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“Was very pleased with the work done by your crew. After 13 years of service, our system needed attention to make it fully serviceable and provide an attractive view of our property after dark. Your team quickly and very professionally either repaired or replace items requiring attention and made the system an asset to our home’s appearance again. I was impressed not only with their knowledge but also how well they worked together as a team. I will Enthusiastically recommend you guys to any one looking for help with landscape lighting issues.” ~ Bob Tschudi

“I have used them for two properties in the last 4 years. They are quick to communicate, fix problems immediately and check in once a year for a tune up. Very happy with them and will use them for years to come.” ~ John Howard

“Darryl and his team are very very professional. Daryl came out and provided a very detailed outline/estimate of the design that he planned. It was very thorough. Then his team installed it in a very timely manner and did a beautiful job. I would highly, highly recommend LL Guru.” ~ Karon Schouse

“We used Landscaping Lighting Guru to do some repair work on our landscape lighting. The crew was led by Johnny Leal. The crew was very diligent in their work and cleaned up after their work was complete. When we checked on the lighting the night after they finished, we found that two lights had not been reconnected. We notified Johnny and he came out on his own time and repaired the connection. That is excellent customer service.” ~ Jackie Lytle

“Very good job. They know their business, and have several ways to provide each sort of lighting. They are very willing to do what you want done, whereas many other lighting companies just do what they prefer to do, regardless of whether it is the proper solution for your yard. Most interesting is that, for the tree-mounted lights, they attach both the wires and the light fixtures to the tree with standoffs so that the tree can grow for many years before anything is at risk of being dislodged due to growth — they are the only company I talked to who do it this way, and it is, by itself, enough reason to use them.” ~ Michael Fischer

“Darryl came out to the house to look at a wide array of lighting issues and made great recommendations. Johnny, Raul, and Josh came out to do the work and did an outstanding professional job!” ~ Curtis Stanley

“We have engaged in a commercial level project on our private property. Darryl and his team have really created something special out here.  I want to mention John Leal in particular for his excellence, knowledge and skillful execution, and customer service.  He has gone out of his way to customize my experience, ensure all my questions are answered and that I am well taken care of.  Highly recommed this team and John in particular.  Thanks!!!” ~Rob Wainner

“Great company! They installed landscape lighting in our backyard in 2013 and over the years have replaced lights and made adjustments as needed. Just recently we had them do landscape lighting in the the front and they did a great job, even coming out a few days later to make additional tweaks. We are very happy with the overall aesthetic and quality of their work and appreciate their professionalism and desire to make sure their customers are happy.” ~ Dena Bamback

“Darryl, thank you for the outstanding service and work!  We will recommend Complete Outdoor Development time and time again.  Darryl came out and walked through in detail all the work that was to be done on our existing system.  LLG updated our mercury vapor system with cool LEDs and the difference is amazing.  Darryl also provided guidance on better placement of existing light in the backyard and we love the difference.  Looking forward to future projects.  Johnny and the install team were extremely professional.  I was introduced to the entire team and reviewed the work order to ensure accuracy before they got started.” ~ Pete Blanco

“A Great Job!  Darryl Cook designed a beautiful set of landscape lights for our home!  His crew did a superb installation with high efficiency, minimum disruption, and meticulous clean-up as they progressed.  We are totally thrilled with the end product and our neighbors love the new look!”~Thomas Bruce Nichols

“We had a great experience with Darryl and the company. He contacted me soon after I sent a request out. He was able to accommodate an appt soon after that. He got us on the schedule less than a month later. The lights are just gorgeous. We could not be happier! We had some trouble shooting with the timer afterward, nothing faulty. Darryl was out promptly to trouble shoot the next day and all is well. Just so impressed and grateful! I can’t find where to give 5 stars, but here you go!” ~Lynn Parente

Testimonial2 CR“Beautiful Front Yard Lighting! The lighting installed in my trees and garden to highlight the front of my home is outstandingly beautiful. I have received many compliments and requests for the name of the company who did the work. The installers arrived when promised, completed the work within two days, and met my deadline of wanting my front yard ready for National Night Out on October 2nd. They were respectful of my property and made a great improvement on the curb appeal of my home. I appreciated their professionalism and would recommend Complete Outdoor Development to anyone interested in improving the lighting around their property.” ~ Rose Danielson

