What to Search For When Hiring a Landscape Lighting Company

What to Search For When Hiring a Landscape Lighting Company

Completing a home project can seem daunting for many homeowners, especially when work and other personal responsibilities are overloading your calendar. Perhaps you’ve decided that the best route to take for your landscape lighting system would be to have a professional complete the design and installation. Where do you begin? There are plenty of companies offering these services and you want only the best for your property.

1. A Landscape Lighting Company With Appropriate Certifications and Accreditation

It’s understandable if you’re unfamiliar with the types of credibility needed for a landscape lighting company. A reputable landscape lighting company will have a lighting designer on staff that has both education and experience in designing landscape lighting systems. The company should be affiliated with the AOLP or the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals. You will want to be sure that the team handling your project also has COLD certification (Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer.)

2. A Landscape Lighting Company That Provides Maintenance on Their Systems

When selecting a company that will handle your outdoor lighting project, you’ll want to be sure to choose one that stands behind their work and doesn’t have anything to hide. These companies will service their systems long after the installation is complete. Prestige Outdoor Lighting offers our customers the option to have semi-annual maintenance done to proactively ensure their systems are lasting as long as possible. We also handle service calls as needed for our customers.

3. A Landscape Lighting Company With Timely Installation and Availability

If you want your lighting project done now, it’s safe to say you don’t want to be waiting until the winter to get on the calendar. To have a reputable company complete the install, you may have to wait a matter of days or weeks depending on the season and their current projects booked. But, a good landscape lighting company will be upfront with you about their availability and when they can get you scheduled on the calendar. They will remain in touch regarding your project and will not leave you wondering where they are on your scheduled install date or continually reschedule you, pushing the project out. Asking for a company’s availability to complete your project is a reasonable question to ask before signing your contract.

4. A Landscape Lighting Company Offering Custom Design Solutions

When it comes to landscape lighting, a one-size-fits-all approach rarely works. The ideal company should offer custom design solutions that align with the unique features and character of your property. This means they should have the expertise to assess your landscape, architectural style, and even your personal preferences to create a lighting plan that complements and enhances your outdoor space. They should be adept at combining functionality with aesthetics, ensuring that the lighting is not only beautiful but also serves practical purposes like security and visibility. Such a company would typically hold a consultation to understand your vision, offer creative ideas, and propose a design that reflects your style while addressing the specific contours and highlights of your landscape. 

5. A Landscape Lighting Company with a Strong Portfolio of Previous Work

Evaluating a landscape lighting company’s portfolio is crucial in assessing their capability and fit for your project. A diverse and extensive portfolio indicates a wealth of experience and a proven track record in delivering quality work. When reviewing a company’s portfolio, pay attention to the variety of projects they have undertaken. This could include residential properties, commercial spaces, and unique landscaping projects, demonstrating their versatility and skill in different settings. Look for before-and-after photos to gauge the impact of their lighting solutions. It’s also beneficial to see how they integrate lighting with various architectural styles and natural landscapes. Choosing a company with a strong portfolio ensures that you are entrusting your landscape lighting to professionals who have successfully executed projects similar to what you envision for your property.

6. A Landscape Lighting Company With a Trusted Reputation and Reviews

If you’re in the process of making your decision on who to go with for your landscape lighting, check out the company’s reviews online. There are several sites where you can do so such as Facebook, Google, Houzz and more. A reputable landscape lighting company will have primarily 5-star reviews from a variety of customers. They may also have been recognized for local awards in the community. Prestige Outdoor Lighting has been the proud recipient of many awards throughout the years of serving the coastal Carolina community, most recently the 2019 Excellence in Small Business Award from the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

Prestige Outdoor Lighting has the qualities that it takes to stand out as an excellent landscape lighting company in the Myrtle Beach SC and Wilmington NC areas. We pride ourselves on specializing in landscape lighting. It’s not just one of the services we offer, it’s what we’ve been doing every day for the last ten years! To get started on your outdoor lighting project today, give us a call or just click here to get your free consultation scheduled!

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