Chuck Bucklin’s great great uncle Edward Hodgdon founded C.E. Bucklin, originally called E.A. Hodgdon, in 1910. Three nephews – Horace Bucklin, Charles Bucklin, and Fred Bucklin – all worked with Edward in the family business.
E.A. Hodgdon was responsible for building most of the original homes in Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor and mastered the art of the classic Maine cottage. During the 1920s and 1930s the company grew from a residential construction company into a national crating and shipping company.