About Kendall Lighting Center

William Ackerman began his business in 1907 with a push cart going door to door doing minor electrical repairs and grew to opening the 1st store in 1915. In 1986 the company was sold to Kendall and in 1994 the lighting center as we now know it was born.

The primary focus of our business has always been customer service and we strive on a daily basis to do it better than anyone. We are American Lighting Association certified professionals with extensive knowledge and over 100 years combined experience.

Kendall has a large inventory of fixtures in stock and has special order access to over 100 vendors. There are convenience centers where we can demonstrate the use of recessed, track and landscape lighting as well as a plethora of hanging fixtures.

We look forward to your next visit and will do all we can to make it an enjoyable, rewarding experience.

Kelly - Lighting Center Manager

Kelly began her lighting career in 1985 and has been with Kendall since 1994. After meeting the requirements of The American Lighting Association, she became a Lighting Specialist in 2002 and then earned her Certified Lighting Consultant designation in 2003. In addition to being a member of The American Lighting Association, she is a member of the Greater Grand Rapids Home Builders Association. Kelly attends the Dallas Lighting Market each year to ensure that the product that Kendall Lighting has on display continues to meet our client's demand for value in every dollar they spend, knowing that fabulous design is simply not enough.
Cris - Lighting Specialist

Cris graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art & Design in 1991. She has been with Kendall since 1994 and has earned her Certified Lighting Specialist certificate. Cris enjoys helping customers with their challenges in lighting.
Julie - Lighting Specialist

Julie is a graduate of Baker College with an Associate Degree in Interior Design, and has been with Kendall Lighting Center since 2004. She has received her certificate as Certified Lighting Specialist and enjoys working with many builders and designers in the west Michigan area.
Nichelle - Lighting Specialist

Nichelle came to Kendall Lighting in 2013. She earned her American Lighting Association designation as Certified Lighting Specialist in March of 2016. She also graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in May of 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. She is a member of our sales force and is instrumental in our showroom display selections, attending Dallas “Lightovation” market each year.
Bill - Lighting Associate

Bill has been involved in the lighting industry for over 30 years. Bill is an American Lighting Association Certified Lighting Associate. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. Bill is detail oriented and strives to provide the best possible customer experience.
Steve - Logistics

Steve has been involved in the logistics end of the lighting industry for 30+ years and has been with Kendall since 2004. He makes sure that orders get delivered to our customers expediently and accurately. In addition, Steve does receiving and stocking product and has a tight grip on our inventory. As a long distance runner, this active job suits him perfectly.
Ryan - Warehouse

Ryan is the newest member of Kendall Lighting Center. Ryan is in charge of location to location transfers as well as filling will call orders for our customers. He is a hard worker and takes pride in filling your orders promptly and correctly. He is looking forward to learning all aspects of our warehouse procedures and growing with the Kendall Group.