Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Stars Don’t Just Come Out at Night - Think Big, Think Fire Farm, Think Constellation

Constellation’s origami-inspired geometry brings a stellar presence to any large space.

A combination of perforated metal outer petals and frosted acrylic inner petals create moire patterns as the viewer moves around the fixture.  
Fire Farm Constellation is available in a variety of sizes up to a truly grand scale - literally 14 feet across! And with our optional dichroic inner surface, the colors of the rainbow shine any time of day. 

Be sure to view our special Constellation short video: “Be A Star, Buy a Star” of Constellation installed and filmed in the historic Elkader Opera House featuring Adam’s daughter…but be sure to wait for the really adorable ending of the video… wait for it…wait for it…!  https://www.firefarm.com/video-constellation

Visit the Fire Farm Constellation Collection online at: https://www.firefarm.com/constellation-collection

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

6th annual after-Expo happy hour at Minusº Ice Lounge at Mandalay Bay


We're co-hosting our 6th annual after-Expo happy hour at Minusº Ice Lounge at Mandalay Bay Resort the Wednesday afternoon of HDExpo, courtesy of Eclipse Hospitality Furniture and Fire Farm Lighting, 4:30p til 7p. May 15 2019

Stop by as you leave the show for a drink before heading off to dinners and the opening night party!
http://evite.me/nTXXmggeTk

Minus5 Ice Lounge is the bar just above House of Blues & Starbucks across the casino at Mandalay. We have the entire front (warm) bar, you do NOT need a parka! (We might be offering passes to the Ice Experience too if you like).
Check us out at EclipseHospitality.com and FireFarm.com

to RSVP:
http://evite.me/nTXXmggeTk

2nd Annual NEWH Vegas Thirsty Thursday after HDExpo, at Interlude Lounge in Cromwell Hotel lobby

Fire Farm Lighting is pleased to be one of the founding co-sponsors of the Second Annual NEWH Vegas Thirsty Thursday after HDExpo, at the Interlude Lounge in The Cromwell Hotel lobby (before PartyByThePool). Thursday May 16th from 4p-6p. 

NEWH members and students from any chapter who’ll be in Vegas for HDExpo can register online now, and attend the party for free. If a guest would like to attend but isn’t a member, this is a fundraiser for college scholarships so it's a worthy cause (includes yummy cocktails too!) and a bargain at $25 per nonmember. 

Each person has to signup in advance on the NEWH website link to be on the guest list. Take a minute to register... and join us to raise a glass supporting NEWH and scholarships!

Eclipse Hospitality Furniture and Fire Farm Lighting are pleased to be the initial co-sponsors!

https://newh.org/events/las-vegas-newh-happy-hour-hdexpo-2019/

Friday, April 26, 2019

Rebecca Rotar is the new Colorado and Utah representative for Fire Farm

Fire Farm Inc (www.FireFarm.com), the hospitality industry's leader in providing world-class creative decorative lighting fixtures, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Rotar and her agency R & R Design Resources as the sales representative for the state of Colorado and Utah

Andy Schaidler, National Sales Manager for Fire Farm, commented: “Rebecca and I were intro
duced by mutual industry friend Barbara Brothman this winter, it’s been a great fit so far as Rebecca picks up the Fire Farm line in both states.”  Rebecca added: “Fire Farm has some very unique offerings for public space lighting that will be phenomenal for our customers, and…I love that they manufacture in the US”

Fire Farm lighting fixtures are installed at numerous upscale resorts, restaurants, country clubs, office buildings, condo towers such as Loews, Hyatt, Marriott, Bear River Casino, Hilton, Spirit Lake Casino, Grand Villa Casino, Melia, MGM, Harbor Club , Pelican Bay , VP Fitness, Trinity Forest Country Club, Palm Restaurant, and more.  The products include ceiling and wall fixtures that are truly sculptures and works of art, as well as lighting.

