RED BANK, NJ: The Navesink Business Group (NBG), held their bi- monthly 8:00am meeting this morning at Danny’s Steakhouse.

Rob Lowe, Executive Director of the NBG and Branch Manager of Family First Funding, opened the meeting by introducing Howard Hough, of Alex Dee Home Accessories and Lighting

This retail shop in Holmdel, carries a light fixture for every part of your home, plus a beautiful assortment of home décor/accents, mirrors, pendants, sconces and much, much more.  Peruse their website for ideas and inspiration. 

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“We’ve been in business for 15 years and represent virtually any brand of lighting, have a 7-day-a-week showroom, and offer design services.  We have a take home policy; If someone comes in sees a lamp, a mirror or a table, they can take it home and try it before they buy it,” said Hough.

Howard spoke about the new division of his company, Crystal Dee Lights, that provides professional chandelier cleaning and fixture installation for both residential and commercial customers.

Great idea. 

“You can send us a picture, or we can stop at your house if your local.  We look at the size of the fixture, height of the ceiling and we’ll give you a price for cleaning,” said Hough.

He related a story of one client they serviced for the homeowners amber colored chandelier.  After cleaning, it was sparkling white!  The previous owners were heavy smokers.

Explaining the process, Hough said, “We first lay down plastic sheeting to fully protect the floor.  It’s a patented machine with a draining hose, can rise twenty feet high, and encompasses the entire chandelier with a plastic tent.  It is sprayed with water and a solution, and then cleaned, polished and dried.  It’s cleaner than the day the fixture was installed.”

Make sure you look at the carousel of pictures to get an idea of how it's done and the beautiful results afterwards.

Note to real estate agents: a brilliant chandelier might be just the ticket to close the deal!

So, if you have a chandelier and have been wondering, “How in the world am I going to get that cleaned?”  Your answer is to call Howard Hough of Alex Dee Home Accessories and Lighting and their Crystal Dee Lights department, telephone, 732-615-0707

Wrapping up the meeting, the local NBG business entrepreneurs each offered a two-minute pitch on their company and services.   Several thanked, praised and recommended other NBG members for the services that they themselves had used.

What works?  Networking works!

To join the Navesink Business Group, click Here.