“Fabulous Design and Installation!  We were impressed with their work on a small, functional lighting project. You know you’re in good hands when you get both beautiful design and function. So we moved on to a bigger lighting design project – our 175ish-year old live oak. Darryl’s design abilities and the company’s technical abilities exceeded our expectations. That Alamo battle-era oak tree looks as magnificent after sunset as it does during the day. And our little, “functional” project is as beautiful as it is functional. We highly recommend Complete Outdoor Development.” ~ Gretchen Roufs Woodfield

“Thank you for a very professional installation. Your techs were polite, the job was done as promised and it looks great!” ~Angie Richmond

“I found Darryl to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. I explained that I had a short timeframe for an event and not only did he provide a quick turnaround on a quote, he was accommodating regarding the timeframe. My outdoor lighting looks beautiful! Highly recommend!” ~Lorena Guilanshah

“Sure glad I went with this company to light up Richter’s Antler Cafe. Very professional. Did exactly what they said they were going to do and the owner was on premise. Top-notch stuff. These guys can light things up! Highly recommend.” ~ Lee R

“WOW! Thank you so very much Darryl,  We love our new home but adding the Complete Outdoor Development’s touch is the best thing we have done yet! The house looks so amazing and much safer at night. Johnny and the crew were very professional and really know what they are doing, placed every light in the perfect spot. If you want to add that wow factor that makes your home stand out and the added lighting for safety that every home should have…go with the Complete Outdoor Development.” ~Doug Pittman

“Love, Love Love our lights. From the design phase to install Darryl and Complete Outdoor Development’s did not skip a beat. Darryl listened to what we wanted and what we needed. Darryl responded to phone calls or emails promptly. Darryl designed landscape lighting that would highlight our homes exterior. Our home now welcomes us and our guests. We love love love the results. The product installed is top quality, no skimping. The crew excellent, they were courteous, knowledgeable, friendly and neat. We look forward to working with Darryl and his company on a future project. Thank you Darryl and Complete Outdoor Development!” ~Mr. and Mrs. Graham

“We definitely can recommend the Lighting Guru! The project was exactly what we wanted. The team was prompt and professional! Great results. Thank you!” ~John and Shari Horne

“Excellent service. All done as scheduled and on time. Extremely attentive and courteous staff and installers. We are exceptionally pleased and would recommend without reservations.” ~James Adams

“To Darryl and team, thank you for the OUTSTANDING job!!! We love the way this has transformed our landscape. The way you have accented our live oaks and pool area with the lighting details is amazing. Thank You” ~The Barbers

I generally don’t take the time to write reviews, but Darryl and his company warrant my personal endorsement.” ~Paul O.
“I used two other outdoor lighting firms, but when it came time to update and enhance my current installation, I wanted someone who would offer quality advice. After doing my research I called Darryl Cook and was not disappointed. Darryl gave me the quality advice I was looking for even when it meant retaining some of the existing equipment. Darryl met all the appointment times, the bid came in promptly and was quite reasonable. The two crew members who performed the work couldn’t have been more professional. They arrived at the scheduled times and completed the work on schedule. The quality of their work was top notch.

“The lights truly are beautiful.  Each time I look at them at various times of the evening or morning, I see something new and interesting.  Thank you for bringing your gift to us.  We enjoyed working with you as well.  Thanks for your availability and for your tree climbing crew.” ~Carol Stehling

Testimonial 4“Thank you very much to all the folks at the Complete Outdoor Development. Our pool and surrounding areas was awesome during the day…and a dark abyss by night. The LLG team designed an awesome lighting plan and executed the install to perfection. The crew was timely, did great work, was very cordial, and we could not have been more pleased. We even had them re-do the lighting at our home entrance as well.  Would highly recommend to all” ~Brent Poss

“We have known Darryl, our “landscape lighting guru,” since 2010 when we were looking for help and inspiration for landscape lighting at home. Darryl provided both and did a spectacular job in both front and back yards. The live oaks are particularly dramatic. Many of our neighbors have stopped by to say how much they like the landscape lights! In 2016, we brought the landscape lighting guru back for holiday lighting. We were delighted with the show stopping results – like a festival of lights in our front yard! Even strangers driving by stopped to compliment the lights. If you’re looking for a creative eye and beautiful living, you can’t do better than the landscape lighting guru.” ~Laurie A. Weiss

