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Big Ass Fans Debuts First Automated Directional Fan

June 28, 2017

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – Big Ass Fans has announced its latest innovation, AirEye. The first fan of its kind to detect motion and shut off automatically, AirEye is the quietest, longest-lasting, easiest-to-clean, highest efficiency personal cooler ever made. Existing directional fans break down often, make excessive noise, have limited speed settings, and are inefficient and difficult […]

Big Ass Light Bar Launches on Indiegogo

December 16, 2016

Lexington, KY – Dec. 7, 2016 – Big Ass Fans is building the world’s toughest and brightest battery-powered LED work light, and offering it first through Indiegogo. The Big Ass Light Bar was built to uncompromising quality standards. Its durable design makes it ideal for hardworking Americans in the toughest, dirtiest jobs, such as mechanics, […]

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Big Ass Fans Visits Jay Leno’s Garage

June 19, 2017

Since retiring from The Tonight Show in 2014, Jay Leno has stayed busy working on his personal car collection, one of the world’s largest, with more than 150 automobiles and 100 motorcycles. To keep cool while he and his staff restore vintage vehicles, Leno uses Big Ass Fans’ Black Jack and AirGo fans.

Big Ass Fans and Haiku Win Big Time

June 1, 2017

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in partnership with Hospitality Design magazine announced this year’s IIDA/HD Product Design Competition winners. Big Ass Fans won best Hardware or Decorative Metal/Plastics with the sleek, minimalist design of Haiku fans.

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About The Company


Founded: 1999

Headquarters: Lexington, Kentucky

International offices: Australia, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore

About the name: The company’s massive ceiling fans first hit the market with the unremarkable brand name “HVLS Fan Company.” After years of customers referring to them as big ass fans, the company adopted the name.


Sales: Since the company’s founding, revenue has increased 43% annually on average.

Perennial Inc. 5000 honoree: Big Ass Fans has earned 11 consecutive rankings on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies. It’s a feat achieved by only 34 other businesses.


International reach: Big Ass products are sold in more than 160 countries.

Fortune 500: More than 70% of Fortune 500 companies use Big Ass products.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: Nearly 80% of the companies making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average use Big Ass products.

Famous friends: Well-known customers include American Airlines, British Airways, Coca-Cola, Costco, Daytona International Speedway, Delta Air Lines, Gas Monkey Garage, Home Depot, Ikea, Jim Beam, Lowe’s, NASA, PepsiCo, Planet Fitness, Starbucks, Target, Tesla, United Airlines and Whole Foods. Big Ass Fans can also be found in hundreds of stadiums and arenas worldwide.

Close to home: More than 5,000 interior designers recommend the company’s Haiku Home residential fans and lights.


High wages: Employees’ average annual wages exceed the national average by 29% and Kentucky’s by 53%.

Lucrative bonuses: The company pays a percentage of profits annually to all employees as bonuses. Other bonus programs offered include on-time attendance for production workers, employee referrals, “Fanny chips” redeemable for gift cards and other goodies, and a holiday cash raffle each December.


Fan diameters: Big Ass Fans range from 18 inches to 24 feet.

Premium materials: The company’s Haiku residential fans are handcrafted of real materials including bamboo and aluminum. Finishes include oil-rubbed bronze, satin nickel, brushed copper and brushed gold.

R&D spending: The company spends nearly twice the industry average on research and development. During the Great Recession, the company spent the equivalent of one-third of its annual revenue to construct the world’s only laboratory built specifically for testing large-diameter fans.

Award-winning: The company’s Haiku residential ceiling fan has won more than 75 design and technology awards.

Stay cool: Big Ass Fans provide up to a 10oF cooling effect.

Energy savings: Big Ass Fans save companies up to 30% on energy bills in summer and winter. Big Ass Light LED fixtures use up to 50% less energy than metal halides and up to 30% less than fluorescents. Adding occupancy sensors leads to an additional 30-65% in energy savings.




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.