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Big Ass Solutions to expand residential division and products, add jobs

Big Ass Fans' Haiku is shown in a black matrix composite finish. The company announced an expansion of its residential division, Haiku Home, on Tuesday.
Big Ass Fans' Haiku is shown in a black matrix composite finish. The company announced an expansion of its residential division, Haiku Home, on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Big Ass Fans

Big Ass Solutions has announced that it is expanding its new residential division, Haiku Home.

The Lexington-based manufacturer plans to add approximately 100 jobs over the next year to support the initiative, a news release from the company stated Tuesday.

Haiku Home will add a new model to its residential ceiling fan line and introduce two new products: a ceiling-mounted LED light fixture and a wireless wall control. Haiku Home also will introduce an advanced, highly efficient HVAC system in 2017; it’s currently in development.

These products feature built-in temperature, humidity, ambient light and occupancy sensors for automatic fan speed and light level adjustments as room conditions change. They can be controlled through a smartphone app and connected to other smart home devices, such as the Nest Learning Thermostat.

“We formed Haiku Home to deliver thoughtfully designed products and meaningful, technology-driven benefits: convenience, comfort and energy conservation, without sacrifice,” said Alex Reed, vice president of product for the new division.

Founded in 1999, Big Ass Solutions continues to experience revenue growth of 30 percent annually. Its work force has more than doubled in recent years, from 300 full-time employees in 2012 to more than 800 now.

Big Ass Solutions is the parent company of Big Ass Fans and Big Ass Light.

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