The newest Quotations Specialist for Houston Lighting is Chris Gorecki. Chris is new to the lighting and controls industry. He graduated from ITT with a degree in Computer Electronics Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his daughter and family. He also enjoys all sports, games and music. Chris will be an excellent addition to our team.
We now represent G Lighting in Houston, San Antonio and Arkansas. G Lighting’s mission is to provide quality architectural lighting products and personal service to their customers. G Lighting takes pride in their American made products. Their facilities are located in Saint Louis, Missouri. In addition to G Lighting’s catalog fixtures, they offer modifications and unique custom capabilities, including traditional and restoration solutions for any scale project.
Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls now represents DLS Lighting in all territories. DLS offers specification grade LED fixtures that offer simplicity and elegant precision. Careful consideration has been given to create function, form and lasting quality in their products. DLS offers ultra-sleek fixture designs that compliment and accentuate commercial and residential architecture.
We now represent Nova Flex in all territories. Nova Flex works with leading architects, lighting designers, engineers, national account groups, electrical distributors/wholesalers, and lighting supply stores across North America to provide custom LED solutions for specific applications.
Amanda Arce is assisting part time in the Houston Accounting office. Amanda was born in Houston and lives in Pasadena with her 4 kids, husband, and 2 dogs. Prior to working here, she worked for a year at Neighbors Emergency Center as an administrative assistant. Amanda attends San Jacinto College, working towards an associate’s degree and loves to spend time with her family and attending her children’s sport events.
We now represent Pure Edge Lighting in Houston. Pure Lighting redefines the standards of interior design with luminaries that blend seamlessly into architecture. Edge Lighting provides thousands of adaptable fixtures with quick shipping to solve complex lighting challenges. Together they are an unbeatable force.
We now represent Nest in all territories. Nest Labs is a home automation producer of programmable, self-learning, sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats, smoke detectors, and other security systems. Nest introduced the Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011 as their first product. Since then, Nest Labs had grown into more than 1,100 employees, with a new engineering center in Seattle.
Justin Wilson is Houston Lighting’s new Distributor/Contractor Sales Manager. Justin grew up in Burton, Texas, but has called Houston home since 2001. He has 19 years of experience in Commercial Sales with Electrical Distributors. Justin is happily married with a 6 year old daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and hunting.
We now represent Reggiani in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas. Reggiani is an international benchmark for the lighting sector, highly regarded for its ability to simplify complex technologies, making them easy to use, enhancing the livability of our environs illumining them in a safe, environmentally friendly manner.
Houston Lighting has gained a new receptionist, Gigi Canseco. Gigi was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She enjoys spending time with her son (13), her daughter (16) and twin girls (9). Her son keeps her pretty busy on the weekends with sporting events. Gigi enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping and doing a little crafting in her spare time.
Adam Ballesteros has joined Houston lighting’s application department. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and most recently lived in Seattle, WA. Although he misses living on the west coast, Adam is happy to be back in Texas. He is currently working on a degree in mechanical engineering. We are glad to have him on our team!
Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls now represents Light and Green in Houston, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Light and Green boasts an entire line of plaster and ceramic fixtures including trim-less recessed down lighting and step lighting that produces a clean modern look in residential applications.
Houston Lighting’s newest Lighting Project Manager is Kelley Merritt. Kelley was raised in Columbus, TX but she has called Houston home since 2005. Kelley has a strong passion for singing and spends most of her spare time singing with a Texas Dancehall Band around the Houston area. We are eager to see her grow with Bell & McCoy.
Greg Buford is Houston Lighting’s newest Outside Contractor Sales representative. He was born and raised in the Houston area. Greg has 30 plus years in the construction industry, most of which involved industrial and commercial electrical installations. For 7 years he worked as a Design Builder and spent the past 4 years in Electrical Distribution. We are pleased to have him in our company!
