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Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by NightScenes, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    I have been spending a lot of time answering emails and phone calls lately, from the many friends that I have had the pleasure to meet here at lawnsite.com. It is great that so many of you are interested in, not only designing and installing low voltage landscape lighting, but want to do it right!! I am just a contractor who has tried to raise the bar and pass on what I have learned. I have been thinking about possibly putting on a seminar for those of you who are interested. I have to say that I have never done this type of thing before and have no idea yet how to pull it off.

    Since I am a contractor, and not a manufacturer or distributor, this seminar would be completely imapartial as to the products. I believe that I should ask several of them to attend, so you could see, feel and get to know their products and make your own decisions. I would also invite some distributors, because many of them stand behind many different products from several manufacturers, and they can be a wonderful resource for a contractor. I would also be interested in your input - what topics would you like to see addressed in a workshop-like setting?

    Right now I am just putting this out there for you to ponder. I truly enjoy helping others learn this business and I think this would be something that has never been done. I am a contractor trying to help other contractors. I have seen many seminars put on by manufacturers or distributors, but never a contractor.

    Please let me know what you think about this either here or email at paul@night-scapesbyprg.com or even call me at 325-423-0653. I would like to know how you, the other guys out there in the field, feel about this and would you be interested in attending something like this in central Texas.
  2. Lawn Cops

    Lawn Cops LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103


    Fisrt I think what you are offering is what this web site should be about. Professionals helping professionals.

    Second. I live in Arkansas and would be very interested in a seminar put on by someone like you, not just someone representing their product line. I also feel that you could give a lot of information based on your experience that you do not give from the other "training " that most of us receive from the reps.
  3. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    Jim, Let's see what happens. Maybe I'll hear from a few more people. Of course I'm always available right here to answer any questions.

    SONSCAPES LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93


    to me that sounds like a great idea. my input would have to be for the seminar to be 2 days. 1st day classroom and 2nd day hands on maybe we all help do one of your installs while you teach kinda like the build a pond days aquascapes puts on. btw i did a design and install last month i am hooked. it was so rewarding to see those lights look beautiful afterracking my brain scared i was going to screw up. thanks!
  5. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    Sounds like a good idea. I am writing all of this down and then I can figure out what to do.

    Keep the input coming!
  6. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Paul...I'd consider helping w/ this seminar....email me
    sprinklersolutions at msn dot com
  7. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    Hello Tony,

    Thank you for your inerest. I am just gathering information right now. Trying to see if there is some interest in a seminar.

    Are you is the Scottsdale area? I will be there the sencond week of February.
  8. Rrjp111

    Rrjp111 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Hi, Paul
    I would like the idea of a seminar. I am in Louisiana and think this would be valuable add on to my growing business. I like the idea of designing and installing a lighting system. I would like to install one at my house to get a fill for it before I install on for a customer. A two day seminar with hands on would be the best. :cool:
    Thank You
  9. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Not anymore Paul..sold my company.....I am exclusively in Colorado now....if you need anything while in Scottsdale, let me know....I can set you up. Work or golf?
  10. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    Work. I will be at the LVLIA certification and conference. I think I may be in Denver pretty soon as well. I'm still waiting to hear about that though.

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