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Who We Are

Illuminating Our City Together

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Illuminating Our City Together

Lumenate, now in its seventh season, is a family-owned business dedicated to providing our clients with an elegant and artful illumination experience. Our expertise is specific to our region because we were founded right here in the Nashville/Brentwood area, and we are deeply committed to the beautification and success of its neighborhoods and businesses. That’s why whatever your specific lighting needs, you can always expect Lumenate to deliver the type of quality craftsmanship our city deserves.

Lumenate Leadership Team

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Dick Thompson

General Manager, Landscape and Architectural lighting designer.

Our Story

For 15 years, Dick worked in the Men’s formalwear industry in both operations and sales becoming an award winning leader in that industry. His career began in operations for large corporate companies before transitioning into working with smaller businesses in the mid 2000s. Dick grew up in Middle Tennessee and has called Nashville home for over 25 years. He lives in Brentwood with his wife Carrie and two sons.

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LUTHER TANLEY

Owner, One Of The Top Architectural And Landscape Lighting Designers In The Southeast.  

Our Story

Born and raised in the greater Nashville area, Luther has always been passionate about the art of lighting design. On one fateful day, Luther quit his day job and went onwards to pursue his dream to become a lighting designer. Now Luther is the proud owner and founder of Lumenate. This company aspires to brighten up peoples’ businesses, homes, and lives. Luther now lives happily in Brentwood, Tennesse with his wife Tamara and their four children Emily, Lola, Mia, and Case.

For me, creating beautiful lighting is an art.

Three years ago I finally decided to leave my day job and pursue my passion for lighting full time. Giving everything I have to honing my craft was, and continues to be, one of the proudest and most fulfilling decisions I ever made.

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Zack Terry

Operations Manager, Who Specializes In Event Lighting And RGB Lighting.  

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Lumenate Leadership Team

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LUTHER TANLEY

Owner, One Of The Top Architectural And Landscape Lighting Designers In The Southeast.  

Our Story

Born and raised in the greater Nashville area, Luther has always been passionate about the art of lighting design. On one fateful day, Luther quit his day job and went onwards to pursue his dream to become a lighting designer. Now Luther is the proud owner and founder of Lumenate. This company aspires to brighten up peoples’ businesses, homes, and lives. Luther now lives happily in Brentwood, Tennesse with his wife Tamara and their four children Emily, Lola, Mia, and Case.

For me, creating beautiful lighting is an art.

Three years ago I finally decided to leave my day job and pursue my passion for lighting full time. Giving everything I have to honing my craft was, and continues to be, one of the proudest and most fulfilling decisions I ever made.

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Dick Thompson

General Manager, Landscape and Architectural lighting designer.

Our Story

For 15 years, Dick worked in the Men’s formalwear industry in both operations and sales becoming an award winning leader in that industry. His career began in operations for large corporate companies before transitioning into working with smaller businesses in the mid 2000s. Dick grew up in Middle Tennessee and has called Nashville home for over 25 years. He lives in Brentwood with his wife Carrie and two sons.

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Robert Foster

Lead Technician, Who Specializes In Event Lighting And RGB Lighting.  

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"For me, creating beautiful lighting is an art.

Three years ago I finally decided to leave my day job and pursue my passion for lighting full-time. Giving everything I have to honing my craft was and continues to be one of the proudest and most fulfilling decisions I ever made."

LUTHER TANLEY
Owner & Founder

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TESTIMONIALS

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Lighting business for luxury backyard swimming pool.  Relaxed lifestyle with contemporary design by professionals.