Bob Bell, the newest inside salesman for Houston Lighting, is originally from the St. Louis area but has called Texas home since 1981. Bob has been in the electrical industry for 34 years now and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Houston Quotes Department. He started working in counter sales in 1983. For the last 11 years, Bob has worked for two different pole manufacturers as a Regional Sales Manager. In Bob’s spare time he enjoys a good game of golf!
Brittany Bussey is the newest member of the Houston Lighting team. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Business Foundations from the University of Houston in 2016. After working for a while as a Fitness Specialist, she decided to move into the Lighting industry and joined the inside sales team at Bell & McCoy. In her free time Brittany enjoys coaching cheerleading, working out and running.
We now represent Justice Design Group in Austin, Houston and Oklahoma. From a contemporary bathroom light atop an elegant mirror to a dramatic sconce illuminating a formal entryway, Justice Design Group designs and produces clean-lined, distinctive lighting for residential, hospitality and commercial settings. Create a mood, complement a theme, or simply add the perfect accent with a Justice Design decorative lighting fixture.
Houston Lighting has a new Outside Salesperson, David Johnson. David was born in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania on a D1 wrestling scholarship where he earned a Bachelor’s in History. David enlisted in the United States Army as an intelligence analyst in 2005 and deployed 3 times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is still currently serving in the US Army Reserve. Needless to say, we are honored to have David on our team.
Bell & McCoy Companies announces the opening of a new Lighting and Controls office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This new location will allow us to better serve Tulsa customers and shows our commitment to the Tulsa market. We have added two people to our inside team to support this new office. It has been an exciting time for the Oklahoma division since opening in 2012, and this addition will help pave the way to their continued success. DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT
We now represent HUNZA Lighting in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. HUNZA provides solutions for all exterior outdoor lighting applications such as step, path, driveway, deck, swimming pool, fountain and water-feature lighting, up-lighting, down-lighting and wall mounted installations. HUNZA lighting products will make your outdoor environment a lasting, valuable extension of your living or work space.
We now represent Anolis Lighting in Houston. Anolis is a cutting edge designer and manufacturer of high end architectural indoor and outdoor flood Lighting and wall Washers. Capabilities include color changing and motorized aiming LED luminaires.
Bell & McCoy is excited to announce that we will begin representing GE Lamps and Ballasts in South Texas effective August 1, 2016. We now represent GE’s entire Lighting Product Portfolio, Lamps (Core and LED), Ballasts, and Fixtures (HID and LED) in Central Texas and the Lamps and Ballasts in Houston. GE has been a Leader in Lighting for over 100 years and we are excited about this opportunity with them. Lamps and Ballasts will be handled by our Supply Division, while fixtures will remain with Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls. DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT
GE LAMPS AND BALLASTS (SOUTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS)
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GE FIXTURES (CENTRAL TEXAS)
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We now represent TPR Enterprises in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. TPR Enterprises is a New York based manufacturer of LED and Fiber Optic Lighting and Controls, and has become one of the premier manufacturers in North America. TPR was established in 1980 and has completed thousands of projects from Broadway Shows and Casinos to Commercial Buildings and High End Residences.
We are very pleased to announce that we’ve hired Eddie Anders as an Outside Salesman on both the Supply and Lighting side of our company covering the Beaumont area. Quite a few of you will remember Eddie, as he was a member of our team in the central Texas area for years before moving back home to Beaumont. Eddie has a vast knowledge of our industry, and will be a great addition to our sales team.
We now represent JESCO Lighting Group in Oklahoma, Dallas, and Houston. JESCO is a New York based company who offers contemporary, architectural, energy-efficient fixtures for commercial, institutional and residential applications. JESCO’s product line is constantly evolving as technology advances, and for that we are glad to be a part of their team.
Joining the Lighting Accounting team in Houston is Melissa Hernandez. She if from Pasadena, TX and has been in accounting for 13 years. She has two daughters who are 18 and 20 years old. Melissa enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is excited to be here and learn the ropes here at Bell & McCoy.