Rebecca and the Fire Farm sales team will work around the Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, and surrounding areas with the upscale hotel, resort, casino, fine dining, healthcare, office buildings, condominium, spa and country club industries; as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects.   Rebecca will also be calling on Colorado and Utah architects, designers and other specifiers to ensure their lighting projects have the most creative standard and custom selection of decorative lighting fixtures.

About FireFarm (www.FireFarm.com): 

Established over 25 years ago in Oakland, CA by Adam Pollock and Ben Goldstone in 1991, Fire Farm now makes everything in the small midwestern town of Elkader, Iowa since 2001. 
We craft light and material in unique ways to define space and emotion. Our custom capabilities allow us to tailor our products to client's specific needs as well as engineer their ideas into dramatic reality. Fire Farm's product line makes these explorations available to a wider audience. 
Elkader is a friendly northeastern Iowa community about 20 miles west of the Mississippi river with an interesting history, unique shops, great recreation, and beautiful scenery on the Turkey River. 
We look forward to working with you!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Access Hospitality - Marylyn Parel Joins Eclipse Hospitality Team As Rep for Southern California


Eclipse Hospitality (www.EclipseHospitality.com), the hotel industry's emerging leader in
providing branded & custom casegoods and upholstered furniture for midpriced to custom luxury hotels, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Marylyn Parel and her agency Access Hospitality as the Eclipse sales representative for all of Southern California.

Anand Patel, the President and owner of Eclipse, commented: “I’m thrilled that Andy (Schaidler) introduced us at BDNY last Fall. It’s already been a pleasure working with Marylyn & Yanil this winter!” Marylyn concurs: “Eclipse is a great fit for our agency and our customers“

Eclipse Hospitality furniture is installed in dozens of hotel lobbies and 1000’s of hotel rooms at brands that include: Homewood Suites, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hyatt Place, Home2 Suites, Holiday Inn, WaterView Casino, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, Best Western, Best Western PLUS, Cedars Inn, Bodega Coast Inn, Western Inn, and more.  

Their recently launched Eclipse LUX division has provided furniture to upscale and luxury hotels and resorts including: Houstonian, Hilton, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Four Seasons, MGM, GrandHyatt, Venetian, Sofitel, Intercontinental, Shangri-La, Kempinski, Sheraton, Palazzo, and others.

Marylyn and Yanil will work around Southern California and the nearby counties from San Diego to Los Angeles to Santa Barbara with hotel and resort architects, designers and other hospitality specifiers; as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects ensuring they have the highest quality casegoods and upholstered seating for their lobbies and guestrooms.  


About Eclipse (EclipseHospitality.com): 

Since its founding in 2005 in Phoenix, AZ, Eclipse Hospitality has established a reputation for unrivaled customer service and exceptional value providing high quality hotel furniture, by hoteliers - for hoteliers. We build casegoods and upholstered seating with long life and lasting design to branded & independent hotels & resorts across North America.

Your hotel’s success is our primary focus. Our aim is to not just be your trusted hospitality furniture provider, but to be your hospitality furniture partner as well. As longtime hoteliers ourselves, we personally understand the challenges of procuring high quality furniture with practical affordability. 

Our #1 goal is quality, utilizing the most experienced and established manufacturers to meet the demands of every project. Our dedicated team members across the USA use their extensive experience in the hotel industry to work with our clients every step of the way--- from design and budgeting - to brand approval process - to shipping logistics to ensure we deliver a package of the utmost quality within the required timeline and budget.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Andrea Miranda-Hall is the new Nevada representative for Fire Farm

Fire Farm Inc (www.FireFarm.com), the hospitality industry's leader in providing world-class creative decorative lighting fixtures, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Miranda-Hall and her agency Inspired Living as the sales representative for the state of Nevada

Andy Schaidler, National Sales Manager for Fire Farm, commented: “Andrea and I were introduced by Trish Bradley Garvin this winter, it’s been a great transition as Andrea takes over the Fire Farm line.”    Andrea is the hand picked successor chosen by Trish herself to take over representing many great factories in Nevada. 

