VoyagePhoenix: Exploring Life & Business with Brandy McLain of Modern House Numbers

Co-owner and co-founder of Modern House Numbers, Brandy McLain, is interviewed in a recent article in VoyagePhoenix Magazine where she shares the inspiration behind her family-run business, the challenges and lessons she's learned along the way, and what sets Modern House Numbers apart from the competition. 

Upon completion of the re-landscaping of her first home, Brandy was on the hunt for bold, modern address numbers to add the perfect finishing touch to the exterior renovation. When her search for the perfect address numbers proved fruitless, she and her husband, Rick, decided to leverage their backgrounds in architecture and construction and take matters into their own hands, crafting their own. Once installed, their address numbers attracted the attention of neighbors, friends and strangers alike, who began asking where they could find them. The seed for Modern House Numbers had been planted.

"Modern House Numbers is a family-run venture, boasting a team atmosphere with talented designers and craftspeople." 

As an entrepreneur, Brandy is no stranger to navigating the daily challenges of owning a business. "The dynamic nature of running your own business adds a layer of excitement to each day." Despite facing material shortages and unpredictable cost fluctuations, "we remain committed to our values, adapting our strategies, exploring alternative solutions when challenges arise, and ensuring that the impact on our customers is minimized to the best of our ability."


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From the very start, Brandy knew she wanted to continue locally handcrafting the products she sold, never mass-producing, outsourcing production over-seas, or maintaining a warehouse full of pre-made inventory. "When you place an order with us, we handcraft your products specifically for you, upholding our unwavering standards for quality."

"We take immense pride that everything we sell is still made by us and our dedicated team in Tucson, Arizona."

For more details on Brandy's story and her go-to resource for inspiration and insights into entrepreneurship, check out the full article here.



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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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