Our Team Leaders

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Scott Beverly, Owner & Founder

When Scott created Signature Illumination Designs, he had three missions: Create the most cutting edge exterior lighting systems for the area’s finest gardens, work with and for the industry's top professionals to deliver the best product possible, and provide the highest level of customer service.

Scott cut his teeth in this industry as the Chief Operations Officer for John Watson Landscape Illumination, the pioneer in the exterior lighting industry. Signature Illumination Designs has evolved those best practices and has been awarded some of the most prestigious projects in the country. Examples of our work can be seen throughout the Dallas Arboretum, the Houston Zoo, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, the Pink Sands Resort in the Bahamas, and Grand Wailea in Hawaii.

Since the company's inception in 2009, the team continues to grow by providing unsurpassed customer service, detailed lighting designs, and the highest quality products and technology.


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Joseph Pilliod, Principal Lighting Designer

Joseph has extensive experience in exterior lighting, starting with his time at John Watson Landscape Illumination, who is widely recognized as being the founder of the landscape lighting industry. Joseph is one of the few people with whom Mr. Watson shared his deep knowledge of lighting design through direct personal instruction. Mr. Watson emphasized that high quality lighting design is a blend of art, engineering, physics, and a lot of common sense. Joseph works hard to keep those disciplines in balance.

Joseph has a business degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Early on his interest was to work in production engineering in the electronics industry, and he produced high tech military products during the Vietnam War. It was after the war that Joseph began his work in landscape lighting with John Watson, beginning in production management and inventory control. He eventually evolved into the role of regional sales manager and covered 15 states, while also helping train new sales people and assisting in developing and testing new products.

Joseph believes that a company is only as strong as its people, and he continues to be impressed with the members of the team that Scott has built. Joseph says, "our team is highly cooperative, dedicated, and hard working, and we all share in the pride of a successful installation and a highly satisfied client."