As with any small business, HELIUS was formed with passion. A passion for creativity and how to apply it to the architectural community is what led Paul Hixson to leave a large Electrical Engineering firm where he worked as a Lighting Design Associate and in 2002 form a unique group solely dedicated to architectural lighting of luxury residential spaces. The goal always has been to provide architectural structures of all shapes and sizes with a creative lighting solution and, more importantly, to take a different approach to current lighting practices and provide a comprehensive and complete design process.
In 2005, Jarron Pew joined the HELIUS team as a co-owner by providing strong leadership and managerial skills he obtained by offering lighting design solutions for electrical contractors in the wholesale distribution industry. This coupling of the minds helped give HELIUS a stronger vision of its future and capabilities. Jarron and Paul quickly discovered the how truly unique their approach to handling projects was in the lighting community.
HELIUS strongly believes that lighting can truly make or break any architectural project. We strive to align ourselves with clients and fellow designers who understand this concept. The use of contrast, light, shadow and color can have an extreme effect on any surface, texture or mood as we experience architectural spaces.