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Hear from Hancock Lumber Company President, Kevin Hancock

SSG Travis Mills Hancock Happenings: Builder Summit with Travis Mills, Sawmill Tours, Camp Sunshine’s Pumpkin Festival, and the Arctic Circle Conference in Iceland! (10/27/2017) - Hancock Happenings: Builder Summit with Travis Mills, Sawmill Tours,Camp Sunshine’s Pumpkin Festival, and the Arctic Circle Conference in Iceland! 2017 Hancock Builder Summit. With a room full of over 150 builder customers and employees, Hancock Lumber hosted its first-ever ‘Builder Summit’ event, featuring SSG Travis Mills and Kevin Hancock as keynote speakers.  The team kicked off the... View Article
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hancock lumber culture video Hancock Culture: Hear Directly from the Voices of Team Hancock (9/30/2017) - Hancock Lumber’s Marketing + Communications Director, Erin Plummer, recently presented at the annual LBM Journal Strategies conference in Texas.   Asked to speak on the topic, “How to Make Your Company a Best Place to Work”–the heart of the Hancock culture, Erin opened her talk with this quote: “I’m a firm believer that the brand is the... View Article
James Buchanan Appointed to Vice Chairman of the Board (9/20/2017) - James Buchanan Appointed to Vice Chairman of the Board Jim is the newly appointed Vice Chairman of Hancock Lumber Company’s board of directors, which he has served on since 2014. Over the course of his career he has successfully built teams and held senior executive positions in a number of Fortune 500 organizations in both... View Article
Seadogs Best Places to Work Banner Hancock Named Best Place to Work in Maine, 4-Years in a Row! (8/18/2017) - Hancock Named Best Place to Work in Maine, 4-Years in a Row! For the fourth consecutive year, Hancock Lumber has been named a Best Places to Work in Maine! Being honored four times in a row takes every person on Team Hancock – from leadership to front line employees – staying focused on this topic every day... 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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