We now represent Lucifer Lighting Company in Houston. Lucifer Lighting offers U.S. manufactured low voltage lighting products including fiber optics, track and spots, light strips, down lights, and LEDs.
Laura Mercado joins the Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls team in Houston as inside sales. If the name sounds familiar it is because Laura previously worked in our San Antonio lighting office. She's a proud graduate of the University of Maryland and received her BA in foreign languages. Laura speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Italian. She recently moved back to Houston and is enjoying her new role at Bell & McCoy. In her spare time Laura enjoys hanging out with her son, wine tasting, exercising, and anything outdoors.
We are pleased to announce that STEVE SIMPSON is the recipient of our 2015 Danney Van McCoy Employee of the Year Award! This award recognizes one of our employees as someone with outstanding passion and desire, who bettered our business and performed above all others.
Steve is our Oklahoma territory manager. He started with Bell & McCoy in 2006 after spending time at Borders States as our customer and our friend. Steve and his team have won the Legrand Circle of Excellence award three out the last five years and were recognized in the opening comments of the Legrand National Sales Meeting last January. As many of you know, Steve will help anyone at any time with anything and he applies that attitude to his professional and personal life. Please join us in congratulating Steve on this award!
We now represent Peachtree Lighting in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Peachtree Lighting, located in Covington, GA, USA, is a quality manufacturer of architectural grade downlighting, cylinders and decorative products. While the company‘s products are available in a wide range of traditional light sources, recent designs focus on the use of high efficiency LED components. Peachtree's products are ideal for architecturally sensitive and upscale applications including Hospitals, Health Care, Churches, Theaters, Auditoriums, Atriums, Hotels, Restaurants, and Specialty Environments.
We now represent NICOR Lighting in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. NICOR offers a range of commercial and residential LED lighting, including downlights, indoor, outdoor, exit and emergency lighting. NICOR continues to expand and is quick to embrace sustainable energy solutions and efficient products.
Another exciting announcement from Bell & McCoy Companies as we start the new year! The success of our lighting and controls business would not be possible without the type of leadership demonstrated by Rob Duncan and Jim Mohr, and we are looking forward to a great future with them in these key roles. Congratulations Rob and Jim! DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT
ROB DUNCAN - VICE-PRESIDENT OF LIGHTING SALES
Rob Duncan has been promoted to Vice-President of Lighting and Controls for Bell & McCoy Companies. Rob started our first lighting and controls business in June 2006 and has worked hard to build our team and make us a viable rep in the Houston market. Rob has a degree from Texas A & M University and prior to Bell & McCoy spent 10 years with Lutron Electronics. Rob has a huge passion to help us grow overall and in his new role he will be working with all the General Managers to help them build their businesses to even bigger levels than they are today. This is a new position for us and much needed as our business has grown considerably over the last 5 years.
JIM MOHR - GENERAL MANAGER
Jim Mohr has been promoted to General Manager of Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls Houston. Jim started with us in November 2014 as our lighting sales manager and in a short time has done a great job in gaining the confidence of our people and customers in his ability to lead this business. Jim is also a graduate of Texas A & M University and prior to us worked in lighting manufacturing and in the rep business in North Texas. I am excited to watch Jim grow with us and expand on an already very successful business.
We now represent Contech Lighting in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Contech is a resource for innovative, high performance, and sustainable lighting solutions.
Matt Collins has joined the Lighting Quotations team in Houston, Matt graduated form Texas A&M University with degrees in Business and International Economics. He spent the last 8 years as a U.S. Army officer, and is excited to be back in Houston.
We now represent SolaRight Lighting in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. SolaRight Lighting offers the first patented, construction grade LED solar paver tiles and street safety markers in the world.
The newest member of our team, Sydney Pendleton, will be working with contractors in the Houston area. She will be a part of the electrical, lighting, and Integrated Solutions teams. Sydney was born and raised in Tomball, TX. While she is new to the lighting industry, she has been around construction most of her life, as her father is a developer and home builder. Sydney loves to hunt, fish, and spend time on the water. We are excited to have her.
