The partnerships that I have developed with building and renovating contractors over my 15 years at The Lighting Gallery are a very meaningful part of my business; as I believe my business is to them. I have gained strong relationships with contractors around Minnesota and North Dakota, including Eagle Electric and Roberton Construction, just to name a few. Working with contractors offers an exciting challenge of creativity with each project they present. No matter the space – residential or commercial – each project requires the need for a different setting, environment, and feel.
As anyone who is in a business for 25 years, I am good at what I do. I have an eye for design, a passion for the industry, and a “prove myself” attitude towards any task at hand. My ultimate goal? To please my customers and give them a reason to talk positively about our partnership. Ordinary lighting solutions are, well, ordinary. At The Lighting Gallery, we strive to make a space stand out and let personality shine. Why choose ordinary when you can choose beautiful, modern, or home-y?
Here is a list of 5 reasons why contractors tell me they choose to partner with The Lighting Gallery:
1. The Lighting Gallery has been in the business for 15 years
The lighting design and solution industry is not an easy place to survive— especially for those who don’t know the business like we do. For more than 15 years we have provided our partners with expertise and knowledge on the ins and outs of lighting solutions and home décor. Contractors know when they come to us, they’ll get the best of the best – both in service and product.
2. We nurture our partnerships
Here at The Lighting Gallery, we are committed to our relationships and prove this with every project we take on. We respect deadlines, offer input, and take care of our contractors. We work closely with them to make sure they love what they get – every time.
3. We keep up with this fast-changing industry
The lighting solution and home décor industries are rapidly evolving. We are always up-to-date on the latest trends, newest looks, and up and coming interior design. Our partners don’t have to keep track of an industry that they don’t specialize in. By leaving this job to us (literally), we save our contractors time, money, and stress.
4. We make the customer’s dreams come to life
Our team of lighting experts work with contractors to find exactly what they’re looking for for their space. Each project and contractor has a unique vision and we like to help them add their own special touch. Our wide variety of lighting fixtures come from a diverse range of vendors, which allows us to not only offer ideas, but also give physical visualizations to the many different possibilities each customer has.
5. We love our jobs
Contractors do what they do for a reason – it’s what they’re passionate about and good at. Same goes for The Lighting Gallery. I opened The Lighting Gallery because I love this industry. Helping our partners create a space and bring a customer vision to life is a challenging and rewarding experience. The sky is not the limit when it comes to the abilities of The Lighting Gallery; it’s just the beginning.
Partnerships play a big role at the Lighting Gallery, and I am pleased to know that we have made a difference in their businesses too. We have been lucky to obtain strong relationships without our partnering contractors throughout the years, and for that I would like to thank you all. I can’t wait to create new contractor partnerships and help lighten their load.