Hevi Lite is located in the sunny, warm heart of San Fernando Valley in California. It is here that we develop, design and manufacture quality fixtures for lighting specifiers and architects. This is where we take concept to end product. Solid aluminum, brass and stainless billet are machined, formed, and assembled by experienced craftsmen in our factory.
Our products are born in California and shipped across the globe. Smart designers choose Hevi Lite to fit with almost any architectural style, from American Craftsman to Post Modern. Hevi Lite fixtures will blend and fit unobtrusively onto buildings and landscapes, yet when studied closely you will find that our products are beautifully designed to stand on their own.
Hold a Hevi Lite fixture in your hand and you will see the care and detail that is put into each product. You will also feel the fit, finish and durability of Hevi Lite. Our fixtures are made to last, to take a beating in the harshest environments. At Hevi Lite we take pride in our design and quality. Your continued feedback and support is well appreciated.
Hevi Lite is Proudly Made in the U.S.A
Joe Noel, President and CFO of Hevi Lite Inc.
Joe Noel attended California State University Long Beach to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design, in 1987. Joe was inspired by designers such as Raymond Loewy, Henry Dreyfuss, Charles Eames, and Neils Diffrient.
Upon graduation, Joe began his lighting career at Lumiere Design and Manufacturing, a lighting fixtures company. He worked as a product designer, CNC programmer, and as their customer service director.
In late 2000 Joe left Lumiere, and in 2001 created Hevi Lite Inc. with his partner John Baldasti and Joe’s wife Sue Noel.
Working from their garages, Joe and John grew the company quickly and moved for a short time to a small office in Malibu, CA. Hevi Lite quickly outgrew that location and moved to the San Fernando Valley, eventually landing in Chatsworth CA.
Hevi Lite Inc. is continuing to grow every year. Joe and John constantly study and implement new lighting and manufacturing technologies. Hevi Lite focuses on creating groundbreaking designs and products for the lighting design and architectural community.
John Baldasti, CEO of Hevi Lite Inc.
John Baldasti received his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo. John then successfully graduated for the Business School at Cal Poly SLO.
John met Warren Karp at Lumiere and went to work at Lumiere Design and Manufacturing in the marketing division. John eventually becoming the National Sales Manager and then the VP of Sales.
When Lumiere was sold he left and drove to Alaska calling his friend, Joe Noel, everyday hoping they could start a business together. Somewhere around Seward Alaska he called back and said YES! John drove 4000 miles home to start their new company.
Hevi Lite opened January 3rd, 2001. Working from two garages and calling all their friends and specifiers they created what is now one of the coolest, local, and highest quality lighting manufacturers in the architectural lighting industry.
The most important thing for John and Hevi Lite is making product locally, with the highest quality materials. The next step was providing the best customer support possible. John Baldasti has succeeded on both counts.