About the Author


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 460 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, first place in leadership and runner-up in the spirituality category.

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.

4 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Congratulations, Kevin. Producing the book is a wonderful thing, but taking the time to get the underlying meaning that led to the book may be even more important.


    • The underlying meaning is the story of the book. “What brings you here?” the old jewlery maker asked me back in October 2012, the first time I stood at the massacre site at Wounded Knee. Self-exploration is what brought me there! Thank you!

  2. Hi Kevin—Just learned about your book this morning. I’m late getting the info now that I’m out of the “construction loop!” I ordered a copy and can’t wait to get. Thought of your dad last week when I drove by the NELMA building in Cumberland that we built together back in the 80’s. All the best, Bill

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