About Us

For over 30 years, Knickerbocker Group has focused on the tradition of crafting and maintaining distinctive custom buildings along the coast of Maine. Beginning as a construction firm in 1978, the company quickly became known for its quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

By recognizing needs and trends in the building industry and by responding proactively to meet those needs, the company quickly began to grow and evolve. With the addition of woodworking services in 1985, architecture and design expertise in 1990, and more recently the incorporation of caretaking services, Knickerbocker Group was formed.

Today, Knickerbocker Property Management is a full-service specialized arm of the firm, providing comprehensive property management services from midcoast to southern Maine. Our fully bonded and insured property management team offers reliable services, whether it’s a one-time project or a long-term management plan to meet your needs.

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Russ Armstrong

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.

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Jennifer Bonner

Jennifer Bonner is the Home Services Manager and looks after the property management. Jen is very attentive to the details, and her focus is on our clients… making sure they are happy and well taken care of.

Jen grew up in Maine and attended the University of Maine at Orono. Her degrees in economics and business led to a career in executive resort management culminating in fifteen years in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, working at the world class resorts Caneel Bay and The Bitter End Yacht Club.

Jen built her first two homes on St. John in the Virgin Islands. She has traveled a good part of the world, living at various times in Taiwan, Bahrain and Scotland.

After “retiring” to Maine, Jen bought eleven acres on Pleasant Cove and built a modest three bedroom cape. She enjoys Maine’s outdoor seasonal activities – boating, snowshoeing, and cultivating perennial gardens. She plans to continue developing her land, building a garage and another house someday.

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Maria McGuiggan

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.

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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.