Hunter History

The Hunter story stretches across the turn of two centuries, two world wars and the Great Depression. The company traces its origins back to 1886, when John Hunter and son James C. Hunter created the first water-driven ceiling fan in upstate New York. Before long, Hunter was shipping these rugged fans with hand-weighted and balanced blades by the boatload to India, the Far East and Africa as well as across the United States.

Today, we continue to combine 19th century craftsmanship with innovative design and technology to create air-movement products of unmatched quality, style and whisper-quiet performance. Products that are as tough on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside. Products that John and James Hunter would still be proud of more than 120 years later.

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Why Hunter


It’s what sets Hunter apart. It’s at the heart of everything we put into our products- craftsmanship and innovation. It’s why millions of people around the world have come to rely on Hunter to provide outstanding comfort.


With styles ranging from classic to contemporary, Hunter products are designed to work beautifully in today’s homes. We use the finest materials to create stylish designs that will make any room look and feel good.

Lasting Quality / Reliability

Hunter makes sure all our products are as tough on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside.