NiteLites of Ocean City Outdoor Lights Company explains how good communication fosters successful lighting projects.
Landscape lighting projects are often predicated on how well and how thoroughly the homeowner has planned prior to selecting a landscape lighting company. This is because landscape lighting projects for a “good” customer generally run more smoothly. Think of it like this: Your landscape lighting contractor can handle all of the materials, design and installation work based on your planning. A “good” customer is one that will not change the plan in the middle of a project, but rather one that would allow the builder’s vision of executing your plan to come to fruition. This will result in a landscape lighting system that looks elegant and sophisticated, that will hold up to the elements, provide security, expand your living space and one that will meet your needs as the client.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of clear thorough communication between landscape lighting contractors and their clients.
- Price is not the sole reason for choosing a particular landscape lighting company. Often times, quality is substituted for a lower price point. The “good” customer expects to pay a reasonable price for the knowledge and expertise that comes with quality contractors and projects.
- Once the builder or company has been selected, a “good” customer respects the contractor’s time and expertise. Second-guessing and making changes mid-project slows down the process, and then ultimately extinguishes the teamwork that could benefit the project’s outcome. Respect between client and builder is a must.
- Clarity, honesty and precision in regards to budget streamline outdoor lighting jobs. Successful outdoor lighting designers are generally very busy people. Your time as the client is also very valuable. Mutual respect for timelines throughout the management of the project adds to the overall quality of a project.
- Having an open mind will help any project. The ability of the client to clearly communicate expectations at all stages of the project from inception to completion will positively impact the efficiency of the lighting design and installation.
- Accurately and thoroughly detailing the stages of a project is the landscape lighting specialist’s responsibility. This can be done through the aforementioned pre-planning, but in general anything the client can do to help the plan move along without too many changes will maximize the satisfaction and timeliness of the project.
- Flexibility by both the client and the contractor is paramount to quality and efficiency.
- When options are presented try to be as decisive as possible. Decisions made in a timely manner help avoid scheduling discrepancies and changes that could add to the cost of the project.
- Never be afraid to ask questions. Quality building contractors appreciate questions, and it gives them a sense that there is true collaboration within the project. This could also be a great opportunity to be educated on your new lighting system.
- Durable light fixtures designed particularly for the coastal environment must be rugged enough to withstand salt, water, and intense heat. NiteLites offers a complete line of non-corrosive coastal light fixtures for safe reliable light source.
- Teamwork makes the dream work. Whether a small lighting system that takes an hour or two to install, or one that may take several months, not enough emphasis can be put on trust, respect, teamwork and collaboration between client and professional. Any project would benefit from this.
For more information on Ocean City Outdoor Lights Service call Steve Levine at 866-325-5068 or visit their website at https://www.nitelites.com/location/greater-maryland/.