It is with great enthusiasm that our Yarmouth team announces Eric Stevenson as their employee of the year! Eric is a Project Pro at our Yarmouth location where his co-workers (pretty convincingly!) named him as the team’s employee of the year. Eric is one of those guys who will do anything for you. He is […]
Shayna’s Maine story began late in 2021 with a cross-country 2,900 mile move. A burning desire to live and experience New England, combined with the realization she could make it happen, led Shayna to Maine. One of ten siblings with Montana roots, Shayna decided during her childhood she wanted to go into design after watching “Friends” with her mom as a young kid and admiring the color, texture, and sheer amount of detail put into each set. A graduate of the University of Idaho, Shayna received her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design with a minor in Architecture. Previously, Shayna designed kitchens and bathrooms while working at a lumber yard in Pullman, Washington. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, thrifting, creating digital art, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.
Richard started as a Pine Manufacturing Pro in the sawmill department in 2021 and made significant internal progression through to Department Manager of the Bethel Sawmill team. Richard played some key roles in Bethel, including his involvement in developing a world class sawmill operation, which collectively included both maintenance and operational unity.
Kelly’s career started with a background in architectural drafting, which segued into joining the kitchen and bath industry in 1998. Throughout her 23 years in this industry, Kelly has worked as a designer, a regional kitchen and bath trainer for a national company, and as an adjunct professor and member of the advisory board at […]
It turns out there is no traditional path for employees finding their way to Team Hancock—and Taylor Davis is no exception. Prior to joining Team Hancock, Taylor spent five years working on a dairy farm. In addition to her work as a farm hand, Taylor spent two years working at Skills, Inc. working with people […]
“Hancock Lumber has given me a good base to want to continue my professional career. There’s a great leadership style and it’s a great brand—the ethos of the company is something that is attractive to me. We are all driven to meet the same goals. Hancock Lumber has given me the ability to focus on […]
“This job is very important to me because I take pride in what I do—and, I like seeing the end result of homes being built and customers being satisfied. I’m happy with my decision to work for Hancock Lumber. My goals are to continue to learn as much as I can and grow as part […]
“I love being able to visit jobsites, meet people, and build relationships with customers. Seeing construction projects go from foundation to completion across our communities is also very rewarding.”
“I started at Hancock Lumber right out of high school. This is where I want to be, it’s an exciting job. I love getting to interact with different people on a daily basis. I love my job because no day is the same. One day I could be out at a job site, another day […]
“Ten years ago I was looking for a summer job, so I applied here. I ended up really liking it a lot. I enjoy being in the smaller setting, learning more about the customer and the project they’re doing. Oftentimes I find you can help them out quite a bit. We really take pride in […]
“We all work as a team and we all are very interested in seeing Hancock Lumber be successful. We are successful because of that Team Hancock philosophy that we have. Like anything else, if you put the time in and you want to work, you can move on. It’s really up to the individual. If […]
It is with great excitement that the North Conway team announces their 2021 employee of the year—Kellie Wilcox. With little knowledge of the lumber and building materials industry, Kellie applied for the position of Counter Pro two years ago. During the interview process she came across as very personable, full of energy, and self-motivated. She […]
Kristy Beaulieu, Jessica Cote, Lisa Potvin
Our Home Office HR trio—Lisa Potvin, Kristy Beaulieu and Jessica Cote—is being recognized for their amazing contributions in 2021 with appreciation for their continual effort in helping to navigate COVID-19 within our Hancock Lumber walls and for their seamless effort in on-boarding our new teams with our Lapointe and Winnipesaukee Lumber acquisitions! This team works […]
Our Kennebunk location is thrilled to announce their 2021 employee of the year is Jim Vitello. Kennebunk sought out employee input and feedback for who they thought represented and deserved the employee of the year—and, Jim Vitello was this year’s winner. Jim has high expectations and standards for himself and for what our vendors provide […]
Judy Rancourt began her career with Mainely Trusses in 2007 and she has been a key team member since day one! Our team has benefited from Judy’s strong work ethic, positive outlook, and reliability. She is extremely skilled with numbers and spreadsheets and always rises to the challenge when she’s needed to crunch numbers and […]
What’s there to say about an employee who’s been around as long and done as many different roles as Jim Foster besides THANK YOU?! Jim has been an integral part of getting the new Saco location up and running like a well-oiled machine. Jim’s passion for the business and willingness to help anyone at any […]
