Madison Wisconsin best lighting
Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Lighting Specialist
  • UW Madison School of Business

Design Advice:

Tom

Owner - 20 years of lighting experience

Tom is doing his level best to pretend he’s in charge of a remarkable and talented group of specialized designers who are too sympathetic to tell him otherwise.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Lighting Specialist
  • Indiana University

Design Advice:

Patti

Owner - 20 years of lighting experience

Patti is also affectionately known as Knick-Knack-Patti-Whack for her focus on accessory buying and our world class showroom merchandising.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Certified Lighting Specialist
  • First Job: "Brat Babe”, Montello Foods

Design Advice:

  • Two rules for a successful lighting design:
  • 1. Don't tell people everything you know.
  • 2.

Danielle

Lighting Specialist - 17 years of lighting design experience

Danielle’s singular professional focus has been in lighting, but we can’t understand how she keeps her amateur status in all things fun.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Certified Lighting Specialist
  • Madison College Interior Design degree
  • First Job: fireworks sales, Uncle Sam’s

Design Advice:

  • Creativity is no substitute for knowing what you're doing.

Connie

Lighting Specialist - 12 years of lighting design experience

Connie is both an accomplished artist and holds an interior design degree. We’re not sure she ever even uses her left brain.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Certified Lighting Specialist
  • First Job: ice cream scooper, Happy Joe’s

Design Advice:

  • A room without lighting is like, you know, night.

Mary Ellen

Lighting Specialist - 17 years of lighting design experience

Mary Ellen has over 20 years of experience designing, building and selling model homes. She must have started when she was 10.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Certified Lighting Specialist
  • First Job: seafood chef, Nino’s Steakhouse

Design Advice:

  • Warning; only half of all lighting designers are good at math, and the other two-thirds don't care.

Dan

Lighting Specialist - 36 years of lighting design experience

Although Dan’s focus is on multi-family projects and production builders, he’s actually better suited for motorcycles, ribs, and county music.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • First Job: dance instructor

Design Advice:

  • When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

Roberto

Technical Support and Service - 27 years of lighting related experience

It’s really hard to narrow what “Berto” does down to a singular job title or description, but we know when he’s done, whatever the problem was will be fixed.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Certified Lighting Specialist
  • UW Stout, Interior Design
  • First Job: cleaning specialist, Champion Cleaners

Design Advice:

  • Teamwork is essential; it allows you to blame someone else.

Lovisa

Lighting Specialist - 10 years of lighting design experience

Lovisa’s prior experience working for a home builder proves invaluable when the all too cryptic construction lingo starts flying. With her there’s never any confusion that blind nailing is nailing performed by the visually impaired or that a butt joint is…well you get the point.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Certified Lighting Specialist
  • Dominican College, Racine WI
  • First Job: waitress at Imperiali’s

Design Advice:

  • Nothing is as bad or as good as it seems; work with it, change it, update it, make it yours.

Sue

Lighting Specialist - 11 years of lighting design experience

Sue has rejoined us after a 5 year vacation, completely refreshed and ready to address all your lighting questions and needs.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Certified Lighting Specialist
  • University of Minnesota, BA
  • First Job: Warehouse Activity Facilitator (grunt), Madison Lighting

Design Advice:

  • Accessorizing counts as exercise!

Tyler

Lighting Specialist - 2 years of lighting design experience

Tyler is excited about returning to Madison and joining the family business , but he didn't anticipate he'd still have to do five push-ups for every minute he's late.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • Northern Illinois University, Interior Design
  • Accredited, Staging Professional Master (ASPM)
  • First Job: Housekeeping Facilitator, Marriot Hotels

Design Advice:

  • Spread some light and shine!

Linda

Lighting Specialist -

An experienced interior designer and certified home staging expert, Linda has now focused her keen eye on lighting. Let her show you how to “stage” your home as you continue to live in it.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Certified Lighting Specialist
  • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Certified, Wine and Spirits TA
  • First Job: Referee, Keva Sports

Design Advice:

  • Don’t be overly concerned with the latest styles and trends, pick what you like. Yours is the only opinion that matters.

Jessica

Lighting Specialist -

Jessica’s professional motivation comes from her desire to know more about lighting than her electrician husband. We can only imagine what happens when their opinions and information disagree, but we’re definitely putting our money on Jessica.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • ALA Lighting Specialist
  • University of Oregon, Theater & Speech
  • First Job: March of Dimes, executive secretary

Design Advice:

  • Good design is really simple, that’s why it’s so complicated.

Sheri

Lighting Specialist - 25 years of lighting design experience

We actually believe Sheri intended to retire when she move from Portland to Madison a few years ago, but she wandered into our store one day and the lighting bug bit her again. No one’s allowed to mention the “R” word around her, please don’t bring it up.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • Interior Design degree, Madison College
  • First Job: Hu Hot Mongolian Grill

Design Advice:

  • Buy the best and you only cry once.

Hannah

Lighting Specialist -

The most recent addition to our staff, Hannah grew up straddling Wisconsin and California life styles. With an architect father and interior designer mother her career path was a fait accompli.

Advanced Knowledge:

  • First Job: Paper route

Design Advice:

  • Less is more…more or less.

Galen

Distribution & Support -

A perpetual whirlwind of activity, we can’t focus Galen on any one job activity long enough to pick a favorite. Within the same hour you’re likely to find him working in the warehouse, working with customers on the showroom floor, delivering orders, repairing fixtures, and building displays. We’re actually delighted his photo isn’t just a blur.