THE IMPORTANCE OF HIRING PROPERLY LICENSED CONTRACTORS

Every year, countless Florida residents and business owners suffer the consequences of hiring unlicensed contracting professionals. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the client to ensure the individuals they are hiring, as well as the company they are representing, are properly licensed and insured. You can visit the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) in order to verify the status of an individual and/or a business entity. Ensure your contractors are willing to offer their license number; there is nothing prohibiting someone from claiming to be licensed and insured when in fact they are not. Ours is ES12001224 and is listed on every one of our web pages; please look us up! Until someone reports an individual or business to the DBPR for making a false claim, they can continue to operate with impunity. When it comes to electrical work, such as landscape lighting, this responsibility is exceedingly important. If a homeowner were to contract electrical work on their property which leads to damage of any sort, insurance companies may refuse to honor your claims when they come to find out that your contractor was not properly licensed.

 

Avoid such a tragedy and insist on professional, licensed experts from the beginning. At Lampscape Designs, we understand the importance of this responsibility and what it means to our employees and our clients. We encourage you to visit Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation today and insure you are working with South Florida’s premier – licensed – landscape lighting experts.

 

Quick facts about licensing in the state of Florida:

 

  • According to Florida Statute 455.228 if you hire an unlicensed person, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) may issue a cease and desist order and take you to Circuit Court which has the authority to impose a civil penalty up to $5,000 for aiding and abetting unlicensed activity.
  • If you hire an unlicensed person, you may actually pay more for the job than if you had hired a licensed contractor. Especially if the work is done incorrectly or never finished. You may have to pay much more to correct or finish the job.
  • If you pull a permit for an unlicensed contractor, you are held responsible for the work, not the unlicensed person.
  • If the unlicensed person fails to pay the sub-contractor or suppliers, you will be required to pay them, even though you have already paid the unlicensed person.
  • Plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning work must be done only by licensed contractors in each specific trade.
  • Home improvement contractors must be Certified by the State of Florida or have County Certification.
  • There is no such thing as a “jack-of-all trades” or “handyman” that does not require licensure.
  • A Local Business Tax Receipt (formerly Occupational License) is not a Contractor’s License. It is a tax for the privilege of engaging in the managing of a business or profession. FS 205.032
  • You can be held liable for injury of individuals working on your property if the unlicensed person has no insurance including the unlicensed person’s injuries.

CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY WITH AN INTRODUCTORY OFFER!

It was 15 years ago this April that Lampscape Designs’ Adrian Palacios, CEO and Lead Designer, decided to take the plunge. After several years of being a part of a premier lighting fixture company, he embarked on a journey to shine light on beautiful South Florida homes and commercial properties. “I had established the knowledge base regarding great fixtures and the hardware, but realized that my true passion lay with manipulating and crafting light to create beautiful night time landscapes.” With this drive, Lampscape Designs was born. Adrian and his partners started just like any other business: small, fearful and full of passion and determination. 15 years later, they have enlightened the vision of countless homes and commercial properties in South Florida.

 

In celebration of this milestone, Lampscape Designs would like to offer a unique introductory offer. Schedule a free consultation during the month of April and receive $300 off the price of any design and installation of 15 fixtures or more. Spring is here and summer nights are around the corner. This is a perfect opportunity to explore the outdoor lighting you have always dreamed of for your home. Lampscape Designs is the premier landscape lighting design specialist in Miami, serving all of South Florida. Along with being fully licensed and insured,  you can be confident that they will leverage every bit of their now 15 years of experience to exceed your expectations.

OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW

The sad truth is that as things get older then upgrade is required. Whether we’re talking about computers, wallpaper, kid’s toys or even that pain in the rear outdated landscape lighting system, the reality is that standing in line at the hardware store once every 3 months or so to replace expensive bulbs and ballasts can become exhausting. The good news is that Lampscape Designs, South Florida’s leading landscape lighting company, specializes in system upgrades and will provide a complimentary evaluation and upgrade to fit any budget.

 

The advancement in L.E.D. (light emitting diode) technology has made it possible to reduce the wattage pull by approximately 70% in some older landscape lighting systems. Plus the overall life of the bulbs can run several years. That alone will ease the burden on the electric bill and dramatically reduce your trips to the hardware store. Did I also mention that the cost of L.E.D. fixtures is going down which means that the cost for upgrade may be much lower than you imagine.

