Core Values Continued: Employee Engagement

April 6, 2018 5:50 pm Comments Off on Core Values Continued: Employee Engagement

ENGAGEMENT. Leadership is encouraged at every position in the company here at Hancock Lumber. We strive to create a workplace where employees feel empowered, respected and listened to, honoring our commitment to a culture where ‘Everybody Leads’ and truly being a ‘Best Place to Work’. Creating and sustaining a best place to work environment takes focus, discipline and a commitment from everyone on the team—the goal is to have a culture that enriches the lives of people that work at Hancock, fosters a high level of engagement, and one that guides good minute-to-minute decision-making by all employees.

Engagement Video

Check out this short video highlighting what engagement means at Hancock Lumber!

“An organization’s true value is not defined by revenue growth or profitability. Those are important metrics for our business, but they are outcomes of a higher purpose. The mission is to add real value to the people’s lives who work here.

–Kevin Hancock, President + CEO

Hancock Lumber kicked off 2018 with a refreshed mission and values statement. Through a weekly series of blog posts, we will be communicating our 7 core values that define our culture. Simply put, culture is who we are and how we work, and we love the long-term nature of our business partnerships with co-workers, customers, and vendors. We believe that when you share your values and goals broadly, you are able to connect on a deeper level . Thank you for listening and being a part of Team Hancock!


Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber Company is a 6th generation, family-owned business operating a timberland company, a sawmill division and a network of retail lumberyards, home design showrooms, and a truss manufacturing facility. Led by their 522 employees, Hancock has four times been selected as a ‘Best Place to Work in Maine and was recognized as the 2017 national ProSales ‘Dealer of the Year’. Four of their locations have received OSHA’s highest safety certification, earning SHARP certifications at their Casco, Bethel, Pittsfield sawmills and Bridgton lumberyard. 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.

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