Media Coverage

Forbes Details Long-Term Vision of Chief Big Ass Carey Smith

Forbes featured Big Ass Fans Founder and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith today in a feature on business leaders challenging the status quo. Smith discussed his 200-year vision, a business plan that goes well beyond a search for financial success. “I’m completely against starting a business with the sole intent of cashing out. That’s very… Read more »

Business Insider Highlights Big Ass Fans’ Haiku with SenseME

Business Insider published an article today on how Big Ass Fans has shaken up a century-old technology with its new Haiku with SenseME smart ceiling fan. Reporter Rebecca Borison interviewed Big Ass Fans Founder and President Carey Smith about the company’s move into the burgeoning connected home. Smith said ceiling fans have long deserved a… Read more »

Mother Nature Network: ‘Haiku with SenseME truly does seem to have it all’

Mother Nature Network today praised the advances brought by Big Ass Fans’ new Haiku with SenseME smart ceiling fan. “Haiku with SenseME truly does seem to have it all: comfort, convenience and the ability to help you save big on cooling-related energy bills,” wrote Matt Hickman, contributor to the environmental news website. Hickman noted how… Read more »

CNET Visits Big Ass Fans for Inside Look at Haiku with SenseME

Leading technology website CNET recently visited Big Ass Fans’ research-and-development laboratory to view the new Haiku with SenseME smart ceiling fan. In an article published today, Associate Editor Ry Crist examined the smart fan’s suite of sensors and settings. Crist noted the technological leap Haiku with SenseME provides in the smart home market with its… Read more »

Gigaom Features Big Ass Fans’ Haiku with SenseME

Leading technology news site Gigaom published an article today on the new Haiku with SenseME smart home ceiling fan by Big Ass Fans. Gigaom’s Stacey Higginbotham spoke with Founder and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith about the future of the connected home. While Haiku with SenseME can be controlled by a smartphone app, Smith said… Read more »

Inc. Highlights Big Ass Name Change

Inc. today published an article offering details on Big Ass Fans’ corporate name change to Big Ass Solutions. The company made the change earlier this year after the launch of the Big Ass Light group, which debuted the new Big Ass High Bay LED light fixture for industrial and commercial spaces. Writer Ilan Mochari noted… Read more »

The New York Times Features Big Ass Fans

The New York Times today featured Big Ass Fans in an article examining the benefits that can come with provocative company names. Founder and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith told writer John Grossmann how Big Ass Fans was once known as The HVLS Fan Company, a nod to the high volume, low speed products. Inevitably,… Read more »

The Economist Covers Big Ass Solutions’ 200-Year Plan

The Economist today highlighted the growth of Big Ass Solutions and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith’s vision for a “200-year company.” The article focused on Smith’s contrarian approach to business that includes selling directly to customers instead of through distributors and retailers. “But selling direct is the least of Big Ass’s contrarianism,” the article noted…. Read more »

Inc. Touts Hiring at Big Ass Solutions

Inc. highlighted hiring and employee retention by Big Ass Solutions in its April issue. Writer Cait Murphy sought out Founder and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith as a source for her article examining claims by many companies that they find it difficult, despite still-high unemployment rates, to fill vacant jobs. Smith noted the problem may… Read more »

CNN Covers High Wages at Big Ass Fans

CNN published an article today highlighting the reasons behind Big Ass Fans’ commitment to paying high wages to employees. The company pays employees nearly 30% more than the national average and almost 50% more than the average in Kentucky, where it is headquartered. Founder and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith told CNN’s Anne Fisher that… Read more »