Company info & Directions
|The History of The Bourneuf Corporation
The Bourneuf Corporation has been a wholesale and retail distributor of plumbing, heating and industrial products since 1893. The founders, Louis Bourneuf, a French-Canadian carpenter, and Frank Linehan a local plumber opened a shop on Essex Street in Swampscott and the business grew from there. In 1902, the company moved to Oxford Street, Lynn where they introduced a new invention - the hub roof flange. Mr. Linehan worked the company until 1930 and Louis Bourneuf to 1950. Albert Hammer bought the company in 1950 and moved it to its current location, 55 Alley Street, Lynn, MA. He worked 30 years as President and specialized in servicing commercial contractors.
In 1982, Albert's son Norman assumed the Presidents' position and Bill Shallow became Vice President. In 1988, they put together a major expansion including a new 1500 sq. ft. showroom and warehouse addition, thereby tripling the available floor space. With this pace, a retail operation was started to complement the wholesale division. In 1997, Bill Shallow became the company President's and transformed the business into an Employee Owned Company. He remains the driving force behind the success of the business today.
Our company's main focus remains the supplying of quality fixtures to local plumbers and heating contractors. We service the professional installer and meet all mechanical contractor needs. Bourneuf stands behind its employees and product lines. The inside sales force has over 125 years of combined experience and our shipping service is excellent. In this era of chain wholesalers and retailers, Bourneuf remains focused on product knowledge and good customer relations. Our customers value both of these qualities which have vanished from the big box operations.
The Retail Division
The Bourneuf Retail Showroom displays up-to-date kitchen and bath fixtures. The showroom's fantastic display of vanities, whirlpool baths, toilets, sinks and faucets fits everyone's needs. Kristen Gildea and Maria Saranteas run the Retail Center with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Consumers can shop this website and at any point get a real person who will guide them through a myriad of options to make that perfect kitchen or bath.