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Resource Lighting + Controls is a full service manufacturers representative, representing America’s largest lighting manufacturer, Acuity Brands, along with over 100 additional manufacturer’s of lighting, controls, and site furnishings.

We serve:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Designers
  • Distributors
  • Contractors
  • End Users
  • Electrical Wholesalers

Find the solutions you’re looking for with our team of customer service representatives, project quotations specialists, projects service managers, specifications consultants, and manufacturer’s support staff.

Our territory encompasses southeastern Virginia (Hampton Roads) and northeastern North Carolina. We are part of an affiliate network allowing us to assist with projects anywhere in the U.S.

We are your Virginia lighting, controls and site furnishings specialists serving you with on-site specifications and project services in the following areas:

    • Hampton and Newport News
    • Suffolk, South Hampton, Isle of Wight
    • Williamsburg, James City County
    • Yorktown, Gloucester, Mathews, Poquoson
    • Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth
    • Elizabeth City, Currituck, Hertford

Resource Lighting + Controls is the leader provider of controls and controls services in the Hampton Roads area. We represent Acuity Brands controls including Light products, Sensor Switch, Fresco, DTL, ROAM, Synergy, and LC&D. More top brands include: Crestron, Steinel, and Lumenpulse brands.

Our projects services team commissions controls; meaning you can count on local experts to quickly address issues and keep your project running on time. We can assist contractors with installation questions and train end users to use their controls to full functionality.

Our project services set Resource Lighting + Controls apart.

    • Pre-Construction Meetings
    • Submittals and Drawings
    • Original Equipment Manufacturing
    • Expediting
    • Warranty and Post Sale Claims
    • Controls Programming and Commissioning
    • Onsite Construction Meetings
    • Service Agreements

Specifications consultants spend a great deal of time training to bring you the latest in technology and design advances in lighting, controls and site furnishings.

Your consultant can assist of your specification needs including:

    • Project Consultations and Lighting Design Assistance
    • Controls Layouts
    • ROIs
    • CAD/3D Modeling
    • Budgetary Quotes
    • Custom Product Assistance and Drawings
    • Photometric Services
    • Samples and “Table Topping”
    • AIA Presentations and Product Presentations
    • Tour of Manufacturers with Specifiers

Quotations Specialists provide both quick quotes and project quotations. Our relationships with top manufacturers, distributors and contractors enable us to provide entire project packages at very competitive prices.

If value engineering is needed, quotations specialists work alongside the specifications team to ensure all parties are satisfied with product pricing, specifications, and product aesthetics.



Quotations and Specifications team members undergo extensive, ongoing training and education to bring you the latest in design and technological advances. Team members visit our factory operations several times a year, participate in major trade shows, and bring manufacturers to you for CEUs, product updates and industry trends.


We are the representative for the largest lighting and controls manufacturer in the U.S., Acuity Brands. In addition, we represent over 100 top manufacturers in order to bring you a complete package for any type of lighting project. Our affiliation of agencies throughout the U.S. allows us to assist you with projects no matter the project’s location.

Project Services

Our project services are top notch! We have a dedicated team of project field service trainers and technicians to ensure your submittals, installation, and controls commissioning goes off without a hitch!


We are Hampton Roads leading agency for controls manufacturers, programming and commissioning. Our team can train contractors in our Lighting Lab or on the job site.

Past to Present

Founded in 2001, Resource Lighting + Controls is an agency ready to lend expertise to specifiers and end users wanting to maximize their project potential. While we’re located in Chesapeake, Virginia, if you’re a client in the Hampton Roads area, we can assist you with your lighting and controls project anywhere in the U.S.

Service makes us unique. We’re not just another sales agency. We serve you from the time you call us with your ideas to well past installation. Because we firmly believe that service is the key to a smooth, on time project, we offer a number of project/specification services such as controls programming and commissioning, installation education, pre-construction meetings and more.  That’s why clients who work with us continue to return.

Our agency enjoys many years of combined lighting/electrical experience with 18 YEARS representing one of the largest manufacturers of lighting in the U.S., Acuity Brands Lighting.  We’re proud to say that we have 7 YEARS of controls commissioning services expertise and over 100 MANUFACTURERS of quality products.

Career Opportunities

We continue to grow! Learn about career opportunities with RL+C.


I marvel at the technology shift in the electrical industry over the last 30 years. It has changed our business landscape.  As impressive and impactful as many lighting advancements have been, few could have imagined how quickly and comprehensively the semiconductor light source (LED: Light-Emitting Diode) would revolutionize lighting.  I feel very fortunate to be part of this historical transformation and to assist in navigating our company through unprecedented changes. This would not have been possible without committed and capable people who share our vision and passion.  As Gary Hamel once said, “You can’t build an adaptable organization without adaptable people”!

Jesse Jernigan



Resource Lighting + Controls was founded in June of 2001. We’ve been representing Acuity Brands, the largest U.S. manufacturer of LED lighting and controls, since our beginning. We’ve worked to seek out top manufacturers; each offers something unique to compliment a comprehensive linecard. We can build a lighting package for any application thanks to extensive manufacturer relationships. In 2018, we moved to 916 Business Park Drive in Chesapeake, Virginia, allowing us to focus on our in-house services. The new facility provides a larger learning center and product samples warehouse and expands our employee offices and collaboration spaces. Over the past few years, we’ve emphasized our ability to serve specifiers and owners from purchase through warranties. We now offer controls commissioning and programming, pre-construction meetings to ensure smooth installations, and expanded photometric and electrical layout services.

John Schnurr

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