Established in 1866, the Brecher Company is one of America's oldest lighting showrooms.

The company is still locally owned and operated and in its sixth generation of leadership. Evolving from firelight to gaslight and electric light, today we are the largest supplier of decorative lighting in the state of Kentucky. Take a trip back in time through the history of The Brecher Company.

The Civil War had just ended in 1865. Louisville being a river town had great opportunity for new business.
In 1866 C. Phillip Brecher and five others started a foundry casting fire backs and grates that would come to be the Brecher Company. The fireplace in the 1800's was the center of the home and office.
The company built a showroom at 433 West Jefferson to display its products. The Brecher Company began manufacturing fireplace mantels, hearths, and gaslights as Louisville.
In 1879 Thomas Edison invented the incandescent lightbulb. The new technology brought new opportunity and the Brecher Company began manufacturing combination gaslights and electric lighting. Since these humble beginnings the company has evolved with the community.
In 1951 the company moved across the street to 422 West Jefferson. In the early 60's the Brecher Company opened a branch in the Brownsboro Center as Louisville grew eastward. In 1969 the Brecher Company moved to its current location on Hurstbourne Parkway and in 1979 opened a second location in Lexington.