From the inner workings of fans, to their outward design and style, to leveraging technology for greater control and convenience, one common thread has been a part of Fanimation from the very beginning: innovation. Click through our timeline below to see how Fanimation first revolutionized how we thought about fans and how, over three decades, we continue to innovate and transform this industry.
Tom Frampton, a junior in high school, begins working for Burton A. Burton, who formed the Casablanca Fan Company by 1975.
Frampton creates his first fan design, The Punkah®, a side-to-side, synchronized fan.
Frampton leaves Casablanca with its Specialty Fan Department and begins Fanimation in Pasadena, California. He starts the company in his garage, with three unique fan designs (Punkah®, Palmetto® and Bourbon Street®).
The Palisade® fan is designed.
The Islander® fan is introduced.
Fanimation relocates from California to Indiana.
Fanimation moves its headquarters to Lebanon, Indiana.
The Enigma® fan is introduced.
Fanimation opens its new corporate headquarters in Zionsville, Indiana.
Fanimation introduces seven new fans: The Fargo™, The Vetricco™, The Draco™, The Centaurus™, The Volare™, The Belize™, The Alamosa™, and two damp location fans, The Torrento™ and The Belleria™, along with the Islander lighting line.
myFanimation mix and match is launched, putting design in the hands of customers as they select a motor, blades, fitters and glass to build their own fan.
*Fanimation is not affiliated with Davis Entertainment, Laurence Mark Productions, Overbrook Films and Mediastream IV, the producers of iRobot.