The City of Solon’s Grantwood Golf Course is going to be a little brighter this spring. When Kichler Lighting recently decided to move its local headquarters to Solon from Independence, it wanted to express its willingness to be a good corporate neighbor. The company develops indoor and outdoor decorative lighting fixtures, as well as ceiling fans, downlights, landscape lighting and more. The public golf course was a perfect benefactor.
“I try to run pretty lean at Grantwood to be efficient,” says Rich Parker, Solon’s parks and recreation director. “So, the opportunity to freshen up the place is appreciated. Kichler donated $25,623 worth of lighting and design services.”
Wall lanterns for the clubhouse, integrated low-energy LED lights and path lights are among the donated lighting.
Monique Spearing, Kichler marketing communications manager, says the move to Solon allowed the company to have modern office space, as well as an area for quality testing and certification. The company also wanted to relocate to a vibrant, convenient community with great amenities. In addition, the rise of remote and hybrid work options played a part in moving to the smaller 41,236-square-foot building.