Canvas Rebel: 'Meet Brandy & Rick McLain"
Get to know our founders Brandy & Rick McLain and the secrets behind their success! In a candid conversation with Canvas Rebel Magazine, they share the details of the day-to-day at Modern House Numbers, talk about the incredible MHN team, and how they approach the design and manufacturing of their products in a way that reflects their values.
Rick and Brandy McLain, Modern House Numbers | Photo: Gerry Loew
You'll want to hop on over to the full article for more details! Here's an excerpt to pique your interest:
Talk about building your team. What were the challenges? What was the process?
We believe that the more diverse our team, the better the ideas and solutions that emerge.
How did you figure out the manufacturing part? Did you have prior experience?
"When we decided to make our own address numbers, we experimented with several prototypes. It was natural for us to use principles of design and sustainability in our process because of our background in architecture.
We used technology to create efficiency, to reduce material waste, and to achieve consistent. quality outcomes.
We knew we wanted to make our products in Tucson, one order at a time, so we could be hands-on every step of the way. We’ve never wanted to mass produce or outsource to another country.
Our core principles of style, quality and sustainability guide all our decisions.
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rick mclain, author
Rick is a licensed architect at repp mclain design & construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and an MS from the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he’s not designing and fabricating he enjoys spending time with Brandy, Jack, Avery & Taylor and restoring his grandfather’s Ford pickup truck.