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Two decades before the invention of the smart phone, at a time when most people thought a search engine was something that powered a rescue vehicle, we were dazzling concert goers around the world with spectacular stage sets and innovative theatrical lighting. Serving artists that ranged from Neil Diamond to the Rolling Stones, and supporting more than 1,000 performances a year, we designed, built and toured some of the greatest spectacles in rock-n-roll history. Broadway shows, Super Bowl Halftime shows, Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, even national political conventions are all a part of the history that guided us in perfecting the skills needed to provide themed environments that are beautiful, safe, durable, dependable, and maintainable. These skills are at the core of who we are and what we do.

Today, our Brilliant creations are found in your favorite theme parks, museums, restaurants, retail environments, casinos, hotels, high end residences, and family attractions. We produce creative environments using state-of-the-art methods and materials, backed by four decades of craftsmanship and know-how. We come alongside owners, architects, and designers with a spirit of “if you can dream it, we can build it.”

Our award-winning team looks forward to serving you.

Our Team

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Dave Piper

President and CEO

“I have the pleasure of leading a team that is truly great at combining technology, art and craftsmanship. If our customers can dream it, we can build it.”

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Leo English

VP of Customer Experience

“My true joy over the years has come from working with the best professionals in the world.”

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Wayne Hoge

Vice President of Production

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”

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Don Weir

Estimating Manager

“Plan your work, work your plan.”

Michelle Willett

Michelle Willett

Theming and Scenic Director

“Something truly special happens when creative minds work together.”

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Jen Lucas

Woodworks Manager

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, not the goal.”

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Tom DeVore

Metalshop Director

“It is very satisfying to collaborate with the industry’s best minds and experience the excitement of providing spectacular themed elements.”

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Bryan Webb

Technical Design Manager

“If it’s not elegant, it’s not done.”

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Monty Montero

Graphics Manager

“It all started for me with a crayon and a blank sheet of paper.”

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Roger Heaton

CNC Manager

“The great thing about this industry is that you get to utilize everything you’ve learned and you get to learn something new every day.”

Greg Piper

Greg Piper

Senior Project Manager

“Always strive to put the extra in extraordinary.”

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Jay Nichols

Senior Project Manager

“I enjoy projects where I am challenged and can advance my knowledge of processes and materials, while solving new and complex problems.”

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Heather Spacek

Project Coordinator

“I’m excited to be part of helping to turn ideas into reality.”

Our People

Brilliant is made of master craftspeople, artists, technicians, engineers, managers, and financial and administrative experts. Our people are more than just dedicated employees; they are well-established, experienced individuals who have been together for years. This tight-knit group results in clear communication and efficient processes. Two things are inherent in our DNA: our depth of experience and our proven ability to produce even the most complicated projects. That same “been-there-done-that” history, combined with our extensive resources, position us to undertake the challenging work that scares many other companies. Brilliant is the perfect combination of old school, hand-made craftsmanship melded with the precision and efficiency of today’s technology. We are the right people doing the right job with the right resources. This is every day at Brilliant.

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