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Like many small business success stories, Barn Light Electric began as a part-time hobby. With a passion for antique light fixtures, Bryan Scott would search through antique stores, attend estate sales, and even poke into abandoned buildings looking for vintage lights to restore. He enjoyed restoring American-made barn lighting because of the high-quality craftsmanship that went into manufacturing these vintage fixtures. But like so many things, vintage barn lighting faded away when less expensive manufacturing techniques came into fashion.
Bryan decided to make his own line of barn lighting the old-fashioned way using only the highest quality, commercial grade materials. He found that others shared his passion for vintage lighting and the demand for his fixtures soon exceeded the resources of his back-yard barn. Early in 2008, Bryan, and wife Donna, left their professional careers to manage the business full time
The growth of Barn Light Electric has been remarkable considering the growth came during one of the worst economic periods in our country’s history. In 2010, the couple built a second, larger retail facility and warehouse, and in 2012, launched their own porcelain enamel manufacturing facility – a process that hasn’t been seen in this country for more than 50 years.
Having grown up in the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center in a time when American ingenuity meant everything to this community, the Scotts know first-hand what hard work and imagination can do. They have built a viable business, shared their success along the way with worthy causes, and revived a manufacturing technique that produces high quality lighting that will last a lifetime for their customers.