About Me

Randy: Lighting Restoration Specialist

Lighting Restoration Specialist

My passion is restoring the beauty and function of Antique, Vintage and Modern lighting,

where each lamp and chandelier uniquely defines mood and space.

My Journey

My lighting restoration journey began in 2009

as I worked with my friend and mentor Garry Judd of Ken Steph Lighting in Aurora, Ontario. Spending spare time Saturdays visiting with Garry in his amazing lighting store inspired me with the creativity and skills applied in the restoration of beautiful lighting fixtures. Lighting restoration captured my attention, as I planned to transition from 30-years as a technical Specialist and Architect into more relaxing Artisan-based work.   I began helping Garry rewire fixtures, polish brass parts, and shape wood bases for custom lamps.

My Experience

My past decades of experience readily supported transition into the artisan trade of lighting restoration:

  • electrical safety certifications
  • enjoying detail work
  • fine wood-working
  • home renovations
  • electronic hobbyist
  • small appliance repairs
  • industrial computer system maintenance

I feel relaxed, content and fulfilled, applying visually creative artisan skills in restoring beautiful Antique, Vintage and Modern lighting, where each lamp and chandelier uniquely defines a mood for your special spaces.  Working with Gary Judd of Ken-Steph Lighting (Aurora) from 2009,  I now carry forward his legacy and love of lighting.

I look forward to Renewing your Favorite Lighting.

Hobbies, Background and Training 

I grew up working with power tools and wood, creating cabinets and custom wood products. Electronics and transistor projects became a favorite pass-time in my teens, leading to formal training at a Technology College. I’ve maintained an ongoing skill in electronic repairs, crossing over into electrical wiring with home renovations. Around 2005 the pressures of I/T work prompted need for a relaxing creative outlet – I began water color painting, and shortly thereafter began studying the art of natural beeswax candle-making which I continue to offer within RCLighting as the natural lighting branch of RC Lighting Restorations.

Transition into RC Lighting Restorations

After 30-years in IT, I transitioned into small business as an entrepreneur restoring lighting as RC Lighting Restorations. You can find me listed with this local Chamber of Commerce since March 2014.

  1. East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce
    East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce – RCLightingRestorations

Formal Training

Formally trained as a technical specialist

my background has been always been technical. Upon graduation, I repaired data-center systems, requiring an annual Electrical Safety Certification. In the 1990’s I served as technical instructor supporting service technicians, Certified as an I/T Professional and worked as a field I/T Architect directly supporting Infrastructure Customers until retirement.

Creative, non-technical skill development has been a focus:

addressing life balance via landscape painting, artisan candle making and lighting restoration. Today I leverage decades of varied experience to  create solutions for practical challenges in restoring old and new lighting treasures.

I have achieved a satisfying balance.