Avalanche Ranch Light Company grew out of the founder’s desire to light up his lake cabin in 1995. Not able to find suitably rustic style lights at a local lighting store, he created the first light that later became the first product for a small company known as Avalanche Ranch. In 1997, Avalanche Ranch was moved to Bellingham, Washington and began manufacturing hand-crafted rustic lighting out of steel. Today, the Company employs over 25 people in a 24,000 square foot Craftory, bringing together a unique combination of art and application of the modern production techniques to make one of a kind products.
All of our lights are thoughtfully designed for maximum functionality, durability, ease of installation, and care. Each light meets or exceeds the standards and requirements of the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc (UL). Our desire is to provide lighting products for our customers whose lifestyles reflect their love for the outdoors. We’re creating designs that meet the needs of home owners from border-to-border, and mountains to oceans.
In September 2007, Avalanche Ranch Light Company merged all four of its product lines and put them under one brand name: Avalanche Ranch Light Company. Our lighting line now consists of over 1,500 unique styles. For convenience and continuity, we have maintained the four product lines in four broad product collections, each of which share similar artwork and other design elements. These collections are as follows:
Avalanche Ranch Collection:
The Avalanche Gallery includes the original lighting line of the Company and the designs those original lights inspired. The lights in the Avalanche Collection are unique from the other product lines of the Company in that they have a more three-dimensional, structured quality about them. They require the most handiwork in that the patina is hand applied, the bark paper is handmade and metal-working is extensive.
Cedar Valley Collection:
In the tradition of Avalanche Ranch, this gallery carries the same distinctive rustic theme celebrating the outdoors with tree and animal motifs, but the artwork is simpler and the designs are easier to make. Fixture prices reflect this.
Mountain Ranch Collection:
The Mountain gallery were first introduced in 2002 as a alternative to the styling of the Avalanche Gallery. The artwork differs than that of the Avalanche Gallery in that most designs are two-dimensional with almond or amber colored mica setting off the art. All of the Mountain lights are powder coated; hand-applied patina is generally not an option.
Craftsman Gallery Collection:
In the Craftsman Gallery, we have created some mainstream lighting designs and incorporated a decorative insert. There are over 12 different works of art for this line shown below, as well as offering customizations to replace the line art, giving customers a wide range of options at an affordable price. Each light has a Bronze Metallic finish with Craftsman Glass, which has a beige amber swirl texture throughout.
Avalanche Ranch Light Company takes great pride in being a domestic manufacturer of lighting products. Virtually all of our manufacturing is done here on site in our factory located in Bellingham, Washington. Whether it is hand cutting images with a torch, hand forming the steel, welding, painting or shade cutting; every phase of production from design to packaging is done right here by experienced and well-trained individuals. When you purchase a light from Avalanche Ranch you can be confident that you are receiving a fixture that embodies what it means to be Handmade In The USA.
We are proud of the way we build our lights and hope that you will be proud of having them in your home or recommending them for a project!
Create a work climate that encourages respect for employees, customers and our products. Employ craftspeople who are inspired by our products, who have a passion about delivering quality and who desire to work in a creative environment. Compensate them well and treat them well.
Go out of our way to say “yes.” Explore reasons why we would say “we can’t do that” and eliminate those reasons. Make it easier for the customer to do business with us. No stupid company rules.
Create products that are unique, well-made, exceed UL standards and the expectations of the customer. Translate the inspiration we find in nature to our lighting products . Offer a variety of designs to suit anyone who appreciates unique lights, from sconces to chandeliers, from outdoor lighting to bathroom lighting.