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Hear from Hancock Lumber Company President, Kevin Hancock

Roger Best Places to Work Hancock Lumber named a Best Place to Work in Maine for the 6th year in a row! (8/30/2019) - “This award is not about WHAT we do, but HOW we do what we do.It’s about working in a manner that aspires to respect, value, and empower every person’s voice in our company.“ –Kevin Hancock, President + CEO “While this is our 6th year in a row to be fortunate enough to be named one of the Best Places... View Article
Saco Groundbreaking 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 home office 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
Do More Good Conference Kevin Hancock Addresses the ‘Elephant in the Room’ at the DO MORE GOOD Conference (5/20/2019) - DO MORE GOOD by Kevin Hancock “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley May 18, 2019: This past Friday I spoke in Lincoln, Nebraska at the DO MORE GOOD conference.  Don’t you love that title, DO MORE GOOD?! The conference was held at the... View Article
Celebrating Hancock Lumber’s 2018 Employee of the Year Award Recipients (4/4/2019) - Hancock’s employee of the year award is given annually to a select group of Hancock Lumber employees whose positive attitude, commitment to quality, and focus on customer service combine to serve as a living example of the core values of our company. Employee of the year award recipients are held in high regard by their... 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




[email protected]

(207) 627-2150


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