The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and White House are just a few of the distinguished properties nationwide where Bonded Lightning has installed lightning protection systems.
Bonded Lightning’s corporate roots read like a family tree.
Reginald DeKoven Hereford founded the original Bonded Lightning Protection Systems in Washington, D.C.
His son, Reginald Charles Hereford, eventually assumed control of the company.
Reginald’s daughter, Diane Dillon, and son-in-law, Dennis Dillon, founded their Bonded Lightning Protection Systems, Inc. in Palm Beach County.
Bonded Lightning Protection Systems hired its first Florida employee.
Dennis and Diane Dillon moved Bonded Lightning from Riviera Beach, Florida, to Jupiter Farms, Florida in 1978. Dennis built the company’s office and workshop on the family’s property, where it still stands today. In 2001, Bonded Lightning moved to its current location and headquarters in Jupiter, Florida.
Bonded Lightning opened a central Florida regional office in Tampa in 2016 as well as a north Florida regional office in Tallahassee in 2017.
“Hard work and exceptional service,” comments President Patrick Dillon when asked to explain Bonded Lightning’s success. He says you can’t underestimate the nature of a family business. “It’s different. We feel a responsibility to maintain the reputation that my parents worked so hard to build.” Vice President Mike Dillon added, “We’re working to expand on their hard work.”
Bonded Lightning customers benefit from the company’s history and the history that is in the making. Kim Dillon Stauder says simply, “Family sets a higher standard.”
Lightning protection has come a long way technologically, practically and geographically. Still, there remains a great deal of progress to be made. By assuming and actively engaging in industry leadership positions, members of Bonded Lightning’s management team continue to be at the forefront of the industry’s drive for universal best practices and professional standards. The goal: better protect people, property and assets.
Before you say it, we know. Our trucks are ugly, but they are ugly with a purpose. If one person sees our–some say beige, others say tan trucks, and that person thinks of lightning protection, we’re happy.
Lightning protection is easy to forget. Most people only think about it after the tragedy. We hope beige becomes the rage and more people think of lightning protection in the calm before the storm.