Rusty Herndon, Lighting Quotations
Describe your experience working in show rooms/the lighting industry.
I started in a lighting showroom in November of 1988. I worked with Home builders and their customers designing lighting for their new homes.
I really enjoyed meeting with the customers and giving them ideas on lighting. It was always interesting helping design their custom home with all
the new products.
How did you hear/learn about All-Phase Indy? What made you want to join the team?
Over the years I had worked with All Phase on some different projects. The Lighting showroom that I worked, decided to close their business because the owners were retiring. I had met with Jerry and talked to him about if they had a need for a lighting person. When I met Jerry and all the people at
All phase it was a place that was growing and I wanted to be a part of it.
Briefly describe your job/typical day.
I have multiple customers that I deal with on a daily basis. I answer questions about bids, lighting questions and material that they need for projects. I am
also part of what I believe to be a great project management team. We are responsible for all the project business that All-Phase acquires.
What's the best thing about your job?
Talking with the customers and creating relationships that make doing business more enjoyable.
What's one of your proudest moments working at All-Phase Indy?
I have a lot of proud moments, but I would say being a part of seeing the business grow. Being a part of watching our new building be built and obtaining the
business to make the new building an necessity.
What career advice would you give to someone who is looking to enter a similar field as yours?
The lighting industry is always changing. It is a field that will allow you to always be involved in different applications. That keeps you interested, so you are not
always doing the same thing every day.
I enjoy going to and watching sporting events. I enjoy playing golf, fishing and being outside with family and friends. Currently I spend a great deal of my time with my
3 year old grandson.