Lakewood Lighting was started in 1979 in the Lakewood Area of East Dallas by long time residents Sue and Gary Sinclair (mother and son). After a couple of moves, the store settled in Hillside Village where Sue Sinclair managed the store front for over 30 years. With Gary’s resources and hands-on experience in the lighting industry, Lakewood Lighting offered unique lighting choices and restoration expertise to the East Dallas community. When Sue decided, at the young age of 80-something to retire, Lakewood Lighting closed and another local business was gone.
Long time friends of Gary Sinclair, Bob Burditt, and his wife, Marjie, hated to see the business go. Bob approached Gary about taking over the repair and restoration side of the business. A deal was struck and Dallas Lamp and Light was born. In addition to parts inventory, Gary has provided Bob with resources and training and will continue to be a valuable mentor as Dallas Lamp and Light moves forward.
With a history in many types of restoration, as well as metal and wood working, Bob Burditt started building his skill set at a very young age. His hobbies have always involved building and repairing; be it motorcycles, houses, lawnmowers, sprinkler systems, mixers, lamps, etc., etc. Just for fun, Bob also blogs about home repair and maintenance on his website homeownerbob.com. Bob earned his college degree in Industrial Arts/Technology from Texas A & M -Commerce and went to work for Southwestern Bell (now AT&T) in 1979. During his years with AT&T he gained experience in many areas, including quality control, customer service. In his final position Bob was responsible for AC/DC electrical engineering design and implementation standards for the corporation.
Bob and Marjie are busy planning the future of Dallas Lamp & Light. Both have a passion for the preservation and restoration of old treasures. They have worked together on many projects throughout their 35 year marriage including the remodel of Bob’s boyhood home located just a couple of blocks from Hillside Village. Their home is sprinkled with many rescued lamps that have found a soft spot in Marjie’s heart. With Bob’s technical ability and Marjie’s critical eye and creative flair, they work together to find satisfying solutions for lamp and fixture problems. They are committed to providing quality work and service.
Look to Dallas Lamp and Light to bring light back to Grandma’s tiffany lamp, the broken mid-century lamp found at a garage sale or the 70’s swag hanging over the kitchen table. Want a lamp made out of your unused clarinet or a dining fixture made from wine bottles? Dallas Lamp and Light lets you illuminate your imagination!
Phone: 214-980-4295 Please leave a voice message if we don’t answer.
Contacts: Bob and Marjie Burditt