A family legacy with a strong work ethic. In 1974 Phil McPhail I started McPhail Realty (no United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine) with an office attached to his home in Howland, Maine. In the mid-80's Phil moved the office to Lincoln.
In 2012 Peter and his Brother Phil took over operations of the company. They purchased a United Country Real Estate franchise and have expanded with locations in Bangor and Lubec.
Peter is a 1991 graduate of Husson University with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in finance. He holds the Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS)— only 3% of REALTORS have this elite designation — and the Accredited Land Consultant designation (ALC)— less than 1% of REALTORS have been awarded this coveted designation.
With 27 years of full-time experience, Peter has negotiated hundreds of real estate transactions. Strong negotiating skills, real estate-specific education, and strong work ethic are the three pillars Peter uses to best represent the real estate needs of his clients.
Peter resides in Brewer with his wife Sand and son Carson. When not working, Peter spends time with family enjoying the many outdoor recreational opportunities that Maine has to offer.
If you are buying or selling land and recreational property in Maine, you will find few agents with the knowledge and experience that Phil brings to the table. Phil's land sale volume, education, experience and peer review have qualified him to be awarded the ALC (Accredited Land Consultant) designation by the Realtors Land Institute. This designation is awarded on a national level to only the best of the best in the land business.
The land and recreational market in Maine is complex and always changing. Phil and his team continually study the nuances of what is for sale and currently selling in the market and use this knowledge to assist clients in making the most of their Maine land investment. Phil markets property over a large area of Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Aroostook, Washington and Waldo Counties among others in Maine.
Land and recreational property sellers want and need an agent with specialized skills and a marketing plan to expose their unique property type to the largest market of qualified buyers. Buyers of these property types want an agent who knows the area, understands value and can effectively help them through the complications that can occur in a real estate transaction. When working with Phil you can be assured that you will get honest advice, superior skill and knowledge from a full time agent who will work hard to be sure your goals are met.
Phil lives in Lincoln, Maine where he and his wife Carmen successfully raised two independent daughters. Phil is a member of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine and a supporter of the Forest Society of Maine. When not working in the real estate business he enjoys preparing a good meal, photographing Maine landscapes, fly fishing clear cold rivers, hunting for that elusive big whitetail and improving the timberland he owns with his brother.
Having worked in real estate for 20+ years, 15 of them as a licensed agent, Carmen has the experience you are looking for. Through her work as a personal assistant to her husband Phil for the past 20 years, she has developed a tried and true method for getting things done. From listing to negotiations to closing –she’s got the skills and experience to assure your transaction goes as smoothly as possible.
Carmen specializes in listing and selling waterfront property, recreational property and other residential properties in Penobscot County concentrating in the Lincoln Lakes Region.
Carmen is active in the Lincoln, Maine community. She serves onboard of the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, is a board member for the Maine Associaiton of Realtors and is the 2018 President Elect for the Greater Bangor Area Realtors after serving for 2 years as their Treasurer. She has both a Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and an Associate’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of Maine.
Carmen was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine. Married to her husband Phil for 29+ years, she is a mother of two adult daughters and has lived in Lincoln Maine since 1986 . Her personal interests include singing, playing hand bells in the local hand bell choir, learning to play piano, fly fishing, hiking and traveling as well as knitting and crocheting.
Chick Crockett is a seasoned forester who recognizes the need to match the desires of his clients with the perfect woodlot to meet their goals. His experience working for both large industrial landowner’s as well as the small private landowner, offering forest management services, has left him well equipped with a thorough understanding of his clients wants and needs as landowners in the state of Maine. These may vary from recreational and wildlife management to strict investment in timber producing lands or any mix of both for the landowner. His experience cruising the woodlands of Maine has left him well versed in the value of woodlands for wildlife management, recreation, and timber management.
Chick grew up visiting family in Maine and vacationing in the Moosehead region. Those experiences served to build a love of the Maine forests. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Chick attained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine’s College of Forest Resources in 1989. In 2007 he earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maine’s Maine Business School. Having raised his family in Orono, Chick now resides in Lincoln, with his lovely wife Diane.
Although he specializes in woodland and waterfront, Chick is well trained in residential properties as well. Please consider him for all of your realty transactions.
As a Sales Agent, Chick strives to provide sellers with the most value for their property and buyers with the best property at the best price. He handles woodlands, waterfront, recreational and residential properties.
A lifelong passion for education makes Jeff your perfect partner to help you through the sometimes complicated process of selling and/or purchasing a Maine lifestyle property from a country home to an off grid camp or cottage to a waterfront retreat.
