History of Lambright Country Chimes

In the winter of 1998, I bought a bicycle shop and named it "Lambright's Bicycle Shop". Meanwhile, my cousin, who was in the aluminum fabrication business also had a side business making bicycle carts, buggy trailers, new buggy parts, and grocery boxes - all made of aluminum. One day, an RV manufacturer approached my cousin to see if he would be willing to manufacture aluminum trusses for his company. My cousin agreed and quickly made arrangements in his shop to accommodate the aluminum truss business. After filling the first truck load of aluminum tubing, he contacted the RV manufacturer to see how much they wanted for their first order. The RV manufacturer then informed my cousin that they were no longer interested in doing aluminum trusses and would not be able to take it. So there my cousin was, with a truck full of aluminum tubing and no idea what to do with it.

A couple of times my cousin approached me, wondering if we should try to build recumbent bicycles with the tubing, but for one reason or another that didn't pan out at the time. Then one day he stopped in with a package and said, "you will never guess what is in this package...". Of course I had no idea. So he opened it, and inside was a wind chime. One day he was at the Shipshewana flea market and saw a stand with nothing but wind chimes in it, and a "light bulb" went on. "This is what I can to do with the aluminum tubing!". So he wondered if I would be interested in selling wind chimes in my little bike shop. So I decided to display and sell the wind chimes in my bicycle shop, which ended up being some of the first Lambright Country Chimes. He took more to a few stores in Shipshewana where they sold really well and he also got involved with a vendor that took the chimes all over the country - with a lot of success. From there our wind chime business kept growing and growing.

Not long after, I sold my bicycle shop and took a job in a factory. Then one afternoon in February of 2002, as I came home from my job, I found my cousin waiting for me. He wanted to know if I would be interested in buying the wind chime part of his business - he wanted it to stay a family business. I decided to buy the business and didn't even have to change the name - after all, we are both Lambrights! The rest, as they say, is history...

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Orly Lambright, Lambright Country Chimes LLC

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Our wind chimes are made from high-quality AND eco-friendly parts. Aluminum tubing, poly-lumber from recycled milk jugs, and a polyester UV-treated string, for a durable wind chime that will last you years.