How It Works
START YOUR DESIGN
In most cases we can prepare a quote by simply viewing a picture of your home. In rare cases or when requested, we come to your home to discuss design and take measurements. We’ll work with you to create the perfect light display!! Our minimum package starts at $500 and our average package is around $1000.
We schedule installations by weekly time slots, scheduling by the week allows us to stay flexible to the weather and the shift schedule of firemen while still providing you with a timeframe for your install. No need for you to be home for us to hang your lights & make your house or business shine bright!
REMOVAL AND STORAGE
Beginning Jan. 1, we will return to take your lights down. Removal order is generated randomly by a logistics app that routes our crew in the most efficient manner. We strive to have all lighting removed in January though a few will be removed in early February. We carefully label all lights accordingly for easy installation next year then package the lights in a container that we store in a secure facility for next season!
About 101 Holiday Lights
The mission of 101 Holiday Lights is to illuminate our surrounding neighborhoods while providing top notch customer service and a quality product at an unmatched price. We install permanent and temporary lighting displays and seasonal decor for our local neighborhoods and commercial properties. We have quickly become specialists in both holiday lighting and seasonal decorations for our residential and commercial customers in DFW communities. We have both the design and electrical experience to install dazzling light displays and decor that reflect the joy and beauty of the holidays.
The company was founded by Navy Veteran and current City of Dallas firefighter, Joshua Gaarz. Project staffing is provided by contracted first responders who have a long-term relationship with the company. Our first responder team has never been afraid of a little hard work and sharing a lot of good cheer!
Why Choose 101?
ARE THERE CONTRACTS INVOLVED?For Residential customers there are no contracts, for commercial customers we offer 3-year terms. All installations require a 50% deposit to get scheduled.
HOW MUCH DOES A HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY COST?This is probably the most common question. Every project is different and many variables can affect the cost such as amount of lighting required, number of staff required, project challenges, and height variables and equipment needed. Our average residential display ranges from $500 to $1,500. Our average commercial display can be around $2,500 – $5,000, again depending on the scope of work required. Every project can range depending on how much lighting you envision for your property. No matter how big or how small a project is, 101 Holiday Lights is dedicated to making it one of a kind!
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR SERVICE CALLS?No, service calls are included. Our customers pay for high quality lighting displays that should last throughout the holiday season. However, due to weather and other variables, there are times when bulbs need replaced or something needs reattached. Just let us know and we’ll get it taken care of for you within 48 hours.
ARE YOU INSURED?Yes! We carry a $1,000,000.00 liability insurance for every project. A copy of our Certificate of Insurance coverage can be provided upon request.
CAN I PICK A SPECIFIC DATE AND TIME FOR MY INSTALL?We try our best to accommodate our customers’ requests and have your lights installed by specific dates. Most lighting is installed by neighborhood / region to speed up the process. We begin installing as early as Halloween to ensure all lights are up before December 1st. We schedule installations by weekly time slots, scheduling by the week allows us to stay flexible to the weather and the shift schedule of firemen while still providing you with a timeframe for your install.
WILL YOU USE THE LIGHTS I OWN?No, unfortunately not. Most likely customer lights are box store bought, which will not have the same brightness, color, and durability. Most of all, if there was a failure of these personal lights, any damage would not be covered under our insurance carrier.
WHEN DO THE LIGHTS GET REMOVED?Our lighting crew begins removing lights January 1. If you would like to keep your display up slightly longer than others, we can plan your lighting removal for later in the month. However, we will attempt to get all displays down by a specific date.
WHAT TYPE OF LIGHTS DO YOU USE?101 Holiday Lights uses only high quality, commercial grade LED lights. In rare occasions like TV productions, we’ll utilize incandescent lights. We have access to a wide range of commercial products across the country. From custom light strands, a variety of garland and greenery, artificial trees from 12 feet tall all the way up to 70 feet tall, decorative bows, 3D light displays, and decorations for city light poles and overhead decor!
Great customer service! Josh was pleasant to work with and he did an excellent job. We love our lights. We highly recommend!
– Whitney Thompson
Josh is BEYOND prompt in his work. The lights look fantastic, everything that I thought it should be and more. His prices are unmatched and the quality of service is also unmatched.