The Big Ass Story

In 1999, the Big Ass Fan Company was born. Kind of. Then called the HVLS Fan Co. (that’s High Volume, Low Speed—catchy, right?), we first made our mark selling massive ceiling fans that spun slowly but moved astounding amounts of air. The fans kept large spaces that lacked air conditioning, such as factories and dairy barns, feeling cool and comfortable—and soon enough, plenty of other customers wanted in. Things moved fast after that (and kept moving). Only a few years later, we officially changed our name after customers kept calling and asking if we made “those big-ass fans.” When churches wanted to install fans to keep congregations comfortable, we developed the first silent fan motor to meet their needs.

We created a residential fan that blew away ENERGY STAR® ratings and won awards worldwide. In 2014, we had the bright idea to create an LED fixture made of heavy-duty anodized, extruded aluminum so it can handle whatever you can dish out, launching a division appropriately called Big Ass Light™.

Soon we automated personal comfort by adding SenseME® technology to our residential fans. In 2016, we launched a new division—Haiku Home—to transform the home through cutting edge technology, iconic design and effortless conservation.

And we’ve backed everything with serious research, intensive engineering, and an almost obsessive drive to innovate and improve. No matter what we’re doing, we go Big Ass every single day, and we’re not stopping.

Our Offices

  • United States Headquarters -
    • 2348 Innovation Drive
      Lexington, KY 40511
      877-BIG-FANS or 877-244-3267
      Outside the U.S. (+1 859-233-1271)
  • Australia Headquarters +
    • 35 French St
      Eagle Farm, Brisbane
      QLD 4009
      +61 1300 244 277
  • Singapore Headquarters +
    • 18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #06-07
      Singapore 528 605
      +65 6709 8500

      BAFCO Asia Sdn Bhd (965032-V)
      No 4, Jalan Jururancang U1/21A
      Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park
      40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
      T: (+603) 5565 0888 x2
  • Canada Headquarters +
    • 2180 Winston Park Dr
      Oakville, Ontario
      L6H 5W1
      1 (844) 9 BIG ASS (844-924-4277)
  • All Other Geographies +
    • Call +1 859-410-6286

Fanny Facts

  • Big Ass Fans was originally the HVLS Fan Co, but customers kept asking about “those big-ass fans,” and a name was born.
  • Our donkey mascot is named Fanny (naturally). The real Fanny is a Central Kentucky donkey, now immortalized in our logo.
  • Big Ass Fans started in dairy barns—because a cool cow is a comfortable cow, and a comfortable cow produces more milk.
  • Haiku with SenseME is the world’s smartest ceiling fan. It monitors temperature and occupancy and adjusts speeds automatically.
  • Popular Science named Haiku “the world’s quietest fan.” We hand-balance each one, so no Haiku will ever rattle or wobble. Guaranteed.
  • Big Ass Fans can save you money in winter time! They spin slowly to gently push hot air back down to floor level (where you are), saving you up to 30%.

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At Big Ass Fans®, we have an insatiable drive to improve, engineer, design, test, re-engineer, re-design and re-test until we get it just right. We don’t do things halfway — we go Big Ass®. And we’ve got the awards to prove it.