Stephen Malcom, CEO of the Knickerbocker Group in Boothbay, is a man of multiple talents, innumerable connections and strong personal integrity. Having spent his college summers as a sailing instructor at the local yacht club, Steve returned to Maine when he graduated from Hamilton College in 1974. He found the midcoast to be an area to which he was deeply connected to—a community full of friends and co-workers with strong work ethic, extraordinary skills and artistry, and a whole lot of ingenuity.
For 2 years, he gained carpentry knowledge and began developing relationships, leading him to form a construction group of his own that encompassed the values that endeared him to Maine. Boothbay Home Builders was formed in 1978, and quickly became known for its quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.
With the addition of woodworking services in 1985, architecture and design expertise in 1990, and property management in 1998, Knickerbocker Group was formed.
Today, the same core values that drew Steve to Maine define the character of the company he has built—strong work ethic, extraordinary skills and artistry, and a whole lot of ingenuity.
Since the company’s inception, Steve has been dedicated to giving back to the Maine community. He is passionate and active at supporting economic and community development interests throughout the State. His personal dedication to contributing countless hours, and his ability to share and spread excitement for advancing these efforts is truly an inspiration. Steve currently serves, or has served, in the following community positions:
– Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences – Active Board of Trustee and Chairman of the Building Committee
– Town of Boothbay Board of Appeals – Vice Chairman
– The Opera House of Boothbay Harbor – Co-founder/former President of the Board of Directors
– Saint Joseph’s College – active member of the Mission-Aligned Business Advisory Council
– North Yarmouth Academy – Board of Trustees Co-Vice President, member of the Real Estate and Facilities Committee, Co-Chair of the Risk and Strategic Planning Committees
– Boothbay Region’s Joint Economic Development Committee – active member serving on the Infrastructure Committee and Chairman for the Workforce Housing Committee
As President of Knickerbocker Group, Steve is responsible for creating an environment where employees truly love where they work and are passionate about what they do. Because of the joyous energy Steve shares and encourages, he is a teacher at heart—he is a leader who tells his employees to stop and have a conversation, to care and be thoughtful at work and in the world, to spend a little more time with family, and to listen. He leads with “Yes” and offers the support to make it happen. He has a knack for planting seeds of thoughtfulness and care, initiating conversation, webbing together seemingly disparate connections throughout Maine, and creating possibilities with not just imagination but with action and follow-through. Knickerbocker Group is what it is today because of Steve Malcom, and we are extremely proud to model and carry on his leadership, values and vision.
Please hear it from Steve himself, as he shares his personal thoughts at a Maine Live presentation—he speaks to kicking the dirt about possibilities, involvement in communities and the value of change: Watch the video
Steve’s love of the outdoors finds him adventuring with his family, often to their camp on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in Rangeley: hiking kayaking, camping, fishing and skiing are among favorites.