Who We Are2018-12-13T09:11:08-08:00

Hollywood Lights, Inc. is the Northwest’s premier design-based, full service event and theatrical supply company.

Established in 1948, Hollywood Lights has grown continually including an expansion into the Seattle market in 1995, leading the Northwest in quality stage and event lighting, power, audio visual, electrical contracting, system sales, retail sales, rentals and installation.

Our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in our industry by offering exceptional customer service and superior equipment through empowered employees.

Hollywood Lights, Inc. – Our history is over 70 years strong

Hollywood Lights, Inc. was founded in 1948 by Don Cameron and George T. Howard to provide theatrical lighting rentals and searchlight advertising in the Portland area. Willis Holland later joined the company as a partner in 1951. Mr. Howard left the company in 1953 to establish a theatre consulting firm. One of his most notable projects was the MGM Grand Hotel in Reno, Nevada.

Mr. Holland left the company in 1957 and continued to work as a stagehand until his retirement in 1980. He was the houseman for more than 20 years at the Paramount Theatre, which has since been restored and renamed the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tom Neal joined Hollywood Lights in 1969. Mr. Neal holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University. Mr. Neal worked at Boeing in Seattle for 12 years as a research and development engineer on the Bomarc, Minuteman, DynaSoar and Saturn Programs. While at Boeing, he started his own lighting company, offering rentals and lighting shows in the Seattle area. Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. Neal worked his way through college as a stagehand in Portland.

Richard Fuller started at Hollywood Lights in the rental department in 1973. Mr. Cameron decided to retire in 1978 and Mr. Fuller bought into the business, becoming a partner. In 1989, Mr. Neal retired, selling his share of the company to Mr. Fuller.

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Our Guiding Principles Keep Us Focused On What Matters Most

At Hollywood Lights, six guiding principles have consistently sustained our practices and directed our growth as a company. As the importance of environmental sustainability becomes increasingly evident, Hollywood Lights and the entertainment industry at large must examine the global impact that their decisions create. We endeavor to make decisions which reduce our carbon footprint while serving as leaders in our industry by applying the guiding principles that have led us to success.


We are committed to doing what is right, even when there is a great pressure to do otherwise. Honesty, trust, fairness, ethical behavior, and mutual respect provide the foundation on which Hollywood Lights exists.


We desire to hire disciplined people who engage in disciplined thought and consistently practice disciplined action.


We recognize that it is essential to our future growth and success.


Be it our passion for creativity in design, our passion for providing innovative solutions to our customer’s challenges or our passion for exceeding our customer’s expectations—our passion drives us.


It is fostered through open communication along with the knowledge that through collaboration, we are greater than the sum of our parts.


We embrace change and the opportunity it offers.

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