Fire Farm lighting fixtures are installed at numerous upscale resorts, restaurants, country clubs, office buildings, condo towers such as Loews, Hyatt, Marriott, Bear River Casino, Hilton, Spirit Lake Casino, Grand Villa Casino, Melia, MGM, Harbor Club , Pelican Bay , VP Fitness, Trinity Forest Country Club, Palm Restaurant, and more.  The products include ceiling and wall fixtures that are truly sculptures and works of art, as well as lighting.

Andrea and the Fire Farm sales team will work around the greater Las Vegas and Reno and surrounding areas with the upscale hotel, resort, casino, fine dining, healthcare, office buildings, condominium, spa and country club industries; as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects.   Andrea will also be calling on Nevada architects, designers and other specifiers to ensure their lighting projects have the most creative standard and custom selection of decorative lighting fixtures.

About FireFarm (www.FireFarm.com): 


Established over 25 years ago in Oakland, CA by Adam Pollock and Ben Goldstone in 1991, Fire Farm now makes everything in the small midwestern town of Elkader, Iowa since 2001. 
We craft light and material in unique ways to define space and emotion. Our custom capabilities allow us to tailor our products to client's specific needs as well as engineer their ideas into dramatic reality. Fire Farm's product line makes these explorations available to a wider audience. 
Elkader is a friendly northeastern Iowa community about 20 miles west of the Mississippi river with an interesting history, unique shops, great recreation, and beautiful scenery on the Turkey River. 
We look forward to working with you!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hampton Forever Young Collection by Eclipse Hospitality

Eclipse can quote your Hampton project in hours …not days.  Fully customizable to each situation with options in styles, veneers, stains, COM & stock upholstery, and hardware. Let us know what you need for your design. We do guestrooms and lobbies.  
Here’s just a few Hampton’s we’ve completed recently:

Hampton Inn - Houston TX -Bush Intercontinental Airport
Hampton Inn and Suites  Shea - Scottsdale AZ
Hampton Inn - Anthem-Phoenix AZ
Hampton Inn - Goldsboro NC
Hampton Inn -  Kearney-Mesa  CA
Hampton Inn -  Hammond IN
Hampton Inn and Suites - Amarillo  TX
Hampton Inn and Suites - Turlock  CA
Hampton Inn and Suites - Farmington  NM
Hampton Inn - Sierra Vista  AZ

Browse other projects we’ve completed. https://www.eclipsecontractfurniture.com/portfolio

Eclipse has local reps for architects & designers & purchasers across North America, feel free to reach out to your local Eclipse rep and let us help you.

Friday, April 12, 2019

We Always Told You Fire Farm Is on the Cutting Edge!

Sparks have been flying in Elkader ever since Fire Farm installed two additional new laser cutters on our manufacturing floor over the winter holiday shutdown. 

Fire Farm’er Colton recently captured one of our amazing lasers hard at work zapping out new ideas for our clients. 

Stay tuned for new budding ideas this Spring from Fire Farm!

https://www.firefarm.com/portfolio/firefarm-products

Monday, April 1, 2019

Colton and Landon hit another bullseye as these Fire Farm RINGz fly out the door

Colton and Landon hit another bullseye as these Fire Farm RINGz fly out the door to our client. 


We have the most amazing laser cut boxing system - each fixture is hand packed in a custom-fit corrugated box designed in house and laser cut in house to fit that specific fixture and project before floating inside a plywood and hardwood crate so it arrives in perfect condition. Note the microfoam wrap with color coordinated tape and tagging, plus detailed install instructions in the plastic bag. 

Can’t wait to see these installed.  

Way to go, guys!

Friday, March 29, 2019

Think Big, Think Fire Farm, Think Ribbon



Let Ribbon Wrap It Up for You!

Ribbon is Fire Farm’s IHMRS/BDNY 2013 Editor’s Choice Award-winning chandelier whose gentle organic forms draw viewer’s gaze upward into an undulating animated space. 

