Todd and John, long-time buddies, always loved to mess around creating things. An accurate description would most aptly be 'back yard fun' for grown-up boys with creative, if not curious minds.
A couple of these back yard creations were custom, powder-coated coffee mugs and tumblers, to most recently, a lamp using industrial-style parts. This idea lead to creating a light using old whiskey bottles.
Then, around Thanksgiving of 2018, Todd sent a picture of the whiskey bottle lamp he and John had made to his friend Will. From there, the idea of 'Spirit Lights' was born. Will had the idea that a 'spirit' bottle would pair perfectly with a person's passion, thus a 'Spirit Light'.
Being an avid sports fan, Will's first thought was to create a desk lamp that displayed a person's team 'spirit'. The idea then grew into giving customers the unique opportunity to proudly display their passion for something through light, be it their favorite sports team, their company, their family, their military background, their state or country, their faith, even their favorite model of car.
So, in January of 2019, a company called Spirit Lights became a reality, giving customers a unique way to express the spirit that lies within them.
Will Hubbard - President/Founder
Will is a seasoned professional in the fields of sales and marketing, as well as a small business owner. Will was in outside sales for a Fortune 100 company for many years, and he has built a successful career as a Real Estate Broker and Owner for the last 22 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area. He successfully worked with corporate clients, and he has represented hundreds and hundreds of individual clients in the residential real estate industry. This has resulted in providing an invaluable level of experience and knowledge in identifying what consumers' wants and needs are, and ultimately in fulling them. Will founded Spirit Lights, LLC with the vision and intention of bringing consumers an amazing and unique product they will truly enjoy.
Todd Wallace - Vice President/Inventory & Purchasing
Todd has over 15 years of experience managing a small aviation company in Texas. Having handled all aspects of inventory control and purchasing, as well as managing the company's dealings with Fortune 500 companies all over the state of Texas and parts of Oklahoma. Todd has gained extensive experience in corporate and customer relations. He has a stellar reputation in the small aviation industry and with his company's clients, having obtained a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the business. Todd's abilities in inventory control and purchasing are essential to the success of Spirit Lights, LLC and in our ability to bring quality to the marketplace.
John Dugger - Vice President/Production
John comes to Spirit Lights, LLC with extensive experience in the construction industry, as well as in sales management and customer service. John's career boasts having spent over 15 years working in home remodeling, tile work, engineered wood floors, trim/molding, fencing and decking. Producing a great product is John's forte. His resume also includes an additional 10 years in home wiring, CAT 5 , coax and speaker wiring. With a long list of very satisfied customers, John has proven himself as an expert in the field of production. His "hands-on" approach, knowledge and experience in production are invaluable to Spirit Lights' ability to produce our fabulous products.