Steve Malcom, owner/CEO of Knickerbocker Group, spent his college summers in Maine as a sailing instructor. He returned after graduating from Hamilton College in 1974 because he was deeply connected to the Mid-Coast – a community with strong work ethic, extraordinary skills and ingenuity. After working two years in the industry, he formed Boothbay Home Builders in 1978, a construction company that encompassed the values that endeared him to Maine in the first place. By recognizing needs and trends in the building construction business, the company quickly began to grow and evolve with the addition of Woodworking in 1985, Architecture and Design in 1990, Interior Design in 2013 and more recently Caretaking services.
Steve currently serves on the Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences Board of Trustees, Co-founder/former President of the Board of Directors at the Opera House of Boothbay Harbor, Gardiner Savings Advisory Board, and President of the Boothbay Region Economic Development Committee.
His love of the outdoors often finds him adventuring with his family: hiking, kayaking, camping, fishing and skiing are among his favorites. Steve resides with his wife and two sons in Boothbay.
Russ grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada where he played a lot of ice hockey and was always involved in various sports. Even now, he is still very active and cannot sit still!
Russ works very hard and puts a lot of pride into everything he does. He has over 27 years’ experience in construction and carpentry work and loves it. Most of the 27 years were at the same construction company in Canada as a site manager which has been instrumental in his position at Knickerbocker Property Management.
Russ and his lovely wife Giselle have been married for 24 years and just moved to Boothbay to establish a new exciting life. Both love Boothbay and are looking forward to many more years in the region. They have 2 dogs, Butterball and Stuffing and 4 cats, Oreo, Big Mac, Gadget and Gadget, who they love very much.
Russ and Giselle both love boating, fishing, gardening, golfing and looking after their pets.
Maria is a Maine native, who was introduced to building at a young age. As a teenager she helped her family on the construction of their new home. This experience led to a career in the construction field where she has worked for over 18 years. In 2002 she started her own construction-related company and began working closely with Knickerbocker Group. The relationship grew stronger and in 2014, she made the leap and joined the Knickerbocker team.
She resides in the Boothbay region with her fiancé and their 2 dogs. They love to be on the water boating, fishing and camping.
Edward “Ted” Nelson
Ted grew up in Topsfield, Massachusetts and spent his high school years in California where he excelled in school and sports. After graduating from high school Ted studied graphic design in Utah and Colorado where he also gained experience as a flooring consultant and a carpenter.
After spending his childhood summers on Capitol Island off of Southport and falling in love with the community, he made the decision to make Maine his year round home. He believes it is one of the most beautiful places in the world!! In his spare time, Ted loves playing golf, drawing, painting, and fishing.