“Bill and his crew were wonderful to work with. The process was smooth and easy. Bill returned my initial call quickly and we were able to set up a date for him to look at the project. Bill came out once to look at the work and then came out again for a follow up and explanation of the estimate. The paperwork was all sent by email and was done in a very timely manner. We even had the option to pay online which was great for us. Once the project was booked, Bill and his crew came out to set up the lighting. Every member of the team was extremely professional and cleaned up all supplies. We are thrilled with the final project and we highly recommend working with Bill. He is extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant to deal with.”
I reached out on a whim to Bill to design and install the lighting for my wedding last summer - I wanted temporary lights and he was an expert in permanent, he was excited about the challenge and said that the materials were the same, just a slightly different strategy. I was 100% unprepared for how awesome, professional, cautious, thoughtful and reliable Bill would be about our project, which started as a temporary installation as I said and turned into permanent installations all over my parents farm because they loved the lighting so much.
Bill came up and did several site visits to our home in NH, he listened to my vision for how the lighting would flow at our outdoor wedding on our property, he made his own recommendations as well, which were creative and fun. He showed me sample fixtures and sent through a budget and got to work. For the installation he came several days in advance of the wedding with a small crew to start putting the lights in place - he wanted to test everything before the day before in case anything was wrong. Each day the property came to life in a way that was unexpected. We'd never had outdoor lighting before and having it wash across the barn, the forest, the bread oven, the gardens - it was all incredible.
“The event went off beautifully and Bill took all my crazy phone calls. After the main event my parents decided to make a lot of the lighting permanent and they have enjoyed it ever since. Bill made sure all the wires and such were buried and the property was clean and safe even when they were temporary and did a totally pro installation when they were made permanent. He has taken countless calls from my dad about replacing a bulb or adjusting a light - he is just the nicest person to deal with.
He never makes anyone feel uninformed even though many are when it comes to outdoor lighting - I certainly was - and he became like a member of our family for the weeks surrounding the biggest day of my life!”
“Bill was punctual, polite and completed the job fully as agreed upon. Everything looks perfect. He was a pleasure to work with.”
“I saw Bill's work initially on a newly renovated house on Bacon St in Winchester.
I really like how efficient and professional Bill's process was from start to finish. He is extremely knowledgeable of landscape lighting and design. I am very particular and he is an excellent listener. I believe in doing things right the first time and Bill was the right hire. He installed top of the line landscape light fixtures at a fair value for the quality of workmanship and product. He is also a man of his word and came back to do an annual review of my property and fixed a couple of broken fixtures probably caused by my landscapers weedwhackers. I would highly recommend Bill.
Landscape lighting really changes the look of your house. I see it as an intelligent investment akin to lasik eye surgery. Meaning, you do not necessarily need it but once you go ahead and do it you are really happy with the result.”
“NOL provided outdoor lighting in our garden in Cambridge, MA. I called all of their references before we hired them. All of the people I spoke with gave Bill Knowles glowing references. As much as I was skeptical, it was the best decision we made to hire Northern Outdoor Lighting! Bill and his team worked quickly and efficiently. They came back at least twice to tweak the color temperature of the lamps and to add some additional lights. Our garden was transformed!”
“Bill and his crew did a fantastic job on my lighting project. I hired Northern Outdoor lighting to install some landscape lights for my front yard ( 11 fixtures) and it has made a world of difference to the look of our home at night. Bill is very easy to work with and when I got home I couldn't even tell that they were there. The types of fixtures that were used are all high quality and look great. I can't recommend them enough. I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to home improvement projects and Northern Outdoor Lighting exceeded those expectations. Thank you”
“Bill Knowles has done three landscape lighting proposals for me, two of which I had him install (15-25 fixtures each). Bill is very knowledgable about landscape lighting products. He recommends fixtures that are durable and long lasting. He has the experience to know where best to position light fixtures and how to properly wire them. He is confident in his approach but easy going about listening to owner input. His proposals were clear and detailed with product cut sheets provided. He does not usually provide any drawings locating the lighting on a landscape plan, however, if there were a Landscape Architect involved I assume they would provide that service. As an Architectural Designer myself I was particularly interested in the aesthetics of the lighting, not just their function. Bill delivered two great looking projects. As for the warranty it is very generous. After installation Bill returned to adjust light levels (with lower wattage bulbs), make adjustments to the timers, and replace any faulty bulbs at no charge.”
