“When you are working with Outdoor Lighting Expressions you know you are working with outstanding professionals who do what they say they’re going to do.  The transformation of the home and landscape with their lighting designs are breathtaking. There are other companies out there doing lighting, but Clay Johnston and Outdoor Lighting Expressions are extremely creative”.

Ken & Lynne Gustafson

“I can honestly say that, quality of the product not withstanding, the main reason I choose Outdoor Lighting Expressions for my professional lighting solutions is one person, Clay Johnston. When I introduce him to a client or an architect, I know he will step up to the plate and deliver. When he studies the plans and understands the design concepts, he wastes no time in developing a lighting concept that makes the design come to life. He is also very flexible and listens to my design criteria. The products are always of the best quality. But beyond that, Clay is a man with integrity. He stands behind everything he does and he always treats my clients with the utmost respect.”

“I would be hard pressed to find someone to replace you”.

Buddy Spencer, CB Spencer & Associates Landscape Architects

“As a residential architect I work very closely with the landscape architects that work on my projects and realize how important integrating exterior lighting is to the design. I have worked with Outdoor Lighting Expressions on several projects including my personal residence. They are very skilled at selecting the right lighting products and fixtures and will demonstrate how they will look before installation. I am very impressed with their knowledge of lighting and controls and methods of installation. They did an incredible job on my personal residence and I recommend them whenever I can!”

John Fulton, AIA – John Fulton Associates, Architect

“In the contracting world, it’s not easy to find a company that goes beyond your expectations. Outdoor Lighting Expressions is this type of company. I know this because I have worked with them on many projects.

Although I am involved in my clients’ lighting designs, OLE’s additional creativity and knowledge is always a great help. Their input adds to the success of many projects, not to mention awards that they have won. As a professional I strongly recommend them for their expertise, professionalism and creativity”.

Susan Schlenger, B.S.L.A, A..S.L.A – Susan Schlenger Landscape Design

“On time, great ideas, neat and clean –  no evidence they were ever there when finished, good service = happy clients!”

Kevin Montague – John W. Montague Jr. Inc., Custom Home Builders

“I can speak from our experience first hand as Clay lit our home at the lake after we finished construction. Clay runs a first class operation and is always professional in all of his dealings with me and my husband as well as with the customers who I refer to him. If you are thinking of an outdoor lighting project, there is only one company to call and that’s Outdoor Lighting Expressions.”

“I highly recommend Clay Johnston and Outdoor Lighting Expressions to many of my clients who have just bought a new home or who are trying to sell their home. Clay and his company make my customer’s homes and landscapes look absolutely beautiful at night while adding to the safety, security and value of their home. Outdoor Lighting Expressions has done most of the more magnificent homes in our area”.

Vicki Millehan, Prudential Waterfront Properties – 2-Time RVAR Agent of the Year,

“I enjoy working with Outdoor Lighting Expressions because they take care of my clients.  My clients appreciate the light demonstrations. Because they are willing to take the time to set up a light demonstration at their home, my clients are more informed and understand exactly what to expect from their landscape lights.  The installation of the lights meets their expectations and there are no surprises.  I really enjoy working with Outdoor Lighting Expressions because of their attention to detail during the installation of the lights.  They make sure that all wires are hidden and that no plants are damaged.  Service calls after the installation have been prompt and thorough.  If my clients are happy, I am happy. And, they make my work look great at night.”

Steven Koprowski, Koprowski Associates, Landscape Design & Project Management

“We at Baron Enterprises of VA, Inc. are very impressed with the look and function of lighting scenes installed by Outdoor Lighting Expressions for our customers. In the time we have worked together, we have had an opportunity to see many wonderful designs and have been met with very positive feedback from clients. Their crews were very professional and on time in each and every installation.  We look forward to working with Outdoor Lighting Expressions for many years to come.”

George Baron, Baron Enterprises of VA, Inc., Custom Home Builder

“As an Interior Designer, I am comfortable referring Outdoor Lighting Expressions to my customers as outdoor lighting projects add beauty accentuating the architectural features of the home and landscape while adding to the security of the home. Outdoor Lighting Expressions has always completed projects in a timely manner for me and my customers. They are a contractor you can trust. As a homeowner, I also feel safe and secure at night with my home being beautifully lit by Outdoor Lighting Expressions.”

Kris Willard, ASID, Interiors By Kris

“My experience with Outdoor Lighting Expressions has been terrific. They are very patient with me and the clients during their night exhibits. They respond promptly to any questions or concerns and provide high quality materials that require very little maintenance. I highly recommend Clay Johnston and Outdoor Lighting Expressions.”

Doug Robbins, Owner, Robbins Landscaping


Thanks for all of the details you laid out regarding the additional lighting at GF. I will be in communication with GF this week and will provide you with any additional questions they may have for you. Thank you for being such a thorough & diligent partner in this project- not all subs are so invested.”


Laurie Miller, Development Coordinator, The Miller Group

“Just letting you know that everything is great with the lighting, your guys did a beautiful job! Everything looks great, worth every penny!”

Philip Cabibi, Customer

I wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with our outdoor lights. I knew they would look good but you took our home to a different level. Your workers were friendly and were meticulous with everything they did. We will be recommending you to our friends. Thanks for the A+ job!”

Jamey and Megan Parks

Not only do the new LEDs look great, but your guys are AMAZING! They were courteous, friendly professional, careful and did absolutely impeccable work. Thanks so much for such a great job!”

Linda Smith

“I’m a tough customer,  I’m not unreasonable or mean or anything, but I do know and appreciate good customer service when I get it and your company provides it.”

S. Tate

“My wife has been back to WV several times since you installed the lighting for us. She has been telling me how nice it looked. Last night I arrived in WV and saw the lighting for my first time. It is perfect!! It accomplished exactly the look we were trying to get. Thank you and the project turned out exactly as we wanted it. Thank you so much.”

R. Puckett, Homeowner, Greenbrier Sporting Club

“Thank you for installing the lights at our home. The work was done beautifully and the gentlemen who came to install the lights were professional and did a very clean job. Thank you!”

C.  Linden

“I very much appreciate your commitment to providing a quality product and quality service. You are succeeding at both.”


Mike Z.

“We are very pleased with the new lighting that was installed recently. After ten years our system was ready for an upgrade. We liked the advantages that the newer LED lighting provided over the existing halogen lights, but we were concerned that the new LED lights might look dramatically different from what we were used to. We are very pleased that the lighting system has the look and feel of the original system that you installed. Our home looks better than ever and we have the added energy saving benefits that the LED system provides as well as the new sleeker design of the fixtures. Thank you for working with us on the project.”

Lee and Susan S.

Thank you Clay,

Love the photos. You have a great company and product and we became friends with your installers, Fred and Sam.

Our new outdoor lighting adds a level of serenity that was not there before, or maybe it is the visual aspect of it that makes your senses more aware of it.



I wanted to thank you for the fine work. As you promised your install guys are great and we had fun talking to them last night. They think very highly of you and are perfectionists on installations.


Hey Clay,

Bill and I wanted to let you know that the landscape lighting exceeded our expectations! We are very pleased with the new look of the front yard lighting. The guys who did the installation were excellent and so professional. Thanks for doing such a great job!


Carol H.

Hi Clay,
I wanted to reach out to thank you for the beautiful lighting work you did for Paul and me at our lake property in the late summer. I never expressed to you how happy we were/are with the work. The lighting made a mind-blowing difference with path visibility, and the aesthetic improvements with the up-lighting on the trees was better than we hoped for.

Amanda C.

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