“I have a landscape lighting system that is several years old and needed both some repairs and updating. The Complete Outdoor Development did an excellent job of providing both. Hassle free service that was both professional and quality work. It was done on time and within budget. I was also appreciative of both Darryl and Augustin’s responsiveness when I had any questions. . Definitely a five star experience.” ~Bob Tschudi

“Mr. Cook’s team was communicative, helpful and did everything they said they would in a short amount of time!!” ~Bethany Arceneaux 

“We have been pleased with our dealings with Darryl Cook and his colleagues. They are prompt, dependable, and they do quality work. Darryl, in particular, is very creative and does very well with the layout and design of our landscape lighting. We plan on continue using them and would highly recommend them”  ~Gary and Marcia Hendrick



“The project at our house was a replacement of the original section lighting system. We were extremely pleased with the plans that Darryl suggested. The work crew was very timely and efficient and worked with us to be sure that we were happy with the end results. We are extremely pleased with the completed project and would highly recommend them to prospective customers. Agustin was GREAT!”   ~Tom and Linda M


“We are enjoying the yard very much. We’ve been outside almost every day, and certainly more times this past month than in the last 22 years we have lived here. Thank you for your vision, patience, flexibility and good humor through the entire project.”~John Mauser


“We applaud you and the entire staff, a truly professional organization with committed employees who do what they have to do to get the job done.   On Christmas Eve we had 57 guests at the house and several made glowing comments about the lighting.  We both were quick to applaud the work we will refer you at every opportunity. You and your staff did an incredible job. We are thrilled with the end result. Thanks so much; please use us as a referral.”  ~Don M


“I am an existing customer and would like to compliment Agustine Samano on his good work in Complete Outdoor Development.  He is always easy to communicate with and does an excellent job. Thank you.”~Patricia T

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Testimonial1“I wanted landscape lighting for my home. I contacted a few local landscape lighting companies in the San Antonio area. My personal experience was that, by my standards, the interactions with Darryl Cook, Kristen McFarland and the entire staff seemed more professional compared to my interactions with the other companies I contacted. I am mentioning the difference in my experience because of the significant roll it played in my decision to hire them for the job.”

“I hired them largely because of the positive experience in the pre-selection process, however the crew that installed the system was also professional. They completed my job on schedule, and the installation is exactly the way Darryl and I agreed. The results are elegant and 

pleasing to look at. This has been a very nice experience. The price was also reasonable for what I got.”  ~Matt S

“I took advantage of Daryl’s free consultation and had him take a look at some unique lighting challenges we have with our property. He was a fantastic resource and offered up several solutions we hadn’t even considered–all while keeping our budget in mind. Great service—highly recommended!” ~Chris Papecek

“Very professional work. 1st class products used. The design was as billed – great lighting! Installation was quick and without a mess”  ~Rob H


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 “We have been pleased with our dealings with Darryl Cook and his colleagues. They are prompt, dependable, and they do quality work. Darryl, in particular, is very creative and does very well with the layout and design of our landscape lighting. We plan on continue using them and would highly recommend them”  ~Gary and Marcia H

“I am extremely pleased with the LED landscape lighting to my property and have received several compliments from the neighbors.”  ~Gwendoly D

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“We are pleased with our landscape lighting. They were able to do just what we wanted before the holidays. I would love to use them again when we need more lighting”


“Darryl Cook and his colleagues are knowledgeable, competent, thorough and prompt. They show up when they’re supposed to and they do the job right. If something isn’t right (hey, we are only human, right?), they’ll redo it, if necessary, until it is right. These guys have been at it for a long time and they know what they’re doing. By the way, we like Agustin too!  Keep up the great work, you guys!”


“I love my outdoor lighting. The technicians were very courteous. You came out, for my comments, after dark one night in order to see exactly what I was referring to and then made the necessary adjustments with the lighting.” ~Cheryl R



“Simply the best at his craft. I asked Darryl to come out and give us some suggestions on uplighting our large live oaks and downlighting our patio to include a newly constructed fireplace. He developed a plan that included all our current requirements and could accommodate our future needs when we add our gazebo. He and his crew were on-time, completed the install, tested the system and ensured that we knew how to operate the timing system. The system they installed exceeded our expectations and the results were fantastic. He came a few nights later to view the lighting and take some photos. We could not be more pleased with the lighting, the price and service. I highly recommend Darryl Cook for your outdoor lighting needs.” ~Guy McKee


