Bob Gurkin is an award-winning designer who has been in the Landscape & Lighting Industry for over 20 years. Before joining the Rainfall Team, Bob was the Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting for 4 years and had his own Landscape Design/ Build firm for over 19 years prior to that.
Throughout the Untied Stated and Canada, Bob has designed, managed and worked on projects such as the Outdoor Garden, located on the 22nd floor, at the Virginia Beach Towne Center for the Troutman Sanders Law firm, the Memorial Garden for Seal Team Ten at Little Creek Amphibious Base in Norfolk, VA, and Garden, Retention walls and water features at the Lincoln Park Zoon in IL. Bob’s designs both commercial & residential, include intimate, private courtyard gardens, outdoor kitchens and living areas, paver patios and walkways. His expertise, from years of on-site hands on experience, combined with his creativity, results in beautiful and functional landscape lighting designs.
Bob’s creative and professionally designed projects have won him numerous awards for display gardens in state home and garden shows. Bob was recently awarded the American Horticultural Society’s “Environmental Award” for the best demonstration of skillful design that incorporates environmental stewardship in the garden.
Bob feels that it is very important for his clients to be part of the lighting design process to create more of a personalized lighting design, catering to the client’s specific needs and desires. “Everything I do is dedicated to the delivery of a quality product for my clients. I strive for a collaborative relationship between the client and myself. I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist. I will not leave a job until I am completely satisfied with it and by that point, my client is pleased also.” Bob Gurkin