Big Ass Fans

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    In 1999, the Big Ass Fan Company was born. Kind of. Then called the HVLS Fan Co. (that’s High Volume, Low Speed—catchy, right?), we first made our mark selling massive ceiling fans that spun slowly but moved astounding amounts of air. The fans kept large spaces that lacked air conditioning, such as factories and dairy barns, feeling cool and comfortable—and soon enough, plenty of other customers wanted in. Things moved fast after that (and kept moving). Only a few years later, we officially changed our name after customers kept calling and asking if we made “those big-ass fans.” When churches wanted to install fans to keep congregations comfortable, we developed the first silent fan motor to meet their needs. We created a residential fan that blew away ENERGY STAR® ratings and won awards worldwide. In 2014, we had the bright idea to create an LED fixture so tough you can drive a truck over it, launching a division appropriately called Big Ass Light™. Soon we automated personal comfort by adding SenseME® technology to our residential fans. In 2016, we launched a new division — Haiku Home — to transform the home through cutting edge technology, iconic design and effortless conservation. And we’ve backed everything with serious research, intensive engineering, and an almost obsessive drive to innovate and improve. No matter what we’re doing, we go Big Ass every single day, and we’re not stopping.
    TypePrivate
    Founded1999
    HQLexington, KY, US
    Websitebigassfans.com

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    Employees (est.) (Feb 2021)371
    Cybersecurity ratingCMore

    Key People/Management at Big Ass Fans

    Lennie Rhoades

    Lennie Rhoades

    CEO
    Eric Evans

    Eric Evans

    Senior VP & CFO
    Jim Flickinger

    Jim Flickinger

    VP & CCO
    Kent Semelroth

    Kent Semelroth

    VP Operations & Engineering
    Jenny Warnick

    Jenny Warnick

    VP Global Business Lines
    Dave Smith

    Dave Smith

    VP & CHRO
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    Big Ass Fans Office Locations

    Big Ass Fans has offices in Lexington, Eagle Farm, Mississauga, Oakville and in 2 other locations
    Lexington, KY, US (HQ)
    2348 Innovation Dr
    Eagle Farm, AU
    35 French St
    Mississauga, CA
    6300 Northwest Dr #3
    Oakville, CA
    2180 Winston Park Dr
    Shah Alam, MY
    21a, 4, Jalan Jururancang U1/21, Hicom-glenmarie Industrial Park
    Singapore, SG
    18 Tampines Industrial Cres, 06
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    Big Ass Fans Financials and Metrics

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    Founding Date

    1999

    Big Ass Fans Cybersecurity Score

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    70/100

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    Big Ass Fans News and Updates

    Big Ass Fans Founder Carey Smith on How to Build a Business in a Recession

    He built a $500 million company straight through the Great Recession. Here's how.

    How Big Ass Fans Used Transparency to Keep Every Employee on Board During the Recession

    Carey Smith is the founder of Big Ass Fans, a company that manufactures fans for massive spaces. In 2017 he sold the company for $500 million.

    Big Ass Fans Blogs

    ASHRAE Journal Features Big Ass Fans Study on HVLS Fans in Hangars

    Big Ass Fans® engineers were recently featured in the April 2020 issue of the ASHRAE Journal. To read the full article on the impact of HVLS fans on hangar air destratification, click here. The post ASHRAE Journal Features Big Ass Fans Study on HVLS Fans in Hangars appeared first on Big Ass Fans.

    Big Ass Fans Welcomes Mechanical Sales Inc. to the Family

    The Big Ass Fans family continues to grow. We’re excited to announce Mechanical Sales, Inc. as the distributor of Big Ass Fans products for the design and new construction market in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mechanical Sales Inc. has provided expertise in the HVAC industry since…

    Big Ass Fans Welcomes Fontanesi & Kann to the Family

    The Big Ass Fans family continues to grow. We’re excited to announce Fontanesi & Kann Company as the distributor of Big Ass Fans products for the design and new construction market in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Fontanesi & Kann started as an air distribution company in 1957 and has evolved…

    Big Ass Fans Welcomes Watts Engineering Sales, Inc. to the Family

    The Big Ass Fans family continues to grow. We’re excited to announce Watts Engineering Sales, Inc. as the distributor of Big Ass Fans products for the design and new construction market in Alabama. WES Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned business, has provided expertise in the HVAC industry for more …

    Big Ass Fans airs first national TV commercial

    Big Ass Fans’ first national TV commercial aired during NBC’s Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series coverage on July 6th, 2019. In case you missed it, or just want to watch it again, here it is: The post Big Ass Fans airs first national TV commercial appeared first on Big Ass Fans.

    Introducing POWERFOIL D: The industrial direct-drive HVLS fan perfected

    Big Ass Fans has unveiled the Powerfoil D. An embodiment of years of research, design and commitment to exceptional engineering, the Powerfoil D brings to market the world’s best industrial direct-drive fan. For more on the Powerfoil D, check out the full press release here. The post Introducing POW…
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    Big Ass Fans Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Big Ass Fans founded?

      Big Ass Fans was founded in 1999.

    • Who are Big Ass Fans key executives?

      Big Ass Fans's key executives are Lennie Rhoades, Eric Evans and Jim Flickinger.

    • How many employees does Big Ass Fans have?

      Big Ass Fans has 371 employees.

    • Who are Big Ass Fans competitors?

      Competitors of Big Ass Fans include Energy Focus, Industrial Lighting Products and Fagerhult.

    • Where is Big Ass Fans headquarters?

      Big Ass Fans headquarters is located at 2348 Innovation Dr, Lexington.

    • Where are Big Ass Fans offices?

      Big Ass Fans has offices in Lexington, Eagle Farm, Mississauga, Oakville and in 2 other locations.

    • How many offices does Big Ass Fans have?

      Big Ass Fans has 6 offices.