Our Story

Come Home To The Simple Solid All American Country Life

I spent my childhood on a farm in Kansas, fixing fences, baling hay, digging up potatoes, coon hunting at night, selling pelts, feeding cattle, picking gooseberries for the best pies ever, cooking with my grandma, and dousing myself in Sulphur to keep the chiggers away.  The benefits were many: spending time with family, eating the best ever gooseberry pie, which yes – were made from lard – jumping over bales of hay on my favorite pony, and falling asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. The best night’s sleep always comes from being happily exhausted.

When I was in my 20’s I moved away from the farm to follow my career. It was hard to leave, but I was ready. The sad part was that I would never again be able to spend another day working on that land.

After many years working in the corporate world, my mind and body started to crave all the unique benefits that a farm life can offer. I started to long for days spent in physical hard labor, and being able to end each day feeling satisfied with what I had accomplished. I longed again for the days of my childhood, days spent getting dirty through honest toil, working my family’s land and going to bed at night listening to the calming, soothing, wonderful sounds of the country and nature.

As I thought about it more and more, my dream shifted a little. My plan was to get back to the simple, solid, all-American country life. I was married by this time, and luckily my husband shared my dream. We found our perfect piece of land in Texas. However, times had changed since my early days on the family farm in Kansas. There were exciting new housing concepts for farm living that hadn’t been available when I was a child. There now was, in one word, the barndominium!

That was my plan. I wanted to live in a barn, or above it, to be more exact. With my husband’s help, I spent many hours designing our barn. The farm I had grown up on had changed and had gradually become quiet as my grandparents grew older. The cattle were eventually sold. That was a sad day, one I will never forget. My grandmother had remained on the farm for as long as she could after my grandfather had passed on. She had endured so much in her life, but there came a time when she could manage on the farm no longer, and we had to move her into assisted living.

While we were making the necessary preparations, she told us to take whatever we wanted from the farm. The buildings were old, the hay fields were grown over and fencing was falling down. This was at the same time that I was building my barndominium in Texas. I remember being so afraid to ask if I could take some doors and wood from the barns and buildings. My grandmother was so rightly proud of everything, down to each rusty nail, that she and my grandfather had built together. However, she was keen to let me know I could take what I wanted. That meant so much more to me than I had realized it would.

We spent a lot of time back home. We made many trips to Kansas, visiting my family and gathering items from the family farm for my new country life in Texas. Unfortunately, my grandmother suddenly passed away a week before we moved into our barndominium. But I wake up every day feeling the presence of my grandparents there, because of all the wonderful pieces of their farm I have surrounding me, and I am so thankful that I had all that extra time with my grandmother before she passed on.

I learned so much from my grandparents on their farm. They taught me patience, hard work, the value of good clean living, and the value of carefree laughter. It took me a long time to find that satisfaction and peace, but I found it. I found a worthwhile, happy home again, and I have now created a new business out of it.

Once we moved onto our farm and into our new bardomimium in Texas, filled with treasures from my family farm, I soon discovered we had a problem. Our living space was on the second floor. There were horses living below us, and we had 16-foot vaulted ceilings. It was hot and near impossible to cool the hot air trapped in the vault. At floor level the temperature was 70 degrees. In the vaulted ceiling, however, it was over 100 degrees.

We added more air conditioning, and that improved things a bit, but everyone told me that what I really needed was ceiling fans. I searched and searched for the right one, but I didn’t like any of the ones I found. One day, looking out across one of our pastures, I spotted our old farm-style windmill and realized, that was the answer. However, I soon found out how much it weighed. I also realized that I had no means of getting a large motor on my ceiling and adding the necessary supports without ripping out a huge chunk of my beautiful ceiling. That was definitely not going to happen!

After a year spent in research and design, I finally found my perfect solution: a windmill ceiling fan made of aluminum. It was large and extremely efficient, but also lightweight enough that it could easily be attached to any ceiling. The Windmill Ceiling Fan Company was born.

Today, I am finally home again. I have returned back to my roots. I work hard every day and take time to smell the fresh hay and appreciate the special life I have. I tend to all my farm animals, horses, cattle, geese, donkeys and dogs, as well as my fabulous husband. I am so happy that this journey brought me home, and allowed me to create this amazing company. I am so proud and grateful to be able to run The Windmill Ceiling Fan Company, seven days a week, 24 hours a day (just ask customers). We would love to help you come home as well to one of our unique, beautiful, functional windmill ceiling fans. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

Designed by Avery Eggers

Love our Fan! It was easy to install! Looks great!

Mark S

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2019-11-19T15:52:37+00:00

Mark S

Love our Fan! It was easy to install! Looks great!
Y’all did a great job! Everybody loves it!!

Stacey

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2020-01-08T05:37:27+00:00

Stacey

Y’all did a great job! Everybody loves it!!
"I just finished installing our Original Windmill Ceiling Fan. My wife literally looked for months for the right ceiling fixture - and when she almost settled for something else - she found OWCF. Install was a breeze (even with my wife telling me to hurry). The fixture is truly a handsome original, a piece of art and extremely well made. Communication from order to delivery was exceptional. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and worth every penny."
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2021-04-09T23:51:31+00:00
"I just finished installing our Original Windmill Ceiling Fan. My wife literally looked for months for the right ceiling fixture - and when she almost settled for something else - she found OWCF. Install was a breeze (even with my wife telling me to hurry). The fixture is truly a handsome original, a piece of art and extremely well made. Communication from order to delivery was exceptional. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and worth every penny."
WE LOVE OUR FAN - It is the show stopper in our home!

Stephanie, South Dakota

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2019-11-19T16:17:54+00:00

Stephanie, South Dakota

WE LOVE OUR FAN - It is the show stopper in our home!
We installed four Weathered Antique White fans for our client. Being able to change and customize the colors/finishes of the fans to match our clients' specific color scheme made my job easy! Thanks for making me look good in my customer's eyes.

