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 Searching for Voices in the City of Music (5/12/2017) - I was blessed to be the key note speaker this weekend at the annual National Spasmodic Dysphonia Conference held, ironically this year, in the Music City of Nashville, TN. People with broken voices from all over the world came to the city of beautiful voices to learn, connect and share their stories. It was such... View Article Kevin Hancock’s Op-Ed from the Portland Press Herald (2/9/2017) - Kevin Hancock’s Op-Ed from the Portland Press Herald. Take a look at Kevin Hancock’s op-ed piece featured in the February 5th, 2017 edition of Portland Press Herald. CASCO — In 2010, at the peak of the housing market collapse, I began to have trouble speaking. When I went to talk, the muscles in my throat... View Article Breaking News: Hancock Lumber Named 2017 ProSales Dealer of the Year! (1/9/2017) - Breaking News: Hancock Lumber Named 2017 ProSales Dealer of the Year! Hanley Wood’s ProSales Magazine selected Hancock Lumber as their 2017 National Dealer of the Year. The Dealer of the Year Award honors outstanding achievements in construction supply operations, management and innovations, as well as meritorious service to the dealer’s community and to the lumber and building material... View Article Hancock Holiday Traditions! (12/23/2016) - Hancock holiday traditions happen all around our company and, in the spirit of the season, we wanted to share a few of them with all of you! While some are fairly new, many have been happening for decades upon decades. Take a look at some of Hancock’s holiday traditions: Damariscotta. Now in its 8th year, the... 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.