Meet Our Team

Officer's Biographies

Michael Joseph Hoffman

CEO/Vice President

Michael Hoffman formed Florida Bulb & Ballast, Inc. in 1990. With extensive knowledge of management, accounting, economics, business law and marketing, Michael was able to utilize his talents to quickly grow the business, establishing a footprint from St. Augustine to Port St. Lucie, Florida, delivering the latest lighting technology to his expansive clientele. Michael works diligently with his staff to implement cost-effective lighting solutions for every client, from city townships, counties, and state agencies to business organizations, hospitals, electrical houses, contractors and homeowners. He annually attends top industry conferences and frequently meets with peers from across the country to stay abreast of the latest lighting technology.

In 1993, Michael formed Florida Lighting Services, Inc. to handle all the electrical needs of FB&B's clients; FLS provides installation, repair, and maintenance services on a broad scale.

Michael attended the University of Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. degree in Business Management and B.A. in Marketing. He and his wife Brenna have two children. Michael enjoys golf, traveling, boating, and SCUBA diving. He and his wife proudly support many local organizations and the performing arts scene.

You can reach Michael at: (321) 259-7882 Email: Mike@flabulb.com

 

Brenna M. Hoffman

President

Brenna came to Florida Bulb & Ballast in 1991 with over 10 years of experience in management, public relations, and customer service. She established the warehouse, shipping and delivery system, and the service department, and developed managerial functions in purchasing and sales. She has spent many years marketing Florida Bulb & Ballast, including spearheading development of the company's online catalog and website. Brenna currently manages FB&B's accounts receivable and customer service, as well as marketing and public relations.

Born in Oregon, Brenna moved to Florida in 1977. She holds a B.S. degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida. She and Michael have two daughters and enjoy traveling, gourmet cooking, and entertaining family and friends.

You can reach Brenna at: (321) 259-7882 Email: Brenna@flabulb.com

 

Employee Biographies

Patti Kiernan

Senior Bookkeeper, Office Manager

Patti has been with Florida Bulb & Ballast since 1996, serving as our Senior Bookkeeper. She has over 30 years of bookkeeping experience and ensures that we're meeting all current government requirements, Insurance regulations, and accounting procedures. Always willing to lend a hand where needed, Patti has cross-trained with all departments at Florida Bulb & Ballast and knows our operation, inside and out.

A native of Florida, Patti and her husband, Jack, have four children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys nature, traveling, and gardening.

You can reach Patti at: (321) 259-7882 Email: Bookkeeping@flabulb.com

 

Patrick (Pat) Maguire

Service Manager - Florida Lighting Services, Inc.

Pat has been with Florida Lighting Services for over 17 years, handling every task-related detail given to him. Pat supervises our contracts, as well as supervising the service department. In addition, he is responsible for oversight of OSHA Safety Regulations, fleet management, and equipment safety.

Pat enjoys spending his off hours fishing. He's got some great stories of the ones that got away!

You can reach Pat at: (321) 259-7882 Email: customerservice@flabulb.com

 

Lisa Divens

Service Secretary - Florida Lighting Services, Inc.
Administrative Assistant - Florida Bulb & Ballast, Inc.

Lisa joined the team in 2006, heading up the FLS service department with her expertise in organizing, scheduling, and customer service. She's become a great asset to the Florida Bulb & Ballast sales team, handling large job quotes, Insurance requirements, and legal documentation. Lisa assists clients in our showroom, on the telephone and online, assuring that all their lighting needs are met!

In her spare time, Lisa can be found beachside enjoying family, friends, and her pets.

You can reach Lisa at: (321) 259-7882 Email: customerservice@flabulb.com

 

Wende Fairchild

Senior Administration Officer

Wende came to FB&B in 1996, bringing order and efficiency to the office and staff. Wende makes sure every customer is served in the most professional and courteous manner possible; whether in our showroom, on the phone or working with one of our many sales associates. In her current role, she oversees all of the orders and quotes that come through Florida Bulb & Ballast and is constantly working towards quality and customer service improvement.

Wende spends her time with her husband, Troy, their three children, and her pets. She enjoys entertaining family and friends. Did we mention the Harley?

You can reach Wende at: (321) 259-7882 Email: customerservice@flabulb.com

 

Andrew Newton

FLS Service Technician, Warehouse Manager, Purchasing Assistant

Andrew started working for Florida Bulb & Ballast in 1999. He began his career working in the warehouse, progressing through purchasing, and landing at Florida Lighting Services as a Senior Service Technician. Holding a CDL class B license, Andrew operates our fleet of service/bucket trucks with great efficiency. His skill as a service technician has grown to proficiency in the past years, making him a valuable asset to the FLS team. He uses his knowledge in shipping and receiving to supervise and manage the warehouse, and when needed jumps in to help with purchasing and deliveries. Andrew truly is a Jack-of-all-Trades!

In his off hours, you'll find Andrew at the beach, where he loves to surf and fish.

You can reach Andrew at: (321) 259-7882 Email: purchasing@flabulb.com

 

Kevin Marr

Senior Purchasing Manager, Warehouse Assistant

Kevin came to FB&B in 2007 as a warehouse employee, but quickly progressed into Purchasing; rising to manager in a short time. Kevin's attention to business details and ability to find the best products and prices for our clients have made him a valuable team member at Florida Bulb & Ballast. He has earned a reputation for finding even the most difficult-to-locate bulbs and fixtures for our clients' unique needs. Wanting to be fully vested in our company's mission and vision, Kevin is currently cross-training to become more familiar with sales, customer service, and the role of lighting technicians.

Kevin plays bass guitar and has a passion for music.

You can reach Kevin at: (321) 259-7882 Email: purchasing@flabulb.com

 

Walter Wall & Charlotte Wall

Senior Delivery Drivers

Walt and Charlotte started off as part-time drivers in 2002 and quickly proved invaluable to Florida Bulb & Ballast. The most expedient and efficient drivers in FB&B history, Walt and Charlotte make sure that each delivery meets the customer's expectations. They communicate daily with individual sales representatives and office staff to ensure on-time delivery and exceptional customer service. Each day, they deliver our quality products to our local clients, from Port St. Lucie to St. Augustine. They go out of their way, sometimes literally, to make sure each of our clients get the order they need!

Walt and Charlotte have a passion for traveling the world and enjoy quality time with their three children, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

Sales Team Contact Info

Our sales team can help you make the right lighting decisions for your particular needs. For general sales inquiries, please call us at (800) 344-2852 or email Sales@flabulb.com