Jeff is a retired educator who began that career as a teacher before finishing as an administrator. This past experience of working towards common goals suits him well when helping buyers and sellers negotiate successful real estate transactions.
Jeff joined United Country McPhail Realty in 2012 and has received praise from many satisfied customers. He takes the time needed to effectively represent the interest of his clients, often going beyond the call of duty to exceed expectations.
Jeff resides in Edinburg, Maine with his wife Lynn at the Penobscot River front home that they built. Jeff enjoys riding his motorcycle and traveling to see family and friends.
Lena specializes in country homes, cottages, camps and equine properties from Bangor to Millinocket and the surrounding Katahdin Region. She has been selling real estate since 2007 and enjoys building great working relationships with her clients.
After eight years and many successful transactions Lena has developed an expertise in the rural areas of central Maine. This experience is a valuable asset to her clients who need to buy or sell a horse property or a family home.
Lena graduated from Eastern Maine Community College with a degree in Business Management. Since graduating she keeps current with real estate technologies, marketing, finance and other processes with an ongoing education in real estate.
Lena and her husband live in the Katahdin area, which is the gateway to the Northern Maine Woods, Allagash Wilderness Water Way, The Appalachian Trail and Baxter State Park. She enjoys spending time trail riding with her horses or going to a horse competition. She would love to work with you and help you with buying or selling your property.
As a native and expert of an area of Maine known for its lakes, rivers and open space, Traci excels at successfully selling country homes, waterfront, vacation and recreational properties all over Penobscot County.
Traci believes the first step in helping people is to understand their wants, needs, and goals. That requires listening, asking the right questions, and of course providing clear and honest answers to their questions. Traci developed problem solving skills as a social services case manager that she now uses to help meet her client's real estate needs. Satisfied sellers frequently share accolades of their experience with Traci with the United Country McPhail Realty staff.
Traci also appreciates the opportunity to assist those who are relocating to the Lincoln Lakes Region. With her connections and service as the former director of the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce she has the knowledge and resources to share everything from neighborhood and school information to details about services and economic development projects on the horizon. Thus, along with her listening skills and patience, buyer clients get the benefit of her thorough knowledge of the area.
Traci lives in Lincoln, is a 13th generation Mainer and is the mother of two adult children. Traci’s son TJ and his wife are expecting a baby soon. Traci is very excited to become a grandmother!
“Traci Gauthier is an incredible real estate agent. She treated us like our property was her own. She is professional and definitely knows home real estate. Traci sold the home we had lived in for 28 years. She has a great way of communicating values such as low taxes and location that is truly an asset. When we decided to buy, she listened to what we wanted and worked to find us just the perfect home. We would highly recommend Traci Gauthier and United County Lifestyle Properties of Maine.” David and Cheryl Russell.
Tom Howard, a native Mainer raised in Orrington, has thirty years of experience brokering real estate in neighboring New Hampshire. Through his affiliation with the Land Brothers, Tom will extend his expertise into southwestern Maine where he will continue to focus on land-based transactions with a specialty in conservation easements.
Tom’s real estate practice was born from a love of the land and a commitment to both sharing it and conserving it in meaningful ways. Although the foundation of his business is working with private landowners, this land professional has also collaborated extensively with conservation organizations and government entities to craft real estate transactions that feature meaningful conservation outcomes.
Whether he is working with landowners seeking prospective new owners who share their love of the land, buyers in search of special property, or clients interested in conserving a piece of cherished land, Tom is adept at maneuvering through complex real estate and conservation projects.
As a knowledgeable land consultant, Tom provides valuable conservation transaction assistance to landowners, conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, attorneys, and fellow real estate brokers.
Tom earned the Accredited Land Consultant designation from the Realtors Land Institute in 2015; and holds the GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute) and GREEN designations as well as being a Certified Buyer Representative.
Prior to her real estate career Vicki worked in the banking industry for ten years specializing in numerous departments and understands the importance of providing the highest level of customer service. She has recently taken the Associate Brokers course through the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate. Vicki specializes in listing and selling country homes, homes in town and lakefront properties primarily in Penobscot county.
Vicki has an 8 year old daughter Harleigh named after her grandfather Harley Arthers. She has a 2 year old handsome Boston terrier who likes to chew on everything in sight. Good thing he is so darn cute. In the summer months Vicki camps on Madagascal Pond in Penobscot County on a nice pleasant sandy beach owned by her family.
Vicki was born in Lincoln and has lived in surrounding towns all her life. Every day she gains a greater appreciation for all that the area has to offer. Raised in a family in the "timber cutting business” she often found herself in the forest with her dad on weekends learning how to drive a "skiddah". She now resides in the village of Lee.
