Who We Are

What began as an unexpected kick in the gut, has become one of our greatest blessings.

Six years ago, I was laid off from my job as a hospital administrator. But when God closes one door (or chooses to slam it shut, in our case), He has something far better in mind.

Though I loved serving as a hospital administrator, being laid off was the push I needed to create a new path for myself and for my family!  This new career marries my passion for people with the desire to work outside and create beautiful things in and with God’s creation. 

“Russ has been making landscape visions come true for my yard for the past 3 years! He is without a doubt the most talented, knowledgeable, trustworthy landscape designer and the only person I would ever call. He takes time to truly listen to your needs and makes great design suggestions to turn your ideas into a lighting masterpiece. I’ve enjoyed getting to know Russ over the years. After moving into our home, I knew outdoor lighting would give our house and yard the wow factor. When completed, I was blown away with the depth and definition that was created in the yard and the house. A couple years later, I had a vision for a backyard expansion project with additional lighting in memory of my late husband. He made that vision come to life. It is stunning! Visitors and neighbors always compliment my home and it’s beauty which I give all credit to Russ for the years he has dedicated to my yard projects.”

alison – lexington

Trading in my suit and scrubs for a shovel was equal parts freeing and challenging!

I started out offering routine yard maintenance including A TON of back-breaking clean up jobs because I didn’t have any other options.

But quickly, cutting grass and trimming shrubbery evolved into bigger, more complex landscape design and installation projects as well as total property transformations.

As my business grew, so did my love for outdoor lighting.  Now as a landscape lighting professional, my expertise lies in transforming the feel and function of your outdoor spaces through the art of illumination.

My work goes beyond merely lighting up spaces; it’s about creating ambiance and atmosphere.  Seeing the transformation from darkness to light allows homeowners, just like you, to fall in love with their property all over again, appreciating its beauty in ways they never thought possible.

“My husband and I reached out to Russ as we were in the midst of finishing our custom home build in 2021. Russ was extremely timely in responding and getting out to our property to provide suggestions and a quote for our job. His knowledge of lighting and how to best showcase our property was extremely helpful and he brought out examples, as we are both extremely visual. Russ was extremely detail oriented and did a lovely job installing the products – which was AMAZING for my perfectionism! We landed on exactly what was suggested and could not be more pleased with the overall look and placement of all our exterior lighting. We get compliments regularly from guests. We couldn’t suggest Russ more to others seeking help with their exterior lights!”

hamp & Mackenzie – gilbert

I give impeccable attention to the details that most larger companies gloss over or leave undone. 

One of the benefits of working by myself is that I can personally insure every single step of the process from start to finish. There are no middle men or crews of individuals with whom you have to communicate. 

When you hire Radiant Landscape Lighting, you’re hiring me…Russell Arant.

My personal promise is that I will honor my word in every step of the process and my ultimate goal is to overdeliver on my promises and exceed your wildest expectations!