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In the News:

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


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 here.



Landscape Management Magazine – February 2015 Article; “The shining light”

Marisa Palmieri, editor of Landscape Management, attended The Lighting Summit which is an annual event hosted by Jerry McKay and geared for landscape lighting professionals. Marisa wrote an article sharing a few things she took away from one of the speakers, Doug Smith executive chairman of Ervin & Smith. Be sure to read the full article here.

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!


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. View the Creighton University Magazine article, “In the Garden” here and The Creightonian newsletter article, “New lights brighten Jesuit Gardens” here.

Total Landscape Care – November 2014 Article; “Excite with Light”

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Andrew Coleman an outdoor lighting designer with McKay was featured in Total Landscape Care’s article which covers trends, tips and new options for improving Christmas lighting services. Read the full article here.




Total Landscape Care Magazine – July 2014 Article; “How To Plan, Design, Install & Add Extra Features for Stunning Patios”

Andrew Coleman, outdoor lighting designer with Mckay Lighting discusses lighting tips to create an enjoyable area even after the sun goes down. Read the online version of the article here.

Landscape Contractor Magazine – April 2014 Article’s; “Beaver Lake Shine” and “Omaha Glow”

0000-2McKay Landscape Lighting had two projects that demonstrate our ability to tackle a variety of endeavors featured in Landscape Contractors Lighting Issue, view the online issue here. Be sure to check out the article “Town & Country – Beaver Lake Shine” on page 22 and “Town & Country – Omaha Glow” on page 26.




Landscape Architect – April 2014 Article; “‘Resort Style’ Lighting for New Landscape”

McKay Landscape Lighting was featured for our work on a redesign of an Omaha home that required an overhaul the landscape lighting was featured in Landscape Architect. You can view the full issue online here, and make sure you check out page 52!

Landscape Management Magazine – March 2014 Article; “Service Relief”

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 the online version of the article here.

Lawn and Landscape Magazine- February 2014 Article; “Not Taken Lightly”


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. Be sure to check out the article here!

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!

Lawn & Landscape Magazine Article

McKay lighting designer, Andrew Coleman, was featured in an article for Lawn & Landscape’s July issue. He discussed some of the techniques and challenges faced while illuminating a water feature. Be sure to check out the article here!

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McKay Landscape Lighting’s founder, Jerry McKay, was featured on the July 2013 cover of Landscape Management. Along with a couple of pictures of our work, Jerry was interviewed on how his business has been successful by sticking to a “niche.” You can read the story here! 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!

TLC Magazine Cover Photo

Check out the June issue of TLC Magazine! A McKay photo was used on the cover and our designer, Andrew Coleman, was featured in the article, “6 Principles of Lighting Water Features.”

Mutual of Omaha’s US Senior Open

We 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. Take a look at this video of the installation and lighting design that went into lighting up Fred Funk.

Featured in June’s Issue of This Old House

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

FD2B “Talk” Radio show by Jody Shilan

Listen to Jerry McKay, owner of our company on Jody Shilan FD2B “Talk” Radio show “Grow Your Landscape Business with Outdoor Lighting”

Featured in February 2013 Issue of TLC Magazine called “Night Light” by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle.

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

Our work was recently featured in an article on by Amy Renea called “Outdoor Lighting to Make Your Home and Landscape Glow”.  The article was a very informative about various types of outdoor lighting and shows work 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!

New Expert Walkway Lighting Tips by

We were featured in an article written by Thad Orr called “New Expert Walkway Lighting Tips” on Landscape lighting is not a subject to be taken lightly. Specifically 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. For this reason The Landscaping Network has published a handy article featuring expert tips on walkway lighting.

The Players Club at Deer Creek

This fall we finished the second phase of our outdoor lighting design at The Players Club at Deer Creek. It features downlighting on the putting green and uplighting on south trees by clubhouse. Check out the nice write up in there October Newsletter. So 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.



Fantastical Landscape Lighting to Kindle a Fanciful Air

Our photos were recently showcased in this article by Margie Grace called “Fantastical Landscape Lighting to Kindle a Fanciful Air“. It is a great article showcasing a broad range of lighting options now available, the sky’s the limit when it comes to landscape lighting.

The Top 3 Ways to Light Up Your Landscape

Our photos were featured in this article called “The Top 3 Ways to Light Up Your Landscape” by Margie Grace on It is a great article on the different ways to use outdoor lighting as she mentions her three S’s: Safety, Security and Sexy to landscape lighting.

Inspired Home Omaha July/August

Our worked was recently featured in the July/August 2012 Inspired Home Omaha magazine. Our lights are featured in two different stories called, “The Backyard Oasis” on page 38 and “Paradise at Home” on page 58. They were two great projects and we were proud to be a part of both of them.

Landscape Lighting Tips

Thanks for to the team at for asking us our professional advice on this article at called “Tips for Adding Light to Your Landscape” by Sarah Tate. There are seven tips on how to increase your home’s security & get more enjoyment out of your property by using outdoor lighting.

USA Olympic Swim Trials

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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