In a year where everything was upside down, you really needed your people to step up and do more than normal. In 2021 everyone was challenged in this way, and we had several performances that really shined through. One individual, Brian Etheridge, was definitely one of those people whose performance really exemplified what we look […]
Jake started work for Team Hancock’s Casco Sawmill in December of 2017. Since then, he’s been part of our Planer Mill team. In this short time, he has grown to be one of the top performers in this area. In October of 2020, he became a NeLMA-certified grader and continues to be in our daily […]
Hancock Lumber’s Windham 2021 employee of the year award goes to Larry Phillips. Customers and peers alike enjoy seeing and working with Larry because of his positive attitude and willingness to help whenever and wherever he is needed. Larry goes above and beyond to make sure that our customers have a positive experience when visiting […]
It’s just the kind of year to shake things up—and, at the Home Office, we’ve chosen to award two employee of the year accolades. Our 2021 individual award for employee of the year at the Home Office goes to Colby Morse. A valuable member of the finance team since joining Hancock Lumber in 1999, Colby […]
Tyler started working for Hancock Lumber in the Fall of 2011. Over the years, Tyler has had many roles and has excelled in all of them. Tyler has a very strong working knowledge of the yard and of our inventory allowing him to work very quickly and efficiently. He excels in inventory management, load building, […]
Our Brunswick location is fortunate to have someone like Stephen on the team. As a Counter Pro, Stephen is part of a great group that holds each other to a high standard when it comes to customer service and the overall experience at the store. While meeting these high standards, Stephen regularly takes on more […]
When we first met Lucas in his interview a year ago, we were truly unaware of the gold we had struck when we decided to bring him on. He was a young and rather quiet high school graduate, with certainly a polite way about him, but with little experience in our industry. However, as we […]
Rodney has over 30 years of service at Hancock Lumber, having spent most of his career in the maintenance department. Today, Rodney is currently the de-barker and sash operator—but, on a moment’s notice, he jumps in whenever and wherever he is needed. Seeing Rodney be selected for the “people’s choice award” comes as no surprise […]
After doing an anonymous peer voting process, the Casco location is recognizing Arthur Porter as their 2021 employee of the year! Each employee selected who they thought deserved this accolade, including why they chose that person. Arthur is described by his fellow teammates as someone who has a great personality, a work ethic that’s second […]
Office: 207-627-6104 Based out of our Casco sawmill office and a nearly 20-year Team Hancock veteran, Pam handles all things related to log administration. From scaling slips to payments and any questions in between, count on Pam to get you the information you need, when you need it. To contact the mills’ scale houses directly, […]
Call or Text: 207-357-3120 Location: Bethel Mill Log Buying Territory: Northern NH, VT A part of Team Hancock since 2016, Ray transitioned into purchasing logs in 2021 and covers northern New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. Ray has an extensive background the the trucking industry as a former driver for Hartt Transportation, KB Corporation, and Cross […]
Call or text: 207-713-0447 Location: Pittsfield Mill Log Buying Territory: Central/Northern/Eastern Maine Butch joined Hancock lumber in July of 2021 as the log procurement forester for the Pittsfield sawmill. Butch has nearly 30 years of experience in the forest products industry, primarily a professional forester responsible for fiber procurement for a hardwood sawmill and large […]
Call or text: 207-890-1275 Location: Bethel Mill Log Buying Territory: Western Maine, Eastern NH A member of Team Hancock since 2009, Rocky is part of our log procurement team at the Bethel mill covering northwestern Maine and northeastern NH. Rocky takes pride in developing relationships with his logging contractors and landowners servicing them with the […]
Call or text: 802-380-0741 Location: Bethel Mill Log Buying Territory: Southern NH, VT, MA, RI and CT John handles log procurement in southern New England and New York. Prior to joining Team Hancock, John purchased logs and timber in the region for nearly four decades. In addition to John’s vast industry experience, he also holds […]
Call or text: 207-329-9128 Location: Casco Mill Log Buying Territory: Southern Maine, Eastern NH Jeff celebrates 40-years of service on Team Hancock in 2022 bringing an absolute wealth of experience to his log procurement role based out of the Casco mill. Throughout his career at Hancock Lumber Jeff has been involved with everything from retail […]
Kevin Hancock is the Chairman + CEO of Hancock Lumber Company, one of the oldest family businesses in America. Kevin has worked at the company since 1991 and is part of the sixth generation of his family to help lead the organization. Established in 1848, Hancock lumber grows trees and manufactures lumber for global distribution. Locally, in Maine and New Hampshire, the company sells a full line of building materials from its stores and truss plant. A six-time recipient of the Best Places to Work in Maine Award, the company is led by its 525 employees.