Testimonial: "Vicki makes you feel she is working for you in every aspect of the process. She worked very hard getting me the properties that I requested for. She setup showings at my convenience and on my timeline. After I found the house that I wanted to put a bid on she worked hard to get the contract exactly the way I wanted it. She was very helpful in the negotiations. Finally when everything was agreed to she was diligent in the final stages up to the closing. I could not have asked for a more professional and helpful realtor."
Peter Qualey is a lifelong resident of Maine and the Southern Aroostook area. After studying business at Husson College, he moved back to the Sherman and Benedicta area to farm alongside his brother on his family’s potato farm. He spent several decades successfully growing and selling potatoes and various grains, as well as managing a small shipping company. His four children all worked during the growing and harvesting season, learning the value of hard work and the importance of working together.
He and his wife, Reni, have the good fortune of living in a home they built which looks over some of the most beautiful views Sherman has to offer. Their children all attended Katahdin High School and have since graduated and moved on to join the work force and to receive higher education. He has three beautiful granddaughters who love to spend time visiting and adventuring outdoors. They all enjoy hiking, skiing, swimming, and paddling in the Katahdin region.
In his spare time, Peter is an active member in his community. He serves on several committees, working toward bringing more business into the area and helping existing establishments grow. He acts as a supervisor for the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District, chairman of the Upper Valley Economic Development Corporation, a member of the steering committee of the Katahdin Woods and Waters Scenic Byway, and a board member of the Island Falls Lakes Association.
After his decision to leave farming, Peter took his knowledge of Northern Penobscot’s and Southern Aroostook’s agricultural scene, as well as the experience gained from serving on various boards and committees in the area, to a new career in real estate. He consistently helps buyers find the right property at the right price and sellers to get the most value from their properties. Handling land, waterfront, recreational, residential, and commercial properties in Northern and Central Maine, Peter has become one of the top realtors in the region.
Doug believes that each landowner has goals that are unique and important. He strives to get all of the necessary facts for his clients so that they can make well informed decisions on their investments. Doug feels that the client/agent relationship is one that requires trust, honesty and good communication. He specializes in timberland and recreational land sales in Maine.
He graduated with a B.S. in Forest Management at the University of Maine. As a licensed professional forester he has been practicing forestry in Maine for the last 14 years. His experience combined with his passion for satisfying landowner objectives makes him a great asset to any client.
Doug lives in Carmel on his 40 acre family farm. He enjoys spending time hiking, hunting and exploring Maine’s vast wilderness with his son, Ben. He spent his childhood in the woods of Maine at his family camp on Schoodic Lake where he still spends most of his summers fishing and kayaking.
Naf knows the challenge that buyers and sellers face when looking for a quality real estate professional. Coming to real estate from a career as an aeronautical structures engineer, he brings a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and excellent analytical skills to bear for his clients, ensuring they can be confident their interests are being well represented, whether it is a recreational woodland property, lakefront camp, or residential home.
A native Mainer, Naf grew up enjoying the outdoorsin Central and Northern Maine. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine.
In his free time, Naf enjoys hiking, hunting, and, among other things, developing his green thumb.
Christina lives in Down East Maine in the coastal town of Lubec with her husband in a home they built overlooking Johnson’s Bay. The family moved to Lubec in 1989 and built their house on a piece of her husband’s old family dairy farm. She and her husband have two adult children and five grandchildren.
She enjoys caring for her perennial and vegetable gardens and her flock of backyard laying hens. She has had dairy goats and riding horses when her children were younger. She enjoys spending time exploring the local coastal trails and beaches with her grandchildren.
Christina has been an educator in the Lubec area since moving to Lubec, first working for local Head Start agencies, directing the local childcare facility and teaching special education students and currently teaching Kindergarten and Pre-K. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Machias and a Master’s degree in education from the University of New England.
Christina has had a long time interest in rural property and country homes. She will be relying on her years of exposure in home construction and remodeling from her husband and son’s building and remodeling business and her vast knowledge of the local area to help her customers and clients achieve their goals to find their home in coastal Washington County.
For more than 15 years Tammy has been selling country homes and the lifestyle that comes with living in a rural Maine town. Sellers and buyers trust Tammy's professionalism and honesty with their most valuable asset. From Millinocket to Lincoln to the Greater Bangor Area, she has helped hundreds of clients and customers meet their real estate goals.
