Joshua “JJ” Johnson has joined the Porter Lighting Inside Sales Team. JJ has been in the electrical industry for seven years, four years working in the field and three years on the distribution side. He lives in Bryant, AR with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, JJ enjoys working on drag cars, hunting, and spending time with the family.
We now represent Anolis Lighting in Louisiana. 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.
Porter Lighting’s newest outside salesman is Anthoney Woods. He has been involved in the construction Industry for two decades and in the Lighting industry for 4 years, and he holds multiple certifications in Lighting management. Anthoney and his wife of sixteen years, Jessica, are lifelong Arkansas residents having lived in the southeast, Southwest, and Northwest Corners of the state. They have 3 children. Anthoney is a Cub Scout Den leader, and he and his family are active members of First Christian Church of Sherwood where he plays guitar in the Praise Band.
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.
Dave Hare has joined Porter Sales’ lighting team as Inside Sales. Dave has been in the electrical industry on the distribution side for nine years. Dave lives in Hazen, Arkansas with his wife and two sons. In his spare time he enjoys camping and duck hunting. Please join us in welcoming Dave to our team!
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.
Brad Darnell is the Applications and Design specialist now working for Porter Lighting. Brad attended Arkansas State University and received a certificate of proficiency in computer aided drafting and design. The last 5 years were spent doing steel framed home design. Most of his free time is spent riding his Harley Davidson. He also enjoys spending time outdoors with his fiancée & 3 dogs.
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.
We are now representing Lumetta in Arkansas. Since 1992, Lumetta has used modern manufacturing practices to create a dynamic line of ceiling, wall, and portable luminaries. All of their products are produced in-house by a dedicated team of talented engineers, craftsmen, and artisans. They take pride in their hands-on approach and fabricate each fixture from scratch. All of their products can be easily altered in design, scale, light source, and diffuser effects. Lumetta has grown in response to an evolution in lighting sources and now offers thousands of finishes and lamping combinations for the Contract market. All of their products are manufactured in the USA.
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
Joining the Porter Lighting team in Design and Applications is Adam Kaylor. Adam graduated from Michigan tech University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He enjoys spending time with family, hiking, photography and woodworking. He will be a great addition to our team.
We now represent ARON Lighting in Arkansas. ARON Lighting is a US-based manufacturer of high performance interior LED lighting products for commercial, office, educational and industrial spaces. The mission of ARON Lighting is to satisfy unmet customer needs for well designed and built LED lighting products that change the way we light the spaces in which we work and live. At the heart of what makes ARON products so unique, aside from the luminaire form factor, is their leading LED optic system allowing for true beam control. ARON Lighting works very closely with partnered companies to assure that each customer receives the true experience of a high quality and high performing light. With quick turnaround, popular fixture specs are also available for your choosing.
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 now represent TPR Enterprises in Arkansas. 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 now represent SolarPath Sun Solutions in Arkansas. SolarPath Sun Solutions is a worldwide leading manufacturer of renewable energy (solar) powered lighting, solar traffic calming solutions, LED fixtures and specified solutions to any outdoor lighting concepts. Founded in 2005, SolarPath Sun Solutions develops, markets, and sells grid-independent solar lighting technologies throughout the world. SolarPath seeks to engage architectural and commercial grade solar lighting solutions in order to enhance investments in the development of sustainable and long-term grid-independent infrastructure.
We now represent LUMCA, Inc. in Arkansas and Oklahoma. LUMCA is based in Canada and offers a very diverse variety of street lighting.
We now represent DURAY Lighting in Northern Mississippi, Arkansas, and Western Tennessee. Duray offers simple solutions for complex projects customized to their customer's unique lighting requirements.
We now represent Lucifer Lighting Company in Arkansas. Lucifer Lighting offers U.S. manufactured low voltage lighting products including fiber optics, track and spots, light strips, down lights, and LEDs.
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.
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. DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT
We now represent Vantage Lighting in Arkansas. Vantage Lighting is a leading manufacturer of specification-grade recessed and surface downlights for commercial and institutional applications. Vantage offers a complete line of energy-efficient new construction, retrofit and remodel luminaires, with a variety of lamp and control options, aperture sizes, styles, mounting types, light distributions, and lumen packages.
