- Rejuvenation (lighting and hardware)
company_name = Rejuvenation
company_type = Private
foundation = In
1977in Portland, Oregon
key_people = Jim Kelly,
num_employees = 240
industry = Custom manufacturing, Retail
homepage = [http://www.rejuvenation.com/ www.rejuvenation.com]
Rejuvenation is an American manufacturer and direct marketer of light fixtures and hardware. The company builds most of their lighting in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to their mail-order catalog and web business, Rejuvenation operates two retail stores, in
Portland, Oregonand Seattle, WashingtonCarol Tice, [http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2004/03/22/newscolumn3.html Portland's Rejuvenation finally reaches Seattle] , "Puget Sound Business Journal", March 19, 2004.] . At the larger Portland store, the company offers furniture, housewares, plumbing, and architectural salvage, as well as refurbished antique lights.
Rejuvenation began in 1977 as an architectural salvage shop in a former saloon in North Portland. Jim Kelly, who still owns the privately held company, began the business with $1,000 and an interest in architectural salvage. When business was slow, Kelly rebuilt vintage light fixtures.BALLE, [http://www.livingeconomies.org/entrepreneurs/zero-waste-manufacturing-1 Zero Waste Manufacturing: Rejuvenation, Portland, Oregon] , "www.livingeconomies.org".]
Demand for the fixtures grew, and soon Kelly began manufacturing reproduction lighting in his Portland factory and selling it nationally through a mail-order catalog. A website was added in 1997.
Today, Rejuvenation is America's largest manufacturer of authentic reproduction lighting and house partsBob Vila TV, [http://www.bobvila.com/BVTV/HomeAgain/BTS-1115-ClassicLighting.html Classic Lighting from Rejuvenation] , "www.bobvila.com".] . Additionally, the company is known for its commitment to green manufacturingOregon Natural Step Network Newsletter, [http://www.ortns.org/Article1Fall07Newsletter.htm The First Ten Years 1997–2007: A Framework for Change] , "www.ortns.org".] and its support for livable communitiesBosco-Milligan Foundation, [http://www.visitahc.org/2002_awards.html 2002 Architectural Heritage Awards] , "www.visitahc.org".] .
External links and references
* [http://www.rejuvenation.com Rejuvenation Official Website]
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