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In the News:

Check out some of the press coverage, interviews, and awards we have received here.


Lighting Site Amenities

by Mike Dahl | Landscape Contractor Magazine, April 2016

An Omaha residential project installed by McKay Landscape Lighting was featured on the cover as well as the article on page 34 in the April Issue of Landscape Contractors. Read More»




18 Ways Lighting Can Set the Right Mood

by Dominic Bagnato |, April 2016

A project from McKay Landscape Lighting was featured on The article gives tips for creating an ambience and setting the mood with lighting for any room and outdoor space. Read More»


Best of Omaha 2016 First Place – Best of Landscape Lighting

Best of Omaha Landscape Lighting


Thank you Omaha and to everyone that voted for us! We greatly appreciate receiving the 2016 First Place title for Landscape Lighting again this year – four years in a row! Thank you!



Thank you houzz! Best of houzz 2016 – Design

Jerry McKay in Omaha, NE on HouzzWe are thrilled to receive Best of houzz 2016 Design again this year! Thank you! Make sure you check out our houzz page»


Landscape Lighting Expands Nighttime Entertaining Options, May 2015

In the Landscape Life blog post Andrew Coleman, outdoor lighting designer, shares how one client added outdoor lighting to get more use out of their outdoor living space at night. Read More»

Rustic Renovation

by Alli Martin | Landscape Contractor Magazine, April 2015

McKay Landscape Lighting worked with Hoodscapes on a project in South Dakota. The project was featured in Landscape Contractors April Issue. Read More»


Branding: The McKay way

Marisa Palmieri | Landscape Management Magazine, April 2015

A case study on a topic featured at The Lighting Summit on McKay’s marketing efforts and how we focus on three key areas. Read More»


Seasonal Splash

Lawn & Landscape, April 2015

One of McKay’s holiday lighting projects was featured in article, Seasonal Splash. Andrew Coleman discusses working with a client on developing a holiday display that is unique and presented well in the neighborhood, but not over the top. Read More»


Thank you houzz! Best of houzz 2015 – Design

Best of Houzz 2015: Design  We are thrilled to receive Best of houzz 2015 Design again this year! Thank you! Make sure you check out our houzz page»



The shining light

Marisa Palmieri | Landscape Management Magazine, February 2015

Doug Smith, executive chairman of Ervin & Smith, a digital marketing agency that specializes in optimized brand marketing, was a featured speaker at The Lighting Summit. Attendee, Marisa Palmieri, shares her take aways from his topic. Read more»


Best of Omaha 2015 First Place – Best of Landscape Lighting



Wow! Thank you Omaha and to everyone that voted for us! We greatly appreciate receiving the 2015 First Place title for Landscape Lighting again this year – three years in a row! Thank you!


In the Garden and New Lights Brighten Jesuit Gardens

Creighton University, Fall 2014

McKay Landscape Lighting received a few mentions in from Creighton University for our work on the Jesuit Gardens, one of the most popular spots on campus for students and faculty.

“In the Garden,” article featured in the Creighton University Magazine. Read the full issue»

“New lights brighten Jesuit Gardens,” article in The Creightonian newsletter. Read the newsletter»

Excite with Light

by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle | Total Landscape Care Magazine, November 2014

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Andrew Coleman an outdoor lighting designer shares trends, tips and new options for improving Christmas lighting services. Read more».




How To Plan, Design, Install & Add Extra Features for Stunning Patios

Total Landscape Care Magazine, July 2014

Andrew Coleman, outdoor lighting designer with Mckay Lighting discusses lighting tips to create an enjoyable area even after the sun goes down. Read more»


5 Tips to NightScape Your Home

by Karen LeBlanc | The Design Tourist, June 2014

Jerry McKay, owner of McKay Lighting, shares some tips to nightscape and amp up a home’s curb appeal after hours. Read more»

Beaver Lake Shine and Omaha Glow

Landscape Contractor Magazine, April 2014

0000-2McKay Landscape Lighting had two projects featured that demonstrate our ability to tackle a variety of endeavors featured in their annual lighting issue.  Find Beaver Lake Shine on page 22 and Omaha Glow on page 26. View the online issue»




‘Resort Style’ Lighting for New Landscape

 Landscape Architect and Specifier News, April 2014

McKay Landscape Lighting was featured for our work on a redesign of an Omaha home that required an overhaul the landscape lighting. Read more»

View the digital issue»


Service Relief

by Sarah Pfledderer | Landscape Management Magazine, March 2014

During The Lighting Summit, Jerry McKay sheds light on how hiring a lighting service tech freed his team from the burden of service calls. Read more»


Not Taken Lightly

by Brooke N. Bates | Lawn and Landscape Magazine, February 2014


McKay Landscape Lighting, Owner & Lighting Designer, Jerry McKay, was featured in an article for Lawn & Landscape’s February issue. Landscape contractors should be serious about lighting if they are adding it as a service. Read more»

Thank you houzz! Best of houzz 2014 Design and Service.

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We are thrilled to receive Best of houzz two years in a row!

