Rejuvenation (lighting and hardware)

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Rejuvenation
Type Subsidiary
Industry Custom manufacturing, Retail
Founded In 1977 in Portland, Oregon
Headquarters Portland, Oregon
Key people

Jim Kelly, Founder

Alysa Rose, President
Products Lighting Hardware
Employees 240
Parent Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Website 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. Williams-Sonoma acquired the company in November 2011.[1]

History[edit]

Rejuvenation began in 1977 as an architectural salvage shop in a former saloon in North Portland. Jim Kelly began the business with $1,000 and an interest in architectural salvage. When business was slow, Kelly rebuilt vintage light fixtures.[2] Rejuvenation was acquired by Williams-Sonoma Inc. in November 2011.[3]

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, a store in Seattle, Washington that launched in 2004,[4] and a Los Angeles store located in the Helms Bakery buildings in late 2011,[5] along with a Berkeley store in 2012.[6]

Today, Rejuvenation is America's largest manufacturer of authentic reproduction lighting and house parts.[7] Additionally, the company is known for its commitment to green manufacturing[8] and its support for livable communities.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis, Mike (2011-11-04). "Williams-Sonoma buys Portland's Rejuvenation Inc., plans growth". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  2. ^ BALLE, Zero Waste Manufacturing: Rejuvenation, Portland, Oregon, www.livingeconomies.org.
  3. ^ Kristian Foden-Vencil, Williams-Sonoma Acquires Portland's Rejuvenation
  4. ^ Carol Tice, Portland's Rejuvenation finally reaches Seattle, Puget Sound Business Journal, March 19, 2004.
  5. ^ Lisa Boone, Rejuvenation opens store in Los Angeles updated
  6. ^ Elena Kadvany, Rejuvenation lighting comes to Berkeley
  7. ^ Bob Vila TV, Classic Lighting from Rejuvenation, www.bobvila.com.
  8. ^ Oregon Natural Step Network Newsletter, The First Ten Years 1997–2007: A Framework for Change, www.ortns.org.
  9. ^ Bosco-Milligan Foundation, 2002 Architectural Heritage Awards, www.visitahc.org.

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