ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (November 23, 2015) - A booming business in Central Indiana is making it easier for folks to have extraordinary exterior illumination and all you have to do is flip the switch.
Fred Zimmerman and his band of jolly elves are working hard these days hanging holiday lights.
“It started pretty much the day after Halloween, my phone just started ringing,” said Zimmerman.
His business, Christmas Light Installers is one of several growing companies in the area that specialize in outdoor holiday lighting.
Zimmerman has been doing this for about 5 years and his business has grown from a short term job for a couple of weeks, to a company that employs a half dozen people for about 3 months out of the year.
“People just love the idea of someone coming and putting up their lights for them,” said Zimmerman.
The Masariu’s agree. They are having their lights professionally done this year.
“The Clark Grizwald in me wants to do all the lights myself and have them look great, but at the end of the day when you see how great they look now, there’s no way I could have gotten them to look like this,” said Josh Masariu.
It took about 2 hours to hang the lights at their home. Zimmerman says his employees will come back out and fix them if one burns out they come back after the holidays and take them down- and they’ll store them for you until next year. There also a big safety factor to consider.
“These guys are professionals they do roofing work as well and so they’re used to being on houses and being on roofs and they’re safe about it,” said Masariu.
It’s also giving them more time to spend with family and friends which what the holidays are all about.
“We can just sit back and enjoy the holidays and they’re already up and my husband didn’t have to spend all weekend going through the strings of lights figuring out which ones work and which ones don’t and tossing them and buying new ones. We went ahead and called the company and whala! they’re done,” said Timnah Masariu.
Zimmerman says you do not plug your lights into an outlet that shares a line with a freezer or refrigerator- that could trip the circuit breaker, burn out your lights and thaw out your freezer.