Big Ass Fans

About Big Ass Fans


In 1999, the Big Ass Fan Company was born. Kind of. Then called the HVLS Fan Co. (that’s High Volume, Low Speed—catchy, right?), we first made our mark selling massive ceiling fans that spun slowly but moved astounding amounts of air. The fans kept large spaces that lacked air conditioning, such as factories and dairy barns, feeling cool and comfortable—and soon enough, plenty of other customers wanted in. Things moved fast after that (and kept moving). Only a few years later, we officially changed our name after customers kept calling and asking if we made “those big-ass fans.” When churches wanted to install fans to keep congregations comfortable, we developed the first silent fan motor to meet their needs.

We created a residential fan that blew away ENERGY STAR® ratings and won awards worldwide. Soon we automated personal comfort by adding SenseME® technology to our residential fans.

In 2019, Big Ass Fans introduced our Cold Front coolers to deliver the benefits of powerful spot-cooling and elevated air speed to every corner of your facility!

And we’ve backed everything with serious research, intensive engineering, and an almost obsessive drive to innovate and improve. No matter what we’re doing, we go Big Ass every single day, and we’re not stopping.


Firmware Engineer Intern

May 2021 - July 2021 Lexington, KY
“THE CULTURE. I’m a female engineering major and rarely find other women in the workplace. That usually can cause some awkwardness, but my team was FANTASTIC.”
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