Ribbon is made of hand formed acrylic panels arranged concentrically to glow from within and without using energy-efficient LED lighting. 

Need a lightweight chandelier with heavyweight presence? Let Fire Farm’s Ribbon chandelier wrap up your ceiling light project.

Learn more about the Ribbon chandelier here https://www.firefarm.com/ribbon-chandelier  

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Another spectacular Intersection Hosptiality speed matchmaking event

Another spectacular Intersection Hosptiality speed matchmaking event behind us, sorry it took me a week to get some pix up. 
 





Here's a few glimpses into why our hoteliers and architects and designers and purchasers are calling Intersection:

"The best way to learn about new lines” 


"Putting all of the right people together in a great space" “Definitely one of the best conferences I’ve attended!” 

"A whole new group of friends in the Hospitality Industry" 


"Truly an incredible experience."

"Really sets the bar high for my next design event."

So Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls; when you get my call or email or txt or FB msg or Linkedin msg this summer about our Fall session remember the faster you say 'yes' to our exclusive invitation the sooner you can be next to experience INTERSECTION HOSPITALITY!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mid-Century? SouthBeach? Post-Modern? Fire Farm's New SLIDE Checks All the Boxes

Premiering at the NEWH Leadership Conference Product Showcase this week in Miami, is the debut of SLIDE, Fire Farm's newest pendant fixture designed by Babette Holland and Adam Jackson Pollock.

SLIDE is defined by clean geometric lines and color options that that echo eras past, present and future. Each penda
nt's frame can be moved up and down on the cord to change the relative position to the globe.  Available as single pendants and triples.



https://lnkd.in/ec9DMuW
SLIDE on by to Booth 700 and say hello to your Fire Farm reps. We're there from noon to 6pm so you can see more of our lighting collections.

The NEWH Leadership Conference Product Showcase is open and FREE to ALL interested members of the hospitality industry including architects, designers, specifiers, purchasing agents, hotel owners and managers, restaurateurs, and students. Registration is free and more

Can’t make it to the NEWH Leadership Conference?  Contact your local Fire Farm rep for our newest catalog and demonstrations of our newest lighted sculptures and fixtures.

Monday, July 16, 2018

As seen in EnLIGHTenment magazine, July 2018 issue.

Fire Farm Lighting, Elkader Iowa, founded 1991

What is the company known for?

We offer unique and innovative custom work to clients worldwide. Our founder and director, Adam Jackson Pollock, leads a skilled team who treats light as a creative medium. This approach manifests itself in the use of non- traditional materials and techniques not found in typical lighting applications. Through collaborative partnerships with interior designers and architects, Fire Farm creates sophisticated designs for hospitality, restaurant, and residential clients.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Think BIG : Think Fire Farm : Think BELLE


La vie est belle with our industrial chic Fire Farm Belle!  Best of Show winner of IIDA/HD's Product Design Competition at HDExpo in 2016.  This huge 6 foot diameter version of our Belle pendant features hand-finishing on the blackened steel exterior and a hand-applied gold leaf interior, with beautiful retro LED vintage clear lightbulbs inside. 

Our matching Otto seating below also features the same hand-finished blackened steel under the cushy faux leather upholstery.  And look closely in the center to see the included USB charging port cluster for you and your friends to re-energize your phone batteries while toasting actual live social interaction.


Here’s a little secret: the curve of our Belle captures your voices and sends them down to the floor when you’re standing or sitting underneath, creating a natural semi-private conversation area! 

For all the available finish combinations check out the Fire Farm Industrial Chic collection on our website  https://www.firefarm.com/ic-collection

And if you're wondering how we put together such a beautiful piece, watch our video "The Making of Belle" here! https://www.firefarm.com/video-ic-collection

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jim Zirkman & AZS Join Eclipse Hospitality Team As Rep for Greater New York City

Eclipse Hospitality (www.EclipseHospitality.com), the hotel industry's emerging leader providing branded & custom casegoods & upholstered furniture for 3 star to 7 star hotels, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jim Zirkman and his agency EZS Agency as the Eclipse sales representative for the Greater New York City area 

Anand Patel, the President and owner of Eclipse, commented: “It will be a pleasure to work with Jim! I’m thrilled that Andy Schaidler could bring us together” Mr Zirkman concurred “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to show Eclipse furniture to New York City, and to have them at BDNY again this November too.”

