Media Coverage

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 »

Fast Company Highlights Branding of Big Ass Fans

Fast Company highlighted Big Ass Fans among several companies in an article published today on using straight talk when communicating with customers. “Call it whatever you like, some companies have built an entire culture around cutting the fat from their communications, both internal and external,” wrote contributor Lydia Dishman. Dishman interviewed Big Ass Fans Founder… Read more »

Chief Big Ass Featured in New York Times ‘Corner Office’ Column

“Corner Office,” a New York Times column interviewing CEOs, will feature Big Ass Fans® Founder and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith in the Sunday edition on Dec. 29. Smith spoke at length with Columnist Adam Bryant about his management style, hiring practices and advice for college graduates. He also told Bryant about a high school… Read more »

NPR Highlights Job Growth at Big Ass Fans

NPR’s All Things Considered spotlighted Big Ass Fans® today for hiring more than 150 employees in 2013. In reporting on the federal government’s latest jobs report, Correspondent John Ydstie interviewed Founder and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith about the company’s hiring growth.   Smith said the company has seen orders increase dramatically both domestically and… Read more »

Fast Company Spotlights Growth at Big Ass Fans

Fast Company today published an article on the rapid growth of Big Ass Fans®, focusing on Founder and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith’s ability to seize opportunities. “You only get so many opportunities in life, and when you are young and the first one passes you by, you think, ‘Well, I’ll wait for the next… Read more »

The Build Network Profiles Hiring Practices at Big Ass Fans

The Build Network, which is focused on executive management, published a piece today on attributes that Big Ass Fans® seeks in job candidates. Chief Writer Ilan Mochari described how Founder and Chief Big Ass Carey Smith “is particularly interested in employing people who possess two specific personality traits: curiosity and positivity.” Read on here to… Read more »

Fast Company Highlights Benefits of Working at Big Ass Fans

Fast Company today published an article on Big Ass Fans’ employee-focused business approach. Contributor Dayna Steele highlighted the company’s rewarding work environment, array of perks and high wages. “The stereotypical boss is mean, arrogant, cheap, and often even hateable,” Steele wrote. “There is even a recently coined word that sums up this person—bosshole. As in,… Read more »

Forbes Profiles Employee Engagement at Big Ass Fans

Forbes today noted Big Ass Fans® ranks at the top of a survey gauging how employees contribute to innovation. Contributor Larry Myler wrote about the Intrapreneur Index research study being conducted by his By Monday strategy consulting firm in partnership with Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. The study focuses on how well businesses… Read more »