Light Manufacturing Center Expands in Titusville
By Matt O'Hern // October 21, 2013
Titusville Company Epitomizes American Dream
ABOVE VIDEO: Barn Light Electric staff gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the founders Bryan & Donna Scott open the new manufacturing center located at 320 Knox McRae Drive in Titusville. In a span of five years, the Scott’s have grown their company from two employees to over 100 and expanded to multiple buildings in north Brevard.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA — Barn Light Electric Company added another chapter to its remarkable success story last Saturday, as the light manufacturing company opened the doors to its new manufacturing facility.
Barn Light Electric sells vintage inspired lighting products that reflect the heart of America’s industry. Barn Light Electric’s booming success epitomizes the same American dream that drives many of the businesses which utilize the very lighting they sell. Like many American success stories, Barn Light Electric’s humble beginnings began from a simple idea. Bryan Scott was a former U.S. Marshall and Donna worked as a nurse.
As Bryan spent his spare time combing through antique stores and estate sales for vintage lights, he developed a hobby of restoring the lights to working condition. Eventually, his hobby developed into a profitable endeavor. Below is an excerpt from Barn Light Electric’s company history page.
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.
ABOVE VIDEO: Barn Light Electric owner Bryan Scott describes how his passion for taking old barn lights and bringing them back into production in the United States has created a unique company with a loyal following with customers around the globe.
ABOVE VIDEO: Watch as metal artisans hand craft a flat disc of steel that is transformed through different finishing techniques into a beautiful and durable light fixture. This time-honored process is an American-made innovation brought to you exclusively by Barn Light Electric.
ABOVE VIDEO: Titusville Mayor Jim Tulley at the ribbon cutting.
ABOVE VIDEO: Bryan Scott tells the Barn Light Story.
ABOVE MAP: Barn Light Electric staff gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the founders Bryan & Donna Scott open the new manufacturing center located at 320 Knox McRae Drive in Titusville.