The Press Is Taking Notice

new projects from our nisswa office

Nels peterson

I was  privileged to work with some of the best companies in our industry as we “Energized Taliesin West”, Frank Lloyd Wrights winter home in Scottsdale Arizona. Nordic continues to build new relations with leading manufactures.

Some Nice Words from clients & colleagues 

frank lloyd wrights taliesin west

"One of my dreams as a lighting designer has been to manufacture my own line of landscape lighting products. With my new role at Sterling as the National Design, Sales and Support Specialist, I believe my dream has been realized. 

Sterling is 100% a contractor-founded, and contractor-owned landscape lighting manufacturer. Every product shows not only a commitment to manufacturing the best product in the industry, but also provides fixtures and solutions that are contractor focused. This commitment continues. With my new role at Sterling, we hope to offer more support and new products to make the contractors projects more sustainable, efficient, installable, and profitable than ever before. I’m excited to bring these products to our customers, providing the technical and design support they need to elevate our industry."  ~ N. Peterson

Nels Peterson Landscape Lighting Designer Minneapolis, Minnesota - Owner Nordic Landscape Lighting - Serving Wayzata Minnetonka Eden Prairie Orono Minneapolis St. Paul Edina Palm Springs Florida Scottsdale Nisswa

Nordic opens a new chapter with Sterling Lighting


"Make It Practical, dependable and exceed the clients’ expectations every time."

"Lighting design is one of the most important elements in landscape, interior design and architecture. Hire a professional to help you discover what's possible, what you really want and how to get the best value. No matter the size of your project a professional opinion will bring clarity, practicality and make the money you do spend worthwhile."

" You picked out every single lighting fixture for us and saved us so much time. We couldn't decide on anything until we sat down with you. Everything is up and looks beautiful. I don't know how you did it but we're so glad we met you. Thank you."

          -- B. Schiltz

"Nels is singular in helping customers visualize a lighting design and making it a reality. He's very capable and collaborative with his customers."


"Nels has an amazing talent and eye for unique design and placement of landscape lighting, enhancing the appearance and value of homes and businesses."

          -- J. Bodie

"Nels is one of the best outdoor lighting designers in the country and I would recommend him to anyone. Hopefully we'll get to actually work on a project together some day."

           --Paul R. Gosselin, AOLP, COLD,CLVT

             President Assocication of Outdoor Lighting Professionals

Nels Peterson, Principal Designer and Owner of Nordic is a leading landscape and residential lighting designer specializing in high-quality custom landscape and architectural lighting. Inspired by green technologies, and beautiful functional fixtures, Nels and his team create classic soft understated designs that closely fit with his clients’ needs and individual style. Nels uses his talents and expert vision to paint a picture of light creating environments that welcome you outside and then embrace you with a warm glow.

An award winning and nationally acclaimed landscape lighting designer, Nels has created landscape illumination project throughout the Midwest, Southwest and Florida. Working on projects large and small for all types of clients, Nels’ 30 years of experience, talent and trained eye have him in demand from landscape architects and design build firms all around the US.

Nels is so proud of recent press, some snap shots of the projects are shown below. KARE11 Back Yard, Cover Of Spaces Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, Lighting Magazine, Traditional Home, Artful Living and the cover of the Phillips Hadco Landscape Lighting Catalog. Copyright prevents me from posting more than this on line.

In 2020 We’ll continue to build our new customer base in Northern Minnesota and get underway with two of the largest landscape lighting projects in North America. Nordic has also partnered with a new team of service professionals to take care of our existing customers and install new green LED technology to make old landscape lighting systems work like new. Look for our Blog coming soon!