Culture Makes the Difference (11/27/2019) - What differentiates companies? It’s generally not products, services, facilities, or equipment. In our industry, for example, our lumberyard competitors sell essentially the same assortment of building materials that we do. Across New England, our white pine sawmill competitors make products that are very similar to our own. Additionally, we all tend to sell our products... View Article Growth Within Hancock’s Leadership Team! (10/3/2019) - A letter from Kevin Hancock | October 2019 Hello!I am writing to share some exciting news. Beginning in January 2020, Paul Wainman (our current CFO) is going to become President of Hancock Lumber. I am going to continue working as CEO and BOD Chair. I am not retiring or planning on retiring. So, this move is just additive... View Article Hancock Celebrates York County Expansion with Saco Groundbreaking Ceremony (8/17/2019) - On Monday, August 12th Hancock Lumber officially broke ground at the future home of their tenth lumberyard and kitchen design showroom in Saco, Maine. The newest location will be Hancock’s fifteenth overall, adding to its existing network of lumberyards + kitchen design showrooms, eastern white pine sawmills, truss and wall panel manufacturing facilities, and home... View Article Hancock Dedicates and Celebrates New Home Office in Casco! (7/3/2019) - Hancock Lumber has grown and evolved throughout Maine and New Hampshire over the past 171 years, but has always remained committed to its Casco roots. On June 18th, Hancock’s leadership team, employees, board of directors, family, building partners, and friends celebrated their new home office on the Route 11 corridor, directly across from their Eastern... 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.