Jim is the 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 the US and Europe including: LEGO Corporation, Hasbro Corporation, General Mills and Saucony, the athletic footwear company. He was a founding member of the original team that introduced LEGO brand products into the United States. At General Mills, he was responsible for marketing/new ventures and consumer product introductions into 10 European countries.
Ed joined Hancock Lumber’s board in March of 2019 after serving 24 years as Wyman’s CEO, a family-owned business based in Milbridge, Maine. Ed graduated from NYU business school in 1975 and carried out a 42-year work career, gaining perspective on growth, risk, people dynamics, and juggling priorities. Following his retirement, Ed was seeking to […]
The newest member of Hancock Lumber’s board, Mark Gardner graduated with a BSC in Industrial Technology, along with a State of Maine Teaching Certificate from the University of Southern Maine in 1978. He also completed post-graduation studies in Statistical Process Control, Lean Six Sigma and Management Effectiveness training from various schools and programs from 1979 […]
An international speaker, trainer, and management consultant, Ruth has worked exclusively in the building supply industry for the last 20 years. Prior to entering that industry, she worked for the Japanese Government and US multi-national corporations assisting them with international business development. She has lived and worked in Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico and Spain and […]
Kevin Jones has served on Hancock Lumber’s board of directors since 2014. Following his graduation from the University of New Hampshire, Kevin started Jamie Plumbing & Heating Supply Company (named after his one-week old daughter!). A wholesale distributer of plumbing, heating, and HVAC equipment, with two locations in Exeter and South Hampton, NH and 30 […]
Abigail “Abby” Hutchins
Born and raised locally in Milton Township, Abigail “Abby” Hutchins attended Telstar Middle/High School where she excelled in academics and was a three-season varsity athlete. During high school she always maintained weekend jobs such as landscaping and baby-sitting. After she graduated in 2008, she perused a higher education at Central Maine Community College where she received a scholarship based on academic and athletic excellence. Prior to college, Abby landed a job as a Direct Support Specialist working with children with cognitive and developmental disabilities where she acquired many certifications, leading to a promotion to a Behavioral Health Professional, all while receiving Presidential Honors (3.9 GPA) her second semester of college. For the next eight years Abby continued making an impact at the organization, even expanding into different roles.
A Massachusetts native and former UMass Amherst soccer player and business major, Jeff relocated to Maine in 2015. When Jeff first joined the team in 2016, he started off pulling boards in the planer mill. Jeff’s supervisor and our sawmill GM noticed Jeff’s potential immediately. Despite being new to the industry, Jeff picked everything up quickly and took advantage of an opportunity to train as a boiler operator and study electrical engineering technologies at Southern Maine Community College. Admittedly, Jeff had a lot to learn, but he also had a desire to further his education and understanding of electrical and automation projects.
Born and raised in Andover, Maine, Nik joined Team Hancock after a semester of college. Throughout high school, Nik worked a variety of jobs in landscaping and the restaurant business. After first getting hired through a temp agency, Nick worked on the pull chain for over half a year. Following a brief leave for surgery, Nik returned as a full time Hancock employee. Eager to learn, Nik took advantage of training opportunities, establishing himself across the planer, moulder, and shipping departments. Eventually, Nik earned the floor lead position for the moulder where he’s excelled at helping run a happy and efficient department. Nik takes pride in the work he does and looks forward to his future at Hancock Lumber.
A member of Team Hancock for over 15-years, Dave began his career as a Driver Pro and has experience driving boom truck, moffett, flat bed, and box trucks. This experience helped greatly when he transitioned into Windham’s Yard Expeditor. Dave’s knowledge of how to do deliveries with any type of truck helped him to organize customer orders and loading of trucks in the most efficient manner. Following this role, Dave moved into the Millwork Handler position and did an excellent job helping to organize and load millwork orders. Dave’s product knowledge, along with his mental map of knowing exactly where every place we ever need to go has helped tremendously in keeping millwork orders well organized. With the new moves in Windham’s Millwork building in 2020, Dave is now the Millwork Specialist and has great knowledge of product and holds a high standard for what we expect from our vendors. Dave works great with others and is always looking to help when he can. He is always engaged with what is going on around him and looking out for others. We are extremely happy to have him on our team. Anyone that knows Dave knows that it is amazing what he can remember; whether it is a delivery address or knowing where the special order is without having to look it up, his recall is unlike any other. We are very grateful for all he does and how he does it—thank you, Dave, for the work you do and the way you do it!!
