Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
By Gordon is a product development company that specializes in high quality, custom-crafted items for the home. I recently had a chance to speak with the owner Chad Gordon about the company and their new product, a wine chandelier.
What is By Gordon?
Whether your personal design style is traditional, contemporary, mid-century modern or country french, we can create one-of-a-kind custom masterpiece utilizing the latest in design trends, materials, finishes and fixtures on the market today.
Where’d the idea for the wine bottle chandelier come from?
The idea of the wine bottle chandelier has been around for a long time in many different shapes and sizes. We have combined the history of the French riddling rack and wine bottle lights to make a beautiful light that will transform any space. It provides an ambient light that creates a warm and inviting look.
How’d you get into this business? What’s your background?
I guess you could say creating works of art with my hands is in my blood. I am a third generation creative craftsman and I have a passion for making artistic functional pieces that inspire and enhance both indoor and outdoor spaces.
I grew up with an itch to tinker and create. If something was broken, I would fix it. I would help my grandfather and father work on projects around the house. I would spend hours on end gathering useless parts from things that were broken in order to transform them into something useful and unique.
For the past 10 years, I have enjoyed creating and crafting one-of-a-kind items and products out of both new and reclaimed materials as a hobby with the desire to some day turn my passion for creative craftsmanship into a thriving career.
I attended a California State University to earn a Business Degree and with my faith in Christ, and a little bit of passion, patience and perseverance I have cultivated the tools to turn my dream into a reality.
That day has come. I am building my hobby into a thriving business and I couldn’t be happier. I always used to hear the saying ‘You’ll never work a day in your life, if you do what you love’ but never understood it until now. I am fulfilling my life long dream. I reside in beautiful Northern California with my amazing wife and two beautiful daughters. I couldn’t ask for anything more, I am one lucky guy.
What kind of success have you had?
We have had a lot of success since our kickoff a couple of months ago. People from all over the country have found our products and fell in love with them. It is so much fun to meet people that are inspired by our creations and a joy to provide them with something that I love to do.
If you love what you do and do what you love, the sky is the limit.
What’s next after the chandelier, do you have any other products?
Yes, we are getting ready to launch our line of wine barrel furniture with many more ideas to come.
This is just the beginning and we are keeping our creative minds open to what inspires us and our customers to produce quality products that everyone will love.
Our future is to create high quality customized products that inspire our customers. We encourage thoughts and ideas that will help us in creating artistic pieces that bring out the personality of our customers. We love what we do and look forward to making something that inspires any space.