Our Story

About LIGHTVILLE

LIGHTVILLE is a lighting specialist, focused on creating innovative and impactful lighting displays for families, neighborhoods, and communities.  LIGHTVILLE is based in Naperville, Illinois, has an office and warehouse in Warrenville, Illinois.  Our firm is known for our high-end, creative lighting displays, immersive lighting experiences and extraordinary client relations. 

LIGHTVILLE owner Matt Baker has been involved with multiple holiday lighting attractions in the Chicago area. In 2012 he founded Manchester Lights, a popular holiday lighting attraction that welcomed thousands of visitors each season, raising money for local charities. In 2018 Baker co-developed Santa’s Rockn’ Lights, a mile long synchronized light show with All Community Events at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Baker went on and co-founded Reindeer Road in 2021 that featured the worlds largest lighted reindeer.

Matt
Baker,
Lighting Designer

Matt has been a lighting enthusiast since he could walk. Baker drew upon his passion for lights, technical knowledge, and expertise to create Manchester Lights, a neighborhood holiday light show that began in 2012. Baker founded Brookdale Landscaping to fund the production of Manchester Lights. In 2020, Brookdale Lighting was formed to create a company that specializes in holiday lighting and decorating. In 2023, Brookdale Lighting was re-branded to LIGHTVILLE to focus on commerical interior and exterior holiday displays. In his spare time, Matt enjoys riding his bike and travel. He currently owns a vacation rental in the Outer Banks and resides in Lombard, Illinois.

Paul Deardurff,
Operations
Manager

Paul grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois, and is a graduate of York High School, where he participated in many sports clubs. Paul started working with Matt and Brookdale Landscaping, Inc. as a crew leader. He was promoted to operations manager of Brookdale Lighting in 2022. Paul has since played a major role in our holiday lighting service’s growth and our firm’s re-branding to LIGHTVILLE. Paul currently oversees our installations, ensuring the LIGHTVILLE experience exceeds our client’s expectations. He is excited to pursue his career with LIGHTVILLE. In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is an avid snowboarder. Paul currently resides in Lombard, Illinois.