Dauer Manufacturing Appoints Warren Thoma & Associates As New Manufacturer’s Representative

Dauer will be the exclusive landscape lighting manufacturer in the Warren Thoma portfolio across 18 states
Miami, Fla., April 16, 2024–Dauer Manufacturing—a U.S.-based manufacturer of LED landscape lighting fixtures, lamps, and transformers—announced today the appointment of Warren Thoma & Associates, LLC  as their manufacturer’s representative across multiple states in the U.S. With a robust line of commercial and residential low-voltage lighting solutions, Dauer will be the exclusive landscape lighting manufacturer within the Warren Thoma portfolio among garden centers, showrooms, electrical supply centers, and irrigation supply houses in select states.
“As Dauer continues its growth path throughout the United States and Canada, Warren Thoma & Associates is the right team to complement our efforts as we continue to expand our product offerings, efficiencies, and distribution channels,” states Craig Klomparens, president of Dauer Manufacturing. “Working with the highly reputable team at Warren Thoma allows Dauer to bring forth added resources, in collaboration with our leadership team Kino Obeso, vice-president, and Tom Rowe, national sales director, to expand our footprint in key geographic areas of opportunities for both companies, while always keeping sight of customer satisfaction.”
Since 1991, Warren Thoma & Associates has been representing premier manufacturers in irrigation, filtration, drainage, low-voltage lighting, gardening products, and fountains and aerators to the professional and commercial channels. The company’s founder and president, Warren Thoma, is the past president of the Irrigation Association, serving in that role for nearly ten years and has been instrumental in establishing green industry brands, representing manufacturers who are dedicated to servicing the commercial trade with superior products and customer service.
“Dauer Manufacturing has earned a reputation for innovation and quality, and they align with our mission to help promote, educate, and bring to the green industry the best new technology and high-caliber products from distribution down to the end user,” states Warren Thoma, president of Warren Thoma & Associates. “I’ve been observing Dauer for years as they build market share while maintaining a customer-centric approach. I am pleased to represent their reputable name and manufacturing line.”

Warren Thoma will represent Dauer among garden centers, showrooms, electrical supply centers, and irrigation supply houses in eighteen states across the Midwest, South, and Northeast regions. States covered include Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

 The team at Warren Thoma will report to Dauer’s national sales director, Tom Rowe. Dauer will continue to be responsible for direct contractors, lighting only wholesalers, hardscape distributors, and holiday lighting distributors in the newly appointed states and maintains its current sales team, which also includes sales director, Curtis Butts; sales managers, Woody Luke, Nick Lahey, and James Kinchen; and inside sales manager, Matt Oakes.

Prized for their elegant designs and highly efficient light output, Dauer offers access to one of the largest LED lighting product offerings in the industry, continuously delivering on durability, versatility, and innovation.  All fixtures are rigorously tested for extreme heat, water intrusion, and other weather conditions and elements, earning UL and ETL certifications, among other industry accreditations.