2019 marked our 25th anniversary. Since our inception, we have been committed to delivering exceptional products and services to specifiers and contractors. We continue to celebrate all of those who played a crucial role in supporting Focal Point since day one and will remain part of our success for years to come.
"They (the Thornton children) never shied away from a problem. They maintain the integrity of the product. They don't do anything slipshod. And that's why it's the company that it is. There's no doubt about it. I see that everyday. And in the people they hire, they want excellence and they won't settle for anything less."
- Peter Thornton Sr.
Founder and Chairman
Focal Point Through the Years
Founded by Peter Thornton Sr. and children
First presence at LIGHTFAIR International
First products introduced are linear luminaires and architectural troffers
40,000 sq. ft. facility
New headquarters and 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility at 4201 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago
Capacity added with 56,000 sq. ft. facility
Avenue® A & B are introduced
LEAN manufacturing introduced throughout production facilities
Enters downlight business with ID MR16 family
Avenue 6 becomes Focal Point’s first TechZone™ compatible luminaire
New headquarters at 4141 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, and addition of 200,000 sq. ft. of production space
The LEED Gold certified building also becomes the showcase for Focal Point products
ISO 9001 certified
Recognized in top 3 architectural lighting manufacturers by Contract magazine
Addition of 30,000 sq. ft. of space with building at 3835 W. 42nd street
Expands LED luminaire offering with Seem LED, Luna LED
42nd Street renamed Peter Thornton Sr. Way, recognizing Focal Point’s contribution to Chicago manufacturing
Seem 1 Acoustic receives 2019 Architizer A+ Award.
Vertically-integrated operations with 350,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing, warehousing and headquarters at 42nd street and S. Pulaski Rd., in Chicago