Hubbell Lighting announced today that it has appointed Lighting Associates, Inc. (“LAI”) as its new representative for the Gainesville, Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida markets.

LAI, a Georgia-based architectural lighting sales agency specializing in commercial, industrial, hospitality and other sectors, counsels and serves the design community throughout the southeast. The agency already features Hubbell Lighting’s C&I brand portfolio on its line card throughout Georgia.

Founded in 1981, LAI has grown to represent more than 100 quality specification grade manufacturers that offer a significant variety of lighting products. In addition to offering superior products and service, the agency has succeeded by consistently providing effective communications with its manufacturing partners, setting mutual goals and achieving actionable business plans.

“We’ve established a strong track record of success by meeting all the needs of the specification, contractor and distributor communities with Hubbell Lighting’s complete package of product solutions,” said Doug Bogue, principal at Lighting Associates, Inc. “As we expand our footprint in the North Florida marketplace, it’s a natural fit for us to extend Hubbell Lighting’s portfolio of award-winning luminaires, control solutions and significant training capabilities to these customers.”

“It’s easy to partner up with an agency that sets itself apart by investing significant resources into customer service, technical excellence and creative thinking,” said Kevin Poyck, group president at Hubbell Lighting. “Our mutual success and growth in Georgia proves LAI and Hubbell Lighting are a winning combination and we expect that tradition to continue as the LAI team is well versed in utilizing our superior luminaires and control solutions, comprehensive training resources and partnership capabilities to be the best lighting agency in the marketplace.”

LAI can be contacted online at www.lightingassociates.comor by phone at 904.862.2267.