Hello everyone, I am Steve Hodes Jr from Moonlight Decks.
Let me first start off by telling you a little bit about myself and how I got into this business.
About 6 years ago I was working full time as a web developer. A friend of mine asked me to help him with a few landscape lighting jobs and I was happy to oblige and make a little extra money.
It was back breaking and dirty work. And I loved it.
The thing that most inspired me was how stunned I was at the dramatic transformation that lighting had on a previously dark house. It was artistic how the lights and shadows brought out beautiful nuances of homes.
Do you ever notice how you start to notice things in your life that surround you? For instance, if you have a newborn child, you start noticing the hundreds of mothers with newborns? Or if you’ve been eyeing a new car, you start to notice that car all over the road?
Well it was happening to me. I would drive down neighborhoods at night noticing 90% of the houses were completely dark! They needed me.
About 5% of the houses had lighting, but it looked like an airport runway of cheap solar blue lights. Ack. Tacky, I thought. Because now I knew what true quality lighting looked like.
Later on, after my new home was being built and we were deciding on the upgrades and add-ons, I noticed that the deck they had planned was puny at best. I asked for an estimate for a decent size deck and was floored at the price that came back to me. I knew I could do it myself for 1/3 of the cost.
So I did.
While I was working on it, I started noticing that every deck looked the same. I wanted something different. So I tried those copper caps from Home Depot. Apparently the makers of that cap don’t realize that it hails here in the Midwest. My investment was soon scattered all over the yard and dented up from the smallest of hail storms.
My friend spoke up and said, “Why don’t we make our own caps?” So we came up with this Hammered looking pyramid shaped cap. We had it made out of bronze. It was amazing and weighed in at nearly 16 lbs! Then my friend said, “We should put a light in it!”
So we did. And it was beautiful!
Then I said, “We should sell these!”
And that was how Moonlight Decks was born. I used my web design experience and have been selling the custom made lighted post caps all over the country since 2004.
If you’d like to see some great options for lighting your deck, visit our website at www.moonlightdecks.com. We can do custom sizes and colors as well.