Thursday, October 23, 2014

Home News Kichler to host training classes

Kichler to host training classes

Supplier News

The courses can help beginners to industry veterans.

| February 21, 2012

Landscape lighting professionals can improve their skills, knowledge, credentials and marketability by attending Kichler Lighting’s Certified Landscape Lighting Training Seminars.

With four training courses to choose from, attendees ranging from novice landscape lighting specialists to industry veterans can earn credits toward the American Lighting Association’s (ALA) Certified Lighting Consultant designation.

“Our training classes help landscape lighting professionals advance or increase their number of services, and therefore increase their revenues,” said Ronald Carter, Kichler’s corporate trainer and conductor of landscape lighting training classes.

“By teaching them how to do these jobs the right way, we also help them keep their customers coming back.”Dave Lewis, owner of A-1 Sprinkler Service in Allison Park, Pa., who has attended a training program the past two years, said, “I felt so much more comfortable after the hands-on install. I actually sold two jobs that first week back. It was a great confidence builder.”

During the courses, attendees discuss the basics of lighting installation, learn the differences between incandescent and LED systems and discover how wattage and beam spread are selected. Fundamentals of electrical and voltage differences are also covered.

Additionally, contractors will learn about the benefits of Kichler’s award-winning, energy-efficient Design Pro LED technology, including how to sell it, install it and how it can help grow their businesses.

Top news

Scotts acquires structural pest control company

This is the first time Scotts has purchased a home pest control business.

Kubota enters skid-steer market

The two models, introduced at its national dealer day, will be available in May of 2015. The company also announced three new zero-turn models.

Shake your eight ball

We look at seven of the top concerns and trends facing landscapers as they face 2015.

Everyone makes mistakes

Watch this Harvester video to see industry leaders admit some of their mistakes.

New landscape irrigation sprinkler standard

ICC and ASABE announced the first ANSI standard to establish uniform testing procedures.

x