Lanternland: About Us

Meet our team and discover the legacy of excellence
behind every Lanternland product.


Jenifer Tague

Jenifer Tague helps customers and oversees the Pentimento showroom.

When you call Lanternland, the voice on the phone is usually Jenifer. She is a “Jill of all trades” who handles everything from showroom sales to customer service to business development.

Before joining the Lanternland / Pentimento family in 2006, Jenifer spent 10 years in the home construction business.

What Jenifer loves about her job:

I enjoy the ever changing environment with new challenges everyday. I enjoy working with a variety of people within our company culture that is positive and full of creativity.

We have a passion for creating a final product the customer is truly satisfied with.

Mike Renneman

Mike is the guy who keeps everything running.

Mike is the guy who keeps everything running. As the operations manager, he oversees every custom fabrication. Mike is a certified welder and creates project engineering designs.

Mike joined the Pentimento family in 1988 when he was just 16 and student at Mesa VoTech (now the East Valley Institute of Technology.

What Mike loves about his job:

I really enjoy the working environment. We are all so full of creativity and given the freedom to aid in the design process is always fun. Most of all though, I like the people I work with.

My favorite project was the 30' pendant I fabricated for the Trump Casino Riverboat.


Lanternland Design Team

Lanternland by Pentimento

Lanternland by Pentimento is the new online resource for traditional lighting designs that compliment both interior and exterior architectural spaces. Pentimento founders Ronna and Sheldon Nitzky have manufactured handcrafted lighting sold throughout the world in the Valley of the Sun since 1978. Currently they are located in Mesa, Arizona where they combine manufacturing and a designer-friendly product showroom.

The Lanternland Story

The Lanternland story begins more than 50 years ago when my father and our founder, Sheldon Nitzky, joined his family lighting business is Philadelphia as teenager. In 1979, after more than 20 years in all areas of the lighting business from design to sales to manufacturing and tired of the east coast winters, Sheldon moved the family to Arizona and opened his own lighting factory in Scottsdale.

In the true spirit of American entrepreneurship, Sheldon sold handcrafted cooper lanterns out of his car by making the rounds of the local construction sites and meeting builders one by one. Sheldon's business grew steadily along with the family until he eventually employed more than 150 people and sold hundreds of thousands of high quality lighting fixtures throughout the world. Today we have returned to our roots and are once again producing the same high quality copper lanterns and outdoor lighting using many of the same designs that we were originally known for, now available nationwide online.

A Legacy Of Excellence

When Ronna and Sheldon decided the time had come to make some of their traditional lighting designs available for purchase by the public online, they knew just who to turn to. Andrew, Ronna & Sheldon's youngest son, has over 15 years of online retail experience as both a designer and entrepreneur.

After recently selling his previous business, Andrew was looking for a new challenge and welcomed a return to his roots in the lighting industry. Andrew enjoys creating all of the online content as well new lighting designs for Lanternland.

Focus On Quality

Over the years, Sheldon and Ronna have expanded their product line with innovative lighting designs and carefully selected companion products from other quality-minded American manufacturers.

With the addition of Lanternland. Pentimento Lighting and Furnishings continues to grow and expand because it stays true to its founding principles. We are dedicated to capturing your vision, designing products that fit your project guidelines, and manufacturing them to our high quality standards.

Visit our installations gallery to see examples of products that delighted our past and current customers.

Trade Organizations:

Lanternland is a proud member of these outstanding organizations.

Lanternland is a member of Local First ArizonaLanternland is a member of NEWH ArizonaLanternland is a member of IFDA Arizona

Lanternland creates all types of handmade artisan copper and brass lanterns and outdoor lights, including hanging pendant style lights, wall sconces, wall lights with a bracket and scroll, copper ceiling lights, column mount pier-base lights and post mount lights and lanterns. All of our designs are based on authentic traditional lantern styles and are ideal for Colonial, Colonial Revival, Early American and Cape Cod style homes, lake homes and cabins as well a variety of other traditional home styles. Lanternland copper lanterns and outdoor lights are made from high quality copper or brass and are guaranteed for life to never rust or corrode making them idea lighting for waterfront homes, locations near water and wet or damp locations. Each of our UL listed copper or brass lanterns and outdoor lights includes your choice of any of our seven all-natural copper and brass finishes including Dark Copper, Antique Brass, Raw Copper and Verdi Green along with your choice of four unique styles of glass to create a lighting fixture that is as unique as you. In addition, each of our outdoor lighting fixtures includes free shipping to the continental US and the our exclusive lifetime warranty.

Don't see quite what you are looking for? Modify one of our lantern designs, create your own lantern or reproduce an antique lighting design. Our lighting design team will work with you to create the perfect lighting solution for your home or project from design to installation. All of our outdoor copper lighting is handcrafted by skilled artisans in our Arizona factory Lanternland to offer nearly unlimited custom lighting design options from size to sockets. Contact Lanternland today for a free lighting design consultation; Call Toll Free (855) 454-5200, Email, or submit the custom lighting design service request form.

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