It all started from such humble origins. They just wanted some nice house numbers for the house that they had just remodeled. They couldn’t find any. So after some trial and error, they made some custom aluminum house numbers. For good measure, they decided to create a set of matching vinyl mailbox numbers and a… Read More An American success story, by the numbers
Ray Hawkins was waiting on a welding job to open up when he heard about a company called Big Ass Fans. The Lexington, Ky. based manufacturer needed someone to help drill and package airfoils for its massive industrial ceiling fans. Hawkins wasn’t eager for more assembly line work, but it was a way to earn… Read More Now that is a Big Ass Fan!
On Easter evening my wife came to me crying. “This has been the perfect Easter! Thank you for providing this home … in this neighborhood … for me and the boys.” At that moment, I truly understood the meaning of home and community. For the previous 7 years, our family had been living in a tiny house… Read More The Perfect Easter
In 1971, my parents bought a tiny one bedroom home in the Bryant neighborhood in Seattle. Rumor has it the area was once a fruit orchard, and this house was formerly one of the pickers’ shacks. Two of my brothers moved in and set about remodeling the house in the style of the day (fake… Read More Her Parents’ gift