Headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas, the concept for Eangee Home Design began more than 8,000 miles away in the Philippines. During his travels, Clyde Godfrey stumbled upon a unique, handcrafted gecko lamp unlike anything he’s ever seen. The lamp reminded Clyde of his son Chris, who had a terrarium filled with geckos and other amphibians at that time. Ever the entrepreneur, Clyde struck up a conversation with the artisan of the lamp and his wheels began turning.
Upon returning to the States, Clyde gifted the gecko lamp to Chris, who shared his father’s enthusiasm for the one-of-a-kind item. Between the lamp’s unique design and its use of eco-friendly materials (which was not yet mainstream), there was nothing else like it in the U.S. market. The Godfreys quickly realized they needed more hands on deck to bring their idea to life. Chris enlisted longtime friend, Shay Elder, to partner with them. And voila! Eangee Home Design was born.
The company started as a retail location in downtown Lawrence in 2003, which laid the foundation of how we approach customer service. We quickly expanded to supplying other retail stores with our lighting and other home decor. Now our products can be found in all 50 states and seven countries worldwide.