John DeWaal, co-owner of The Lampliter in Carmel with his wife Kim, says the couple started their business after seeing a need for lighting repairs where they live.
“In early 2018 I joined our homeowner association board, and there was a discussion about the fact that there was no reliable source to refer homeowners to for repair and replacement of yard lights,” DeWaal says. “Having been recently downsized from the corporate world, we decided that this may be a good opportunity to put my handyman and marketing skills to use.”
DeWaal says the lighting business is a perfect fit for the couple.
“We had spent years fixing and remodeling houses, so there was no doubt about our capabilities, and after some research we discovered there was a definite void in the market,” he says. “We were also inspired by our neighbor who runs a mailbox repair and replacement business, and he encouraged us to take the leap.”
DeWaal is thrilled that he made the leap. He and Kim have dedicated themselves to making sure every client is completely satisfied with their work, and it has made the business highly successful. Many customers are so satisfied, they have done repeat business with The Lampliter.
DeWaal notes that The Lampliter is central Indiana’s only professional lamppost and outdoor lighting service company. He knows how important it is for a homeowner’s exterior to have the same curb appeal as the interior.
“The Lampliter is a full-service outdoor lighting company,” DeWaal says. While we specialize in lamppost repair and replacement, we also install and service all types of outdoor lighting, including exterior wall lights and commercial festoon lights. We always ensure our work is complete, and that the lights we install and service are working to the customer’s satisfaction. We also offer a one-year warranty on our work.
Employees at The Lampliter can handle a wide variety of work. The Lampliter sells lampposts, wall lights, landscape lighting and outdoor audio products. The staff members work with homeowners to ensure that the exterior of a home really shines.
“We started The Lampliter to fill the void in the market to service residential lampposts,” DeWaal says. “We still have a keen focus on yard lights, but we have expanded our capabilities to include all exterior wall lights including cut led strip lights and others, landscape lighting and even outdoor audio.”
DeWaal’s goal is to be a customer’s preferred partner to ensure that homeowner association (HOA) standards are met.
“Since many HOAs rely on yard lights for the safety and security of their community, we partner with the homeowners associations to provide turnkey and reliable service for their homeowners,” DeWaal says. “We ensure that all HOA standards are adhered to, while also enhancing the beauty of their homes.”
DeWaal loves his work and enjoys having a family business.
“The best part of owning a family-operated business is the tight-knit community we have established in the workplace,” DeWaal says. “We have grown in our relationships as a family, and made a name for ourselves in Carmel and the greater Indianapolis area. Finding the perfect balance of employees, family members and friends with the work-hard, play-hard attitude is rare, but has been accomplished with The Lampliter crew.”
The Lampliter also offers high-quality maintenance.
“Sometimes all the light needs is a little TLC, so we offer maintenance packages to clean up the fixtures and put new bulbs in them,” DeWaal says. “We also can service existing landscape lighting systems to straighten up the fixtures, and ensure the system is operating properly. In the course of our inspection, we also offer any replacements if needed.”
The Lamplighter also offers a lot of specials.
“We offer seasonal promotions, as well as packages for featured products from top brands,” DeWaal says. “We recently had a special for our email list subscribers, which included a Ring Floodlight Cam giveaway to celebrate our third year of operation.”
DeWaal says he is extremely grateful to his loyal customers.
“We are very humbled as a company to get this time to express our love for our company, and say thank you to have supported our business over the years,” DeWaal says. “We really enjoy working with the many pleasant customers we have found along the way, and are looking forward to working with the new customers who put their trust in us.”
The Lampliter is located at 547 Industrial Drive in Carmel. For more info, call 317-827-0250 or visit thelampliter.com.
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