Eclipse furniture is installed in dozens of hotel lobbies and 1000’s of hotel rooms at brands that include: Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn, Hyatt Place, Home2 Suites, Holiday Inn, WaterView Casino, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, Best Western, Best Western PLUS, Cedars Inn, Bodega Coast Inn, Western Inn, and more.  

Their recently announced Eclipse LUX division has provided furniture to upscale and luxury hotels and resorts including: Houstonian, Hilton, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Four Seasons, MGM, GrandHyatt, Venetian, Sofitel, Intercontinental, Shangri-La, Kempinski, Sheraton, Palazzo, and others.

Jim and EZS will work around the 5 boroughs of New York City and the nearby surrounding counties in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut with hotel and resort architects,
designers and other hospitality specifiers; as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects ensuring they have the highest quality casegoods and

upholstered seating for their lobbies and guestrooms.  
Jim and EZS Agency are also the local NYC rep for Fire Farm Lighting and Floor Thirteen Textiles.


About Eclipse (EclipseHospitality.com)

Since its founding in 2005 in Phoenix, AZ, Eclipse Hospitality has established a reputation for unrivaled customer service and exceptional value providing high quality hotel furniture, by hoteliers - for hoteliers. We build casegoods and upholstered seating with long life and lasting design to branded & independent hotels & resorts across North America.

Your hotel’s success is our primary focus. Our aim is to not just be your trusted hospitality furniture provider, but to be your hospitality furniture partner as well. As longtime hoteliers ourselves, we personally understand the challenges of procuring high quality furniture with practical affordability. 

Our #1 goal is quality, utilizing the most experienced and established manufacturers to meet the demands of every project. Our dedicated team members across the USA use their extensive experience in the hotel industry to work with our clients every step of the way--- from design and budgeting - to brand approval process - to shipping logistics to ensure we deliver a package of the utmost quality within the required timeline and budget.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Kathy Armstrong is the new Missouri and Kansas representative for Fire Farm

Fire Farm Inc (www.FireFarm.com), the hospitality industry's leader in providing world-class creative decorative lighting fixtures, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Armstrong and her agency Kathy Armstrong Associates as the sales representative for the states Missouri and Kansas

Andy Schaidler, National Sales Manager for Fire Farm, commented: “Kathy and I have known each other for a few years after being introduced by mutual sales colleagues.  I’m happy to have her on the Fire Farm team to help us grow to the next level in our sales and marketing in St Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and other surrounding areas. Kathy may even help us out in Tulsa soon” 

Fire Farm lighting fixtures are installed at numerous upscale resorts, restaurants, country clubs, office buildings, condo towers such as Loews, Hyatt, Marriott, Bear River Casino, Hilton, Spirit Lake Casino, Grand Villa Casino, Melia, MGM, Harbor Club , Pelican Bay , VP Fitness, Trinity Forest Country Club, Palm Restaurant, and more.  The products include ceiling and wall fixtures that are truly sculptures and works of art, as well as lighting.

Kathy and the Fire Farm sales team will work around the St Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield areas with the upscale hotel, resort, casino, fine dining, healthcare, office buildings, condominium, spa and country club industries; as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects.   Kathy will also be calling on Missouri and Kansas architects, designers and other specifiers to ensure their lighting projects have the most creative standard and custom selection of decorative lighting fixtures.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Think BIG : Think Fire Farm : Think RINGz

The pendants in our RINGz collection by Fire Farm Lighting come in different diameter circles to help you create a variety of configurations in different overall sizes for your ceiling project. 

