House of Troy
House of Troy
Tucked into the northern Vermont hills, just down the road from the picturesque ski village of Stowe, House of Troy has been producing classic lighting since the mid 1940s. Though off the beaten path and far from the spotlights of the big cities, the House of Troy reputation burns brightly. For nearly sixty years, the company has been offering lighting known for its craftsmanship and quality. The company was founded across the Vermont border in Montreal in 1947 by Everett Bailey. In its first years, the company was a small custom lamp shop selling to gift and department stores in and around the Canadian city. The founder's son, Norm Bailey, took over the business in 1960, moved the business to North Troy, Vermont and renamed the company "House of Troy." It was the younger Bailey who designed the tooling to make the "best picture lights available" and introduced them to stores throughout the Northeast.
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House of Troy began expanding its increasingly popular picture lighting when Kent and Natalie Mitchell purchased the business in 1982. The Mitchells added to the small staff of six, introduced a line of quality piano lamps, and took the House of Troy line to the International Lighting Show in Dallas. As the company expanded, it outgrew the North Troy location. A former “cow barn turned dance hall and roller-skating rink” in nearby Hyde Park, Vermont became the new location for a portion of the manufacturing operations. Eventually, all operations were moved from North Troy to Hyde Park; the name – known by this time throughout North America – remained the same.
House of Troy designs and crafts all of its products to assure lasting performance. Although many of its products continue to be designed and manufactured in Hyde Park, Vermont, the company also sources parts and products worldwide in order to provide the best possible value to its customers.
Today, House of Troy is a part of the Framburg family of fine lighting owned by Malcolm Tripp.