For more than 100 years, Mid-Cape Home Centers has been providing quality building materials to professional builders and homeowners involved in new construction and home improvement on Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Shore.
The legacy began in 1895, when Captain Oscar C. Nickerson gave up command of the schooner Abel W. Parker and purchased the Kelley and Eldredge Lumber Co. in Chatham... the beginning of what was later to become Nickerson Lumber Company and eventually Mid-Cape Home Centers.
While our commitment to serve has never changed, a lot else has over the years—especially lately.
In 2012, what began as the Nickerson Lumber Company was sold to local resident Jeff Plank in a move that signaled the end of a long and successful era. For the first time in 117 years, Mid-Cape Home Centers would be led by someone other than a Nickerson. It was a moment to pay tribute to the company’s rise from its humble origins. It was also a moment to look ahead—it was a chance to grow.
And grow we did. Warehouses were expanded and stores were remodeled. New trucks were brought in to replace older ones, and the company got a revamped logo and updated uniforms.
We also learned a few things in the process. We learned that doing things “the way we’ve always done it” isn’t always the best way, and that you can value old wisdom and still be forward-thinking at the same time.
Throughout all this change, one thing that has remained constant is the mentality of our team.
From the forklift operators and kitchen designers to the hardware specialists and contractor sales agents, everyone who puts on a Mid-Cape shirt is invested. Invested in their fellow associates and invested in the company. Invested in every single customer who walks in the front door. Invested in working hard so that when you choose Mid-Cape, you choose honest service from genuine people.
At Mid-Cape Home Centers, all of our team members have the important job of representing who we are and what we stand for. That’s why we believe that if always making the customer happy is the foundation of a successful business, then showing your staff how much you value them is the very ground upon which that foundation can be built.
Company President Jack Stevenson puts it this way — “our people drive our business; you just can’t do it without them. If you listen to your people, empower them and work with them, you’ll be closer to your customers.”
At Mid-Cape, we pride ourselves on having high-quality representatives that take the time to get to know our customers and make them feel welcome. Hang around long enough and you’ll hear contractors talking about how their dads and their grandfathers shopped here, and when you ask what keeps them coming back, the answer is simple: it’s the people.
That’s why more than just a lumber and building supply company, Mid-Cape Home Centers is a community.
Bringing people together is something that matters to us, so we try to do right not just by our patrons, but by the greater Cape Cod community, too.
Today and always, Mid-Cape is dedicated to providing the building supplies that will help South East Massachusetts remain one of the best places to live in America.