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Old 10-04-2007, 04:17 PM
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Role Call!

As with any such forum there are the obvious regular contributors and a whole host of regular readers.

I would like to know more about the lighting contractors who participate in this forum and I would also like to know more about those who are less involved but still come here regularly.

So, how about a quick Q & A?

1: Who are you?

2: Where are you from?

3: How long in the biz?

4: Individual Specialty?

5: Largest Job Installed?

6: Most fun you ever had on a job?

This exercise might be a big bust, or it could help to bring us together a bit more... who knows? It is up to you.

Have a great day.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:31 PM
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1: Who are you? Justin

2: Where are you from? Cincinnati, OH

3: How long in the biz? About 1year, 3 months as my own biz, plus 2 years helping my bro with landscaping

4: Individual Specialty? Lighting is all I do

5: Largest Job Installed? About 75 lights so far

6: Most fun you ever had on a job? Collecting the check for the 75 light job

7: What did you do before lighting/landscaping? (I'd like to know this from others, hope you don't mind me adding this James). I was in various sales positions including car sales and home loans.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:42 PM
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As with any such forum there are the obvious regular contributors and a whole host of regular readers.

I would like to know more about the lighting contractors who participate in this forum and I would also like to know more about those who are less involved but still come here regularly.

So, how about a quick Q & A?

1: Who are you? James Solecki - INTEGRA Works Inc.

2: Where are you from? Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

3: How long in the biz? 9 years, 100% lighting

4: Individual Specialty? Dark Sky Friendly and Environmentally Friendly Lighting Systems

5: Largest Job Installed? 486 Fixtures in 26 Zones

6: Most fun you ever had on a job? Ab-sailing down a rock face mounting fixtures to highlight and graze the rock in a way that did not reveal the sources. whew!

This exercise might be a big bust, or it could help to bring us together a bit more... who knows? It is up to you.

Have a great day.
Previous to this line of work I had many jobs in many different areas. It was a long road finding my passion.

Have a great day.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:47 PM
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wow james...your idea of fun is much different from mine!
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:44 PM
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1: Who are you? Doug Ludmann

2: Where are you from? Cincinnati, Ohio

3: How long in the biz? Worked as a Kichler rep for 3 years, started Nite Tyme in 1999, wholesale distribution of landscape lighting to contractors only serving US and Canada and caribbean...grew up in a family who owned showrooms since 1978 though

4: Individual Specialty? Wholesale distribution...keeping contractors happy and informed

5: Largest Job Installed? Don't install, but supplied part of a 4200 light job, yes residential, and currently working on revamping and installing lighting on 18 resorts throughout the Caribbean, inside, outside, restaurant, etc...

6: Most fun you ever had on a job? 10 day in Jamaica last month on 3 resorts...gosh dern it was hot though...
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:09 PM
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1: Who are you? Craig Freeman ( Ewing Irrigation Products)

2: Where are you from? Dallas/Fort-worth TX

3: How long in the biz? 14 yrs

4: Individual Specialty? Landscape Lighting (design)

5: Largest Job Installed? 200 designed and assist

6: Most fun you ever had on a job? helping customer mount lights on a dock and running wire underneath it from a jon boat.

This exercise might be a big bust, or it could help to bring us together a bit more... who knows? It is up to you.

Have a great day.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:10 PM
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To Doug

5: Largest Job Installed? Don't install, but supplied part of a 4200 light job, yes residential, and currently working on revamping and installing lighting on 18 resorts throughout the Caribbean, inside, outside, restaurant, etc...

I am intrigued by your caribbean work. Would you mind sharing some info about it? How do you get the jobs, the logistics of getting labor and materials there, What resorts you have done etc. I am headed to the caribbean this winter as we close down here in NY usually mid December. Perhaps I can see some of your work. Thanks,Pete
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:36 PM
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1. Tim Ryan
2. Boise, Idaho
3. 15 years as a landscape architect and contractor. Lighting for 9 of those years.
4. Residential, commercial, developement planning and design. Construction and implementation of said designs. Water features, Lighting (of course), Japanese style gardening.
5. Landscape Job: A little over 3 Million (large development), Lighting job: Same developement (Around 350 fixtures)
6. Putting on my scuba gear and diving to set aerators throughout the bottom of a lake we constructed.
7.I'll add this one "Goal", I started Firefly as a stand alone lighting company about 8 months ago. In March of 08 I am moving exclusively to lighting. I am also in the process of getting my commercial helicopter license within the next 10 months. I am going to try to start an executive transport service from Boise to Sun Valley, and to a very high end resort called Tamarack.
Lighting and Flying, My two dream jobs. Everybody should be so lucky as to be able to do what you love for a living!
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:40 PM
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Excellent Tim. I can sense a winner from a mile away.
Cheers, petey
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:29 AM
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1: Who are you? Sean Billante

2: Where are you from? Military brat, grew up all over, born in Biloxi, MS, have lived in Orange, Ca for last 9 years

3: How long in the biz? Landscape industry since 1989, strictly lighting for almost two years.

4: Individual Specialty? Mostly residential

5: Largest Job Installed? Residential - 220 fixtures, 9 transformers.

6: Most fun you ever had on a job? It's hard to top the joy of picking up the check:I installed some lights for a guy in a large Koi pond. Had to put on the scuba gear and swim with the fish to set all of the lights properly.

7. What did you do before lighting/landscaping? Prior to getting back into contracting I was Sales Manager for a wholesale distribution company in Southern California.

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I think this is a great idea James, thanks for posting this thread.
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