The Carolinas

With majestic live oaks, beautiful palm trees, and gorgeous settings along the coast, Outdoor Illumination is thrilled to bring the magic of the night to North and South Carolina. Our lighting designs are well thought out, carefully planned, flawlessly executed, and rigorously maintained.
This way our clients can enjoy their nighttime setting for years and years to come.

Be Inspired. Be Creative.

We love to light up beautiful landscapes and homes. But we also look for special features to light, something that is unique to each and every property we design; and then we figure out the perfect way to bring it all alive at night. We seek out the magic in every design.

GEORGE HARTNER

GEORGE HARTNER

Along with his wife, Jane Cockrell, Hartner launched Outdoor Illumination of the Carolinas in 2005. His designs include Lumina Station, Airlie Gardens, Audi Cape Fear, Kenan Chapel, BeauCoast, Barefoot Landing, St Andrews on the Sound and hundreds more.

Hartner has a true passion for lighting. “I see it as an art much more than a science. I love to be at the projects the very first time we turn on the lights. There is magic in that moment.”

Hartner has a BA in Communications from Cortland State University and his passions don’t stop with lighting. He is an avid surfer and a musician. “Lighting, like music and surfing, allows me to express myself in very creative ways.”

Hartner is also proud of the company’s commitment to quality and service. “We use only the best products from the best manufacturers. Our installations follow a rigorous process that ensures systems will last a long, long time. We also provide follow up service to provide maximum customer satisfaction.”

George Hartner
Coastal Carolinas
910.270.6262
georgeh@outdoorillumination.com

 

 

BILL WATSON

BILL WATSON

Watson joined the OI team in 2016 to head up the company’s growing presence in the Raleigh and surrounding areas. One of his primary areas of focus will be on the partnership Outdoor Illumination has with Preston Development.

“We have designed the lighting for their corporate offices in Cary and we are in the planning stages to work with them on their Chatham Park initiative which will be an on-going effort lasting many years. They are truly the type of company we like to associate ourselves with as their commitment to quality is unparalleled.”

Watson is a former executive at IBM. He is not only a very experienced business leader but a practicing artist as well. With an emphasis on visual composition and use of light and shadow, Watson’s paintings have been shown at juried exhibits throughout the region.

Bill Watson
Raleigh, Chapel Hill and the RTP area
919.349.0348
billmilowatson@gmail.com

Our Portfolio

WILMINGTON / WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH / FIGURE 8 / SOUTHPORT / BEAUFORT / MYRTLE BEACH.

RALEIGH / CHAPEL HILL / DURHAM / CARY / PITTSBORO / CHATHAM PARK

Any Many Other Areas!