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Hear from Hancock Lumber Company President, Kevin Hancock

TSP book stack 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
Growth Within Hancock’s Leadership Team! (10/3/2019) - A letter from Kevin Hancock | October 2019 Hello!I am writing to share some exciting news. Beginning in January 2020, Paul Wainman (our current CFO) is going to become President of Hancock Lumber. I am going to continue working as CEO and BOD Chair. I am not retiring or planning on retiring. So, this move is just additive... View Article
Roger Best Places to Work Hancock Lumber named a Best Place to Work in Maine for the 6th year in a row! (8/30/2019) - “This award is not about WHAT we do, but HOW we do what we do.It’s about working in a manner that aspires to respect, value, and empower every person’s voice in our company.“ –Kevin Hancock, President + CEO “While this is our 6th year in a row to be fortunate enough to be named one of the Best Places... View Article
Saco Groundbreaking Hancock Celebrates York County Expansion with Saco Groundbreaking Ceremony (8/17/2019) - On Monday, August 12th Hancock Lumber officially broke ground at the future home of their tenth lumberyard and kitchen design showroom in Saco, Maine. The newest location will be Hancock’s fifteenth overall, adding to its existing network of lumberyards + kitchen design showrooms, eastern white pine sawmills, truss and wall panel manufacturing facilities, and home... 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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