Back in the early days, if you called Barn Light Electric to order a handcrafted, vintage-inspired ceiling pendant, chances were pretty good that you’d be talking to the owner on the phone. That’s what happens when you start a business and you’re responsible for everything from sales to manufacturing to making sure there’s paper towels in the bathroom.
Barn Light Electric has experienced phenomenal growth since its launch in early 2008, and while the phones are now manned by an entire sales team and the workforce hovers around 120, one thing hasn’t changed — the focus on customer service.
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Happy National Employee Appreciation Day! Today we’re celebrating the 120+ people who market, make, and ship our American-made lighting each and every day. There are many steps involved in creating our vintage-inspired products, and every employee is a vital link in the chain. From the creative minds in our R&D department and the tireless sales team to the metal spinners, painters, preppers, and shipping crew, everyone brings their A-game to making the finest lighting on the planet.
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Hardly a day goes by that I don’t sit here at my laptop and, with just a few clicks, order up something from an online business. Whether it’s vacuum cleaner from Amazon or a new book delivered to the Kindle, there is seemingly no limit to what you can purchase from internet retailers.
It’s a wonderful thing.
Until something goes wrong. Vacuum cleaner missing attachments? Wrong color of shoes show up in the box? All sorts of issues can crop up with shopping online because, just like a brick-and-mortar store, there are humans involved. Unfortunately, you don’t see the humans involved in most internet businesses and, for some, it’s easy... Read More
When you live at the beach, going to the mountains is a real escape. For internationally renowned photographer Gregory Daniel and his wife Lesa, a cabin nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia offers a rustic and peaceful getaway from their coastal home in central Florida.
“Owning a cabin in the mountains has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember,” Greg says. Antler Lodge is now the family’s go-to retreat and is also used as a rental so other families can make memories there too.
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The inspiration for many of our lighting collections can be traced to a specific movement or era in the history of American lighting. Our Rustic Wall Sconces, for example, find their roots in the Atomic Age when vapor-proof designs offered a rugged alternative to the bare bulbs of the day.
For our latest offering, we turn to the Machine Age, a time that came on the heels of the Industrial Age when assembly-line production and the development of modern machines was at its peak. The Lang Machine Age 4-Light Vanity Light takes the ruggedness from Machine Age fixtures and embodies the imagination found in steampunk designs to create an industrial fixture with elegant... Read More