When listing your property Tammy uses her experience and knowledge of the market to assist you in developing a plan that will ensure you top market value for your home in a time frame that meets your goals. Tammy begins by helping to establish a price that is just right for the location and current market conditions. Next she assists in staging your property so that prospective buyers can appreciate its best features. After finding the buyer and getting you a written contract, she attends to all the details to ensure a successful closing.
When you are ready to buy a country home or waterfront property, you can trust Tammy to help you through the process. A real estate transaction is something most of us do just a few times in our lifetime. Tammy believes that in order to help you find that perfect place in Maine she must first listen carefully to your wants, needs and desires. Only then can she counsel you on the intricacies of the purchase from qualifying for financing to finding the right location and helping you through the closing process.
Tammy has lived in the Katahdin Region of Penobscot County for most of her life. Prior to her real estate career, she developed her organizational skills and work ethic with years in the restaurant industry. She raised two successful children here. Tammy enjoys spending quality time with her grandchildren, boating on many of the area lakes, and taking part in the small town activities we enjoy in our part of Maine.
Rick is a lifelong resident of the Katahdin region of Maine. The Katahdin region is located on the northern end of Penobscot County, the southern end of Piscataquis County and the southwest portion of Aroostook County. He and his wife live on the edge of Maine’s vast North Maine Woods area in Millinocket, Maine. Millinocket is home to Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin. This area of Maine is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all types.
The lakes, ponds, rivers and streams are filled with trout, salmon and bass. The woods are teaming with moose, bear, deer and upland game. Rick’s years of experience as a registered Maine Master Guide are a resource for the recreational real estate, timberland, hunting property and waterfront purchaser to learn more about what is available for them to enjoy.
His waterfront home in Millinocket situated on the edge of Quakish Lake is a work in progress of sustainable living. Rick and his wife grow vegetables, apples, peaches and more on their northern Maine hunting property. Their flock of laying hens provides eggs, fertilizer and entertainment. Their colonies of bees provide honey and pollination for their small orchard.
Rick’s home is powered by both wind power and solar energy. A 10 kw Bergey turbine and 3000 watts of solar panels provide electricity. His home is heated by wood harvested from his woodlot. If you are thinking about an off grid location for your recreational land purchase, Rick can help.
Rick’s interest in sustainable living, alternative energy, hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational pursuits makes him the ideal resource for finding your piece of central Maine. Rick can help you buy or sell timberland, hunting, waterfront, recreational and other properties in central Maine’s rural communities or backwoods locations. Rick’s engineering background lends itself well to finding and promoting your property’s hidden potential. Rick is a member of the National Association of Realtors and an accredited Resort and Second Home Specialist. Rick Theriault is your Maine Real Estate Guide.
A lifelong passion for caring and helping people realize personal goals makes Nancy Theriault the perfect navigator to help you through the process of selling and/or purchasing your Maine Lifestyle property. Whether it’s a family or retirement home, camp or water front retreat in the Katahdin Region, Nancy has lived, worked and played in the Millinocket area most of her life and knows the Katahdin Region well.
Nancy has had a rich and diverse 40+ year career as a Registered Nurse. She is a graduate of the CMG School of Nursing. She has enjoyed a varied career in rehabilitation services, home health and hospice services and case management. She has a reputation of dedication, genuine caring, focus on providing excellence in patient care with a great attention to detail and excellence in customer service.
Nancy lives with her husband of 25 years, Rick Theriault in Millinocket on the shore of Quakish Lake with their 2 German Shorthair Pointers and flock of American Heritage Hens. They have 3 adult sons and 4 grandchildren. Nancy enjoys cooking and entertaining guests, canning, gardening, exploring and traveling.
Kevin is a life long resident of Central Maine that has spent his entire career working with real estate. Prior to becoming a sales agent, he was a business owner of a land surveying company in Central Maine. During that time he assisted a wide range of clients to meet their goals. The clients' needs were very diverse and he gained valuable experience working with hundreds of properties all across the state which included large and small tracts of land, house lots, shore front property, recreational property, farms, conservation properties, etc. These experiences have given him a well rounded knowledge of property. He looks forward to assisting you to meet your real estate goals.
Kevin grew up in Garland and graduated from Dexter Regional High School. Then attended the University of Maine at Orono and obtained an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Technology which led to getting a Professional Land Surveyor license. He purchased the family surveying business with his brother and operated it for nearly 20 years before assisting buyers and sellers of real estate. He has provided volunteer services to his local planning board for the past 15 years.
He has a lovely wife of 20 years and two beautiful teenage daughters that attend Dexter Regional High School. They reside in Garland in the house that they built themselves. During his spare time off, he enjoys camping, hiking, attending the kids sports events, traveling and just being home with the family and friends when possible.