In October 1958, R. David Butt Associates was founded as a manufacturer’s representative agency in Southeast Florida. Initially, the company represented many of the top names in commercial and industrial lighting, including the Wakefield Company, Reflector Company and Garcy Lighting.
Since then, Southeast Florida has grown tremendously and undergone several transformations, and lighting manufacturers and their representative firms have experienced equivalent change. During the 58 subsequent years of servicing the local market, Power & Lighting Systems, Inc. (as the company was renamed in 1980) has persevered, prospered and grown. Our founder retired in 1985 and shifted control to Howard Kosowsky, who in turn, passed the reins to five of his key partners, Brian O’Connell, Stephen Kosowsky, David Kosowsky, Lillian (Cissy) Haywood and John Love. Upon the retirement of Brian O’Connell in 2013, the company expanded its partnership to include Ross Fidler, Brian Tarr, Daryl Haughn, April Sharp and Chris Doane. Currently we have 45 personnel, and represent a comprehensive line of lighting and lighting controls products, several power-related solutions, as well as some architectural product lines.
Power & Lighting Systems was conceived with a desire for knowledge and professionalism, and founded on a commitment to honesty, integrity and service. Over the years, we have held fast to these principles. Our goal is to maintain an intimate knowledge of lighting and the products that we represent, and to effectively communicate that knowledge to the design community.
Power & Lighting Systems has two offices and a sales staff with more than 300 combined years of lighting experience. We have provided professional service to three generations of specifiers, and we intend to serve many more.