Have you ever tried visualizing your ideal outdoor landscape? If so, does it have captivating outdoor lighting that highlights all of your yard’s greatest features? Outdoor lights can do wonders to make your outdoor landscape the highlight of your neighborhood. However, there is one obstacle standing between you and your dream yard: picking a contractor to handle the landscape lighting design process.
Landscape lighting design takes a lot of finesse, time, and experience to get done right. You can’t just trust any person with the task. To help you pick a contractor for your landscape lighting design needs, here is what you need to do.
Ask Your Contractor About What Experience and Qualifications They Have
What credentials does your contractor have under their belt? Have they been recognized by accredited organizations? Do they have any affiliation with national organizations? Have they received any honors for their work? You’ll only ever want to work with a contractor that has proven they can get the job done to your liking.
Look At Their References
There should be no hesitation from your contractor when you ask them for references. A landscape lighting design contractor who is worth your time will happily show you all of the reviews they have gotten from their clients. If they’re not afraid to show you reviews, it means they are confident in the quality of work they provide.
Make Sure That Images You Review Are Ones of the Contractor’s Prior Work
If you go onto your contractor’s website, you’ll likely find photos of wonderful-looking completed projects that give you the idea to hire them. However, it’s important to get confirmation on whether or not those photos are actually from past projects they have done. If the photos on their website are not their own, you should avoid that contractor.
Find Out If Lighting is Their One and Only Focus
It might sound appealing on paper if your landscape lighting design contractor is skilled in other areas as well. However, you should hire a contractor who is specifically focused on landscape lighting. Someone who works on multiple types of projects is often not too experienced in any one field. You want someone who is a trained expert in the lighting profession.
Check Out Our Services From CMI Lighting
With over 35 years in the industry, CMI has an array of equipment to handle the logistics of any in-house job. We also frequently provide solutions to property managers and upcoming developments. CMI Companies provides services in Mid-Atlantic Region and proudly serves clients in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Richmond, Southern Virginia, Manassas, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Rockville, and Prince George’s County. Also, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.