After a short stent of installing industrial roof cooling systems, G.V. "Pat" Patterson began making plans to become a distributor of those fans. His son Vance looked at the fan and said, "We can make that fan." Pat said, "No way! I don't want to get back into manufacturing." Vance knew his father well, and sure enough, two weeks later, Pat said, "You know Vance, we can make that fan." Parts were ordered to make 16 units, and with some modifications, a more advanced fan was introduced and sent out to other customers. Fan sales exploded past roof cooling sales and Pat described it as "having a tiger by the tail." Pat and Vance pushed everything on the table, including their houses (with their wives' blessings) in order to finance the growth of the new company - Patterson Fan. Within 5 years, at #160, Patterson Fan Company made the INC. 500 list for the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.
Since 1989 Patterson Fan Co. or PFC's philosophy on air movement has changed the mindset of how America's premier companies cool their distribution centers. Before PFC's revolutionary high velocity blue fans were introduced, the only thing facility managers had to rely on for heat relief were typical cage style fans. Cage fans provided little comfort, had a very limited range of air flow, and were plagued with high maintenance and replacement costs. Currently PFC is also manufacturing and offering a full line of HVLS ceiling fans that range from 67,000 CFM up to 400,000 CFM.