When it comes to trusting a contractor to perform work on your home, there are several factors you may and should be looking for. It’s no easy task to find a company that can handle the scope of your project, listen to your needs, and stick within the timelines and budget you have already set out. Just what should you be looking for when it comes to landscape lighting professional? We have a few guidelines for you to stick to to ensure you’re leaving the work to the correct professionals!
Find a Licensed and Insured Company
You do NOT want to hire a company that specializes in another area and just tacts on outdoor lighting to get another quick sell out of a customer. Often, these companies order cheaply made materials and have no design experience which could result in your lighting having dark spots, clumps of light, or just being poorly placed in general. Be sure to look for accreditation from the AOLP (Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals) to be sure that you have hired a company with some experience in outdoor lighting.
Find a Company With a Longstanding Reputation in Your Community
How long has the business been open? Have they been around for several years or did they just pop up so conveniently right after last hurricane season? This will be a good indication on this company and their speciality in your community and in outdoor lighting in general. What sort of reviews do they have? Google, Houzz, and Facebook are all great places to search to see if the contractor has recent positive feedback from customers.
Find a Company that Comes To Your Property for A Consult
If the company doesn’t even need to stop by or speak with you directly to provide an estimate, there’s a good chance they are “too busy” for your work. A professional outdoor lighting company will likely ask you for your address and possibly photos of your property, they will listen to your concerns and goals for your home and be able to make recommendations as well. They will walk the property with you and prepare an estimate that can be customized if you think of additions or things you would like removed. If the company you speak with doesn’t take the time to listen to your needs as a customer, you will likely not be happy with your end results.
Prestige Outdoor Lighting is your local full service landscape lighting company servicing the Wilmington NC and Myrtle Beach SC areas. We provide residential outdoor lighting, commercial lighting, tree lighting, pool and pond lighting, path lighting, patio lighting and more. Our company is well known in our community with an excellent reputation that has withstood the test of time over the last decade. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation and walk your property with you to discuss the goals you have for your home. To get started today, give us a call at 910-754-5483.