As Inventory Manager I work with everyone here in the yard. I work with all the Yard Pros, the Order Coordinators, the Logistic Manager, and even the Counter Pros, Inside Sales and the Account Managers. I started here four years ago as a YardPro and I was given the opportunity to take on the inventory manager role, and it’s been great. I’ve been able to utilize my skills in this position and help the company succeed. Some of the skills you need to be successful as inventory manager are multi-tasking, organization, thinking ahead, planning ahead, and just knowing what product you need and when you need it. I like working here because it’s a team atmosphere. We all have to get a job done and we all help each other out, and that’s huge. It’s one of the biggest things we do. Everyone has their own separate job, but at the end of the day, everyone pulls together to get done what we need to. At Hancock Lumber we’re looking for self-starters, positive attitudes, and people who want to be part of a team environment. When I see the jobsite signs on the side of the road for Hancock Lumber, it makes me feel proud. It makes me feel good that I’m working for such a great company we’re all over Maine and New Hampshire. We’re helping people build dream homes everywhere.
Austin has been described by his fellow employees as someone who, “ALWAYS, without fail, can brighten any day with his positive attitude.” His seemingly endless positive attitude has not only impacted our employees, but all of the customers that he engages. Other employees have described him as “always courteous” to our customers when he worked in the yard. As a Yard Pro for Hancock Lumber, responsibilities include keeping the yard safe and clean for customers and personnel and keeping all of the materials stocked up so we have what the customers want and need. Safety is always a priority.
Team Hancock’s expeditor role is responsible for the flow and operational activity in the Yard with all Yard Pros, Order Coordinators, Warehouse and Customer Service staff. Expeditors will be responsible for coordinating all yard operations and activity in cooperation with the Logistics Manager, Inventory Manager and General Manager. This position is key to making certain the yard functions safely and focuses on accurate load building, customer service, and that product is handled efficiently, while maximizing our resources. This is one of the key operational leadership roles in the yard.
I started out 13-years ago as a Driver Pro. First, I started in the pickup, then they got me signed off on a box truck and a flat bed, and eventually I was asked to move up to a boom truck. So now, I literally can drive every truck in our yard. Hancock Lumber’s safety program is number one. And, one of the main things is GOAL – get out and look. One thing that I like about this company is that as a Driver if you do feel that a situation is unsafe, they will back you and you can come back with the product and return another day when it is safe. When you see some of these places that you’ve delivered to and what they ended up looking like, they’re just beautiful and Hancock is a big part of that, which is awesome and rewarding. As a Driver we see the customers more than anybody. As a Hancock representative I want to make sure that every one of my visits to a customer counts in a positive manner. One of the things I like most about working here is the teamwork—everybody works together.
I’ve been here at Hancock Lumber for 15-years. I started out building wall panels in our panel shop and transitioned into being an inventory manager in Windham. As inventory manager I’m responsible for protecting our assets, overseeing all the special order and stock products that come through our store. I like working at Hancock Lumber because of the people that I work with and I enjoy helping customers to make sure they get the correct product. I enjoy coming to work, interacting with people I work with, and communicating with people at our other locations. Here at Hancock we’re always looking for new employees that fit into our culture—people who are outgoing, always looking to do more, learn more, and want to grow with our us.
Karen has a degree in Interior Design, with a focus on kitchen and bath design. Karen enjoys the challenge of making each kitchen unique to the homeowner’s taste. She believes that the kitchen is the heart of the home and should be special no matter how big or small. Karen listens well to the customer to help them get what they are looking for. She has a positive attitude and will go the extra mile to serve her customers.
At the age of 19 Dylan was looking for a job that would lead to a career. At that time, a good friend’s father recommended he apply to Hancock Lumber. With only having three years of part-time grocery store experience, the manufacturing setting was a shock—physically demanding and fast-paced.
“The Hancock Lumber culture and our ‘everybody leads’ model is something we live by. And, we see it play out each day in every decision that is made—whether it’s a process needing to change or deciding what new equipment and tools employees need—decisions are based on everyone’s feedback. It’s really rewarding to be a part […]
Stasha spent her first two years as inside support for our Account Manager team. In the summer of 2019 a position opened up for an Account Manager –and, in typical Stasha fashion, she jumped on the opportunity and has performed above and beyond expectations! Stasha is a true team player, collaborating with others and always willing to help in any capacity needed around the store or yard. Her tremendous spirit of cooperation is something we all admire in North Conway. North Conway is fortunate to have found such an incredible—we’re so lucky to have Stasha on Team Hancock!
