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Hear from Hancock Lumber Company President, Kevin Hancock

allmade Hancock, 320ink, and Allmade Apparel Making a Difference from Haiti to Maine  (5/21/2018) - Hancock Lumber, 320ink, and Allmade Apparel Making a Difference from Haiti to Maine.  This spring, Hancock Lumber took a different approach when ordering their builder gear. After hearing about a new t-shirt manufacturer, Hancock decided to purchase the Allmade apparel brand, a high quality t-shirt line with a socially and environmentally responsible mission. The Allmade team is... View Article
Peter Bernier Retires from Hancock Lumber (5/11/2018) - Hancock Lumber’s Yarmouth store hosted a lunch to celebrate the amazing career of long-time industry leader, Peter Bernier. Thursday marked approximately 45 years to the day since Peter Bernier began working in the industry here in Maine. He started in 1973, right out of college, selling for Brunswick Coal and Lumber (who he had worked... View Article
Core Values Continued: Employee Engagement (4/6/2018) - 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... View Article
SAFETY: Hancock Lumber’s #1 Priority (3/23/2018) - Communicating our core values: Hancock Lumber kicked off 2018 with a refreshed mission and values statement. Through a weekly series here on our blog, 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... View Article
Camp Sunshine logo In the Community: Hancock Lumber awarded with Camp Sunshine giving milestone (2/23/2018) - Camp Sunshine Honors Hancock Lumber. Today, Hancock Lumber Company celebrated a significant giving milestone with Camp Sunshine, a community partner they’re closely connected to. Camp Sunshine recognized Hancock for their milestone of giving, reaching over $250,000 in gifts since the organizations first became connected over 27 years ago. At a ceremony Friday morning, surrounded by... 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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(207) 627-2150


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