Maricela Medina has joined Houston Lighting's application department. She is originally from Mexico, but moved to the U.S. 9 years ago. Maricela is currently enrolled at the Art Institute of Houston where she is working on a degree in interior design. We will congratulate her as she graduates in September, and grows with us in the lighting world.
We now represent Sternberg Lighting in Houston. Sternberg challenges the lighting industry with it's innovations in engineering, design, and manufacturing. Their energy efficient LED street lighting luminaires have set a new standard for municipalities, universities, utilities and commercial entities seeking energy costs savings.
Justin Watson has joined the Houston lighting team as a Project Manager. Justin has degrees in Military History and Systems Engineering from The US Military Academy at West Point. While in the Army, he completed his Project Management Professional Certification. Justin is married with 3 young children. We are excited to see him grow with our team.
We now represent Ephesus Lighting in all of the territories we cover. Ephesus specializes in LED sports lighting solutions for stadiums, arenas, and outdoor courts. Ephesus is different in that their new-age technology has been developed to give you control over exactly how much light you need, where you need it, and when it is needed. These customizations allow more light to be produced using less energy.
Chase Coale has joined our Bell & McCoy IT team in Houston. Chase has an associate's degree in Information Technology, and is working towards his Microsoft certifications. Chase will be a great asset to our team.
We now represent Elk Lighting, a premier designer and importer of indoor and outdoor residential, designer and commercial lighting fixtures for the commercial market.
We now represent Visco, manufacturer of a wide variety of cast iron and steel ornamental streetlights, traffic signal poles, bollards, and other streetscape equipment.
Jim Mohr has joined our Houston Lighting team in the newly created position of Sales Manager. Jim spent the past 20 years in the lighting industry - 10 years as lighting lighting rep in the Dallas area and then 10 years in lighting manufacturing. Jim is married with three kids. We are excited to have him as part of our team.
We now represent JESCO Lighting Group, offering a comprehensive selection of contemporary, architectural, energy-efficient lighting fixtures for a broad range of commercial, institutional and residential applications.
Mike Murphy has joined the Houston Lighting team as Construction Manager, coordinating and overseeing our large projects. Mike has spent the last 12 years in the Marine Corps. His skills and leadership experience will be a great fit in this new role for us.
We now represent SSL Solid State Luminaires in Houston. Solid State Luminaires manufacturers the next-generation of LED technology at an affordable cost. Eight years of exhaustive research, a network of world-wide partners and utilization of the best technology available has culminated to form Solid State Luminaires, your premier LED solution provider.
We now represent Lilibend in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Lilibend is a specification grade LED tape system suitable for architectural as well as high end residential projects.
We now represent Luminii, a premier manufacturer of specification grade LED lighting products for interior and exterior applications.
We now represent Litelab. Litelab is US-based manufacturer of architectural cove and busrun lighting for museums, retail, commercial and high-end residential.
Danney McCoy has announced his retirement, effective May 30, 2014. Danney founded Bell & McCoy 42 years ago. His vision and passion for our company and this industry will always be a part of us. On June 1, 2014 he will begin an exciting new journey as he and Breanna move to Boquete, Panama. Click here to read the retirement announcemen from "Panama Dan".
The Houston Electrical League honored Danney with their prestigious Legacy Award. A $2,000 scholarship will be given in his name every year to a deserving student. The Legacy Award honors individuals who have been supporters of the H.E.L. and made a substantial impact on our industry. Congratulations Danney Van McCoy!
We now represent Luminance, manufacturer of elegant hospitality and residential lighting for both simple and extravagant spaces.
We now represent Hinkley Lighting. Hinkley manufactures energy-efficient decorative lighting solutions. They are a global brand, intent on providing the best in style, quality and value.
Bell & McCoy Companies received IMARK's Platinum Level Award for customer service provided during the year 2013. We are honored to serve our IMARK customers and look forward to partnering with them again this year.
