Travis Lucas, Co-Owner of LCS Heating & Cooling, LLC
Travis and his wife, Renee, plunged into the small business world in 2005 when they established LCS Heating & Cooling. Travis attended Ivy Tech State College and has over 20 years experience in the HVAC industry. Among others, he holds his Marion County License, Refrigeration License and Flexible Gas Line Certification. Travis especially enjoys solving homeowner comfort issues with creative and unique HVAC solutions.
Travis and Renee have been married for 16 years. They love spending time with their 4 year old pups, Timmy & Sofie. You may also see Travis on the trails of Ft. Ben State Park mountain biking or trail running. When it's time to relax, he enjoys craft beer and is happy to support our local breweries.
Renee Lucas, Co-Owner of LCS Heating & Cooling, LLC
Heading up the accounting and marketing sides of the company, Renee loves the challenge of being a small business owner. Over the years, she has learned quite a bit from Travis, the technicians and installers, and takes pride in being able to talk to homeowners about their HVAC needs.
Renee holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy from Indiana University Ft. Wayne. Quoting her father, Renee values "Work hard, then play hard." She enjoys yoga and many types of exercise, traveling, scuba diving, reading and shopping.
Gretchen - Solution Strategist
Gretchen heads up the service side of LCS. Among many other things, she handles customer phone calls, scheduling and invoicing in the LCS office. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from IUPUI and has two years experience working in Human Resources at Camp Atterbury. Her sunny personality, attention to detail and focus on customer service makes Gretchen an absolute pleasure to have in the LCS office!
Gretchen has two kids and three dogs that keep her quite busy! She also enjoys refinishing old furniture, riding motorcycles and taking much needed naps!
Samantha - Solution Strategist
Samantha heads up the installation side of LCS. She joined LCS after substitute teaching and teaching pre-school for 7 years. She enjoys problem-solving (her favorite game is Tetris!) and is a whiz with technology and software programs.
Samantha loves family time outside of work! She has three children and a Rottweiler/Lab that she rescued a couple of years ago. She coaches her daughter's softball team, loves to read and goes camping most weekends in the summer!
Mark - Service Technician
Mark is a Service Technician with LCS. He has close to 10 years experience in the HVAC Industry. Prior to joining the LCS team, Mark worked at Lennox Industries. He says his place is definitely in the field as he loves working with people! We often hear from customers that "he's a hoot!"
Mark does enjoy his work but also enjoys time off with his wife of 23 years and his 2 sons. Their dog Twiggy completes the family. When the weather's right, you may also see Mark on the golf course or out tinkering with his cars.
Travis - Service Technician
Travis is a Service Technician with LCS. He's been in the HVAC industry for over 7 years. He enjoys having a new challenge on each call, whether it be diagnosing a problem, doing a repair, completing an annual maintenance service or talking to a customer about a new system. Travis is definitely a "people-person" so enjoys the time with homeowners!
Travis and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children and a dog named Gunner. Travis spends much of his time with his family. However, he still enjoys the occasional day of fishing or hunting!
Tyler - Maintenance Technician
Tyler is a Maintenance Technician with LCS. He started his career in the auto industry and later transitioned into HVAC. Tyler enjoys working on furnaces and air conditioners, meeting LCS customers and talking to them about the condition and efficiency of their systems!
His passion for working on machines and equipment is evident, as that's one of his hobbies too! He enjoys modifying and (legally!) drag racing Mustangs, especially his Boss 302. In the summer months, you'll also see Tyler and his wife, Lauren, at Ft Ben and Eagle Creek Parks walking their two pit bull rescues, Monty and Otto.
Rick - Parts Runner
Rick joined LCS in 2014. Coming from a position in which he worked primarily indoors, he loves being back outside. You might even catch him wearing short sleeves and a vest on what most of us would consider a chilly day! In the past year, Rick has been talking quite a bit about retirement! As he moves toward "semi-retirement," Rick has transitioned into a Parts Runner position. He makes sure the technicians and installers have what they need to keep the jobs running smoothly!
Rick and his wife, Joyce, have been married for 41 years. Rick has two daughters (Renee is one!) and a 6-year old Weimaraner. In his spare time, he enjoys auto mechanics, golf, target shooting and bicycling.
John - Quality Control Install Supervisor
John joined LCS in 2010. He is a graduate of Ivy Tech State College and has 18 years experience in the HVAC industry. John has been a Lead Installer since starting with LCS but is also taking on new roles such as quality control inspections and warehouse management.
John is a proud father of three children. In addition to family time, John loves the game of baseball… coaching a men’s baseball team, playing and supporting the Cincinnati Reds! In the off-season, he also enjoys watching the Indianapolis Colts.
Dylan - Installer
Dylan is a Lead Installer with LCS. He is a graduate of Ivy Tech State College. Dylan enjoys the "before and after" of a new install! He is a very patient person so does a great job teaching others install skills. In addition to install, Dylan also performs annual maintenance service and on-call repair service.
Dylan is a new daddy! He is a family man, so spends his time with his girlfriend Cori, daughter Dixie and beagle, Maggie. He gets lots of cuddles from Dixie when he gets home from work! He also enjoys hunting, horses and fishing in the great outdoors.
Jorge is an Installer with LCS. He is a 2014 graduate of Fortis College in Indianapolis. Jorge enjoys working with others and being on a team in install.
Outside of work, Jorge enjoys spending time with his three children. He attends his kids' basketball and soccer games and while he doesn't play much himself anymore, he does enjoy watching soccer matches!
Ryan - Installer
Ryan is an Installer with LCS. His prior warehouse experience made HVAC a natural career transition!
Ryan is a newlywed! He and his wife, Savanna, bought their first home on Indy's east side. He's been staying busy with the first home purchase and wedding plans but now that he has some new free time, he's looking forward to getting outside to do some rock climbing!
Minnie- Shop Companion
Minnie joined the team in January 2015 when LCS adopted her from FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic in Indianapolis. Minnie enjoys sitting in on weekly team meetings, greeting the guys after a long day, "helping" Gretchen and Samantha by scooting paperwork, pens and paperclips around and catching flies. She tends to be a little bossy so gets everyone's attention pretty quickly! She has Travis wrapped around her thumb (that's right, she has thumbs!) as he even pointed the air vent so she can bask in the heat when it's cold out.