News: Hancock Lumber Named 2017 ProSales Dealer of the Year! Hanley Wood’s ProSales Magazine selected Hancock Lumber as their 2017 National Dealer of the Year. The Dealer of the Year Award honors outstanding achievements in construction supply operations, management and innovations, as well as meritorious service to the dealer’s community and to the lumber and building material... View Article
Gifts are ready for delivery! Hancock Holiday Traditions! (12/23/2016) - Hancock holiday traditions happen all around our company and, in the spirit of the season, we wanted to share a few of them with all of you! While some are fairly new, many have been happening for decades upon decades. Take a look at some of Hancock’s holiday traditions: Damariscotta. Now in its 8th year, the... View Article
A work philosophy should enhance and support a life philosophy (12/9/2016) - A year seems to go by faster when you get older because it increasingly becomes a smaller part of your entire life.  When I was a kid, summer vacation alone seemed to last forever. When you are 5, a single year covers 20% of your life. When you are 50, a year accounts for 2%... View Article
Hancock American Flag Thank You, Veterans! Honoring Those Who Have Served… (11/11/2016) - Thank you, veterans! We wanted to take a moment to say, “thank you”, and honor all veterans who have served in the military, defending and protecting our country and freedom. Hancock Lumber is proud to employ many veterans at our lumberyard and sawmill facilities throughout Maine and New Hampshire. We are honored that they have... View Article

KEVIN HANCOCK is the President of Hancock Lumber Company. Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber operates ten retail stores and three sawmills that are led by 475 employees. The company also grows trees on 12,000 acres of timberland in Southern Maine.

Hancock Lumber is a multi-year recipient of the ‘Best Places to Work in Maine’ award. The company is also a past recipient of the Maine Family Business of the Year Award, the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, and the MITC ‘Exporter of the Year’ award.

Kevin is a past chairman of the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association as well as the Bridgton Academy Board of Trustees.  Kevin is a recipient of the Ed Muskie ‘Access to Justice’ Award, the Habitat For Humanity ‘Spirit of Humanity’ Award, the Boy Scouts of America ‘Distinguished Citizen’ Award, and Timber Processing Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ Award.  Kevin also spent 20 years coaching middle school basketball for the Lake Region school district.

Kevin is a graduate of Lake Region High School and Bowdoin College.  He is also a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In 2015, Kevin published a book about his experiences with the Oglala Sioux Tribe titled, Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse.  The book won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award, the 2016 Independent Authors Network Award and the 2016 New York Book Festival Award.

Kevin is an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals—within a company or a community such as Pine Ridge—through listening, empowering, and shared leadership.


“There is a great deal of power to be tapped in creating an organization where everybody leads…where everybody makes decisions…where everybody’s empowered.”

– Kevin Hancock





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