September 22, 2019
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Hancock Lumber announces Southern Maine expansion plans

Community Author: Erin Plummer
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Hancock Lumber | Contributed
Hancock Lumber | Contributed

Hancock Lumber is pleased to announce its acquisition of 11 acres in Saco, and future plans to build a state-of-the-art lumberyard and kitchen design showroom.

Located near the corner of Route 1 and Cascade Road, this site is the hub of continued economic development, is highly visible, and offers exceptional access to Scarborough, OOB, Biddeford and I-95. The newest location will be Hancock’s fifteenth, adding to its existing network of lumberyards + kitchen design showrooms, eastern white pine sawmills, truss manufacturing facility and home office. Hancock Lumber Saco will position the company to better serve its current and prospective customers in southern Cumberland County and northern York County.  For decades Hancock Lumber has covered the market from Scarborough to Biddeford; however, a permanent presence with a dedicated store and sales team will improve service and provide even greater access and faster deliveries into these markets.

“We are thrilled that Hancock Lumber has chosen Saco for their business expansion, featuring a new lumber yard and kitchen design showroom,” said Denise Clavette, Planning and Development Director for the City of Saco.  “Hancock Lumber will be joining the development surge happening along our Route 1 opportunity zone, joining businesses representing multiple industries and sectors. This location will enable Hancock Lumber to better serve customers in Saco and the neighboring communities in York and Cumberland County. Welcome to Saco!”

The new Saco store will connect the company and their customers geographically and create a more contiguous presence in Southern Maine. Additionally, the new location opens up opportunities for new relationships to be established with builders, remodelers, and homeowners in the sprawling Saco market.

Sixth generation family-member and President, Kevin Hancock, commented, “Hancock Lumber has been working with builders and homeowners in the greater Saco community for decades.  Our new store will allow us to serve those clients even better and connect more broadly with the construction industry in the region.”

Follow construction progress and updates in the months ahead by following Hancock Lumber online

Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber Company is a 6th generation, family-owned business operating a timberland company, a sawmill division and a network of retail lumberyards, kitchen design showrooms, and a truss manufacturing facility. Led by their 550 employees, Hancock has five 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. To learn more, please visit