Meet The Brassco Crew
What do a gym nut, an Army veteran, a chef, a musician, and an English teacher 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 three 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.
Pablo doesn't like hats. However, he wears a lot of them, including musician, chef, web developer, and photographer. He has been working here about five years and is now our technology guru. That means he's responsible for everything you see on our website and in the most recent catalog. Pablo also coordinates our social media, runs the customer contests, and helps out when and wherever needed. He also provides support and encouragement to the office staff on a daily basis with humor and expertise.
He has recently taken an interest in woodworking and building furniture. That
As far as the future is concerned, Pablo wants to keep Horton Brasses current and up to date and is always looking for ways to improve our digital presence. Oh, that is, when he's not training for the Boston Marathon. Go
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 cat, Sherbert. When asked about long-term goals, she laughs and says, "grandchildren!" Hear that, boys?
Customer Service Lead
Dana joins us to do many things, but, most importantly, for her communication skills and to help improve our customer service. Customer service here is a pretty multi-dimensional; on any given day you'll find Dana on the phone, writing emails, shipping boxes, working on website content and even pre-packing hardware. Have you ordered some of our new Londonderry hardware? Dana is the one who sorted, assembled and packaged it.
With a background in English, writing, and teaching, she says learning the ins and outs of hardware is like learning a whole new language, especially since there's quite a bit of math involved! She is thankful for the kindness of the customers and helpfulness of the staff as she remembers high school algebra and geometry and tries to apply it in real life situations. Who knew using a ruler could be so challenging?
Outside of work, you'll find Dana by the shore with a houseful of happy dogs and her daughter (who is happy, too!). During the warmer months, she spends as much time as possible at the beach, lake or boat.
Don't let the shiny black apron and elbow length rubber gloves scare you - it's just Eliezer 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!
Eliezer 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.
Ron is our resident alchemist. He turns dull raw brass into gold. Bright, semi-bright or light antique, he is able to bring the beauty out in each piece he finishes. He spends hours buffing, brushing, spinning, and hand polishing our pieces so that they meet the highest expectations. In between jobs, he pre-packs hardware and keeps the shop and office sparkling clean. His years as an Army veteran show in that he is organized and efficient when performing his various duties.
Hunting, fishing, painting, and working on cars are some of the ways this father and grandfather keeps busy in his spare time. He also loves spending time with his wonderful wife.