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Our Team

GeraldGerald Olesker is the creative mindset behind the collaborative groups derived from Architectural Detail Group, ADG Eco Lighting Products and ADG Lighting.

Gerald applies his background in Architecture and over 20 years of experience as an Industrial Designer and Project Management to innovate and collaborate.

His career began in Architecture at Galper Baldon Associates after earning a Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly, Pomona. He held positions of President and CEO of two other companies and was an Angel Investor in Sharky’s restaurants Newport. Gerald believes that all buildings, no matter the size or location, deserve attention to the architectural details, from the outside in. He created Architectural Detail Group Inc. an award-winning firm to provide these solutions and fulfillment with the highest level of service.

During Gerald’s career, he has designed and manufactured lighting for over 3 billion dollars in real-estate, secured transactions with Major cities and Fortune 500 companies and completed several Military installations. (case studies and capability statement available).

Gerald has participated in Clean Tech Council, and Mentors other small businesses, as well as lectures and is a 9 year graduate of Entrepreneurs Organization. He has served on the Board of Directors for Cabrillo Music Theater (9 years), sat on the Education Committee for the Institute of Classical Architecture Southern California (2 years), was Moderator for the Green Panel (2 years), a Board Member of the Valley Economic Alliance (4 years),, and sat on the EO Los Angeles Board of Directors (2 years); chairing Green Affinity Network Think Tank (1 year).

Gerald Olesker’s philosophy derived from a culmination of 20 years in the architectural solutions and design profession. To design is to be part of a collaborative that enhances the built environment though positive relationships. Those relationships are with the client’s team, with the building’s parts and with the environment. “The elements ‘energy’ that is created is enhanced through a deliberate involvement; no building is complete without light and is void of detail without the function of its elements.”

“Gerald is a cross between Al Gore and Thomas Edison…” Larry Rothstein, ESQ

“It was such a pleasure working with Gerald Olesker on the lighting …. He is a great listener and very effectively communicated his visions to enhance our … environment through lighting while staying within our tastes. (he) simplified an otherwise complicated process and masterfully handled everything from design through delivery.” Alexander Cappello Homeowner.


ADG Lighting CoverADG Lighting is one of the top firms that has a Team that has designed and manufactured for homes, hotels and resorts around the world.

ADG held the license for the Hearst Castle Collection of Decorative Lighting, and in 2013 participated in the “Titans of Design Showcase” at Greystone Mansion.

ADG Eco has collectively secured multiple Applications for Energy Efficient Lighting in Q4 2011 with a 196% product growth. He has applied the Patent for Green Box-e technology with 9 other devices in the line up to change the lighting and tel com paradigm.

ADG Lighting is a boutique manufacturer of Custom Lighting and Architectural Ornamentation. ADG ships products world wide. ADG has full factory capabilities in Southern California, meets title 24, provides photo-metric reports for Custom lighting, and is capable of working on small project prototypes to large hotel orders.

The Team at Architectural Detail Group, Inc designs and fabricates private label lighting for top notch designers and showrooms. to find out more about this program contact us at ADG.


joey-at-pdcJoey Gennaro is the team leader of the ADG Lighting Factory. Joey’s expertise has helped lead ADG to a very satisfied customer base.

Joey is an Industrial Designer with a Bachelor of Arts from CSUN. He is always willing to roll up his sleeves at the job site or on the factory floor. Every aspect of ADG projects are reviewed with Joey and the design and manufacturing team. All CAD drawings and sample reviews must pass his team before being sent to the customer.

Joey is customer-centric and strives to insure that every custom light fixture, production lighting or furnishing item leaves the factory for its timeless journey in the built environment.