The History of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives: Our Legacy

April 5, 2024

The Mission, Philosophy, and History of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

The history of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives began when we lit up the outdoor lighting industry back in 1995, setting the standard for excellence. With over 150,000 successful installations under our belt, we've honed our craft to perfection. When it comes to outdoor lighting, no one does it better than us.

As a leader in the industry, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives understands our clients’ desire to elevate and maintain the beauty of their homes. Our expertise lies in transforming every corner of their outdoor space into a breathtaking masterpiece. From tranquil pools to lively playgrounds, cozy backyard grills to elegant gazebos, and sprawling landscapes to intimate lounge areas — if it can be illuminated, we do it with finesse.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we’re leading the way with unrivaled experience and expertise in the industry. We're dedicated to enhancing our clients’ outdoor living experience by elevating the beauty, safety, and security of their homes. With OLP, you're not just joining a franchise; you're becoming part of a legacy dedicated to transforming outdoor spaces and enriching lives.

Our Legacy: Illuminating the Path

In 1995, we blazed a trail in the outdoor lighting industry, pioneering innovation and excellence. Given our experience, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ clients can trust our expertise when it comes to designing, installing, and maintaining their systems, ensuring exceptional results every time.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, excellence isn't just a goal — it's our driving force. From premium materials to meticulous attention to detail and unparalleled client service, we’re dedicated to delivering lighting systems that not only illuminate but also inspire. Our professional lighting designs add the "wow" factor to every space, ensuring our systems shine with lasting impressions.

We pride ourselves on our industry leadership and commitment to franchisee satisfaction. Recognized each year as a world-class franchise since 2011, we prioritize the happiness and success of our franchisees through annual surveys conducted by the Franchise Research Institute. 

Moreover, our 25-year journey has been marked by accolades, including being named among Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America, a testament to the strength of our market and the quality of our brand representation.

Our Mission: Lighting Up Lives

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, our mission is simple: help our clients embrace and relish outdoor living. We create experiences for them that resonate for a lifetime, by extending their leisure time outdoors while enhancing the beauty, safety, and security of their homes.

What sets us apart is our track record of success. Through our outdoor lighting ideas that we bring to life, clients can effortlessly bask in the stunning results while franchisees find fulfillment in making dreams come true. By prioritizing our clients' needs, we cultivate a culture of satisfaction that fuels positive word-of-mouth, repeat purchases, and referral business.

Installation and service are where Outdoor Lighting Perspectives truly shines. With our meticulous attention to detail, we guarantee client satisfaction with one full year of service which is included with installation costs. Our commitment doesn't end there; we offer ongoing maintenance plans and expert troubleshooting to ensure our lighting systems continue to illuminate lives long after installation.

Our Philosophy: Shining Bright Together

Our mission is more than a statement — it's a promise embodied in our Code of Values, known as L.I.V.E. W.E.L.L. These values are the heartbeat of our culture, shaping our interactions and guiding us toward our goals:

Lifestyle: We're dedicated to enriching the outdoor experience and helping clients celebrate the joys of life al fresco.

Integrity: Every action we take, every product we offer, and every communication we make is grounded in unwavering integrity.

Visionary: We're committed to pioneering innovative solutions, from exploring new markets to staying ahead of outdoor living trends.

Enriching Lives: We aim to empower franchise partners to achieve personal and lifestyle aspirations, enriching their lives in meaningful ways.

World Class: With fervor, we deliver unparalleled products and service, setting the standard for excellence in our industry.

Enthusiasm: Our passion fuels us each day, driving us to embrace challenges with gusto.

Leadership: We lead by example, inspiring others to take ownership and accountability in their endeavors.

Laughter: Amidst the hustle, we value laughter as an essential ingredient to infuse joy into our work and relationships.

Benefits of Joining the OLP Family

There are many benefits to becoming a part of the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise family, including:

  • Comprehensive Training and Ongoing Support: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives provides unparalleled training and continuous support to ensure franchisees excel in every aspect of their business journey.
  • A Proven Business Model and Established Brand Presence: OLP franchisees tap into a proven business model and leverage an established brand presence. With three lucrative revenue streams and recurring revenue through maintenance, franchisees have endless opportunities to dominate their markets and maximize success.
  • Access to Cutting-Edge Technology and Resources: Stay ahead of the curve with access to cutting-edge technology and resources, empowering franchisees to deliver top-notch service and exceed client expectations.
  • Potential for Growth and Success in a Thriving Industry: Seize the opportunity in the surging landscape lighting market, expected to increase by $147.51M from 2021 to 2026 at a CAGR of 5.22%. OLP franchisees are primed to meet and exceed the evolving needs of residential and commercial clients alike.

Taking the Next Steps on Your Lighting Franchise Journey

Embark on your journey to becoming an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise owner with our straightforward guide:

  • Step 1: Connect with us for an initial qualification interview, where we'll determine if our partnership aligns with your goals and outline our discovery and qualification process.
  • Step 2: Dive into the details of the OLP business model, exploring opportunities and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Step 3: Complete an application for an OLP franchise, initiating the formal process of joining our family.
  • Step 4: Explore our lead-generation system, training programs, support resources, and cutting-edge technology assets designed to set you up for success.
  • Step 5: Review the OLP Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), ensuring full transparency and understanding of our franchise agreement.
  • Step 6: Assess available territories and demographics to pinpoint the ideal location for your franchise.
  • Step 7: Engage in interviews with existing franchise owners, gaining insights and validating the potential within our business model.
  • Step 8: Connect with members of our leadership team, further solidifying your understanding of our brand and vision.
  • Step 9: Collaborate with a leadership team member to evaluate your personalized plan for success within the OLP franchise system.
  • Step 10: Attend Confirmation Day at our Richmond, VA, headquarters, where you'll meet the full OLP support team and solidify your commitment to joining our family.
  • Step 11: Receive notification of your OLP franchise award within 24 hours of Confirmation Day, marking the official beginning of your journey as a franchise owner.
  • Step 12: Sign the OLP agreement and participate in your initial franchisee training, equipping you with the knowledge and tools to thrive in your new venture.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we're not just another outdoor lighting company; we're North America's largest full-service franchise dedicated solely to outdoor lighting. Our passion for perfection shines through in every aspect of our work, from premium materials to meticulous attention to detail and unwavering customer service.

Our business model offers a swift ramp-up, robust gross profit margins, and recurring revenue streams, making OLP an enticing opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, and home service businesses alike. With a modest initial investment and the backing of top-notch franchise support, there's never been a better time to take the first step toward making your own history at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.

Are You Ready to Light Up Your Career? Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives be the guide that illuminates your path to achieving your entrepreneurial dreams. Reach out today and see where our outdoor lighting franchise can take you.



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