"Many hands make light work....."

                                                   -   John Heywood

We believe that we're only as good as the people we hire, and we've learned that the crew who represents us to our clients and project teams must ALWAYS bring  a sense of professionalism, teamwork, and pride in their work;  and must treat every client's project as if it were for their own home and family.  

Scott Ruhoff, Owner

Scott has owned the business since 1996.   He started his career with a local landscape firm selling and installing Invisible Fencing for dogs;  Soon he was volunteered to be their "lighting guy".  He found that he loved the creativity and technicality  involved in outdoor lighting.  Over the years, Scott has continuallly trained and improved his lighting skills, through involvement in national lighting organizations and seminars, and especially through the late nights involved in "on-the-job" lighting experimentation and fine-tuning.


Scott has been a long-time member of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) and is the only Idaho contractor to earn their certifcation (CLVLT#0527).  Scott is married, has two wonderful and very active young sons, and a very patient wife who has let him go out repeatedly "after dark" for all the years it's taken him to hone his craft.


Jesse has been with After Dark since the beginning (plus he's known Scott since they were kids and still puts up with him).  Jesse's responsibilities include both installation and service management-- He's our "go-to" for service calls, since he's the guy who knows virtually every detail of every fixture on all our hundreds and hundreds of projects. 


With decades of experience in various trades, from concrete  to pool building to landscaping, Robin brings to After Dark a multitude of skills for managing the details of project installation. His experience also helps him manage logistics and co-ordinate the many team players involved in creating the lighting component of complex outdoor projects.