Creative. Experienced. Customer driven. That’s the ALPS difference.
For over thirty years, ALPS has provided entertainment lighting equipment and design solutions that help creative professionals achieve the results they want. Our experienced staff has first-hand knowledge of the theatrical and entertainment business. We understand your needs and speak your language.
When you work with our team, you’ll find people who listen, ask questions, and then apply their creative and technical skills to help you realize your vision.
ALPS is Boston-based, yet national in reach, providing a complete range of products and services throughout New England and across the country. These include:
- Lighting Design & Event Services
- Systems Design & Installation
- Repair & Maintenance Services
Give us a call. We look forward to discussing your next lighting project with you.
How It All Started
ALPS got its start when two regional lighting companies came together with a common goal: to serve the needs of the theatrical and events industry by delivering quality, creativity, and solutions.
The company got its start in 1981, when 17-year-old Steven Way turned his hobby and passion for theatrical lighting into a business in his parents’ basement in Norwood, MA. His company, called BWA Lighting, provided local and regional lighting rentals, sales, and production services to the special event, corporate, and theatre markets.
In 1990, Jim deVeer began a Boston based company, deV Enterprises, that offered rentals and sales to the Boston area theatre market.
As the companies grew, they began cross-renting equipment to each other. Steven and Jim soon realized that they had similar business models, complementing inventories and services, but without a competing client base. In 1995, the two organizations combined their expertise and became ALPS/Advanced Lighting & Production Services.
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- Lighting Design/Technical Basics
- Entertainment Rigging
- Lighting Control Consoles
- Customized sessions