Suspend them on the same plane or stack and overlap them to create geometries and patterns limited only by your imagination.
Now available in candy color powder coat finishes, too!

This pictured hotel lobby installation combined our RINGz together overhead covering an area almost 17 ft long by 11 ft wide, another combination at the same hotel used RINGz overhead to span an area 33 ft long by almost 7 ft across.

Think BIG : Think Fire Farm : Think RINGz !

https://www.firefarm.com/ringz-collection

Monday, June 25, 2018

JBAR-St Lucia

Custom built for an elegant sleek contemporary lounge located in the Caribbean, this long curved “J” shaped chandelier of pleated white fabric exactly follows the dimensions and footprint of the bar under it, and coordinates beautifully with the room design and rest of the furnishings.

To minimize construction and shipping costs, the over 26 ft long x 12 ft wide fixture was constructed in five sections, yet weighed less than 300 lbs total when put together and installed.

Contact your local Fire Farm rep today for more large scale lighting solutions you can wrap YOUR head around!

JBAR-St Lucia, designed by International Design Concepts.

firefarm.com/j-bar-2702

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Philip Thrift is the new Fire Farm rep for North Carolina and Southern Virginia

Fire Farm Inc (www.FireFarm.com), the hospitality industry's leader in providing world-class creative decorative lighting fixtures, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Thrift and his agency as the sales representative for the states North Carolina, Southern Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky

Andy Schaidler, National Sales Manager for Fire Farm, commented: “Philip and I have known each other and worked together off and on for many years.  I’m thrilled to have him on our team to help us grow to the next level in our sales and marketing in HighPoint, Richmond, Charlotte, Louisville, and other surrounding areas.” 

Fire Farm lighting fixtures are installed at numerous upscale resorts, restaurants, country clubs, office buildings, condo towers such as Loews, Hyatt, Marriott, Bear River Casino, Hilton, Spirit Lake Casino, Grand Villa Casino, Melia, MGM, Harbor Club , Pelican Bay , VP Fitness, Trinity Forest Country Club, Palm Restaurant, and more.  The products include ceiling and wall fixtures that are truly sculptures and works of art, as well as lighting.

Philip and the Fire Farm sales team will work around the HighPoint, Richmond, Charlotte,
Louisville areas with the upscale hotel, resort, casino, fine dining, healthcare, office buildings, condominium, spa and country club industries; as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects.   Philip will also be calling on North Carolina, Southern Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky architects, designers and other specifiers to ensure their lighting projects have the most creative standard and custom selection of decorative lighting fixtures.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Rae Radovich is the new Illinois-Wisconsin representative for Fire Farm



Fire Farm Inc the hospitality industry's leader in providing world-class decorative lighting fixtures, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rae Radovich and her agency AnuSource as the sales representative for the states of Illinois and Northern Indiana and Southern Wisconsin

Andy Schaidler, National Sales Manager for Fire Farm, commented: “Rae and I have known each other for many years through NEWH and through the hospitality industry in general.  I’m excited to have her help us grow to the next level in our sales and marketing in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and surrounding areas .” 

Fire Farm lighting fixtures are installed at numerous upscale resorts, restaurants, country clubs, office buildings, condo towers such as Loews, Hyatt, Marriott, Bear River Casino, Hilton, Spirit Lake Casino, Grand Villa Casino, Melia, MGM, Harbor Club, Pelican Bay , VP Fitness, Trinity Forest Country Club, Palm Restaurant, and more.  The products include ceiling and wall fixtures that are truly sculptures and works of art, as well as lighting.

Rae and the Fire Farm sales team will work around the Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison areas with the upscale hotel, resort, casino, fine dining, healthcare, office buildings, condominium, spa and country club industries; as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects.   Rae will also be calling on Illinois, Wisconsin, and Northern Indiana architects, designers and other specifiers to ensure their lighting projects have the most creative standard and custom selection of decorative lighting fixtures.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Good Design Is Good Business! Iowa Governor Reynolds and Lt Governor Gregg Visit Fire Farm

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg stopped in Elkader to visit Fire Farm late last month. As part of the “Building a Better Iowa” tour, Reynolds and Gregg met with Adam Pollock and the entire Fire Farm team to learn more about how local businesses like Fire Farm enable Iowa to participate in the global economy as well as become local incubators which nourish Iowa communities on many levels.

