Tony Lindauer was born in Louisville and grew up in the working class neighborhood of Portland. Portland was a close-knit neighborhood where taking care of your neighbor, hard work and community involvement were the norm, not the exception. Tony still holds those values close to his heart. Tony learned early in life the value of hard work and integrity as he saw his father rise from a coal handler to plant engineer at LG&E’s Cane Run station.
Tony’s devotion to faithful worship and a good education also began at an early age. He grew up going to St. Cecilia Grade School and graduated from Trinity High School. For three years after graduation, Tony worked as a pipe fitter’s helper constructing the second phase of the Cane Run Plant for LG&E. He then accepted a job at Kitchen Kompact in the finish department and worked his way up to management. It was at that time he enrolled in the University of Louisville where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors in English. He completed post-graduate studies at Spalding University where he received his certification as a teacher. During his U of L college years, Tony met his wife Anne. They’ve been together for 32 years and have a wonderful family.
Shortly after marrying Anne, Tony launched his own business restoring historic buildings and homes. What began as a one-man business evolved into a successful, award-winning company. His company, TLC Restorations, Inc., was recognized as one of the most respected restoration companies in Louisville. Lindauer’s company restored the interior of Jack Fry’s Restaurant in 1980 and its façade in 2002, winning first place awards in both Jefferson County and statewide with the Home Builders Association. Immediately before taking office as PVA, Tony completed his swansong restoration of 3 buildings on East Market owned by Action Graphics. That project garnered an award from the Louisville Historical League.
While Tony always made time for his family, established his business, actively practiced his faith and served as a Cantor at St. Agnes Church, he managed to give back to the community. In 1980, he started and still produces the popular Summer Concert Series in Willow Park. Tony’s philosophy for these Sunday evening concerts creates a sense of community through music. With merger, Mayor Jerry Abramson took Tony’s neighborhood idea countywide and called it “Music in the Metro”. Over the past 25 years, Tony has further served our community as a founding member of the Jefferson County Environmental Trust Oversight Board, as a member of the Otter Creek Task Force and former President of the Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood Association.
Tony’s commitment to family, faith and community is real. That is why he decided to seek the office of Jefferson County PVA. His education and business experience, integrity and life-long community involvement make him uniquely and well qualified to be our PVA. Tony will work hard to be a true servant of Jefferson County each day, just as he has been over all these years.