We now represent Contech Lighting in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Contech is a resource for innovative, high performance, and sustainable lighting solutions.
Josh Hubbard has joined the Porter Lighting Team as a Lighting Energy sales representative. Josh has been in retail sales for 13 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and watching the Arkansas Razorbacks. We are glad to have him with us.
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.
Katie McMurrough has joined our team as Inside Sales for Porter Lighting and Controls. Katie graduated in May from Texas A&M University with a degree in Industrial Distribution and a minor in Business Administration. She is getting married in July, and will officially start her career in our Little Rock office on July 27. Katie enjoys golfing, hiking, and listening to music. We are excited to have her on our team.
We now represent Erco in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and San Antonio. Erco has lit up exhibits and showrooms all over the world with their high performance LED downlights. Erco's global network enables them to guarantee a reliable service - especially on international, trans-border projects. Take a look at Erco's many past projects here.
We now Represent Elcast Lighting. Elcast provides architectural and commercial exterior lighting products.
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 Lightsmith , Lightsmith is a manufacturer of traditional and contemporary church lighting and custom luminaries.
Amie Lawson has joined our Lighting Quotations team. Amie has been in the lighting industry for seven years and we are excited about the knowledge and experience she brings to the Porter Lighting and Controls team.
We now represent Visco, manufacturer of a wide variety of cast iron and steel ornamental streetlights, traffic signal poles, bollards, and other streetscape equipment.
Andrew Coles has joined our team as Customer Service/Inside Sales. Andrew's previous experience in lighting showroom sales will be a great asset to our team. He lives in Little Rock and is currently finishing up his last year of college as a Finance major.
We now represent Lightnet Architectural Lighting, a specialist for professional building illumination, inspiring customers with aesthetic, functional and energy-efficient luminaires.
We now represent The Lighting Edge in Arkansas, West Tennessee and North Mississippi. The Lighting Edge offers decorative commercial and specification grade lighting, custom lighting fixtures and lighting fixture restoration.
We now represent Calpipe Security Bollards in Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Northern Louisiana. Calpipe manufacturers vehicle-stopping security posts that range from functional to aesthetically-designed safety barriers.
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 Emergensee Lighting Products in Arkansas, North Mississippi and North Louisiana. Emergensee provides quality Life-Safety lighting products and at competitive prices. They keep an in-depth inventory available for quick shipping.
We now represent ViVid Leds, a complete source for LED replacement lamps and fixtures specializing in commercial, residential and architectural lighting applications.
We now represent Luminii in Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee. Lumini is a premier manufacturer of specification grade LED lighting products for interior and exterior applications.
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 Hinkley Lighting. Hinkley manufactures energy-efficient decorative lighting solutions. They are a global brand, intent on providing the best in style, quality and value.
We now represent Douglas Lighting Controls in Arkansas, North Louisiana, North Mississippi and West Tennessee. Douglas manufactures a full line of lighting control products from basic components to pre-assembled systems. Their products and systems are installed in thousands of buildings worldwide and have come to be known for our reliable product and years of tremendous service.
We now represent Green Creative, a solid state lighting development and manufacturing company that specializes in retrofit lighting for the commercial market, offering a comprehensive line of LED lighting solutions.
Porter Lighting & Controls now represents ILP Lighting. Since its inception in 2003, ILP has focused its business solely on manufacturing high efficiency lighting products for a wide variety of commercial applications, providing the most comprehensive line of fluorescent, induction, and LED fixtures on the market.
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.
Porter Lighting & Controls now represents Boca Flasher. Boca Flasher has history of successful LED lighting design and manufacturing since 1995. Starting with LED lighting and associated control products for the traffic safety market, Boca has progressively grown into a full-scale manufacturer and support provider.
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
Porter Lighting and Controls received an “Outstanding Sales Achievement” award from PMC Lighting for 2013 in recognition of achieving & exceeding our sales goal.