45 Years in the Making
May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018 marks Bonded Lightning’s 45th Anniversary delivering commercial and residential property owners professional lightning protection, surge protection and imminent warning systems and solutions. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, through hyper-local regional offices in Tampa and Tallahassee, the company serves Florida, Georgia, Alabama, the southeastern U.S., all of the Caribbean, as well as specialized needs nationwide.
Family-owned and operated, Dennis and Diane Dillon founded Bonded Lightning in 1973. For two years the husband and wife were its sole employees. In 1975, the company hired its first full time employee. In 1978, Dennis and Diane relocated Bonded Lightning to Jupiter Farms, Florida. 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. Dennis and Diane’s eldest son and then Executive Vice President Patrick Dillon assumed the day-to-day operations in 2014, as President of Bonded Lightning.
Today, Bonded Lightning employs 50 people from leadership and business development to blue and grey collar positions. “Whether delivering systems or expanding to serve areas beyond our original South Florida focus, we’re consistently meeting and setting the highest standard as we go forward,” said Patrick Dillon. Joining Patrick in leading Bonded Lightning’s evolution are siblings Vice President Mike Dillon and Marketing Director Kim Dillon Stauder. Two other brothers and a sister are also longtime employees of the company.
Bonded Lightning’s systems and solutions now protect some of its service areas’ most recognizable companies and structures, including advanced rocket and spacecraft manufacturer SPACEX, Hard Rock Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Marlins Park, Palm Beach International Airport, Miami International Airport, Tocumen International Airport, Panama, South West International Airport, Miami skyscrapers, One Thousand Museum and Panorama, and a list of commercial properties too numerous to name. The company’s residential projects are situated in some of its services areas’ most exclusive communities.