Hannah, Florida

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2019-11-19T16:19:45+00:00

Hannah, Florida

We installed four Weathered Antique White fans for our client. Being able to change and customize the colors/finishes of the fans to match our clients' specific color scheme made my job easy! Thanks for making me look good in my customer's eyes.
The fan rocks!!! It looks amazing. Will send more pictures. Thanks again - we love it!

Deana

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2019-11-19T16:38:19+00:00

Deana

The fan rocks!!! It looks amazing. Will send more pictures. Thanks again - we love it!
I can't believe the air that puts off even on the lowest setting!! It's going to be so nice in the summer!

I will do that for sure. Thanks again for your amazing craftsmanship!! I couldn't be happier!!

Sincerely,

Connie

Oh btw, I love love love the uplighting! Such a great idea!!
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2020-04-16T03:32:07+00:00
I can't believe the air that puts off even on the lowest setting!! It's going to be so nice in the summer! I will do that for sure. Thanks again for your amazing craftsmanship!! I couldn't be happier!! Sincerely, Connie Oh btw, I love love love the uplighting! Such a great idea!!
We added multiple fans in our restaurant to help keep our space cooler for our customers.  We get so many great comments about the way they look and we don’t have any more comments about being too hot!! Thank You Windmill Ceiling Fan Co.

Derrick, Texas

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2019-11-19T16:37:17+00:00

Derrick, Texas

We added multiple fans in our restaurant to help keep our space cooler for our customers.  We get so many great comments about the way they look and we don’t have any more comments about being too hot!! Thank You Windmill Ceiling Fan Co.
I have received my fan and I would like to say it’s outstanding. Your all’s service is top notch and I really appreciate being keep informed. Great doing business with you all and will recommend you guys to anyone. Thanks again

Donnie

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2021-09-09T04:06:30+00:00

Donnie

I have received my fan and I would like to say it’s outstanding. Your all’s service is top notch and I really appreciate being keep informed. Great doing business with you all and will recommend you guys to anyone. Thanks again
It’s already up and running. It looks awesome. Thanks so much. We love it.

Lynette

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2019-11-19T15:55:30+00:00

Lynette

It’s already up and running. It looks awesome. Thanks so much. We love it.
Y'all make really nice windmill fans!!! We love it!!! Thanks again for all the communication and fantastic craftsmanship!

Alison V.A.

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2021-05-28T18:16:26+00:00

Alison V.A.

Y'all make really nice windmill fans!!! We love it!!! Thanks again for all the communication and fantastic craftsmanship!
Hi Kelly,

We're so in love with our fan!

It looks amazing and I can't believe how much air it gives off even on the very low setting.

We're very happy that we chose your family company to build our fan. We now have an amazing focal point in our living room beside the fireplace 🙂
Thank you for helping me to make the right choice of colors. You got it right on!


I've attached many pictures (because it looks great from so many angles).

I'm excited to tell you that Lok n Logs will be coming to tour our home when it's done and they will be bringing a videographer and photographer... We'll make sure they know the fan came from you!

Thanks so much!
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2021-01-22T18:05:13+00:00
Hi Kelly, We're so in love with our fan! It looks amazing and I can't believe how much air it gives off even on the very low setting. We're very happy that we chose your family company to build our fan. We now have an amazing focal point in our living room beside the fireplace 🙂 Thank you for helping me to make the right choice of colors. You got it right on! I've attached many pictures (because it looks great from so many angles). I'm excited to tell you that Lok n Logs will be coming to tour our home when it's done and they will be bringing a videographer and photographer... We'll make sure they know the fan came from you! Thanks so much!
Sure love ours.  With 19 ft ceilings it is great circulating  the heat from our wood stove to create an evenly warm home.  Ours is 7 ft fan.

Stephanie M.

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2021-05-28T18:17:55+00:00

Stephanie M.

Sure love ours.  With 19 ft ceilings it is great circulating  the heat from our wood stove to create an evenly warm home.  Ours is 7 ft fan.
“Thank you so much for your support in getting the absolute best fan ever made. You do a fantastic job in planning, building, shipping and supporting a well-made product. I appreciate the replacement remote unit you sent but I must admit my problem was my wiring.”
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2020-08-21T02:49:51+00:00
“Thank you so much for your support in getting the absolute best fan ever made. You do a fantastic job in planning, building, shipping and supporting a well-made product. I appreciate the replacement remote unit you sent but I must admit my problem was my wiring.”
Hi, I just wanted to say we love the fan! Every contractor that comes into our home compliments it! Thanks so much, Sarah.
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2021-08-18T15:25:04+00:00
Hi, I just wanted to say we love the fan! Every contractor that comes into our home compliments it! Thanks so much, Sarah.
It's great... we're not moved in but several people who stopped in.. looked around and then looked up and they said Wow look at that... its big... nice..

We enjoy it... quiet and it fakes you out on the amount of air it moves.

Our electrician and contractor were both impressed..

Thanks

Fred and Jolene
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2020-12-17T07:29:18+00:00
It's great... we're not moved in but several people who stopped in.. looked around and then looked up and they said Wow look at that... its big... nice.. We enjoy it... quiet and it fakes you out on the amount of air it moves. Our electrician and contractor were both impressed.. Thanks Fred and Jolene
Kelly and her team were amazing to work with - from ordering to installation! Very professional and dedicated staff. You can reach them anytime!

Bonnie, New York

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2019-11-19T16:18:47+00:00

Bonnie, New York

Kelly and her team were amazing to work with - from ordering to installation! Very professional and dedicated staff. You can reach them anytime!
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