> Out and About: Linda Lee Boucher, Co Owner of LCN Kitchen & Bath, LLC.

Out and About: Linda Lee Boucher, Co Owner of LCN Kitchen & Bath, LLC.

Out and About: Linda Lee Boucher, Co Owner of LCN Kitchen & Bath, LLC.
Linda Lee and Norman Boucher are the owners of LCN Kitchen & Bath, LLC.

Interviewed by: TL Rotkiewicz
Photo by: Michael Taylor

It is a family owned and operated business located at 1695 Poquonock Ave. in Windsor Connecticut. Established in 1991 in Windsor Locks, LCN quickly grew into a larger operation and moved to Mechanic Street in 1996 following a change of address again in 2011. The name LCN derives from the family's names of Linda, Craig (their son), and Norman. LCN Kitchen and Bath is a full service design and build contractor, housed in a 4,000 square foot showroom. This environment will make any visitor want to consider a new makeover for their home. They are best known for their creative design, timely completion, along with professional and friendly service. They offer a wide range of innovative and custom designs to fit your lifestyle and budget. They are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). They are certified by the City of Hartford as a Woman Business Enterprise and also State of Connecticut under Women Owned, Supplier Diversity Program for Small/Minority Business Enterprise. They do work for the Hartford area of Habitat for Humanity, where they supply materials for kitchens. LCN also services the Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (NINA), which revitalizes homes at Asylum Hill in Hartford.

Linda is from Methuen, MA. Norman was born and raised in California until the age of three when his family moved to Windsor Locks. He was a Time-Study Engineer in high school. Only their son, Craig went to college. He studied at UCONN for Economics. Linda at one point had worked at H.P. Hood in Charlestown, MA, before transferring to the plant in Suffield, CT. That was when she met her future husband. Norman himself has a very interesting background in engineering. He was a plant manager at a factory that produced swimsuits for the Miss America pageant. He also worked for the Wickes Lumber Company. "Norman is great with numbers when he designs something, " Linda notes.

In the beginning, LCN worked exclusively with contractors. Linda explains, "When Habitat for Humanity sometimes would send the customers in, we needed to have a showroom to give them something to look at." That was when LCN moved to their current address. Every couple of months they update the showrooms to display what's new and fresh. Linda mentions what it takes to run a kitchen and bath retailer. "In this kind of business, we go to the manufactures and they teach us how to measure, what to look for. So, a lot of it is dealing with manufactures. Like the tiles, they show you the best ones with the mastic to put down. What to use in showers. Training courses I would say." Their business is about integrity. The family does not want to steer people wrong in choosing what is best for a kitchen or bathroom. It's a major task that customers don't truly take into consideration. Much of LCN's customers are age fifty and up. Craig has a vantage point that serves a different customer base. He is wheelchair bound. His knowledge and design work helps when he works with a customer who is disabled.

Although Linda and Norman live in Windsor Locks, they feel strongly about Windsor. Norman states, "Windsor is a great town. You always got something going on. Always know what is going on." He adds in, "A very tight-knit community." The Bouchers have much to be proud of regarding their business. The Chamber of Commerce named them Business Of The Year in 2015 and 2017.

Linda's hobbies include quilting and Norman likes to go fishing.

Three words that describe LCN: Contemporary. Knowledgeable. Family.


Events

Kick-Off to Summer Art Week
Jun 18 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Evolution of Bradley Airport
Jun 19 at Windsor Historical Society
Lunch & Learn: Business Financing
Jun 19 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Dr
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jun 20 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Strawberry Festival
Jun 22 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Windsor Art Center Tag Sale
Jun 22 at Windsor Art Center
Call for Artists - Member Show
Jun 23 at Windsor Art Center
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 23 at Keney Park Golf Course
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jun 24 at Windsor Art Center Studios
How to Hire Top Talent
Jun 24 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Ave
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 24 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series - Planet of the
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jun 27 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Edward Jones Grand Opening
Jun 28 at 697 Poquonock Ave (Price Choppers plaza), Windsor, CT 06095
Mid-20th C. Tiki Drinks & Culture!
Jun 28 at Windsor Historical Society
Christopher Martin Art Show
Jul 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Young Artist’s Watercolor Day
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movies Series
Jul 2 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 4 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Christopher Martin's Art Reception
Jul 6 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 9 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jul 10 at Northwest Park, Lang Rd, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Art Center - Member Show
Jul 13 at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Garden Club Garden Tour
Jul 13 at Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 15 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Diabetic Support Group
Jul 16 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Summer Movie Series
Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 17 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jul 17 at Windsor High School J113
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 18 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Windsor Art Center - Artist Talk
Jul 20 at Windsor Art Center
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 22 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 22 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jul 25 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 29 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Blood Drive Windsor Historical Soc.
Jul 31 at Windsor Historical Society
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Photojournalist Jessica Hill Art
Aug 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 1 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 5 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 6 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monster Madness Art Day
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 13 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 14 at Edward Jones, Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 15 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT