Canvas Rebel: 'Meet Brandy McLain'

Learn more about our co-founder, Brandy McLain, and how Modern House Numbers distinguishes itself in the industry by redefining the standard for modern addressing products. In a recent conversation with Cavas Rebel Magazine, Brandy shares what sets Modern House Numbers apart from the competition and how she turned a side-hustle into a thriving business.

Modern House Numbers, Brandy McLain


You'll want to dive into the full article for more details. Here's an excerpt to capture your curiosity:

Is there something that you or your brand do that differs from the industry standard?


"What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to handcrafting each piece with precision and care in the USA, a departure from the commonplace mass production overseas.

Our focus on timeless design, durable materials, and a personalized touch ensures that our addressing products not only stand out for their modern aesthetic but also reflect the dedication to quality that defines the Modern House Numbers experience.

Unlike industry norms, we prioritize the individuality of our customers by avoiding pre-made inventory."

Modern House Numbers, SoCal number 3 installed on white exterior

We'd love to hear the story of how you turned a side-hustle into something much bigger.


"In the beginning Modern House Numbers was our side hustle. We both worked full-time in the design field, Rick as an architect and myself as an urban designer. We were willing to work hard and do whatever it took to make it successful.

We realized after making our own house numbers that we had a fantastic opportunity to use our expertise in design and construction to help other people add beautiful, modern details to their homes.

After three years of grinding on nights and weekends, I took the risk to leave my full-time position in 2011 to manage the daily operations of Modern House Numbers. In five years, we were fairly well established as an online marketplace but knew if we wanted to grow we needed to expand our team with the right people who could bring their knowledge base to help achieve our long-term goals. Our team is the heart of our operation."

Read the full article online here.

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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. Learn more about Rick on LinkedIn.

You can learn more about Rick on the Repp McLain Website, on LinkedIn, at the AIA Website, or on Facebook.

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