American Made Since 2011

Logan Hendrickson

Henderson , Nevada
Original lighting and furniture, individually handcrafted by a husband and wife team.

Tell us about your business.

Onefortythree started when my wife and I finished a house we purchased half-built, our address number is '143'. After we moved in we designed and built lighting fixtures and furniture for ourselves. We then made a few pieces for friends and family and have since starting selling them online. My dad taught me how to build cabinets and got me into woodworking when I was very young, the rest of my skills are self-taught by trial and error. Everything we sell is made one at a time by my wife and I in our small shop in Las Vegas. We are constantly coming up with new designs an changing old ones so we've built up a fairly large inventory on our online shop. We ship our pieces all over the world and that "weight and size limitation" is reflected in our designs. The necessity of having to be able to ship things across the country makes a unique structural design of 'light and portable' yet 'strong and well-built'.

What makes your business stand out?

Because we design and build everything ourselves, we have total control over quality and are able to price things very affordably. We wanted to make things that were unique, but that the average person could still afford to buy. I think our pieces are unique because they are designed and built at the same time and out of necessity. Rather than sketched out and designed ahead of time, they are designed as we build them in the shop, so function always comes first.

What's the best business advice you've received?

"Work hard and stay humble."

Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 9, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

    Meet the judges
  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

    Vote now
  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.

    Buy tickets now

More Finalists

  • Vote For Me

    Arcadian Cottage

    Christopher McGean & Heather Macdonald
    Arcadian Cottage specializes in handmade reclaimed wood & painted furniture. Our pieces become cherished heirlooms and will last for generations.
    Design, Furniture & Home Accessories
  • Vote For Me

    Rescued Wine

    Craig and Amy Davies
    We use recycled wine bottles and re-purpose them with new candle life. Our natural soy candles give back to animal rescue groups.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts
  • Vote For Me

    The Pudgy Rabbit

    Vanessa Chan
    Handmade DIY crochet kits in fun and unique designs. All the supplies needed in one cute package, learning a new craft has never been easier!
    Crafts, Fiber Crafts
  • Vote For Me

    Monicas Cococastile Soap

    Monica Carter
    I am an Organic beauty product developer, Head to toe, Chemical free Goodness, your whole family will love.
    Style, Beauty