What do a gym nut, a chef, a musician, and an artist have in common? They are part of the multi-talented team here at Horton Brasses who take pleasure and pride in turning raw brass into objects of beauty.
Horton Brasses is the sum of the people that work here. We are a very fortunate company in that we combine the efforts of some wonderfully diverse individuals. Each person has their own specialty, but everyone basically does what needs to be done. With such a small crew, it is important that each of us can do many different jobs, so orders go out without delay. We are proud of our heritage and our products and think you will be too.
Orion is the 4th generation to own and run Horton Brasses, and has successfully ushered it into the 21st century. He has worked hard to modernize many aspects of the company while maintaining the integrity of the historically accurate and traditional hardware.
Outside the office, Orion has two great kids and is married to the lovely and smart Marion. He is a self-described gym nut and would prefer to be outdoors. In fact, he likes being outdoors in winter and skis in some pretty challenging locales! He has been a part of Horton Brasses for seventeen years and hopes to pass it on to one of his children someday.
Addy wins our Wearer of Many Hats award. She keeps the office running smoothly while helping out with everything else. You may find her in shipping, invoicing, stocking, serving customers on the phone and in person, and providing support and knowledge to one and all. She can answer hardware questions on everything from hinges to casters and will work patiently with customers to ensure they get just what they need.
Addy has been at Horton Brasses for fourteen years. She has three successful children and a supportive spouse who "keeps her honest every day." Her resume includes pizza chef, professional dog walker, an intern architect, among many other endeavors. She hopes to become proficient on the ukelele and is passionate about creating Chiaroscuro artwork.
Steve is the guy who, if he wasn't here, everything would come to a screeching halt. He keeps the shop up and running, including maintaining the antique equipment used to make many of our products. He is also our resident plumber, electrician, and snow removal expert. On any given day he can be found decorating our hand chased pulls, running brass ribbon through the presses, or restocking trays of hinges.
Outside of work, he is an accomplished professional musician who enjoys performing and recording original music. He and his wife, Katina, love road trips and grandparenting in their spare time.
While her predecessor's title was Shipper, Amy is more of a Product Navigator. She doesn't just box up items. She has to know where every part is located, what color it needs to be, who to send it to for coloring, buffing, polishing, hand chasing, and then packaging it appropriately according to weight and destination. She doesn't sit down much. She has been here 26 years and is the heart of the company. Her friendly smile and helpfulness have made her a favorite among our customers.
In her other life, she is the mother of two grown boys and wife of Steve. She enjoys NASCAR, Yankee baseball, and the family cats, Pepper and Charlie. When asked about long-term goals, she laughs and says, "grandchildren!" Hear that, boys?
Digital Content Manager / Graphic Designer
Katie is the newest member of our crew, and she is so excited to be here! Katie takes care of all of our photography, digital, and social content. She uses her curated knowledge of design principles and art forms to brainstorm her way into the 21st century world of design.
Hailing from Pennsylvania State University (Go Nittany Lions!) With a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Katie's brought creative and unique ideas from the moment she's arrived. Her bright personality instantly fit in, helping her to create friendships and friendly rivalries with her office gals. Her boyfriend jokes that she's "just one of the girls" now.
Spending her time reading novels and comic books, writing poetry, and watching the Red Sox dominate the world of baseball keeps her busy in her time outside of work. You'll never find her too far away from her significant other, Dan, who is the light of her life. They welcomed a rescue kitten into their lives, named Riley, and he is as rambunctious as he is lovable!
Don't let the shiny black apron and elbow length rubber gloves scare you - it's just Elizier working his magic in the brass coloring room. Here is where raw brass goes to become just what you're looking for. Dark antique? Got it. Antique? No problem. Match this piece from your great-grandmother's aunt's bedroom set? Easy as pie! Talk about multitasking!
Elizier has to calculate the time between batches, track depth of color for finishes, and make sure the right products are in the right solution while running tumblers and buffing wheels as needed.
Outside of work he enjoys shooting hoops and going to the gym. He is the proud father of three children and shares life with Wendy, a professional cake designer.