Hammond expands to New Hampshire with the purchase of family business Brock’s
BELGRADE, Maine, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Hammond Lumber Company (Hammond) announced today that it has acquired Brock’s Building Materials, a third-generation family business based in Rochester, New Hampshire. Hammond is a fourth generation family owned builders’ merchant founded in 1953. With the acquisition, Hammond now has nearly 900 employees and 22 locations in Maine and New Hampshire.
Left to right: Bethany Hammond, Marketing; Sadie Hammond, Director of Organizational Development; Mike Hammond, President and CEO; Scott Brock, President of Brock’s; Connie Brock, Vice President of Brock’s; Evan Brock, Purchasing Brock’s; Mary Hammond; and Don Hammond, executive vice president
“We are incredibly excited to welcome the family and team to Brock’s. Brock’s shares many of the same family-owned values as The Hammond Lumber Company and both companies are excited about this new growth opportunity. Scott and Connie Brock felt that Brock’s and Hammond Lumber Company would be a great fit as the success of both companies is built on providing exceptional customer service and caring for their employees and customers,” said Mike Hammond, Hammond President and CEO.
Brock’s is a third generation family business, founded in 1961 by Maurice and Anne Brock. Brock’s has been serving the coastal and lake regions of New Hampshire and southern Maine for more than 60 years. Hammond has offered employment to all of Brock’s employees and the owners, Scott and Connie Brock, will become branch managers and assistant branch managers of Hammond’s new Rochester location.
“During the initial phase of the integration, our goal is to continue as usual for all employees of both companies. We will work with the Brock’s team to achieve a seamless integration process for all of our employees, customers and suppliers. We expect minimal day-to-day changes for both companies and a continued focus on exceptional customer service,” said Mike Hammond, President and CEO of Hammond.
Hammond is the largest lumber and building materials retailer in all of Maine and New Hampshire according to the 2022 LBM Journal 100 and the 21st largest LBM retailer in the nation for the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine award.
Hammond will continue to employ Brock’s employees, bringing Hammond’s total workforce to almost 900. Company locations include Auburn, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Belfast, Belgrade, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Cherryfield, Ellsworth, Damariscotta, Fairfield, Farmington, Greenville, Machias, Portland, Rochester (NH ), Rockland and Skowhegan.
Based in Belgrade, Hammond has been a family-run company since 1953. The family legacy continues to grow. Members of the Hammond family who are active in day-to-day operations include Executive Vice President, Don Hammond; his son Mike Hammond, President and CEO; and most recently Mike’s daughters Sadie Hammond and Bethany Hammond, the fourth generation of the family business.
To learn more about Hammond, visit www.hammondlumber.com.
About Hammond Lumber Company
The Hammond Lumber Company was founded in 1953 by Skip and Verna Hammond with a single sawmill in Belgrade, Maine. Today, the fourth-generation family business is one of the largest independent lumber and building materials dealers in the Northeast with 880 employees and 22 locations in Maine and New Hampshire. The Hammond Lumber Company stocks a full line of building materials, millwork, kitchen, bath and flooring products and is a quality manufacturer of Eastern White Pine. Hammond has several kitchen, bath and flooring design centers and showrooms, home planning design centers and millwork showrooms statewide. According to the LBM Journal 100, Hammond is the 21st largest professional trader and lumberyard in the country as of 2021. Recently, the construction supply company has received numerous awards, including 2020 ProSales Dealer of the Year, 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine, National The 2022 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award and the 2021 Industry Leader Award from the Safety Council, and the 2021 Outstanding Safety Performance Award from NeLMA. Learn more at www.hammondlumber.com.
SOURCE Hammond Lumber Company