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Meet Bobby Cooper of the Christmas Light People in North Shore

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bobby Cooper.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started a seasonal party rental in 1992 and for the first 10 years, we had no business in the off-season. I saw an ad for a Christmas Light Service in 2002 and looked into adding it to our Party Rental business. The next thing I know I am on a plane in October headed to Calgary to learn the business. The majority of our gross sales comes from Christmas lights. The most recent exciting project we had was for Paramount Pictures. They hire us to install a mile of Christmas lights in Concord, MA on the set of Daddy’s Home 2.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The struggles were learning a trade through research and networking. I had no background or company that gave me experience. Finding suppliers and figuring out what products to use.

Please tell us about the Christmas Light People.
We do an electrical evaluation of all available outlets to ensure the clients Christmas lights work without any electrical issues. We installed over 22 miles of Christmas lights this year and have had zero electrical issues. No overloads or product malfunctions due of exceeding a run limit on a strand. I estimate we have installed and removed over 500 miles of lights in my companies career and the worst injury we have had required a bandaid. I am very proud that safety first and our track record shows.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Having a real Christmas tree brought home for Christmas and watching my mom put the lights on.

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David Hanley, Mark Warner, Keo Sayasayne

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