As part of a monthly blog series, we would like introduce some of our trusted vendors and suppliers. Chase Custom Homes & Finance has been working with many of these companies for more than a decade and each supplier is a key part of the home building process. We wouldn’t be able to do it without them!
Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber Company is a 6th generation, family-owned business operating a timberland company, a sawmill division and a network of lumberyards, home design showrooms, and now a truss manufacturing facility. Hancock Lumber supplies lumber and trusses for traditional site-built "stick-built" homes here at Chase Custom Homes.
Hancock Lumber also operates Home Again Design Showrooms in South Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick and North Conway. Here, customers can tour kitchen and bath products and samples to get project inspiration.
We spoke with Kevin Hancock, CEO of Hancock Lumber Company.
Tell us more about Hancock Lumber Company?
"Led by 522 employees, Hancock has four times been selected as a ‘Best Place to Work in Maine' and was recognized as the 2017 National ProSales ‘Dealer of the Year’. Four of their locations have received OSHA’s highest safety certification, earning SHARP certifications at their Casco, Bethel, Pittsfield sawmills and Bridgton lumberyard. 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."
What are the advantages of working with Hancock Lumber Company?
"Hancock Lumber’s mission is to create a work environment that first and foremost recognizes employees as human beings and ultimately improves the lives of anyone who works at the organization. Taking market leading care of employees and customers defines who we are. Our focus on employee and customer intimacy means fostering deep levels of engagement across all segments—knowing each employee, each customer, each vendor, and each community with an intense level of detail, compassion, and sincerity. Our relationships have deep roots and are long-term because we ask questions and listen to what matters most for the people on our team and the people we are servicing. We know who we are and we put all our energy into being the company we want to be by staying true to our values and concentrating on our core customers, products and services."
What does Hancock Lumber Company enjoy most about working with Chase Custom Homes
"Hancock Lumber looks to partner with customers who have aligned values and Chase is one of those companies. We care deeply about our people, are passionate about providing value and excellent customer service, and are deeply connected to the communities we're a part of- and, so is Chase Custom Homes"