Thank you Omaha! Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha 2014 in Landscape Lighting.

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A big THANKS to our clients for voting McKay Landscape Lighting as the #1 Landscape Lighting contractor in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha 2014 contest! We won First Place again – two years running! Thank you!

Beams & Streams

Lawn & Landscape Magazine, July 2013

McKay lighting designer, Andrew Coleman, discusses some of the techniques and challenges faced when illuminating a water feature.  Read more»

Finding Focus

Marisa Palmieri | Landscape Management Magazine, July 2013

McKay Landscape Lighting’s founder, Jerry McKay, was featured on the cover of Landscape Management. In the interview he shares the story behind starting McKay Lighting and how his business has been successful by sticking to a “niche.” Read more » Spotlight Story

We were featured on as the spotlight story for July. We shared a story of a particular job we installed this year and discussed how we improved the client’s sense of security and safety while outdoors at night. Be sure to read the spotlight story here and take a look at the photos as well!

6 Principles of Lighting Water Features

by Arricca Elin SanSone | Total Landscape Care Magazine Cover, June 2013

Andrew Coleman, outdoor lighting designer, gives his advice on using low-voltage lighting for your water feature projects. Read more»

View the full issue»


Mutual of Omaha’s US Senior Open

McKay recently installed lighting for Mutual of Omaha’s statue of US Senior Open golfer, Fred Funk. If you are down by Midtown Crossing, be sure to check out Fred Funk at night just outside of Mutual of Omaha. We recorded the installation and lighting design that went into lighting up Fred Funk. See the video»

Featured in June’s Issue of This Old House

Be sure to pick up a copy of June’s Issue of This Old House. Lighting designer, Andrew Coleman, was quoted in the spread discussing maintaining your lighting system and adding path lighting to your “late-night dreamscape.” A McKay picture was featured in the article as well.

Grow Your Landscape Business with Outdoor Lighting

FD2B “Talk” Radio show by Jody Shilan

Jerry McKay joins Jody Shilan on FD2B “Talk” Radio show to discuss the evolution of landscape lighting over the years including the various lighting uses, styles and applications.  Listen here»

Night Light 

by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle | Total Landscape Care Magazine, February 2013 

We were asked to showcase one of our latest projects in the February 2013 issue of Total Landscape Care called “Night Light“.  Please check out the digital version of the magazine,

Outdoor Lighting to Make your Home and Landscape Grow

by Amy Renea |

An informative article about various types of outdoor lighting and photos from a number of other prominent outdoor lighting companies from across the country.  A huge thank you to Houzz for featuring McKay in their article! Read more»


New Expert Walkway Lighting Tips

by Thad Orr |

Pathway lighting can mean the difference between a path that is fully functional and safe to walk at night, to one that cannot be used at all. McKay contributes sound advice to this article featuring expert tips on walkway lighting Read more»

The Players Club at Deer Creek

by Tim Halpine | The Players Club at Deer Creek, Newsletter

Golf Course Landscape Lighting This fall we finished the second phase of our outdoor lighting design at The Players Club at Deer Creek. The lighting design features downlighting on the putting green and uplighting on south trees by clubhouse. The next time you finish your round of golf at dusk you will be able to see a little better on your way back to the car. Read more»


Fantastical Landscape Lighting to Kindle a Fanciful Air

by Margie Grace |

An article showcasing a broad range of lighting options now available, the sky’s the limit when it comes to landscape lighting. Read more»

The Top 3 Ways to Light Up Your Landscape

by Margie Grace |

An article on the different ways to use outdoor lighting as she mentions her three S’s: Safety, Security and Sexy to landscape lighting.  Read more»

The Backyard Oasis & Paradise at Home

by Pat Waters | Inspired Home Omaha Magazine, July/August 2012

McKay’s lighting designs were featured in two different articles, “The Backyard Oasis” on page 30 and “Paradise at Home” on page 58. Two great projects we were proud to be a part.  View the digital issue»

Tips for Adding Light to Your Landscape

by Sarah Tate |

Seven tips on how to increase your home’s security & get more enjoyment out of your property by using outdoor lighting. Thanks for to the team at  for asking us our professional advice on this article.  Read more»

USA Olympic Swim Trials

USA Olympic Swim Trials Event Lighting This summer we were asked to illuminate a special project for the Mutual of Omaha to promote the 2012 USA Olympic Swim Trails in Omaha. The Mutual of Omaha is a sponsor of the USA Olympic Swim Team. An artist out of Minnesota sculpted a Giant Swimmer coming out of the water and we were ask to light it. Thank you to Mutual of Omaha for allowing us to be on a one of kind project, we had a great time and are proud to call Omaha our home.


Aquatic Rhapsody at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

This past spring we were asked to partner with Matthew Placzek, local artist and fountain designer to illuminate his newest piece called “Aquatic Rhapsody” at the new Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium inside Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. When you get a chance to visit the zoo, make sure you check it out this special project. We were honored to be apart of it and hope Omaha enjoys it for years to come.


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