Long time Seattle residents, Brett Farrington and Sharla Dodd, having lived and worked in the community, recognized a niche in Seattle where they could invest their time and energy – enter Holiday Spirit Lighting. Created in 2009, Holiday Spirit Lighting began as a seasonal, family endeavor where Brett & Sharla explored the intricacies of lighting up Seattle homes during the dark holiday season. Organically, the business grew thanks to a dedicated, close group of friends and family that returned to work for their inspired leaders every holiday season to light up Seattle homes, neighborhoods and businesses. This allowed them to fulfill their traveling ambitions during the off season, employ a tight knit crew of family and friends and eventually start a family.
With a growing business and family in tow, Brett and Sharla decided to expand their roles and create a new brand – Renova Exterior Detailing; a year round home detailing enterprise that seemed a natural marriage to the holiday lighting business. Holiday Spirit Lighting is proud to now serve over ____ Seattle residences and provides big-scale, commercial installations for local communities such as Ballard Alliance, Chihuly Glass Garden, Google campus, Kirkland downtown, Madison Park and Fremont Ave. The company plans to continually grow the business with an emphasis on taking care of their employees, dedication to hard work and maintaining sustainable values within the business.
A sustainable small business that focuses on cultivating home and community values, both within its employees and customers we serve. Locally based and operated, Holiday Spirit Lighting began as a family/friend endeavor and has now served the greater Seattle area for over ten years. With employee values at its core, the company prioritized benefits & opportunities, living wages and a strong team culture. We value the art of lighting and brightening Seattle homes and in turn we hope to spread a collective sentiment of joy and community.
Show up. Take care. Get better
The seasonal nature of holiday light installations allows for ample time during the off-season to organize and fund various philanthropic endeavors. During its first couple of years Holiday Spirit Lighting made charitable donations to Northwest Harvest, Toys For Tots and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This year Brett and Sharla have taken a more hands-on approach and have traveled to Kenya to volunteer with Global Vision International for a wildlife conservation project. Holiday Spirit Lighting is proud to continually support local charities and organizations by spreading the joy of holiday cheer for Seattle’s local community.
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Our Path To Sustainability
Owner Brett Farrington has made it his mission to move Holiday Spirit Lighting & Renova Exterior Detailing towards a sustainable direction and plans to gain BCorp certification by 2023. “Our values to continually evolve and grow as a company align with our commitment to become a sustainable small business that gives back to the community we serve.” – Brett Farrington
4 Things We Do To Reduce Impact
- Low energy consumption lights
- Custom installations stored and recycled for use the following year
- Brett Farrington coach for Sustainability Ambassadors
- Goal to transition to electric fleet by 2025
Eric is now Co-Owner of Renova in addition to our new Chief of Operations and will be working closely with each of our field and office staff members to ensure and oversee the efficiency and flow among our team in order to provide an exceptional customer experience.
Lived in Seattle for 19 years
Been cleaning windows for 14 years and hanging lights for 1
Hobbies: reading books, playing music, biking, and running
When he’s not working you’ll find him spending time with his family and playing Mario Party with his daughter Frances.