Arnev Products, Inc. Profile
Arnev Products, Inc. is a Keshena, Wisconsin based manufacturing company, founded in 1989 by Arnie Evans of South Elgin, Illinois. In 2006, Arnie's wife Patti Evans became the CEO and President of Arnev Products, Inc. and has introduced many new products to the product line. Arnev Products, Inc. produces decorative electrical switch plates. Our products are sold under the name "The Heritage Collection" and "The Big Switchover" in fine lighting stores, hardware stores, and gift shops in almost every state across the USA, even Alaska. Our products are also found in mail order catalogs, and now they are available here on our site.
While there are other country and southwest styles available by different manufacturers, our products feature several significant advantages over the products of our competition. For example, our products have a scratch resistant, low maintenance finish. We use heavy gauge metal, so our products are very sturdy, not flimsy as some "gift shop" plates can be. We believe our products offer the largest array of electrical configurations. We can produce a high quantity of consistent quality, and thus offer volume discounts for wholesale customers with retail stores and businesses.
All our products are made of the highest-grade steel. Some of these have a unique "Punched" design. However, for safety, the design punches do not go all the way through the parts.
The Pewter finish is electro-static powder painted and baked at 500 degrees for durability. They are designed to complement the colonial and country style decor and they complement the country punched tin style chandeliers and lighting fixtures, which are quite popular. However, they are very attractive with many other types of decor.
We have expanded our product line to include switch plates with different finishes with the same punched designs. We now offer a beautiful bright polished brass finish, and we have introduced a new line with a white enamel finish. We also manufacture them with no punched designs in almost all of our finishes. In 2004 we introduced a soft black product in our plain and border designs. Earlier this year we introduced "Renaissance Bronze" (see link at bottom of page). All products have matching screws, in either lacquered brass, or the same painted powder painted finish.