Meet Yvonne and David Boucher, the artist and the engineer. What better combination to design and create your dream kitchen or bath? Let them inspire you!
Following their own dreams of owning a business that matched their innate expertise, the couple started Kitchens Per Sé in February 2006 and opened their first showroom in Fairhope, Ala., in June 2006.
Yvonne, the artist, guides clients to build a beautiful, functional kitchen that blends with existing home styles. Her interior design and artistic training is useful when selecting colors, textures and blending a mix of traditional and contemporary styles and materials. Whether it is picking cabinet knobs, innovative high-performance textiles, the right surface for countertops, or guiding you through the various styles of custom wood cabinetry offered by Wood-Mode or Brookhaven, Yvonne will inspire you toward installing and designing your new kitchen or bath!
David, the engineer, offers prospective customers peace of mind that their dream cabinets will be custom fit for the space available. The devil is in the details and it is critical that all the measurements add up. David’s planning and design expertise will make sure your custom wood kitchen cabinets are as functional as it is beautiful. Will the corner cabinet fit with the slide-out drawer next to it? Do you need to access the pull-out spice drawer while the slide-out cabinet is open? When it comes to making a kitchen work for your needs, there is more than meets the eye.
More about the Boucher’s…
The family moved to the Mobile area for David’s a new engineering job in September 2004, only two weeks prior to the arrival of Hurricane Ivan. Unfortunately, the family lost the majority of their belongings, still in boxes, when two trees hit their barn. Then, eight months later, David lost his job as his company re-organized with major layoffs. The next August, Hurricane Katrina blew through, causing even more damage to their personal property. In all, 24 trees on their property were lost in both hurricanes.
As folks accustomed to action, and with both not working at the time, the Boucher’s joined the Corp of Engineers in re-building the region after Katrina. Their role was helping provide the site work for temporary trailers to house government workers and displaced citizens. The duo got a taste of working together, and it went well. The Boucher team were applauded for the amount of work they were able to accomplish and were recognized as one of the most productive teams on the job.
During this time, after a lot of soul-searching, faith and prayer, the Boucher’s found their true calling. With the experience and knowledge of an artist and an engineer, Kitchens Per Sé was born!
About Yvonne Boucher, AKBD
Originally from Philadelphia, Yvonne studied art at the Moore College of Art. She owned a photography business in Baton Rouge where she was involved in photographing oil rigs under construction as well as school children photos. Yvonne is experienced in the art of oil painting on photos as well as photo restoration. She loves horses and volunteers for the Girl Scouts and Special Olympics. Yvonne continues her passion for painting and hosts parties for Paint Party Studio at the showroom in Fairhope, Ala.
About David Boucher
David graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amhurst. Passionate about swimming, he was captain of swim team and won the All Yankee Conference title. With a successful career working for some of the world’s largest engineering firms, he still consults for engineering firms when he is not solving your kitchen cabinet challenges!