“Thanks so much for your work on our lights.  Your professionalism, dedication, and quality of work is second to none.  You are on my short list of “someone I can count on”.  I look forward to future projects with Complete Outdoor Development.” ~Lee Stubbs


“We are very happy with the work performed by Complete Outdoor Development. Their service was outstanding….always on time and very professional. Our experience was a great one and we will use them again.” ~ Norman Elder


“I had lighting issues with my tree lights. A contractor had made a mess of the revamp of my yard lighting and then skipped town. So I called the Complete Outdoor Development and that is when life got better. Much better. Darryl Cook was terrific to work with and he suggested all sorts of fixes to what had been done that when completed, transformed a very unsatisfactory lighting situation to a really beautiful outcome. I highly recommend Darryl and his team for any and all projects related to outdoor lighting. He has a very artistic eye for what will best accent the yard at night and a great crew to execute the plan.” ~Wayne Alexander


“The Power of Lighting. With our new LED lights, rooms were transformed into inviting living areas. We have warm lighting that brings comfort and calmness to quiet areas while brighter, more even lighting makes work spaces practical. I never imagined how impactful the right lighting can be. Thanks for the perfect suggestions both indoors and outside, Darryl.” ~Heberto G.

art 3 after“I had LED landscape lighting put in at our home. The owner came and assessed my yard and made recommendations as to the lighting he would recommend. I went with his suggestions and have been extremely pleased with the work they did and the end result. They were very responsive throughout the process. I recommend them highly.” ~Patrick Glasow

“I have been so pleased with your employees and company, Augustine was here this last week twice!…fixing and making sure all work your company has done is perfect. That means so much to me.  You and your men are always prompt, efficient, and courteous and helpful. Thanks for always being there when we need you.  Love all you do.”  ~Judy and Dave Groepler

“The Guru team did a great job! The lighting in our home was more cave like than anything, it was impossible to enjoy the art pieces or even the living room after dark. The transformation was incredible, I feel like I am in a new home. Job well done!” ~Brad Gray

“Awesome Job Guys! We are so thrilled with the result and the job that was done.  Wow, I have dealt with 6-10 contractors over the past 2 years and this is the 1st time, the job was done correctly the first time, on time and done very well.  The team was very thorough in design and install and all the way to clean up. We could not even tell that they had been there except for the awesome lights installed in the front and the outdoor lighting in the back. I was and am still amazed how professional the staff was and how great of a job was done. We could not be more happier with them. AAA++++” ~Max N


“Getting along in years (83) I must adapt to my surroundings.  I have three areas in the back yard that contain steps.  I am now to the point where I have to be careful not to fall going up and down these steps.

As a consequence, I wanted to install hand rails at all three locations.  At each location light posts are required as well.  These posts (total 9) are approximately 3′ tall made of cantara stone with LED lights on the top.  This being an unusual installation I believe it to be a challenging job.

I considered hiring a stone mason and an outdoor lighting company.  One to do the post installation and the other to do the LED lights.  My first contact was that of a lighting company, Complete Outdoor Development.  After discussing the job with the owner I was assured that they could perform both the installation of the post and the lights.

Their performance was nothing short of exceptional.  Concealing the light wiring while maintaining the integrity of the landscape (of which there is considerable), not to mention the installation of the lamp post (not associated with lighting) was as promised.

I consider myself to be a perfectionist.  As such I expect a great deal from those performing services for me.  You can be assured that the Complete Outdoor Development will produce a product worth of plaudit.” ~Ross W Estep Sr


“Found Complete Outdoor Development in the Yellow Pages. Called on a Saturday morning, figuring I would get a call back on Monday. Owner Darryl Cook called me back within the hour and we immediately set up an appointment. I found Darryl to be one of the most creative people I have ever met. We walked the property. He saw things I would have never seen and he provided me with a comprehensive proposal stating that I should choose what I wanted to do from the myriad of options. I did just that. Using Darryl’s design, the crew, David and Raul, worked diligently and completed the work in four days. The property looks terrific. The lighting provides not only beautiful ambience, but also enhanced security. I recommend the Complete Outdoor Development for all your landscape lighting needs and wants. Given the outstanding work completed, this review and recommendation was easy to write.” ~Bob


“Excellent service. All done as scheduled and on time. Extremely attentive and courteous staff and installers. We are exceptionally pleased and would recommend without reservations.” ~James Adams


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