About Us

For over 40 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.


Steve Malcom

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.



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.

Ted Nelson

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.