Rejuvenation (company)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rejuvenation
Subsidiary
IndustryCustom manufacturing, Retail
Founded1977; 42 years ago (1977)
HeadquartersPortland, Oregon
Key people
Jim Kelly, Founder
Alysa Rose, President
ProductsLighting Hardware
Number of employees
240
ParentWilliams-Sonoma
Websiterejuvenation.com

Rejuvenation is an American manufacturer and direct marketer of light fixtures and hardware. The company manufactures 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]

See also[edit]

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.

External links[edit]