• Lit up: Georgia Lightscapes is completing the landscape and outdoor lighting highlighting the features of pools built by Georgia Classic Pool, in addition to other outdoor lighting projects.
    Lit up: Georgia Lightscapes is completing the landscape and outdoor lighting highlighting the features of pools built by Georgia Classic Pool, in addition to other outdoor lighting projects.

A Georgia pool builder has started a new venture.

Vance and Joe Dover, co-owners of Georgia Classic Pool, a Pool & Spa News Top Builder based in Canton, Ga., opened Georgia Lightscapes earlier this year with their brother, Mark.

Georgia Classic Pool already was hiring Mark Dover to design lighting for various pool projects — so creating a new business completely focused on landscape lighting made sense.

“[Georgia Classic Pool] does the whole outdoor living experience with kitchens and cabanas and bars and so forth,” Vance said. “Usually outdoor lighting comes along with that and we [often] end up lighting the front yard as well. Then usually what will happen is, the neighbor will see it. They may or may not do a pool, but they may do outdoor lighting.”

As of the beginning of June, Georgia Lightscapes had already completed approximately 100 projects, the majority of which haven’t been pools.

“We felt like outdoor lighting was a larger market,” Vance added. “Not as big of a ticket, but … it’s a larger group of people who may do outdoor lighting [in general] than those who would do a pool.”

The three brothers co-own the business, and Joe’s son, Joshua Dover, provides sales and lighting design.