Nighttime in The Carolinas

With majestic live oaks, beautiful palm trees, and gorgeous settings along the coast, Outdoor Illumination is thrilled to bring the magic of the night to North and South Carolina. Our lighting designs are well thought out, carefully planned, flawlessly executed, and rigorously maintained.
This way our clients can enjoy their nighttime setting for years and years to come.

Meet Our Team.

Every member of our team has a passion for what we do. From our designers to our installers, from operations to service, we aim to exceed every expectation.

GEORGE HARTNER

GEORGE HARTNER

Along with his wife, Jane Cockrell, Hartner launched Outdoor Illumination of the Carolinas in 2005. His designs include Lumina Station, Airlie Gardens, Audi Cape Fear, Kenan Chapel, BeauCoast, Barefoot Landing, St Andrews on the Sound and hundreds more.

Hartner has a true passion for lighting. “I see it as an art much more than a science. I love to be at the projects the very first time we turn on the lights. There is magic in that moment.”

Hartner has a BA in Communications from Cortland State University and his passions don’t stop with lighting. He is an avid surfer and a musician. “Lighting, like music and surfing, allows me to express myself in very creative ways.”

Hartner also volunteers his time with the Surfers Healing organization.  Surfers Healing teaches kids with autism how to surf. He helps to raise funds to keep the camps free of charge for the kids and their families.

George Hartner
Coastal Carolinas
910.270.6262
georgeh@outdoorillumination.com

JOEY GRANT

JOEY GRANT

Operations Manager

Joey is our lead technician on all things related to our follow up customer service.  Usually our clients request to be on a quarterly maintenance plan and Joey makes sure that our lighting systems look as good as they did the day they were first installed.  He has been with Outdoor Illumination several years and always brings a smile and joy to his work.  Joey is also a surfer and has done great things for the community by organizing “Surfing to Stop MS” which raised thousands of dollars for the local MS Chapter.  He is committed to his job, his community and his family.

JEFF LAVALLEY

JEFF LAVALLEY

Service Manager

Jeff has been in landscaping for nearly a decade and brings a robust toolkit of knowledge as well as excitement to all outdoor projects. He began his career after earning an international business degree with a minor in Spanish from UNCW. His entree into the industry began with a boutique firm whose high-end clients provided opportunity to install elaborate and eloquent landscaping designs. Jeff honed his skills there – he has a natural instinct for bringing to life the client’s vision, which is a result of his ability to actively listen, his attention to detail and his willingness to go the extra mile. Jeff understands the key elements and focal points of landscapes and how lighting can dramatically enhance outdoor settings. He thrives on the joy a finished project brings for his clients and friends. After years of collaborating with George and Outdoor Illumination, Jeff joined the team in early 2020. The culture is a perfect fit. Family is number one in Jeff’s book and he truly feels like family with his colleagues and leaders at this company. The quality ethics, hard-working environment balanced with fun and camaraderie, plus the ability to be creative couldn’t be matched. Outside of work, Jeff loves spending time with his wife Britt, his daugher Isla, and his dogter ZhiNu. He enjoys cooking, listening to live music and playing tennis.

JANE AND ALEX

JANE AND ALEX

Back Room Operations

Jane Cockrell has been with Outdoor Illumination since the birth of the company. With a background in corporate America, she brings her many business tools to the table. Jane runs the show behind the scenes when she isn’t enjoying some horse hair and farm air.

Her head of Marketing and Administrative Assistant, Alex Meyer, is a fellow equestrian with a business degree from St. Andrews University. These two work together to make sure the design goes from paper to the guys for install without a hitch.

DOUG PICCOLO

DOUG PICCOLO

Installation Manager

Doug Piccolo is our Installation Manager. He has been in the landscape design and installation industry for over 20 years. He joined us in January of 2019 and has been a great addition to the team. You will most likely get to meet him on our new installations, as well as assisting with additions and services. Doug is also a proud father, avid fisherman, and conservationist.

 

JEFF ALLSBROOK

JEFF ALLSBROOK

Jeff Allsbrook has been residing in the Wilmington area since graduating from UNCW in 1985. He just recently retired from a 30 year career with the Wilmington PD as a Captain of the Investigations Bureau. During his career he continued graduate studies at NC State, and with UVA after being selected to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Jeff’s wife Trish is an elementary school teacher in the Topsail District. In his off time Jeff enjoys surfing boating and running.  He volunteers a lot of his time at the Topsail High School Drama Dept where his teenage son attends and enjoys theater. There he helps with stage and set design, building props and lighting.

Our Portfolio

WILMINGTON / WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH / FIGURE 8 / SOUTHPORT / BEAUFORT / MYRTLE BEACH.

RALEIGH / CHAPEL HILL / DURHAM / CARY / PITTSBORO / CHATHAM PARK

Any Many Other Areas!