Our Team


Suzanne Bayer

Suzanne is a specialty lighting consultant with over 12 years of experience preserving historical lighting. She is well versed in projects that include private residences, places of worship, governmental, and new design. Her lighting solutions reflect her appreciation for a difficult design challenge related to historical preservation. Serving on both the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and the Michigan Historical Society, she is an expert in preserving historical lighting fixtures as well as building fixtures to match existing conditions.

Professional Affiliations

  • League of Historic American Theatres
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Michigan Historical Society
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Sustaining Member
  • Certified, National Assoc. of Women Business Owners
  • The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • Federation of Women Contractors
  • State of MI Woman Owned Business Certification
  • Wayne Co./Detroit Woman Owned Bus.Enterprise Pgm
  • City of Chicago, Woman Owned Business Certification
  • Women Presidents’ Organization

Projects of Note

  • Saatchi & Saatchi, New York Headquarters, NY
  • UPS Distribution Center lighting study, Lansing, MI
  • American Express Headquarters lighting study, NY, NY
  • Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, Greenville, SC
  • Johnson & Johnson ltg. study, 5 Puerto Rico facilities
  • Federal Courthouse, Foley Square, New York, NY
  • First Presbyterian Church, Berlin, OH
  • Victory Residence, Quogue, Long Island, NY
  • St. Catherine of Sienna Church, New York, NY
  • Southold Free Library, Southold, Long Island, NY
  • Brown County Northern Building, Green Bay, WI
  • Berks County Courthouse, Reading, PA
  • First Presbyterian Church, Grand Haven, MI
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
  • Editor & Publisher, New York, NY
  • Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL
  • Washington Times Newspaper Plant, Washington, DC
  • Tiny Jewel Box, Washington, DC
  • Harmonie House, Detroit, MI


Paul Bayer

Paul is the Production Manager with over 35 years in sales, marketing and project management.  This gives him a unique approach to overseeing the production and design teams to help deliver projects that are engineered above specifications and on time.

Projects of Note

  • Church of Our Saviour, New York, NY
  • First Presbyterian Church, Grand Haven, MI
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
  • Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Augusta, GA
  • Holy Trinity Church, Coldwater, OH
  • Our Lady of the Lake Church, Holland, MI
  • The Church of the Covenant, Washington, PA
  • The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Shrine, Manistee, MI
  • Crescent Hill Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
  • St. Catherine of Sienna Church, New York, NY
  • St. Anne de Detroit Church, Detroit, MI


Brenda Hoyt

Brenda Hoyt continues to lend her expertise in the sales and marketing of the company’s services and products. Brenda’s marketing background includes over twenty years of experience in the lighting industry on the national scene, enabling her to initiate and coordinate sales efforts on large projects.

Professional Experience

  • Hoyt Assoc,, Ltd. Founder & Board Chairman, 15 years
  • Harrison/Hoyt Associates, Founder & President, 8 years


John Fuchs

John Fuchs is a lighting professional certified by The National Council on Qualifications. He continues to bring 40 plus years experience in the design of lighting systems and equipment that earned him an international reputation. John has designed lighting for projects in the United States, the Orient, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Professional Experience

  • Syksa & Hennessy, Director of Lighting Design, 20 years
  • Energy Union Ltd,. Founding Partner, 8 years

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Television Arts & Sciences
  • International Commission of Illumination
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), President, N.Y. Section
  • IES Chairman, National Conference
  • IES Chairman, Northeast Regional Conference
  • IES Member of Progress Committee
  • IES Member of Office Lighting Committee


  • Award of Merit, N.Y. Association of Consulting Engineers
  • Lumen Award, Illuminating Engineering Society

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Graduate School of Architecture
  • Lecturer, Pratt Institute, School of Architecture
  • Speaker, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, I.T.T. Sales Seminar
  • Published Articles, Progressive Architecture; Lighting Design & Application; Electrical Construction Design; Electrical Construction & Maintenance; Traditional Building
Office Buildings
  • Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company World HQ, NY, NY
  • Proctor & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, OH
  • American Telephone & Telegraph Hq, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Exxon Headquarters, New York, NY
  • McGraw-Hill Headquarters, New York, NY
  • GE Corporate Headquarters, Fairfield, CT
  • United States Steel Corp., New York, NY
Special Productions (Lighting & Sound)
  • Gala Amidst the Pyramids, starring Frank Sinatra, Giza, Egypt
  • Pierre Balmain Fashion Collection, Oberoi Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
  • United States Embassy Reception, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dinner Honoring President Carter, New York, NY
  • Tribute to Governor Carey, with Frank Sinatra & Alan King, NY,NY
  • United Way Fund Dinner, with the Pointer Sisters, Columbus, OH
Sports & Arts Centers
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
  • Lincoln Center, New York NY
  • Albany Mall Complex, Albany, NY
  • Carlton Centre (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sterling Land Project, London, England
  • American International Underwriters Building, Tokyo, Japan
  • Saudi Arabian Ntl. Centre for Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Mongelo residence, Harriman, NY
  • Donald Trump triplex, New York, NY
  • Seward Johnson estate, Princeton, NJ
  • Laurence Rockerfeller residence, New York, NY
  • Mugrabi residence at Trump Tower, New York, NY