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Employees Shine a Light on The Light Center

The Light Center in Fort Collins is your one-stop-shop for all things lighting, and it is a great retail space that houses all the light fixtures you could ever dream of. They also employ some pretty fabulous people, some of who they have kept for over 30 years! Take a look at our question and answer session with some of our long-standing employees!

Gerald Bradshaw

 How long have you worked at The Light Center?

37 Years

What jobs are you most proud of and why?

We’ve worked on a lot of jobs, my favorite is Otterbox and some hotels around town. 

 

What is your favorite part of the job and why?

Playing golf, smoking cigars and fishing, oh, and Honey Jack whiskey

 

  What makes The Light Center unique?

We are a one-of-a-kind, go to shop, that’s not in a mall. We are able to work with customers and meet their needs which is rewarding.

Melanie Schlotter

How long have you worked at The Light Center?

15 Years

What jobs are you most proud of and why?

It’s like picking a favorite kid I just can’t decide.

What is your favorite part of the job and why?

When people come in and they have an issue that seems difficult I am able to use my knowledge to find an answer. It’s like figuring out a puzzle.

What makes The Light Center unique?

We do something different with our tech, and people come across our desk with new ideas which helps us stand out.

Greg Smith

How long have you worked at The Light Center?

12 years

 

What jobs are you most proud of and why?

The Front Range Community College parking lot because of energy savings that we helped create.

 

 What is your favorite part of the job and why?

I enjoy the diversity in our everyday work and the ever-changing landscapes with every job.

 

What makes The Light Center unique?

Mostly our specialized lighting selection and services we provide.

Julie Wilson

How long have you worked at The Light Center?

9 years

What jobs are you most proud of and why?

It was a commercial job in a banquet room, which turned out really well and had lots of exposure. It was challenging but I looked at it like, “Wow I did that.”

 

What is your favorite part of the job and why?

Getting out on the job site and creating a space that the home owner decided on and creating an environment that they love.

What makes The Light Center unique?

There are so many different avenues our customers can use that most companies don’t have.

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