Welcome to WHOCO Lighting & Controls.

WHOCO Lighting & Controls, Inc. (Formerly W.H. Onley Company, Inc.) is an independent agency representing manufacturers of entertainment, studio, and architectural power devices, controls,  lighting fixtures,  mechanized rigging, accessories, and wire & cable manufacturers in our territory of North Carolina, South Carolina, & the Island of Bermuda. We also represent ARRI in Virginia, and ARRI and SGM in Tennesee, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Founded nearly 30 years ago by William “Bill” Onley, and purchased by Josh and Amy Allen in 2017, the company has always strived to provide honest and valuable assistance to consultants, specifiers, dealers, designers and our other valued customers in our territory. “Close your eyes and see it wired.” Bill would say. “If you can’t do that, it’s probably not going to work.”


Though Bill is no longer with us, he is always with us in spirit, and we promise to uphold his values of honesty and integrity, to make everyone feel welcome, to find no challenge too large and no task too small, and to maintain an exceptional knowledge of the lighting and controls industry, applicable codes, and the products we represent.

Please take a few moments and browse our site for more information about what we do, and how we can assist you with your project needs. As always, feel free to contact us at any time.


Josh Allen