Celebrating Kevin Hynes and his Amazing Career at Hancock Lumber (5/28/2021) - It’s hard to believe that today marks Kevin Hynes’ last day of work at Hancock Lumber. After an incredible 16-year career with our company, our Sawmill Division COO is retiring and moving to the west coast. Over the last couple of weeks, teams have gathered, reflected, laughed, shared, and celebrated Kevin Hynes. At our farewell... View Article Family-Owned Businesses Unite: Hancock Acquires Lapointe Lumber (4/7/2021) - Hancock Lumber Acquires Lapointe Lumber Two long-standing family businesses are joining forces with Hancock Lumber’s announcement of their plans to acquire Lapointe Lumber, a fourth-generation independent building materials supplier that’s operated in the Augusta and Gardiner markets since 1947. Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber is a seventh-generation, integrated forest products company who is passionate about... View Article Honoring Toby Hammond’s 44-Years of Hancock Lumber Service! (2/8/2021) - Congratulations, and thank you to Toby Hammond for an outstanding 44-years of service with Hancock Lumber! As the longest tenured HancockLumber employee, it’s hard to begin to summarize all of Toby’s accomplishments and the impact he’s had on the forest products and building materials industries–but, during his last Hancock Lumber Board of Directors meeting on... View Article Kevin Hancock’s new book – The Seventh Power – releases today! (2/25/2020) - Team Hancock is proud to announce the official release of Kevin Hancock’s second book, The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership. Published by Post Hill Press, the book is now available to order online through any of the outlets listed below. Over the past decade, Kevin’s leadership journey has formed... View Article 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
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.