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 employees, the company serviced seacoast New Hampshire’s plumbing, heating, HVAC, and building contractors.
Having been the founder and owner of a construction products distribution business similar to Hancock Lumber and then moving into the world of real estate development, Kevin routinely dealt with the same issues that Hancock Lumber faces. He brings this direct experience to the Hancock board, offering insight into his days of recruiting good people to run the operation, keeping customers satisfied, and everything in between necessary to run a successful business. After selling the plumbing supply company to the Granite Group, Kevin began developing real estate in the north shore of Massachusetts and southern, NH, which provides him with experience in land management, the permitting process, construction, renovation, and condominium development.
Kevin served on the board of trustees at Bridgton Academy from 2007 – 2019, where he chaired the Facilities Committee for ten years and served as Board President from 2015 – 2019. For the past twenty years, he’s been a part time lobsterman, fishing coastal New Hampshire all summer and fall aboard the Miss Margaret (named after his second daughter!), a 30’ Grady White.
“It’s a humbling experience to be a director of an organization that has been in business for over 170 years. I’m always impressed by the Hancock Lumber Team and what they are able to accomplish. Serving on the board and being a part of Hancock’s fast paced, opportunistic, progressive company…that excites me.”