Laurie joined Team Hancock in 2021 bringing with her a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design with a focus in sustainability. Laurie previously worked as an interior designer/project manager focused on commercial and Federal Government clientele for nearly a decade before landing at Hancock Lumber. From Germany and Italy to the United States’ East and West Coasts, Laurie has been a part of designing projects all over the world.
A member of Team Hancock since 2021, Mike began his career in client relationship management. Understanding he had an untapped creative side after 20 years of working as a professional, he transformed his career to combine his skills and passion of working with people, designing, and creating unique and comfortable spaces for his clients.
Lisa joins Hancock Lumber with over 19 years of kitchen, bath & interior design experience. She also spent five years presenting workshops on mindfulness and the power of positive thinking. Given this unique skill set, Lisa’s purposeful application of the principles of positivity to the design and construction process helps foster a spirit of optimism and collaboration among the homeowner, contractors and vendors.
Taylor joins Hancock Lumber with an array of experience in design—from ski condo renovations to new home kitchen designs. Every day is different as a designer and Taylor enjoys this aspect of the job, along with meeting new clients and working on a variety of projects. Focused on the details, Taylor brings the vision together by organizing the specifics to create a design that is functional, beautiful, and exactly what the customer desires.
Steve Pratt has been designing kitchens and bathrooms for nearly 22 years. Steve likes working with customers on all size projects and particularly enjoys remodels on older homes. Call Steve when considering new kitchen or bath cabinets, or if it is time for new countertops, flooring or hardware to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom.
With over a decade of kitchen and bath design experience Kelsey shines in earning clients’ trust and working through the decision-making process to deliver the perfect end result. Thorough and creative, Kelsey takes the time to walk clients through all of the choices in creating or redesigning a space, simplifying the process and making it comfortable and fun! Kelsey breaks down the process making sure clients understand each step along the way, which directly correlates to customer satisfaction and the ﬁnal product.
With 14 years of experience in the construction industry, and seven years as a Kitchen Designer, Jenny offers clients a wealth of experience and knowledge. Whether customers are looking to renovate an income property or create the kitchen of their dreams, Jenny provides the same attention to detail on each project.
For over 20 years Steve has been designing kitchens and bathrooms throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Whether it’s a home renovation project or new construction his creative approach leaves each space with a unique and purposeful design. Steve takes great pride in his relationships with local contractors and customers and feels that whether someone is buying a single bathroom vanity or their dream kitchen, each person deserves the same respect and attention to detail.
Rachel brings 18 years of building materials industry experience to her kitchen designs, including understanding the construction and remodeling process. Her attention to detail and ability to recognize the customer’s needs ensure that she can create a design to fit any aesthetic, budget or space.
Jessica enjoys being creative while having fun in designing her clients’ spaces. For her, being a kitchen and bath designer really is the dream job and one that is forever changing – with new clients, new spaces, and new products. Jessica takes pride in being an excellent listener, and takes the time to ask questions that will result in a design that is well thought out and executed.
Dan Hanley worked as a remodeling contractor for 13 years, bringing a very valuable point of view to kitchen design. Over the past 20 years, he has been applying his skills exclusively to kitchen and bath design in the Midcoast area. Dan appreciates the value kitchens hold in our homes and steps up to the challenge that each unique space brings.
Berta holds both a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degree and has been a kitchen designer for over 20 years. From speculative houses or small renovations to fine custom residences, Berta brings enthusiasm to every project. In her spare time, Berta enjoys creating mixed media sculptures.
Angella brings over 20 years of experience to each kitchen and bath project she designs. Her degree in architecture enables her to help guide clients through the design process to achieve their vision and make a space that fits their unique lifestyle.
A Maine native, Drew grew up in Freeport and attended school there. Always building and tinkering, he worked as a carpenter during his summer vacations. Team Hancock in Bethel was very fortunate to add Drew Johnson to the roster in May of 2015 in a millwright position. Drew started full time after completing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology through the University of Maine, Orono. Not only did Drew join the team with an excellent educational background, but he fit right into the Hancock culture and built admirable relationships with his teammates.
A Palmyra native, Ian joined the Marines following his high school graduation. While in training as Military Police, he was selected to guard the President’s helicopters (HMX-1), a post he had for a handful of years before getting out with top-secret security clearance. Following his time in the Marine Corp, Ian’s level of security clearance enabled him to get a job contracting for the FBI. From there, Ian attended school at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Florida and became a Harley technician. When his stepfather needed assistance on the family farm, Ian moved back to Maine where a former Hancock employee suggested he apply to Hancock Lumber. The rest is history.