“Instead of talking about Fire Farm right away, I started with Elkader and its growth and evolution through the Main Street projects,” Adam explained. “I mentioned how state programs like CAT and RECAT, Great Places, and the Cultural and Entertainment District programs all have helped strengthen and enrich the community and local economy.”

“We were able to show tangible examples of projects that have benefitted from that community cross pollination and working together,” Pollock continued. “We explained how we have adopted new technologies to leverage our ability to compete in the marketplace against foreign competition, preparing us for future growth and a competitive labor market through the application of new construction techniques and equipment.”

The 45-minutes originally scheduled for the visit stretched into nearly an hour. And, Pollock said, he could’ve used two hours more. Read the full article from the Clayton County register here. 
https://www.firefarm.com/news/iowa-governor-reynolds-and-lt-governor-gregg-pay-visit-fire-farm

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lori Ryherd named new Iowa-Minnesota-Nebraska-Dakotas representative for Fire Farm

Fire Farm Inc (www.FireFarm.com), the hospitality industry's leader in providing world-class decorative lighting fixtures, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Ryherd and her agency Full Circle Collective as the sales representative for the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota

Andy Schaidler, National Sales Manager for Fire Farm, commented: “Lori and Fire Farm discovered each other this winter, and we both realized there would be a perfect fit.  She has connections at numerous firms that have never heard of us, and we have existing connections at other firms that haven’t met Lori yet, so we are great for each other.  I’m excited to have her help us to the next level in our sales and marketing and client growth in our own backyard and in neighboring states.” 

Fire Farm lighting fixtures are installed at numerous upscale resorts, restaurants, country clubs, office buildings, condo towers such as Loews, Hyatt, Marriott, Bear River Casino, Hilton, Spirit Lake Casino, Grand Villa Casino, Melia, MGM, Harbor Club , Pelican Bay , VP Fitness, Trinity Forest Country Club, Palm Restaurant, and more.  The products include ceiling and wall fixtures that are truly sculptures and works of art, as well as lighting.

Lori and the Fire Farm sales team will work around the Upper Midwest with the upscale hotel, resort, casino, fine dining, healthcare, office buildings, condominium, spa and country club industries; as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects.   Lori will also be calling on Upper Midwest architects, designers and other specifiers to ensure their lighting projects have the most creative standard and custom selection of decorative lighting fixtures.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fire Farm's got brand-spankin’ new 3-ring binder catalogs!

Expertly created and printed by our own marketing and graphics team, full of gorgeous product and installation photographs of our standard and custom lighting — 3/4 of the collection brochures are new within the last year. 


We haven't created a catalog this exciting in almost 5 years. Lovingly assembled by the Fire Farm team in Elkader, Iowa, with an aluminum spine from our factory (see photo above of us makin’-binders: Adam, Darcy, Craig, and Andy... hard at work!). Each gorgeous binder just over an inch thick so it hardly takes up any room on your library shelf.

Want to see one yourself? Get in touch with your local Fire Farm rep who'll be happy to bring our binder to you; or contact us and we'll get it packaged up and UPS'd out to you right away! 

In a real hurry? Download our digital catalog immediately from our online portal https://goo.gl/MvKqjJ or dropbox https://goo.gl/HVTEK6 until your Fire Farm rep or UPS driver shows up with your catalog to hand to you.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Louise Ross and Associates named the new Texas representative for Fire Farm

FireFarm steps up its sales and marketing to the design and hospitality industries by announcing the appointment of Louise Ross as their contract representative for the entire state of Texas. 

FireFarm Inc (www.FireFarm.com), the hospitality industry's leader in providing world-class decorative lighting fixtures, is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Ross and her agency, Louise Ross and Associates, as the sales representative for the states of Texas.

