Wholesale & Distribution International - Winter 2018 - 22
www.illuminationsinc.com / HQ: West Chester, Pa. / Employees: 60 / Specialty: Manufacturer's representative / George Lyngarkos, principal: "We've grown
into what I would consider the strongest agent in Philadelphia."
After nearly three decades, Illuminations says it is at the top of its game.
Illuminations is a representative for multiple lighting companies
and provides sales, application and technical support.
lluminations Inc. maintains an
environment that is focused on hard
work from the top down. "All of the
management people are working parts
of the company, including the partners,"
Principal George Lyngarkos says. "They're
not just sitting in a desk, giving orders."
Based in West Chester, Pa., the company is a representative for multiple lighting companies and provides sales, appli-
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cation and technical support. Lyngarkos
co-founded Illuminations nearly 29 years
ago, after working for Sylvania.
One of his partners, Jack Bordlemay,
worked for a local representative. When
that firm was about to lose Lithonia
Lighting as one of its lines, Lyngarkos and
Bordlemay joined with a third partner to
create Illuminations, which became Lithonia's new rep.
Although the three started from nothing, "We learned as we went along, put all
the things in place and grew to be a stronger, more professional organization,"
Lyngarkos recalls. "Now we're at the top
of our game."
The company also formed strong relationships with general contractors. "By
developing relationships, we've been able
to control jobs better from the top down