Jerry McKay is owner and president of McKay Landscape Lighting and the primary lighting designer for the company. He is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, a graduate of Creighton Preparatory School, and got his B.A. degree from Seattle University.
In 1987, he began a lawn care service that over time, slowly evolved into an outdoor lighting company. The business officially re-launched in 1992 as McKay Landscape Lighting. Since then, the company has grown into a regional market leader and one of the area’s only dedicated outdoor lighting firms.
“Initially, most of our customers probably see us simply as lighting designers,” McKay says. “However, by the time we leave they realize that what we actually provide is peace of mind. They tell us that their investment in our lighting has been ‘worth every penny,’ and we know that they mean it because the majority of our new business comes from customer referrals.”