Landscape lighting

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Brett McKechnie, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Brett McKechnie

    Brett McKechnie LawnSite Member
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    I am starting a landscape lighting company in the Mass. area. I would like to know if any of you think there is a need for this service or not and what the obsticals are to being successful at it.
     
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    The only obstacle that I can think of is that you may need to be a licensed electrician. Outdoor lighting sure wakes up a landscape and provides a level of security. I do some repair, mostly changing out fixtures that go bad. Good luck with your venture!
     
  3. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi Brett,

    Good luck with your new venture. You never know what you may find until you try it :)
     
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Brett,

    You might want to give Shemins Nursery in Shrewsbury a call. Last year they had a lighting seminar in March. They might be able to tell you what you do and do not need to be licensed for.

    One thing to be concerned with is that a number of towns are starting to regulate "light pollution". Sometimes neighbors do not like the extra light.

    I think you are in a good market. That area had more landscapers per capita than any area I have ever seen about 20 years ago. I used to work for Gold Star/Seasons Four/ Christmas City.

    I would check with the local building departments. Good luck.

    Andrew
     

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