Are you building or remodeling your home? Are you looking to revamp your peaceful escape, but not quite sure where to begin the process of adding landscape lighting? If you want the job done right, but have no experience with hiring landscape lighting designers or lighting contactors, how are you supposed to choose the best company for the job? Below are the best steps to take to hire a landscape lighting professional for your next project.
Use Your Network
Start by asking friends, family members, and co-workers for recommendations. Word of mouth referrals are great because you get to talk to people who have had first-hand experience with the company you might be working with in the future. Typically, the people closest to you can give an un-biased opinion and can either refer you to someone they had a great experience with, or save you from working with a company they didn't particularly enjoy. Other websites such as Houzz or Pinterest are great resources to find landscaping companies, architects, and interior designers in your area.
Go Deeper With Your Research
After narrowing your search, the next step is to dig a little deeper and start researching the companies you've found. Look at their Google reviews, Yelp, or Houzz. Check our their websites to gather more information including the work they have previously done and blogs containing useful questions you may have. Maintaining a strong social media presence these days is key. See if the company you're looking into has recently posted, or see if they have been M.I.A. for too long.
Conduct Your Interviews
Once you've completed the steps above, schedule in-person consultations with with remaining companies on your list. It can be useful to have questions prepared ahead of time outlining your needs and wants for your landscape lighting project. Here are some general questions you may want to ask:
- How long has your company been in business?
- Is your company insured? Ask to see the certificate of insurance. If they refuse, that's a huge red flag.
- Do you warranty your work? What does your warranty cover and for how long? Make a note of their answers to compare each of the companies you'll be interviewing
- What are our payment options?
- Do you have a list of addresses where we could drive by and see your work? You want this answer to be "Yes". Be sure to drive by the properties after dark.
- Do you offer service programs? Having a landscape lighting company ensure they have a service program that can help maintain your system looking great well past your installation date is very important.
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Selecting a Landscape Lighting Professional
When you follow the steps above, you'll end up with an outdoor lighting design that enhances your landscape, and offers safety and security of your home after dark. McKay Landscape Lighting has been Nebraska's premier outdoor lighting specialist for over 25 years. When you work with us, you can expect high-quality products, nationally licensed designers, and experienced crews that will ensure the beauty and functionality of your lighting system for years to come.
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Our dedicated team at McKay Landscape Lighting works with you to create a custom landscape lighting design that's unique to your property. From design to installation to service, you can count on our team of experts to make sure you are happy with your lighting system for years to come.