Gary Burdett started Burdett Electric Ltd. in 1973 and has installed lighting fixtures in countless homes and businesses throughout Lambton County. However, the builders that he worked for found that there were never enough lighting options available locally. Burdett saw this opening and started Twin Bridge Lighting in Point Edward to service this market. His daughter Cheryle Williams manages the retail store. “A lot of builders were going out of town to purchase lighting for their new construction projects at the time,” says Williams. Burdett had run his business from the family home for many years and was thrilled to purchase the piece of property in Point Edward to build the Burdett Electric shop and Williams’ retail store. Twin Bridge Lighting is located at 116 Michigan Avenue.
There are five generations of the Burdett family working in the electrical trade. Burdett’s father Ernest and his grandfather Bill both worked as electricians. Bill began his career in 1928 establishing Imperial Electric. Burdett’s two sons, Rick and Derek; his two daughters, Cheryle and Wendy; and two grandsons, Bryan and Tyler, now work for the company. Burdett’s cousin Dave Robertson has worked with him for more than 40 years. Burdett presently employs fourteen people.