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Premier Partner Profile: Bright Event Productions

Bright Event Productions is Tennessee’s premier production services company, providing a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art lighting, audio, projection and power options, customized to suit any event—large, small and in-between.

With a combined 25 years working in the production and lighting business, Clint Pilkington and Abi Hellmich had the “bright” idea to start a production company focusing on corporate and social events while keeping customer service and design at the forefront.

With Abi’s eye for design and Clint’s know-how, they began to build pieces that would make Bright stand out among events firms.

“We recognized the opportunity for customized lighting design and for more personalized customer service and now work on some of the largest events and with some of the biggest celebrities in Nashville,” said Vice President Abi Hellmich. “We wanted to provide our clients with all the lighting ideas they have been pinning on Pinterest. We started with 3-foot marquee letters spelling LOVE, and that quickly turned into customers’ ‘love’ as they saw the results and our care and skill on job sites.

“Custom-designed lighting also proved to be a hit, and now we are continuously designing and building chandeliers and lighting elements to create unique large-scale focal pieces.”

Within six months of opening in 2012, Bright was able to set up shop in a 4,000 square-foot warehouse and office space, which within a year expanded into 7,000 square feet. Now the company supports a full inventory of audio, projection, lighting and power, making it a one-stop shop for event production needs.

By 2017, Bright’s expansion was averaging over 800 events a year, and its gross sales had grown to $1.8 million, with 13 full-time employees, a fleet of trucks, and a 12,000 square-foot warehouse. Since October 2017, Clint and Abi have been slowly entering the Knoxville market, aiming to make Bright’s services and products fully accessible in January 2018.

“We are excited about this new endeavor, and joining the Knoxville Chamber has made our early connections and networking a success. We have been welcomed into this market with open arms and are excited to offer Knoxville our high-quality services and products,” says President Clint Pilkinton.

Bright Event Productions’ uniquely-qualified and experienced team of designers and event professionals are ready to listen to your ideas, answer your questions, and incorporate your vision into the perfect lighting and audio-visual solution. With Bright Event Productions, you’re guaranteed a safe, streamlined production from start to finish. Around there, it’s simply called the “Bright Way.”

Please feel free to call them at 865-320-2404, check out their website at www.brighteventproductions.com, or email them at info@brighteventproduc-tions.com to book your next event.