Do you like to Climb Trees? We have the job for you!

Tree ClimbingLandscape Lighting Guru is excited to announce we are hiring.  This is a position with a big opportunity to grow in the company and requires tree climbing skills.
We are looking for a future lighting crew leader that can learn the Landscape Lighting business from the tops of the trees down. We are looking for a new member of our Lighting Guru Family. This is a long term position that requires a long term attitude.

This position requires:
1. Excellent tree climbing skills
2. Above average intelligence
3. A competitive spirit
4. Ability to read and speak English
5. Clean Driving Record with driver’s license
6 Over the age of 18
7 Must have a flexible attitude (often we do other things than our absolute preferred job) You have to be able to take on new challenges
8 Drug free work place
9 Working outside in all kinds of weather
10 Ability to safely lift over 50lbs
11 Ability to safely climb with over 15lbs

Nice to haves:
1. Landscape Lighting experience
2. Electrical Experience
3. Climbing with ropes and saddles and climbing gear
4. Tree trimming experience
5. Small team Management experience
6. Spanish speaker
7. Computer experience
8. Smart phone experience

Benefits:
40 hours of paid vacation after the first 6 months
40 hours of paid vacation after the second 6 months
4 paid holiday days
Family atmosphere
Ability to learn and share in the growth of a company from a proven leader in the industry

Current position pays between $12-$17 per hour based upon experience and skill level with ability to increase with time and quantity of jobs and people managed.

If interested, please email your resume to kmcfarland@landscapelightingguru.com.

Peace of Mind is Priceless

lighting maintenanceYou’ve installed your landscape lighting system, now is time to relax and enjoy it, right? But what happens if something breaks?

Landscape Lighting Guru offers lighting maintenance agreements that provide bi annual 16 point service and inspection of your entire system.  In Texas, unusual weather happens – lightning and thunderstorms and brutal hail can cause damage to your system anytime of the year. Not to mention tree growth and other landscape changes.

As part of your Landscape Lighting Maintenance program, our installers will walk your property and test the system for broken equipment, burned out lights, and damage semi-annually. During the service we will inspect every fixture, transformer, wire and timer to make sure they are working properly.  Included in this service is a pest preventive application for all your fixtures and components which we highly recommend. Pests can infiltrate your lights and wreak havoc on your electrical system which can be costly to repair, and usually is not covered under manufacturer warranty. Then you’ll receive a free estimate for any repairs, prior to work commencing. The Landscape Lighting Maintenance program gives you peace of mind all year long!

Our goal in our 16 point service and inspection is to keep your lighting looking as good tomorrow as it was the day it was installed!  If you are interested in learning more, please give us a call at 210-710-7737.

 

Its getting dark out there!

Darker EarlierNow that it is September and the schools are back in session, I think we are all hoping for some cooler temperatures!  While it is still hot outside, we are already getting darker earlier than in the height of summer.  And in just two short months, we will lose more than 2 hours of evening light!

The Guru is gearing up for one of our busiest times of the year when everybody decides they want to stay outside long after the sunsets!

Especially in San Antonio where fall offers us some of the greatest weather of the year with cooler nights that are perfect to enjoy with family and friends.  If you have been thinking of adding landscape lighting to your outdoor space or considering updating your lighting to LED, now is the time to call!  As the sunset earlier and earlier this fall, you will be able to enjoy the outdoors with your brand new outdoor lights.

The Guru goes above and beyond for clients

testimonial We received this customer testimonial last week that is an excellent example of how the Guru is willing to go above and beyond for all of his clients!

“Getting along in years (83) I must adapt to my surroundings.  I have three areas in the back yard that contain steps.  I am now to the point where I have to be careful not to fall going up and down these steps.

As a consequence, I wanted to install hand rails at all three locations.  At each location light posts are required as well.  These posts (total 9) are approximately 3′ tall made of cantara stone with LED lights on the top.  This being an unusual installation I believe it to be a challenging job.

I considered hiring a stone mason and an outdoor lighting company.  One to do the post installation and the other to do the LED lights.  My first contact was that of a lighting company, Landscape Lighting Guru.  After discussing the job with the owner I was assured that they could perform both the installation of the post and the lights.

Their performance was nothing short of exceptional.  Concealing the light wiring while maintaining the integrity of the landscape (of which there is considerable), not to mention the installation of the lamp post (not associated with lighting) was as promised.

I consider myself to be a perfectionist.  As such I expect a great deal from those performing services for me.  You can be assured that the Landscape Lighting Guru will produce a product worth of plaudit.”

