This Spotlight originally appeared in the Autumn 2023 edition of the 503. Magazine. Click here to read the entire edition online.
In 2006, longtime friends Chuck Ettel and Matt Brozovich started The Christmas Light Guys, a specialty lighting and display shop that has steadily grown in the years since. Powered by passion and creativity, the Guys’ business can now easily be spotted — during the day, but especially against the night sky — from the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, as its own signage shines brightly, illuminating the area surrounding its showroom and warehouse at 3535 Del Webb Ave. NE Salem, OR 97301.
Dabbling first in holiday lighting competitions as a kid, Brozovich teamed up with Ettel, who had experience helping with the locally famous display of lights at The Gatti Law Firm. Ettel’s wife, Melanie, played a major role in the success of growing CLG, referring leads as calls came into the law firm looking for the company that was responsible for the beautiful display of lights seen at the Liberty Road/Commercial Street split each year. Ettel retired in 2015 and Brozovich has since grown his team to 14 employees, consistently providing the quality of work they had performed from their humble beginnings.
Today, The Christmas Light Guys offers much more than just seasonal lighting, as the business has expanded to also specialize in commercial lighting, custom displays, and animated displays. The company has also partnered with Gemstone Lighting, which offers permanent, customizable LED lights that can be controlled from any mobile device via an app. Additionally, CLG works on a wide variety of projects ranging from fully animated walk-through displays to simple outlines on residential homes. No matter the project, the Guys pride themselves on offering the best customer experience possible as the “premier holiday lighting service” in the area.
“We have been the illumination leader in the metro area for over a decade, consistently providing our clients with an unparalleled all-inclusive experience,” said Brozovich. “We provide and install everything needed to light your home or commercial property for the holiday season. From sleek and modern to warm and inviting, our Architectural Lighting options offer something for every taste and style. With endless possibilities to choose from, you’ll find the perfect pattern to match any look or holiday you desire!”
The company believes in the Salem community and feels strongly in its responsibility to showcase and represent Oregon in our region’s best light. The CLG team is excited to be involved with the Salem Chamber and is looking forward to being a part of the Leadership Salem Cohort as it looks to make connections with like-minded local business owners. Regardless of the project, CLG wants to treat your home or business as if it were its own.
Whether you are lighting your business or your own home, visit The Christmas Light Guys’ showroom or visit christmaslightguyssalem.com to take your holiday display to the next level this year.