Our Vision as a Company is to “Spread the Magic of Lighting”. Within the Builder Division, Multifamily lighting magic comes from delivering cutting edge products on time and within budget. Lighting makes life better for residents and produces beautiful living spaces. Lights Fantastic makes life better with great value and seamless hassle free customer service.
The experts in the Builder Division team supply cutting edge solutions to your project’s lighting needs, and keep value-engineered solutions as a priority to benefit all. The powerhouse in the driver’s seat on this is their association with Texas Fluorescents in Carrollton, Texas. Few to none have the competitive advantage of having a budget-friendly assemble to order manufacturer in the family. Texas Fluorescents’ proud 50-year history allows for capabilities for manufacturing and assembling light fixtures for whatever your project needs. Whether it is specification grade or made to order, Texas Fluorescents’ lead times and cost are a fraction of the industry standard.
The Builder Division, created in 2009, originally focused solely on new construction of multifamily housing projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Since then, the team has grown to a group with over 200 years of construction management and lighting experience collectively. They now supply lighting for multifamily jobs across the country and have firmly established their reputation in the industry. The Builder Division’s “can-do” aggressive value engineering bulldozes the lighting industry with undeniably winning results.
Quotations – Working from project drawings and schematics, we partner with you and your team by providing numbers that meets specifications as written, as well as value engineered solutions to drive down costs. “Value Engineering” is a term that is too often thrown around that now needs to be taken seriously. With LED, new energy codes, and assisted living lighting codes changing the game, The Builder Division proudly provides lighting experts to match light levels and design truly. Between our buying power across the industry and our unmatched volume potential within Texas Fluorescents, we have the capabilities to secure maximum volume discounts and pass those savings along to our customers.
Project Management – We hire only the best and brightest construction project managers. They know the ins and outs of construction project management while maintaining a strong sense of urgency throughout the project. This ensures no surprises so that your lighting products are supplied on time and within budget.
Shipping – Our division alone has 30,000 square feet of insured warehouse space. We can bring in an entire project and ship according to your needs. This puts pressure on the owners and designers to make decisions up front and settles any late delivery anxiety. Your product will arrive on site with appropriate labeling as to types and locations that coordinate with your paperwork.
Custom Fixtures – Because of our shared ownership with Texas Fluorescents, we benefit from their expertise in custom fixture design and LED solutions that are cutting-edge. Custom powder coating is also a part of their offerings that is located in house before the fixture even gets packaged.
Expert Warehousing & Shipping Team – We have warehousing capabilities to store your job’s materials until they are needed on the project. Our goal is to release materials within one business day of notification if needed, and in many cases we can ship the same day. We have a meticulous shipping quality control check to ensure that the correct fixtures in the proper quantities ship to the job site. We expertly pack your materials to arrive on the job site in working condition.
After Sales Support – Our job is not done when the project materials ship. We stay in touch with the construction project manager and ownership until they leave the job site, ensuring that their lighting needs never go unmet. We also stand behind our products, offering warranties that meet or exceed industry standards. We are also professional in our draw process, ensuring that things on the administrative side of the project run as smoothly as possible.
Learning – We strive as a team to stay current on new lighting solutions and applications and be a part of leading “Rethinking Lighting”.
Teamwork/Collaboration – There are no silos in our organization – everyone does what is necessary to get the job done for our customer.
Sense of Urgency – We say ‘Yes We Can’ and we mean it. This means returning phone calls and messages promptly. Keeping tabs on the project every step of the way and communicating that to our customers regularly, so they know we are going to help them get their products on time and on budget.
Creativity/Problem Solving – The nature of construction is that things don’t always unfold on the job site as they exist on paper. Our project managers and sales team have the experience and flexibility to help solve problems on the job site as they arise. Whether it means substituting materials at the last minute, expediting an overnight order for extra materials from one of our suppliers, or whatever the situation may dictate, our team is here to help.
Ownership Mentality – We strive to behave as ‘owners’ of the business. This means we are always mindful of costs, striving to keep them to a minimum at all times.
Ambitious – Our team is filled with people who aren’t satisfied to come to work and take up a desk all day. Our people want to continuously improve – themselves, our processes, and our customer’s experiences so that we continue to grow and grow. We have come a long way, but none of us are satisfied with where we are at and will continue to strive for growth.