 

Now is the time to reach out Lampscape Designs and have them asses your older landscape lighting system. Bring that outdoor luster back to your home with a new modern smart approach. Avoid those tedious trips to the hardware store and use that time to do the things that you want.

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS DELIGHTFUL, NOT FRIGHTFUL

We all know how that classic Christmas song goes but here in South Florida this is not the case. As we enter into the holiday season again it’s time to start thinking about the best gifts for our loved ones. Here’s an idea, why not think outside the gift box and consider a landscape lighting system designed and installed by Lampscape Designs. What better gift to give to your loved one than to highlight the hard work that is put into their South Florida tropical yard.

 

Lampscape Designs can assist in helping your yard become a nighttime winter wonderland Florida style. With up lighting, down lighting and spot lighting Lampscape Designs will create a magnificent spectacle that you and your neighbors can enjoy year round. If a surprise is what you want to present well then we can keep the secret.

 

Outdoor living is a lifestyle and with the latest LED technology, your outdoor lighting system will also be very energy efficient. Call the professionals at Lampscape Designs today to set up your consultation. After all, they are South Florida’s best outdoor lighting company. Give the gift of light.

RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE LIGHTING: BEFORE AND AFTER

Just about every task in life you decide to take on has a before and an after, the measuring stick for the progress of your tasks during the pursuit to meet your goals. Think about it, just about anybody who ever decided to lose weight has taken the before picture. The progress gained in our tasks is what motivates us to keep pushing forward.

 

Let’s face it, the first time you laid eyes on your home you started imagining the afterwhile looking at thebefore. Perhaps it’s time to take on the task of completing the beautification of the exterior of your home as you first imagined it. Reach out to the professionals like those at Lampscape Designs, the leader in South Florida outdoor lighting. Their team of professionals will meet and discuss your goals for the home and create a plan to help you achieve the after you have always dreamed of.

 

Landscape lighting has become very budget friendly especially with the implementation of LED (light emitting diode). With these low voltage landscape lighting systems, electrical usage is diminished dramatically plus your LED’s are designed to run for years without having to change them.

 

Any successful individual will tell you that it is never how you start but rather how you finish. Make the before and after a reality for the exterior of your home by contacting Lampscape Designs today and begin the transformation. Create a light wonderland that highlights the beauty of your tropical yard.

OUTDOOR COMFORTS WITH INDOOR PEACE OF MIND

Some nights are just better enjoyed in the comfort of your own home with your feet up and the sounds of your favorite television show. As you catch a glance out the window you can see your beautifully manicured yard enhanced by the Landscape LED lighting system designed and installed by Lampscape Designs.

 

How can landscape lighting create peace of mind for home owners while inside their homes? Well let’s explore some of the benefits created by landscape lighting. First there is the security lighting factor. It is shown that probability of an opportunistic break in can be dramatically decreased with plenty of exterior lighting. There is also the peace of mind from knowing that the fixtures being used are LED which means a dramatic decrease in electrical usage versus older fixtures not to mention longer lasting bulbs. All this equals less impact on the check book.

 

Along with safety and security is the enjoyment of visibility. It’s nice to know that cars that drive down your street will be treated to an overview of the beauty of your property and the pride you take in it. Let Lampscape Designs create and install an outdoor lighting system for your tropical yards that is not only enjoyed by your neighbors but also by your family every time you peer out your window to the illuminated yard of your dreams.

SOUTH FLORIDA’S LANDSCAPE LIGHTING PROFESSIONAL

Have you been hesitant to host that holiday party or engagement because your backyard is just blah? Do you get tired of advising everybody that there is a step down when entering the yard and to watch their step? Does that little dark area on the back of your house by the pine tree give you the heebie-jeebies? Might be a good time to call the professionals at Lampscape Designs to assess the situation and offer a creative landscape lighting package that works for you.

 

Terms like “shadowing, moonlighting, grazing, accent or spotlighting” are tools used to create visual effects that will give your property that nightly “WOW” factor. Why not enhance that step down to the back yard with instep lighting and make it part of the ambiance. As far as that dark area by the pine, Lampscape Designs will address that as well to not only give the area more glamour at night but also create a safer environment for your family and guests.

 

The time is now to look at enhancing the beauty of your home. Whether you live in Fort Lauderdale or Miami, Call Lampscape Designs, South Florida’s landscape lighting professionals, to discuss low voltage LED lighting options. Discover why we have one of the best client satisfaction reputations in the landscape lighting business.

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