Ross W Estep Sr

August 18, 2016

New Product Line Offered

 New Product LineThe Landscape Lighting Guru is excited to offer a new product line from WAC lighting.

WAC lighting has been in the lighting business for over 30 years. They offer exceptional interior LED lighting choices. They have now brought their extensive LED expertise to the exterior landscape lighting world.

One of the best products they offer is their landscape lighting bullet fixture. It has an adjustable beam angle as well as a dimmable light output at each fixture. Our Landscape Architect and Designer friends are loving this fixture. The fixture is perfect for that brand new landscape with small specimen trees and plants. We can put the perfect amount of light on that “smaller” plant, and then adjust the fixtures spread and intensity as the landscape matures.

New Product LineYou can be confident that this fixture will still be the right fixture well into the future as it offers an incredible 10 year manufacture warranty. Set an appointment now, so we can show you this fixture and the other awesome fixtures that are a part of the WAC Landscape Lighting line up.

If you are interested in learning more about WAC Landscape Lighting check out their website at: www.WAClandscapelighting.com or if you want to pick some new interior lighting for your home check out: www.Modernforms.com

Reserve your Holiday Lighting spot today

Holiday LightingWe know, we know, it is over a hundred degrees outside for the last few weeks and the holidays seem far away BUT now is the time to reserve your spot.  We don’t want you to miss out by waiting until late fall when it is too late for new reservations for holiday lighting with professional lighting companies.

Landscape Lighting Guru has years of experience installing holiday lighting and decor.  Our crew has installed holiday lighting for many business and the city of San Antonio as well as on residences. Landscape Lighting Guru installs energy saving LED lights and also offers a range of holiday decor including lit wreathes and garland.

Holiday LightingIf you want your home decorated this holiday season, give us a call for a free estimate at 210-710-7737 or click here Contact Us.

 

Fan Mosquitoes Away

Fan Mosquitoes awayWith the outbreak of the Zika virus in Florida and the first Zika-related in death in Texas reported, it is time to really think about how you are going to protect your family. A few months ago, we posted about the Zika Virus and the new Mosquito Prevention system that we install.  Let’s discuss another way to protect your family from mosquitoes and keep you cool as well. One simple solution to repelling these bugs is an overhead fan!

You can literally fan mosquitoes away.

According to the American Mosquito Control Association, a large fan on your deck would work because mosquitoes are weak fliers.  The New York Times also reports that a fan’s breeze “disperses the human emanations that allow female mosquitos to zero in on us.” Entomologists from Michigan State University found that fan-generated wind greatly reduces mosquitoes and they recommend we use it in our backyards to protect ourselves and our pets.

forhome-outdoor-yeiser-resi-isisLandscape Lighting Guru installs outdoor fans and would be happy to come out and give a free consultation.    There is huge variety of fans available but some of favorites are from Big Ass Fans which offer stylish and state of the art fans.  Learn more at their website.  To learn more about how Landscape Lighting Guru can help you protect your family from mosquitoes, call us at 210-710-7737.

Is it time to update your light fixtures?

update light fixtureHave you looked at your light fixtures recently?

Often fixtures are installed and then forgotten about and not really “seen” by the homeowners day in and day out.  Just the other day, I looked up at the light fixtures on my porch and was shocked to see how awful they looked!  Not only were they filthy but the finish has come off and it was just so out of style.  I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t noticed them sooner.  You will be surprised the difference it makes when you update light fixture.

So I urge you to pay attention to your light fixtures and fans inside and out and see if they need a good cleaning and maintenance or if they need replacing to fit into the look of your home.  Landscape Lighting Guru installs lights and fans inside and outside your home.  New light fixtures make a huge impact for a small cost.  And if you switch to LED lamps instead, you will receive an even bigger impact with lower electric bills.

If new fixtures aren’t in the budget yet, you can always use a little spray paint to update the look.  I was amazed at the difference a little spray paint could do!  For more information and directions on how to upscale your current fixtures with spray paint, click hereupdate light fixture

 

 

Light up your world with custom outdoor light fixtures!

custom outdoor light fixturesWe were so excited to recently create these custom outdoor light fixtures again!  We designed these fish basket lanterns to hang in the client’s trees in the back yard.

We love the way they sway in the trees and light up the entire yard.  The are done with energy efficient LED lighting.

The guru designed these fixtures for another client last summer and we posted about it here.

If you are interested in these or a different type of custom light fixtures, please give us a call 210-710-7737 or click to send us an email.