“Bill executed a fantastic lighting job to finish our new outdoor deck and patio project. We had not adequately planned for the lighting before hand, but Bill came through with some wonderful ideas and insight, and then was able to install it without sacrificing the end-product or impacting any of the newly installed stone work, decking, and landscaping. His creative ideas were extremely valuable to us. Excellent work and highly recommended!”
“Highly recommend Northern Outdoor Lighting. We moved into a our house about a year ago and there was extensive outdoor lighting. We had no idea where most of the lights were located and the total number of lights throughout the property. Bill inventoried the lighting, then cleaned and repaired all the lights. Our yard has now been restored to it's original lighting design. Bill and his partner were punctual, neat and great to work with.”
“We found Northern Outdoor Lighting by chance after an online search for contractors in our area. After seeing other homes with outdoor lighting during a recent vacation of ours, we decided to see if it would have the same effect on our home. Bill at Northern Outdoor Lighting made it a reality. The welcoming warm picture that our lighted home provides at night now has put a whole new dimension on our property. Bill was very responsive to our inquiries and happily and quickly provided an at home visit to discuss options. We decided to have the front of our property lighted and Bill's team completed the job on schedule with absolutely no evidence of the work that had been done other than the beautiful lighting that our house now has. We are already planning the work to the back of our house and will indeed be looking to Northern Lighting in the near future. Northern Outdoor Lighting has our highest recommendation and confidence. A pleasure to work with!
“I found this company online and was also referred by a landscape supply company. I had decided to add lighting to our front yard just before a complete landscape renovation project was to begin at our house. Bill came out to give the estimate, came out again after our landscape project started to refine the estimate and was able to complete the job in the window provided during the project. I asked for a slight change in the scope of work upon arrival which was easily accommodated by both bill and the landscaping company. There was a slight change needed when a couple of the lights quoted in the estimate weren't available so alternates were used but in the end, they were slightly less expensive and the final results were exactly as we had hoped. We have received several compliments on both our overall landscape project and especially on how great the house/landscaping looks at night. Bill was easy to work with, timely, professional and billing and payment were all done online with ease. The man that did the actual installation work was excellent. He was thorough, methodical and very neat in his work. I definitely recommend Northern Outdoor Lighting.”
“Bill did a wonderful job with our front landscape lighting as well as the lighting in the outdoor kitchen. He suggested the layout of where the lighting would go and recommended the fixtures to use. He did a wonderful job with the installation and I am very pleased with the results. He is professional and a pleasure to work with.”
“Northern Outdoor Lighting designed and installed walkway lighting for my home. Extremely thorough and professional. Excellent recommendations, prompt quotation, professional installation, on-time and on-budget. Very good experience, and the lighting looks great.”
“Bill is very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. He was fairly priced and delivered on schedule. Responsive to small details and fixes. I highly recommend him and have expanded my landscape lighting and will add more in the future.”
“I hired Bill to replace incandescent lights with LED lights that could be anchored with concrete for the front entrance of our neighborhood. Bill helped identify the ideal lights, ones that are attractive, provide the right amount of light, energy saving, timer controlled, and that could be anchored into the ground in a robust way. Bill was prompt in providing a quote, taking care of the work, and with follow up questions and assistance. He is professional, knowledgeable, prompt and a pleasure to work with. I am very satisfied with the work and I highly recommend Bill and his company.”
“Bill came recommended to my from a neighbor who had used his services and was very pleased. We interviewed a few lighting companies and Bill was the most responsive, thorough, and had a unique approach with quality products. We hired him and have been quite happy with the results.”
“Bill is an experienced landscape lighting professional who is familiar with a wide range of fixtures and techniques. I can always trust that his approach will be balanced, professional and geared to my client’s needs.
I particularly appreciate that the end result is beautifully subtle and not over-lit. Congenial, honest, a hard-worker, he has a long history in the industry of delivering a quality product. It is great to work with someone who loves what he does!”
Owner, President Julie Khuen Landscape Design Winchester, MA
“I worked with Bill Knowles on two projects. I found Bill to be very responsive, knowledgeable and excellent with the clients. He has a great attitude and is a get it done person. ”
Gregory Lombardi Design
Liz C. Gregory Lombardi Design
“Bill is a careful craftsman who takes quality personally, which drives his work. He is also a terrific guy who cares deeply about not just his work, but the people he works with, and most important, his family.”
R.P. Marzilli & Company
Mark H. — Vice President of Business Operations R.P. Marzilli & Company