On August 1, 2016, John Bowling, aka JB, stepped-out in faith to embark on a journey to create a manufacturers' representative agency for lighting fixtures and associated equipment. Thus, on August 8 - following the approval by the State Corporation Commission, Lighting Dimensions Associates Corporation was formed as a Small Corporation, based in Chesapeake, Virginia.
JB began his career at the age of 18 working for an electrical distributor in Norfolk. After 8 + years selling conduit, wire, and yes - lighting fixtures, he moved on to the rep agency side of the business for the next 27 years.
The experience of creating a company from scratch has been both rewarding yet challenging. However, when tackling a dream, one cannot fully embrace achievement without challenges. But as JB says, "I'm walking by faith and not by sight". This makes things extremely interesting, moreover, extremely exciting.
JB would like to acknowledge all of his customers over the years that have supported him in his selling efforts and the opportunity to grow in the electrical industry. And, for his angel investor and her leap of faith; a mere thank you cannot say enough in terms of gratitude.
As for all of our manufacturers, they too took that same leap of faith when they allowed LDA to sign on with them, and for that we are truly thankful.
Lastly, JB would like to thank his wife, Cindy, for her faith and confidence in her hubby to pursue his dream. And so, in return JB made Cindy his Secretary and Treasurer. John and Cindy are happily married and parents to three children.