Danica Jacobson, Showroom Manager, comes to Lighting Concepts with a background in kitchen design. An active member of the Maine chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Danica is particularly skilled at coordinating jobs with designers and builders. Our customers appreciate her enthusiasm and dedication to finding the perfect solution for their specific needs. She is a graduate of Cornell University and is working on her Lighting Associate designation with the American Lighting Association.
Phone: (888) 753-8620 X130
Dan Engelhardt, Vice President of Operations, has over 30 years of sales experience throughout Northern New England, most recently in the lighting industry. He has a diverse engineering and technical sales background. He works directly with a team of specialists that designs lighting, lighting control, temperature control and automated shading solutions (also known as total light management). He enjoys the challenge of leading the design, engineering, and sale of advanced technologies. He is also skilled in programming lighting control systems, establishing remote access control via iPhone, Androids and iPads as well as integrating lighting and lighting controls into A/V, security, and intelligent network systems to achieve seamless home automation solutions
Phone: (888) 753-8620 Ext. 377
Cell: (207) 939-9710
Lauren Caron, Lighting Associate, joined our staff in 2014 and has trained extensively under the direction of our showroom manager, Danica. Lauren was educated locally, and in our family business tradition, we knew she had great potential to be a part of our team. She has used her years of customer service experience and keen design eye to transform our showroom experience for our customers. Our customers find her approach fresh and unique, and she has successfully managed many home lighting renovation projects. She is currently pursuing her certification with the American Lighting Association.
Phone: (888) 753-8620 Ext. 104
Jennifer O’Rourke, Lighting Associate, comes to Lighting Concepts with a varied background in design, including home furnishings, office interiors, and airline aesthetics. A graduate of both Mount Ida College and Philadelphia University, Jennifer joined our team after relocating to Maine. Our customers appreciate her focus and resourcefulness, particularly in detailed recommendations for on trend design solutions. She is currently pursuing her certification with the American Lighting Association.
Phone: (888) 753-8620 Ext. 102
Austin Bousquet, Technology Specialist, brings depth of technological expertise to our team at Lighting Concepts. Locally educated with a focus on computer technology, Austin’s career has developed as a kitchen/bath designer for local home improvement companies. His move to Lighting Concepts is in reaction to the growing demand for smart home technology – the perfect blend of his expertise in both technology and home design. Austin has earned his American Lighting Association designation as a lighting associate and is training in Lutron lighting controls and automated shading.
Phone: (888) 753-8620 Ext. 101
Louise Austin, Administrative Assistant, manages our office at Lighting Concepts, including inventory management and sales tracking. She has an extensive background in production management, assisting construction teams with job management details. She spent many years working in the sales and accounting departments for leading retail glazing companies before joining our team.
Phone: (888) 753-8620 Ext. 100
Ron Leeman keeps Lighting Concepts’ warehouse and showroom organized and working at top efficiency. He has an extensive background in shipping and receiving, inventory control, and merchandising. He prepares lighting packages for customers by organizing and labeling by room location and efficiently schedules and oversees deliveries. A key member of our team for over 20 years, Ron has extensive product knowledge and is always finding ways to help customers with questions and repairs.
Tricia DeBlois, Office Assistant
Raymond J. DeBlois is an Owner and the company’s Chief Financial Officer. He has been with the family business since 1993, when he received his business management degree with a minor in accounting from the University of New York at Plattsburgh. As the CFO, he works with the project team on cost accountability and cost containment for the benefit of both our company and our customers.
Phone: (888) 753-8620 Ext. 105
Mitch J. DeBlois is an Owner and President of the company. He joined the family business as an electrical project and design engineer in 1988, with a degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University. He has a varied portfolio of lighting design projects, including residential and commercial. He is also a master electrician in the states of Maine and New Hampshire.
Phone: (888) 753-8620 Ext. 110
Peggy DeBlois, Marketing Director, has worked in the family business since its inception in 1994. A graduate of Bowdoin College, she has thirty years of experience in marketing and public relations. She currently manages all facets of our marketing efforts, including advertising, event planning, and social media. She is the contact for all media and advertising related inquiries.
Phone: (888) 753-8620 Ext. 376
Cell: (207) 576-1190