We bring light to the world.
We believe how we treat people, deliver products, and solve challenges have a direct and powerful impact on our ability to glorify God through our company’s actions.
To achieve this, we live by five core values that support our mission, drive our culture, help us communicate with you, and inspire us to find or develop the perfect custom lighting solutions.
Our Mission & Core Values
As an Indiana lighting company, we’re right in your backyard.
We'll provide solid options to help solve your lighting challenges.If you’re looking for an efficient, solutions-driven, Indiana lighting company, Vista is the perfect partner for you.
When you partner with Vista, you’ll have a custom lighting solution that lasts. What’s more, we’ll answer any questions you have along the way.
Our team of lighting experts can assist with just about any lighting need.We have a wide range of products for seven industry applications. One of them is bound to suit you or your company’s needs.
If your product’s lighting is excellent, your product (and sales) will be, too. We’ll help you achieve that excellence by working hard for you.
We know the key is getting to know you, your company, and your needs.Just as we believe that God placed us here to help bring light to the world, we know He made us social creatures.
We love helping our clients! You’re looking for more than just pleasantry with your Indiana lighting company. That’s why we build relationships with you that you can trust and rely on.
We've been providing innovative lighting solutions since 1979.
1979One of the founders, Jim Tieszen, was in the motorcycle distribution industry and saw some “strip lighting” on touring motorcycles and asked his brother, Dwayne, to design and manufacture parts to sell in other areas. Therefore, the company launched as Vista in the basement of Dwayne’s house in Wichita, KS.
1981Vista moved to and incorporated in Elkhart, IN in order to get close to their largest customer who was a CB antenna company that was using Vista’s lights in their antenna. Also, many appealing industries were located in the area.
1982-84Vista began supplying strip lights and lighting panels to the conversion van industry and truck stops.
1985Vista opened a division in Texas in order to better cover the south and west coast. Also, the Texas division began exploring new markets such as the interior market (Architectural) by supplying hotels and movie theaters. They also started the aviation market.
In Indiana, Vista began supplying the marine and utility market
1989Blue LED’s were purchased for $10.00/ea to begin exploring using them as an alternative to incandescent bulbs.
1993Vista began supplying axial lead LEDs to the theater market to light the aisles.
2003A new market in the cruise line industry was formed.
2005Production for all markets but the aviation division were moved to our facility in Elkhart, Indiana.
2009Vista Worldwide was started to supply the appliance industry with incandescent bulbs. A China team was formed to assist our partner factories with processes and quality assurance.
2010A new QMS system was instituted within Vista. A focus from decorative lighting to functional lighting became a goal with the development of our engineering team.
2013A new facility was constructed in Elkhart, Indiana to house both Vista Manufacturing and Vista Worldwide.
2014Continuous Improvement, also known as lean manufacturing was introduced and began to grow within Vista.
A strategic move to focus on only LED’s was initiated.
2015The RV market was added with the emergence of LED lighting becoming acceptable within the industry.
2016 and BeyondA single focus of fulfilling our mission of glorifying God by being a blessing to our employees, customers, and suppliers through solution-oriented products and services has become our number one goal.