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Lighthouse Contracting Group: Building Dreams


At Bank of New Hampshire, we take pride in not just serving our customers, but in fostering relationships that help businesses thrive. One such success story is Lighthouse Contracting Group, located in Gilford, NH, led by husband-and-wife, Jeremy and Kelsea Doucet. With a passion for craftsmanship and a commitment to community, their journey from humble beginnings to a thriving contracting business is both inspiring and impactful.

Jeremy’s journey into the world of construction began at a young age. “I started in construction when I was 15 years old,” Jeremy reminisced, “cleaning up job sites and moving materials around. By the time I was 17, I put down my first tile floor, and that’s when I felt the pride of creating something beautiful.”

Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship wasn’t easy for Jeremy. Like many aspiring business owners, he faced challenges and uncertainties along the way. However, with determination and the right support system, he began assembling his team of advisors, including legal counsel, financial experts and of course, a trusted banking partner. Jeremy vividly recalls his initial encounter with Bambi Lane, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banker & CRA Officer for Bank of New Hampshire. “I had a less-than-desirable experience at another bank,” Jeremy recalled, “and then I walked into Bank of New Hampshire. Bambi has been there since then, guiding us through every milestone of our journey.”

Bambi’s unwavering support and expertise have been instrumental in Lighthouse Contracting Group’s success. From business checking accounts to commercial property purchases, Bambi and the BNH team have been there, ensuring seamless financial solutions tailored to the company’s needs.

Jeremy’s journey didn’t unfold alone. His wife, Kelsea Doucet, joined the company three years ago, bringing her expertise and passion for excellence. She transitioned from her background in education to help with office administration for the business.

Kelsea’s role encompasses managing client experiences and ensuring the smooth functionality of day-to-day operations. Together, Jeremy and Kelsea form the backbone of Lighthouse Contracting Group, a testament to the strength of familial bonds and shared aspirations.

Beyond business success, Lighthouse Contracting Group remains deeply rooted in its commitment to community growth. Jeremy’s involvement as the president of the Lakes Region Home Builders and Remodelers Association, underscores the company’s dedication to workforce development and educational initiatives. They also work with vocational programs like the Huot Career and Technical Center, a program of the Laconia High School, to provide hands-on learning experiences and internships to aspiring craftsmen.

At the heart of Lighthouse Contracting Group’s success lies a deeply ingrained belief in the potential and growth of its employees. Jeremy is not only dedicated to delivering exceptional craftsmanship but also to fostering a culture of empowerment and opportunity within his team. He is committed to providing his employees with avenues for professional development and advancement. “Our team members are the cornerstone of our success,” Jeremy emphasized. “I believe in investing in their growth and providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to excel. I believe in sharing the success of our company with those who contribute to its growth.”

By investing in the development and well-being of his team, Jeremy ensures that Lighthouse Contracting Group remains not only a destination for exceptional craftsmanship but also a place where individuals can realize their full potential and achieve their career aspirations.

In the past eight years, Lighthouse Contracting Group has experienced extraordinary growth, with a staggering 2,500% increase in business volume. This remarkable expansion is a testament to Jeremy and Kelsea’s vision, dedication, and the unwavering support of partners like Bank of New Hampshire.

As Jeremy aptly puts it, “Seek out those people that align with your values and believe in your vision so that you can focus on what you do well.”

“Watching Lighthouse Contracting Group explode 2,500% in eight years has been phenomenal,” said Bambi. “It’s been a privilege to work with them and BNH is honored to be their financial partner. I’m excited to see what the future holds!”

The story of Lighthouse Contracting Group is more than just a tale of business triumph; it’s a testament to the power of partnership, perseverance and community stewardship. Through their unwavering commitment to excellence and shared values, Jeremy, Kelsea and the entire team at Lighthouse Contracting Group illuminate the path towards a brighter tomorrow.

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Kelsea Doucet; Jeremy Doucet, Founder and Owner of Lighthouse Contracting Group; and Bambi Lane, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banker & CRA Officer for Bank of New Hampshire