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.
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