I can’t tell you just how much the whole family is enjoying our new lighted home and yard. It is all so beautiful and the lighting gives us an added sense of security as well. I also want to make sure you know how much I appreciate the professionalism of your installation team. They especially impressed me on the care they took working around all my plants and gardens. They left no evidence behind, could not even tell they were ever there. It was as if the lights just appeared! Please extended my thanks and appreciation to the whole team! What a pleasure it was working with you again!

James R.

River Bluffs, NC

George, we both wanted to thank you so much for the magnificent lighting job you did on our recently installed backyard water feature. From the beginning, we appreciated your responsiveness and your practical expertise in lighting selection, and the way we felt like this job (which I know was small) was treated with the same degree of care and professionalism any larger job might warrant. The end result was dramatic and magnificent and we could not be more delighted.

Joe and Shelli Golden

St. James

The lighting is so beautiful and also makes me feel so safe at night.

Rosemary Smith

Cary, NC

We were out when the lighting was being installed. When we got back home we couldn’t believe the magical transformation at night. Outdoor Illumination is a first class operation and I would recommend them to anyone interested in high-quality lighting.

Beth and Dan Deacon

Chapel Hill, NC

When my wife and I decided to build our home at the beach we had one requirement with our project: use only the best of the best of contractors and suppliers. During our landscaping and night lighting selections, George Hartner and his company Outdoor Illumination made that selection a no-brainer for us, let George do our lighting! It was an easy decision and George and his firm have been there to help us with any needs we have had, which were few since we moved in three years ago. I hired George’s firm to do another job for us and never met him on the job site. I just gave him a budget and forgot about it. George and his company were a pleasure to work with and we love our night lighting.

Julian “Bubba” Rawl

Principal, Preston Development

Cary, NC

I have enjoyed my lighting more than anything I have done to the house in 42 years.

J. Poole

Wilmington, NC

George, you hit it out of the park—I am thrilled with the lighting.

Jane Ellison

Wilmington, NC

We did a considerable amount of looking at companies, including landscape companies that we respected and in the end, there was really only one choice. Outdoor Illumination is heads and tails above anyone, not just in Wilmington, but also in the Southeastern NC area. Particularly after working with George, we were thankful that we did not go with anyone else. He simply knows what he is doing, never tries to oversell or even upsell. He listens carefully to what a client wants to accomplish and then sets about creating the best options to make it happen. He will provide good, better, and best scenarios based upon budget. We found that Outdoor Illumination deals in high quality products, but not over-the-top expensive unless you specifically request it. And finally, the company is as professional as it gets: they meet the schedule, are precise with their work and bend over backwards with good service afterward. That’s what I know about Outdoor Illumination and George Hartner.

The Clarks

Wilmington, NC

I remember the first time I worked with them. George and Jane brought a new level of outdoor lighting to Wilmington. I’m glad they chose Wilmington to be their home. Their contributions are numerous and varied.

D. Thomas, David P Thomas Builders

Wilmington, NC

George, I wanted to let you know that (technician Joey Grant) is one of the nicest service persons to call on us in the 15 years of living here. He is courteous, efficient and explains everything he is doing to solve the problem. You are to be commended on a terrific hire and hope you pass on our positive comments.

P. Rodilosso

Wilmington, NC

Great lighting is the ‘icing on the cake’ for a beautiful landscape. Never mind that great lighting also has safety as a bonus—it provides a warm, welcoming feel. Four years later I still appreciate what Outdoor Illumination has created and I consider the night lighting one of things I enjoy most about my home.

Donna Ray Mitchell, RLA.

Wilmington NC

The new lighting adds a magical touch to our new landscaping.

Larry Marzullo

St James Plantation, NC

Thank you so much for the accent lighting in our backyard. We enjoy evenings sitting on the deck and watching the shadows come out. You did a wonderful job and we appreciate the beautiful setting we will enjoy for years to come.

The Robinsons

Castle Hayne, NC

George Hartner is by far the most creative, most professional and most pleasant sub contractor I have ever worked with. His attention to detail and warranty service work is absolutely exceptional. I am the proud owner of Landscapes Unique which is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary and in all those years we have worked with many night lighting contractors who were OK on a good day but George outshines them all day & night!!

Tracy McCullen

Owner – Landscapes Unique

Love working with George (OI) as we upgrade our landscape lighting.

Joel Tomaselli

Lumina Station

Wilmington, NC

George, We love it! We consider it one of the best investments we’ve made!

Dr. Andrew Cracker

Wilmington, NC

The design, installation and follow up service have been fantastic! Our landscape can now be a thing of beauty 24/7 if we choose. Thank you.

Jim W.


George at Outdoor Illumination is very artistic, creative, reliable, and easy to work with. Our night lightscape he installed continues to produce many compliments.

Bonnie W.

Southport, NC