Hancock Lumber

Hancock Lumber

Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber is a seventh-generation, family-owned business across Maine and New Hampshire whose mission is to create a work environment that first and foremost recognizes employees as human beings and ultimately enhances the lives of everyone who works at the company. Led by their 560 employees, Team Hancock has been awarded ‘Best Place to Work in Maine’ for seven consecutive years and four locations have earned SHARP recognition, OSHA’s highest safety certification. Hancock operates a timberland company, a sawmill division and a network of retail lumberyards, kitchen design showrooms, and wall panel and truss manufacturing facilities. 


Video credit: Mike Boucher, Sonic Pictures 

In these career exploration videos, you will learn about important skills needed for customer service, sales, driving and distribution. You will also hear about the importance of mentoring, starting at “the bottom” (even if you have a degree), and finding that right fit career.

Corey, Boom Truck Operator/Customer Service

Hear how Corey finds his niche as a driver at Hancock Lumber and why he loves it and his schedule.

Education Required: High School Diploma and Commercial Driver’s License
Learning Profile: Visual/spatial, Hands-on

Sarah, Counter Pro/Customer Service

Learn about Sarah’s story of finding a work environment that cares about what is important to her.

Education Required: High School Diploma
Learning Profile: Interpersonal, Hands-on

Kara, Project Pro

Hear about how Kara helps customers and the skills that make being a Project-Pro a great fit for her.

Education Required: High School Diploma
Learning Profile: Math, Visual/Spatial, Interpersonal

Matt, Vice President Sales, Sawmill Division

Learn about Matt’s career path from college graduate to the promise of becoming vice-president.

Education Required: B.S. Wood Science & Technology Concentration
Learning Profile: Naturalist, Hands-on, Interpersonal

“I get to go out on job sites, meet people and actually do something and stand back and say, “Hey I just did that, that’s pretty cool,” and other people can see it too.”
~Corey

“It is important to me to work someplace that understands that family is a priority. If they are willing to bend, I am willing to bend.”
~Sarah

“Hancock even gave us discount on materials when we built our house.” ~Kara

“I always prided myself on having a lot of options because having options is better than not.” ~Matt