Barn Light Electric Wins Bright House Business of Year

By  //  March 21, 2015

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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. Above, Founders Bryan Scott was a former U.S. Marshall, and his wife Donna worked as a nurse. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

In just seven short years, the company has grown from a small business to one of America’s leading lighting manufacturers specializing in porcelain enamel.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – In a night to celebrate businesses both large and small, Barn Light Electric won Business of the Year in the Large Business category during the first annual Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards in Central Florida.

The Brevard County lighting manufacturer was honored for its role in supporting the Central Florida community with its products, services, and thoughtful leadership.

Bryan Scott

Bryan Scott

Seven years ago, we were operating out of a spare bedroom in our house,” owner Bryan Scott said after the award was announced.

“And today we’re honored as the Large Business of the Year. It’s both humbling and hard to believe.”

Barn Light Electric sells a wide variety of vintage, industrial, and barn-style lighting fixtures to residential and commercial customers around the globe.

In just seven short years, the company has grown from a small business to one of America’s leading lighting manufacturers specializing in porcelain enamel.

Bright House Networks teamed up with Chambers of Commerce in nine counties to host the event connecting local businesses in a celebration of best-in-class.

Bright House Networks awarded prizes totaling more than $1 million including cash, commercial TV production and air time.

Governor Rick Scott was on hand to congratulate the winners and he talked about the importance of supporting companies that generate jobs.

“The Central Florida area has just been a big job creator and that’s what has brought us down here,” said Gov. Scott. “And Bright House has been a big part of that.”

ABOVE VIDEO: In a night to celebrate businesses both large and small, Barn Light Electric won Business of the Year in the Large Business category during the first annual Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards in Central Florida.

BARN LIGHT A BOOMING SUCCESS

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 his wife Donna worked as a nurse.

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Gov. Rick Scott Tours Barn Light Electric

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:

BARN-LIGHT-ELECTRIC-180-2“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.

barn-light-featured-image“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: Barn Light Electric staff gather for a 2013 ribbon cutting ceremony as the  founder’s Bryan and Donna Scott open their manufacturing center located at 320 Knox McRae Drive in Titusville. The company has grown their company from two employees to over 100 and expanded to multiple buildings in north Brevard.

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.

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ABOVE MAP: Barn Light Electric features a manufacturing center located at 320 Knox McRae Drive in Titusville, Florida. 


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