Fair City Management
Owner, Philanthropist, Animal lover
Lucinda Piligian was born and raised in Hutchinson. The fourth of the five Henninger girls, she literally grew up in her mother’s dance studio, Judy’s School of Dance. Crowned Miss Hutchinson in 1978, she studied dance for two years at K-State then packed up and headed to Hollywood! Lucinda performed in television commercials, TV shows and movies, but her role as Kelly (Special K) in the blockbuster cult classics Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, are her claim to fame. After meeting her husband, Craig, Lucinda left the Hollywood scene to stay home and raise their two children and menagerie of animals.
In 2008, Lucinda bought a home on Main Street in Hutchinson. “I’ve lived in Los Angeles since 1980 – now that my kids are grown, I wanted to reconnect with my family.” Lucinda hired her sister, Kathy Bourell, to help her renovate the historic home. “Working with Kathy sparked a love of renovation in both of us! We are soul sisters. We think alike, talk alike, and share the same love of design, decor, food, family and dogs!”
Starting Flying Dog Properties in 2011, they bought a handful of small homes to fix up and rent. Kathy’s daughter-in-law, Brook Bourell, came on board to help out. “Hutchinson was still suffering from the economy crash and many people had lost their homes to foreclosure. We wanted to provide clean, respectable homes with affordable rent.”
Winwood’s Enchanted Playground, a universally accessible playground built in the River Banks Orchard Park in 2014, was Lucinda’s ultimate way of giving back to the community. “I love Hutchinson. I wanted to do something with real meaning to show how much this town means to me.” Working with the city to plan and build the Shane’s Inspiration Playground further influenced Lucinda to want to do more for Hutchinson.
In March of 2017, Lucinda and Craig bought the building on the SW corner of Avenue B and Main, now known as The Burt. “Our plan was to make it a folk-art museum. But I just couldn’t resist bringing back the Crystal Ballroom!” They also purchased the historic Yaggy Plantation and are deep into renovations on the two homes, built in 1892 and 1905. “Yaggy is a beautiful, country setting and will be a great addition to the Crystal Ballroom at The Burt. The homes will be perfect for families of wedding parties, reunions, or corporate retreats.”
Lucinda’s mission – “To have fun! Kathy and I pretty much fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants! We learn as we grow and build. We laugh a lot. (Oh yeah, there are tears too!) It makes sense that we are in the hospitality business because we both want others to feel good and have fun too. Family and friends are everything.”
Executive Director of Operations
Fair City Management
Kathy Bourell is the Executive Director of Operations for Fair City Management, a company owned and managed by her sister, Lucinda. She has 30+ years’ experience in design from her work at her family floor covering business, Bourell’s Floors Inc. Since 2008, she has helped design and oversee multiple creative projects with Lucinda, renovating and creating beautiful homes and properties in Hutchinson and Reno County. “We love working together. We are two peas in a pod. We always joke that it takes the two of us to equal one brain. I am sure we are quite ridiculous at times. But, we love each other, and we love what we do!” Kathy is also blessed to work with her daughter-in-law, Brook. “Her help is why I can get done what I do.”
Kathy graduated from Hutchinson Community College, Phi Theta Kappa. She taught dance at Judy’s School of Dance, now Poetry in Motion, for 37 years. Her love of her students and watching dance of any kind is unrivaled. Her granddaughters’ dancing is paramount! A devoted mother of three sons, adoring grandma to four grandsons and two granddaughters, she is also dog-mom to Cooper and Max. Kathy’s greatest love is spending time with her family. She also loves to travel and shop.
Kathy has loved creating homes for tenants through Flying Dog Properties. Renovating The Burt building, including the Crystal Ballroom, and the homes at Yaggy have brought it up to a whole new level. “It has been such fun and extremely rewarding to see our visions coming to life. We are so excited as a company to introduce these spaces to Hutchinson and the surrounding communities. They are stunningly beautiful and one of a kind. It's time to have some fun!"
Flying Dog Properties
Brook Bourell has specialized in property management for Flying Dog Properties, LLC since it was formed in 2011. Her Aunt Lucinda and mother-in-law Kathy couldn’t do it without her! Brook goes beyond the call of duty to make all the tenants feel at home. Her attention to detail in preparing the Airbnb’s for each client doesn’t go without notice.
Brook is a dedicated wife to Jason Bourell since 2001. She is the proud mother of three children: Kyler, Lucious and Mia. “My spare time is spent driving kids around to dance competitions or basketball games. I wouldn’t have it any other way!”
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Crystal Ballroom at The Burt
Sondra Borth has lived in Reno County for a majority of her life. Even though she moved a lot as a young child, her Dad finally settled down in Turon, KS when she was in middle school. After graduating from Fairfield High School, she attended college in Salina at Brown Mackie, majoring in Fashion Merchandising. Sondra went back to college, graduating from Hutchinson Community College and then Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Sondra is married to Ron Borth, a family farmer in Arlington, KS. They have two sons and two grandchildren. She not only worked on the farm, but also worked in Hutchinson throughout her career, including Pegues department store to her latest work as Executive Director for Reno County Communities That Care.
“All of my adult life, I have worked in Reno County. I am very passionate about Hutchinson and I’m excited for this new adventure as Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Crystal Ballroom at The Burt.” It’s a given that Sondra will continue her commitment to the Reno County/Hutchinson Community.