Shoot the Breeze


Without a doubt, one of the biggest challenges of building an American Made home is ceiling fans. Every fan in every aisle in every store is foreign made. We looked for many months. The Matthews Fan Company has a fan that qualifies according to the Buy American Act but really didn’t fit the style of the home.

So, we then were informed of the Big Ass Fan company, located in Lexington, KY. Big Ass Fans gets their name from building, well, very large fans… for residences and businesses. However, the Build the USA home is simply not large enough for one of their fans.

I spoke with Jessica at BAF who then told me about their Haiku line of fans, a smaller fan much more in line with the style of the home. Haiku fans are extremely energy efficient (80% more efficient that standard fan) and are made from the highest quality materials to ensure they will never droop or flex (the fans come with a limited lifetime warranty). Haiku fans are extremely quiet and have 7 speeds, a ‘Whoosh mode’ and a sleep timer.

The installation was simple (especially because the electricians installed them, not me). I then stopped by during lunch after the install. Awesome. They are so very cool. I’ve never seen anything like them.

According to a BAF representative, some components come from Malaysia, but the fans are then made in Lexington, KY.

We look forward to shooting the breeze under these fans for many years to come.

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