SERVICE: Exterior Holiday Lights
LOCATION: Ankeny, Iowa
Project Scope: In 2017, a homeowner and his wife who live in Prairie Trail, a sub-division in the City of Ankeny, Iowa, came to Wright Outdoor Solutions for guidance and ideas on what would make their Christmas dreams come true with holiday lights on the exterior of their home.
The couple’s home naturally stands out in the neighborhood and is noticeable from many angles – it was built on a corner lot and on an elevated plane, so there was a great opportunity to make a statement.
Challenge: With the unique style of the home and the opportunity to make a statement, the account manager on the project met with the clients to hear their wishes. Most importantly, the clients wanted to make an investment and purchase the lights to be used year after year, so they expressed the selection needed to be timeless and something they would be satisfied with for a long time.
Initially, the client came to us with the request of multi-colored lights to be used on the home. After reviewing the style of the home and taking into account their desire to make a long-term decision with the selection of the lights, the account manager came back to the clients with a proposal for alternative options that he felt would better make their home stand out and their holiday dreams come to life.
Solution: Our account manager proposed a variety of warm white lights on nearly the entire perimeter of the home, lit wreaths in most of the windows, their large porch wrapped with garland, the front door adorned with a large wreath and garland surrounding the door frame, all with lights. The clients fell in love with his vision and proposal and felt that the design would be something they would enjoy year after year.
The account manager worked closely with the eight-person crew who worked 36 hours on the installation. He was onsite throughout the installation to ensure that the vision for the home and the style of the design was achieved. The clients were so happy with the final product and very complimentary of the team’s work on their home.
It was fun for our team to be able to give them a look that would make them happy every Christmas for years to come and to see the smiles on their face once it was done. Our team and the client both agreed it ending up looking like a gingerbread house out of a storybook. We were happy that we took a shared vision and worked with our talented team to bring it to life for a client.