Wow, what John and George’s team created turned our nice backyard space in the daytime into a mini-resort setting at night. We could not be happier!
There are outdoor lighting companies and then there is Outdoor Illumination! George and team are artists that perfect their craft, and that is what they have done for us. There is no one else we would rather work with, the professionalism, attention to detail and true customer service is what sets them apart. We are proud Outdoor Illumination supporters and look forward to continuing working together!
We couldn’t be happier with the work performed by Outdoor Illumination and we already want to add more lighting. Their team did an amazing job of lighting our home in a very subtle manner and casting a beautiful soft light to accentuate our wooded backyard. I highly recommend Outdoor Illumination if you live anywhere from Raleigh to Wilmington. Thanks George, Joey, Doug, and Jeff for the great job!
Our property is glowing! Like a lantern in the dark. It looks so pretty. Thank you so much for the great job!
Figure Eight Island, NC
Each night at sundown, I’m so thankful and appreciative to have met you and to enjoy the results of your amazing creativity. Thank you so much.
I drove in last night and, again, it took my breath away. Thanks for your design and the beautiful work!
Wow George! No one better at lighting than you and your team. Thank you isn’t enough!
General Manager – Lumina Station
Can’t tell you have many people have raved about my outdoor lighting! … I’ve received a million compliments!!! Many thanks!!!
Annie Gray Sprunt
I wanted to write you a note tonight, on the first night of our anticipated installation of the soft accent lighting at our residential home. Your listening skills of our needs, the application of design principles you applied has taken our home to the look of a mini-estate. You were right when you said anyone can light a tree but only professionals can bring a property to life! You more than met our expectations. Please thank Thomas and the entire crew for their promptness, courtesy, cleanliness, speed and quality of their work ethic, products and installation. We look forward to years of enjoyment with what you have done and what we plan for the future.
Sincerely with Admiration
Joe C. Maggiola
St. James Plantation, NC
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!
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
The lighting is so beautiful and also makes me feel so safe at night.
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
I have enjoyed my lighting more than anything I have done to the house in 42 years.
George, you hit it out of the park—I am thrilled with the lighting.
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.
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
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.
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.
The new lighting adds a magical touch to our new landscaping.
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.
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!!
Owner – Landscapes Unique
Love working with George (OI) as we upgrade our landscape lighting.
George, We love it! We consider it one of the best investments we’ve made!
Dr. Andrew Cracker
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.
George at Outdoor Illumination is very artistic, creative, reliable, and easy to work with. Our night lightscape he installed continues to produce many compliments.
It was a beautiful evening to walk up and view the new lighting. Later, I saw a text from a neighbor a block away saying they were waiting for my beautiful landscape lights to turn on! I think you have enhanced the whole neighborhood!