About us

Excel Lighting Services is a Baltimore-based, locally-owned and operated event services company supporting the mid-Atlantic region.  Our reputation is built on quality assurance with a commitment to personalized service, superior quality equipment, expert production services and competitive pricing for lighting, staging, drapery, and rigging. We offer event solutions with custom and package pricing to a diverse range of industries, from film production to event planning, so whether you are organizing a full-on rock-and-roll stadium show or an intimate wedding, Excel Lighting Services is dedicated to making your vision a reality.

Founded in 2006 by Frank Serruto, Jr. in his own garage, Excel Lighting Services has quickly grown to become an industry benchmark for service and reliability.  With over 20 years of personal experience in the theater and event industry, Frank’s expertise and leadership in lighting, technical direction, and production management has led his production team of fully trained and certified technicians and event professionals to successful collaborations with many high-profile clients in the area, including the Baltimore Ravens, Under Armour, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and HBO’s Emmy-award winning television series VEEP.

Excel Lighting Services was awarded the Hometown Hero Award in 2011 by Projection, Lights and Staging News (PLSN) and recognized nationally for their show-stopping work in Lighting & Sound America for the Baltimore Ravens Superbowl XLVII Ring Ceremony.  Other featured collaborations include the Coppinger wedding on The Knot and the Lilly Rose Bat Mitzvah on Mitzvah Market.

Putting Customer Service Back in the Spotlight

  • "We came to Excel Lighting Services to provide lighting for the Christmas Eve services we hold at the Maryland State Fairgrounds for nearly 10,000 people. I was very pleased with the level of communication I received from Excel during the planning process, and in the days leading to setup. The equipment that Excel brought in was very reliable and their setup was by far the best we have had yet. We will certainly continuing using Excel for this event in the future, as well as other events that we have at the church."

    - Michael Hamilton
    Church of the Nativity