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What Being “Made in America” Means to Us

What Made in America Means to Us
Tags: Handcrafted in the USA

Back when Brass Light Gallery was starting out and making a name for itself, restoring and selling antique and vintage light fixtures, America was experiencing a shift in manufacturing and production. American workers were losing their jobs to foreign countries. Approximately 25 percent of American workers were employed in manufacturing during the 1970s. That number has steadily decreased since. Brass Light Gallery committed to keeping all production of our lighting fixtures in the United States, specifically, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our commitment to manufacturing the highest quality light fixtures in America led us to develop state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and engineering capabilities. Our team is able to offer turnaround times unheard of in this industry without compromising the quality of our lighting fixtures. That’s because we’ve invested in talented and passionate craftsmen and women who put quality service and quality fixtures first, so you can be proud to have a Brass Light Gallery light fixture in your home.

The benefits of ordering our Made in the USA light fixtures

Handmade by skilled artisans

Throughout his career our founder and president Stephen Kaniewski developed a keen eye for historical and architectural details – a skill he passed on to each lighting designer he hired at Brass Light Gallery. Each of our lighting fixtures, from Traditional to Contemporary, is meticulously handcrafted by our team of skilled artisans to meet your order specifications. Our process can involve more than 40 steps, from cutting solid brass sheets to finally wiring and testing. This ensures the quality of the fixture, its finish, and every detail is perfectly suited for your home or project.

Larger lighting manufacturers mass-produce their lighting fixtures with an emphasis on speed and volume. Our focus is on quality and producing the best possible lighting product. Handcrafting each piece from scratch allows us to modify, enhance, and personalize your lighting fixture for a truly unique light for your home.

American ingenuity and workmanship

For over 40 years, Brass Light Gallery has been highly respected by architects, designers, and customers from across the country. Our passionate team values quality craftsmanship and are driven to discover ways to improve on our production of premium lighting fixtures. Balancing the need to be efficient without sacrificing quality is a continuous challenge but one we welcome because we know that the hard work we put into every project is greatly appreciated by our customers.

Now we’re not ones to rest on our laurels. We developed state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and engineering capabilities so we could offer turnaround times unheard of in this industry. Better yet, we’re continuously improving in order to introduce new lighting designs and expand our diverse lighting collections.

Quality American material

We start each of our interior light fixtures, outdoor lanternsgenuine alabaster lights and sconces with quality materials such as North American brass. Starting with the best, American-sourced materials guarantees we’re able to produce the highest quality light fixtures for every order.

40+ Years of lighting experience

When it comes to creating an exquisite lighting experience for your home or commercial project, it’s essential to employ passionate workers. We’ve been fortunate to discover and hire skilled tradesmen and seasoned sales professionals from the Milwaukee area that share our passion for hard work and delivering unparalleled quality.

Made in the USA lighting you can rely on

Over the years, architects, designers, homeowners, and builders have called us The Lighting Experts. All of our UL listed lighting fixtures are compliant to the 2009 Buy American provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. So whether your project requires lighting that is compliant with the policies of the Buy American Act or you just prefer to buy American-made, high-quality fixtures, Brass Light Gallery is the premier source for your lighting needs.

American Pride, Midwestern Values

If you really want to understand what “Made in America” means to Brass Light Gallery, give a call, visit our showroom and order a lighting fixture. Holding a finished piece in your hands is a satisfying experience but seeing how it elevates a room is awe-inspiring. We can even come to you with our Traveling Showroom. Schedule your very own one-on-one product presentation at your home or office. You get to see, touch, and ask questions about our proprietary metal finishes, art glass, and luxurious handcrafted designs.

Our amazing sales team is here to answer any questions or if you would like help choosing the right style of premium lighting for your home. Feel free contact us anytime.

Jun 30, 2021

Amy Joslin

Top rated Jeweler in Milwaukee 5 stars on Google
I have an older fixture no longer produced by Brass Light Gallery. Angie and the team were extremely helpful in identifying and producing the replacement (lost) parts to get my fixture up and functioning again. They did this all remotely and shipped the parts promptly. Highly recommend!
May 14, 2021

Will Heelan

Top rated Jeweler in Milwaukee 5 stars on Google
Brass Light Gallery is such an amazing resource: they can build your lighting dream. Angela in the sales room was just the best: listened carefully to what we were trying to accomplish and guided us through the process. She was a delight to work with and she persisted until she found EXACTLY what we were looking for: three sconces to match my Brass Light Gallery pendants from 20 years ago! We are so pleased!
Mar 17, 2021

Cathy Lindberg

Top rated Jeweler in Milwaukee 5 stars on Google
I loved Janel who assisted me. She was professional and friendly and super competent. Love my fixture! Perfect....and Made in the USA!
Feb 22, 2021

Trevor Santarius

Top rated Jeweler in Milwaukee 5 stars on Google
Always a fantastic experience with Brass Light Gallery. Their customer service goes above and beyond and their products are of the highest quality. It is great to support true artisans that create timeless and beautiful light fixtures that are made to last multiple generations. While certainly on the high end price-wise, their fixtures are well worth the investment.
Jan 22, 2021

JR R

Top rated Jeweler in Milwaukee 5 stars on Google
AMAZING!!! Breathtaking! Simply beautiful!! We are beyond impressed with the quality of these lovely fixtures and beyond impressed with the sales help from Janel. Janel was outstanding to work with! She took the time to understand that we wanted to modernize our 25 year old home with updated lighting. She asked about style, dimensions, pictures and layout information and helped us pick out coordinated fixtures for all rooms. Honest, very helpful but no pressure felt. We ordered 14 beautifully modern fixtures for the main level of our home. We live in MN and the lights came very well packaged and cared for. Our local electrician found installation easy and intuitive and commented many times on how high quality these fixtures were. "very well made, very very nice"!!! Am already planning the next lights we would like to update. We will definitely be ordering from brass light gallery again. HIGHLY recommend using this amazing company! Thank you Janel!!
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