We now represent Lumux. Lumux manufacturers architectural fixtures with great functionality for interior and exterior applications, and is committed to providing new products and cutting-edge design utilizing the latest in energy-saving light sources.
Bobbie Brown has joined our lighting team in Houston as Receptionist. Bobbie previously worked for Bell & McCoy doing Lutron merchandising and calling on showrooms. She left our company in 2004 to raise her son and operate the book store she owned, and we are excited to have her back working with us.
Luke Altomare has joined our lighting team in Houston. Luke is new to the lighting industry but is eager to learn and will be an asset to our inside sales team.
We now represent TerraLUX Illumination. TerraLUX designs and manufactures plug-and-play LED modules and light engines with intelligent on board drive circuitry to handle the engineering and integration work so you don’t have to. For lighting manufacturers, designers and building owners alike, we offer the “smartest” LED solutions.
Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls Houston now represents The Lighting Quotient. Based on a legacy of precise engineering and advanced design, The Lighting Quotient is a leading architectural lighting manufacturer that takes pride in creating energy-sensible lighting solutions that do not sacrifice quality or beauty. The company was founded in 1977 by architectural lighting innovator Sy Shemitz. The Lighting Quotient’s two main product divisions, elliptipar and tambient, take a design-forward approach to solving even the most complex lighting challenges with high-quality luminaires that efficiently and beautifully light any plane or surface.
Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls now represents Light Efficient Design. The Light Efficient Design vision is to offer the broadest array of state-of-the-art lighting products. As pioneers in the ever-advancing LED industry, we aim to be the solitary source for quality products, eliminating customer confusion and risk from unknown suppliers or unforeseen variables. We believe in building trust through dependable operations, which provide our customers with competitive pricing, rapid order processing, and readily-available inventory from our domestic warehouses. Our primary focus is to maintain effective customer communication, thus we make sales training, product support, and recourse top priorities.
We now represent OnLine Power, Inc., a leading world-class designer and producer of power protection products. Since our beginnings in 1975, we have grown to this position by offering our customers a wide selection of power protection equipment based on the technological innovation and on the reliability of our products.
William Ellis "Buddy" Binyon, 68, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Buddy was born on March 4, 1945, in Odessa to Nicholas and Heloise Binyon. He enjoyed the water and all things about it. He especially enjoyed boating, fishing, "bobbing," sunrises, sunsets, night riding, and most of all his family and friends. Buddy's career in the electrical industry spanned over 40 years. He joined Bell & McCoy in 1972 as a principal owner. Throughout his time in the industry, he was considered a leader, mentor, confidante, trainer, supporter and, most of all, a friend. He was a passionate man who had a true spirit for living life to the fullest. He cherished his family. Survivors: His wife and best friend of 48 years, Irene; son, Jason and his wife, Gina; daughters, Paige Lonibos and her husband, Neil, and Stacy Binyon; grandchildren, Tanner, Trace and Ty Binyon, Ashton, Braeden and Cason Lonibos; brothers, Nick and his wife Beverly, and Gary Binyon ; sister, Tricia Adcox and husband, Charles; as well as loving nieces and a nephew. Tribute Video
Bob Miller has joined the Houston Lighting Team. Bob will be doing specification sales for Houston and the Valley. He joins us from Lutron and is fluent in Spanish.
Brooke Culp joined our team in Houston as receptionist for our lighting division. She has now moved into an Inside Sales Assistant role. Brooke has spent the last few years in the veterinary world working with animals, and is excited about beginning her career in the electrical business with us.
Cortney Jimenez joins the Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls team in Houston as their newest Applications Specialist. She is a graduate of Louisiana Tech, having had a residential focus over the last few years. She will continue to extend her learning into the commercial world where she will be an integral part of the team.
Matt Gallard has joined Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls - Houston. Matt is a May 2013 graduate of Texas A & M with a major in Industrial Distribution and will be a part of our Inside Sales team.