30 Jun The Gambino Landscape Lighting Secret to Success…..Premium Products, Premium service at a Premium Price
By Mike Gambino
Dedication and Discipline
I, owner operator Mike Gambino, am out of bed 4:15 AM 6 days a week (and sometimes Sundays) and on the road in my truck headed to a project site. It is very rare that you will not find me onsite at any given time during a new build or maintenance job. I am literally there at all times working alongside with my team on your project. There are not too many owners of companies in any contracting business of my size who can say that. What does it mean for the property owner? Personal service-It means I care enough to be there to answer your questions and the questions of my team members on the spot if need be. It means I am there to quality control supervise and inspect every aspect of the build and catch issues before they become problems. This is not to say that there may not be any problems but you can rest assured they will be handled to the clients satisfaction in the rare event that they arise. I am there every step of the process from initial site meeting and Design Consult (no commissioned sales people), though the day to day build out and ultimately the final reveal and site night photo shoot documentation.
Significant Investment-Exclusive Branded Private label proprietary and innovative product line
The Gambino High Performance Landscape Lighting system is a culmination of 27 years worth of field experience of knowing what works and what doesn’t. Comprised of proprietarily designed products manufactured from globally sourced materials of the highest quality and assembled by us here in our shop in the Los Angeles area of the United states by the same team members that builds your system on your own property. We own the tooling and over the years have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in research, proprietary design and development costs and do not just have our logo placed on products to make it appear as if they are our own. We have total quality control over our product line and because it has our name on it will sell it only to our design build clients who hire us to custom install or to other qualified design build contractors around the country who we know and trust. High end clients appreciate having exclusive products that are not available to anyone with a keyboard and a credit card. This ensures that not only is their design distinctively different but as well are the products that create the special effects.
My philosophy has always been to keep it as simple as possible and build our system around 10 or less primary products and lamp sources with a few variations or alterations of these same products to create occasional special effects. This keeps parts inventory streamlined and available.
Systems built the same way for ease of maintenance and cost effective future expansion
We build our systems with the thought that most will be expanded on or altered in the future due to design changes or growth of the landscaping because this has been our experience.
Every system no matter how big or small is built using the same multi step approach. Unlike our competitors, All of our power cable is installed inside of protective electrical PVC conduit pipe to protect it from damage. We also isolate all of our main power wiring from secondary wiring by placing them in dedicated conduits. Our mains are all linked to each other by distribution boxes throughout the system that are all linked back to our power source low voltage lighting transformer. This makes it easier to install additional main wiring, no matter how far from our power source, for cost effective system expansion without having to re-dig the ground saving labor expense and disruption to the garden.
Over our 27 years we would not have been able to sustain this specialty niche business without guaranteeing the highest level of client satisfaction. We do no advertising and 100% of our new work comes from word of mouth referral and repeat business from satisfied long term clients. Simply put if we do not continue to satisfy we will not exist in a marketplace where most general service providers offer some form of landscape lighting luckily none close to our level.
We are not the low cost service providers, none of what we provide and do comes cheap, how many great things in this life do?
We assure client satisfaction by listening closely to our clients needs and will turn down jobs where the prospects standards, requirements or level of service is not in line with ours. In fact we turn down several projects per year because we feel they would not be a good fit.
It is impossible though to fully understand brightness levels of light as everyone’s form of dim and bright varies so greatly. So we lay all of our systems out on top of the ground, adjust accordingly if needed to individual client tastes and once the client signs off on it we inter all equipment in the ground and complete all of the remaining installation details.
A Gambino Landscape Lighting System is not for everyone. If after reading this blog, viewing photos of our work and you feel that it may be for you, we’d love to hear from you.
This landscape lighting blog is published by Mike Gambino of Gambino landscape lighting inc. all rights reserved. Mike is a professional landscape lighting system designer/ builder and has been designing, installing and maintaining landscape lighting systems for more than 27 years. Mike resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife and 2 sons. To visit his website go to www.Gambinolighting.com . To inquire about hiring Mike please click here .
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