According to fuzzy memory and the even less clear dinner time stories, this continuation of a family firm began in Connemara, Ireland some 300 years ago. Kenneth Lynch carried on the torch of past ironwork craftsmen first in a shop in Manhattan, then in Long Island City, New York before moving the business to Wilton, Connecticut, in 1938. The firm was then involved with many famous projects and people including the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the great metalworker Samuel Yellin, sculptor Paul Manship, and others. Cast Stone and lead ornaments were slowly added to the company’s growing list of specialties over the next fifteen years. The first Mail Order Catalog appeared in print in 1950, it was updated in 1954, 1961, then again in 1966 where the catalog catapulted the firm to nationwide recognition as the best of the best. Our catalogs that followed have been continually updated with newer designs and products, and are still in use today. Through the 1960's to 1980's Mr. Lynch continued to guide the company and work with various designers, architects and sculptors until his decline in health and then his passing in1989.
Since January 1988, Timothy Lynch, the son of Kenneth Lynch, has been the owner and president of Kenneth Lynch & Sons. In 1995 Maria, the second oldest of Timothy’s four daughters, joined the company full time. In 2001 Maria’s husband Derrick Dumoulin joined the company as well. With the key personnel in place and manufacturing space growing tighter it was time to find a new home for the business. After several years of searching, they located a parcel of land in an industrial park in Oxford, CT. The construction of a 36,300 square foot building was completed in January of 2007.
Not enough can be said of the quality, craftsmanship, and integrity Kenneth Lynch & Sons continues to create for its clients here and around the world. We have had the privilege of working with some of the finest landscape architecture firms in the country and we value their recommendations of our products to their discerning clients. Some of the more recent important projects have been:
Custom Grapevine Rain Trees, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
Tiered Fountain with custom finial, Georgetown Circle,
The ongoing supply of benches to the City of New York
Department of Parks
Custom Lead Fountains for Harrah’s Entertainment,
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
Wrought Iron sundial, 8' diameter, for The Woodlands Community,
Sugar Land, TX
The tradition of fine craftsmanship will continue as we build upon our knowledge base and use technological advancements to improve our products.