Andy Schaidler, National Sales Manager for FireFarm, commented: “Louise and I have known each other for years through NEWH, through the hospitality industry in general and have even worked together on the road, so I’m excited to have her help us achieve the next level in our sales, marketing and client growth in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and throughout Texas.” 

FireFarm lighting fixtures are installed at numerous upscale resorts, restaurants, and country clubs: among them Loews, The Lodge Casino, Hyatt, Marriott, Bear River Casino, Hilton, Spirit Lake Casino, Grand Villa Casino, Melia, MGM, Harbor Club, Pelican Bay, VP Fitness, Trinity Forest Country Club, Palm Restaurants and more.  These installations include ceiling and wall fixtures that are truly sculptures and works of art, as well as lighting.

Louise and the FireFarm sales team will work around Texas with the upscale hotel, resort, casino, fine dining, healthcare, office buildings, condominium, spa and country club industries, as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects.   Louise will also be calling on Texas architects, designers and other specifiers to ensure their lighting projects have the most creative selection of both standard and custom decorative lighting fixtures.

About FireFarm (www.FireFarm.com): 

Established over 25 years ago in Oakland, CA by Adam Pollock and Ben Goldstone in 1991, Fire Farm now makes everything in the small Midwestern town of Elkader, Iowa since 2001. 

We craft light and material in unique ways to define space and emotion. Our custom capabilities allow us to tailor our products to client's specific needs as well as engineer their ideas into dramatic reality. Fire Farm's product line makes these explorations available to a wider audience. 

Elkader is a friendly northeastern Iowa community about 20 miles west of the Mississippi river with an interesting history, unique shops, great recreation, and beautiful scenery on the Turkey River. 
We look forward to working with you!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fire Farm: Let there be light

Small-town Iowa isn’t exactly where you’d expect to find a lighting company that sells its products around the world. 

A great new article in the local newspaper about Fire Farm and its success as a local business in a global economy.
 




Wednesday, February 7, 2018

LODGE KOHLER HOTEL Named 2nd Place Winner - Best New Hotel by USA TODAY 2018 Readers’Choice Awards

Thrilled to announce that LODGE KOHLER has just been ranked 2nd in the nation in ’Best New Hotel' category for the 2018 USA TODAY 10Best.com Readers’Choice Awards. 
With guestrooms featuring custom printed Swavelle fabrics for guestroom chairs pillows and beds (pictured here) designed by Kohler’s own Architecture and Interior Design department.  Swavelle Hospitality Customs dept and sales team were honored to be part of the process and to produce these beautiful fabrics for Kohler and for LODGE. 

USA Today Readers were prompted to vote for their favorite new hotel and LODGE KOLHER was one of the 20 finalists selected by a panel of experts comprised of editors and contributors from USA TODAY and 10Best.com. 

Located across the street from the historic Lambeau Field, LODGE KOHLER opened its doors to the public in July 2017 as the premier hotel in the Green Bay Packer’s Titletown District and earned the coveted AAA Four-Diamond rating upon opening. LODGE KOHLER is one of 10 Wisconsin properties to boast a Four-Diamond rating and also joins the Kohler Co. portfolio of other AAA Diamond rated properties.


Located in the heart of Green Bay’s new Titletown District, LODGE KOHLER features 144 guest rooms outfitted with custom KOHLER bathroom products. Visitors can immerse themselves in Packers history through the artfully curated collection of photographs and memorabilia displayed throughout the property. Guests can relax and indulge at KOHLER Waters SPA (the brand’s fourth location), which features innovative hydrotherapy treatments, a coed sauna, expansive relaxation spaces, steam room, cool plunge pool and state-of-the-art hydromassage experience pool – unlike any other in the country. The property also boasts a rooftop restaurant and bar, Taverne in the Sky, which offers modern rotisserie cuisine and panoramic views of Lambeau Field, all within an upscale setting.



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