Russell Reyher made his first stove – a wood burning model, in 1976.It was sold under one of the best known and respected names in the industry at that time. In 1983 he pioneered a new line of gas fireplaces and freestanding stoves. It turned out to be an idea that was so ahead of its time, it was refused entry to the Hearth Products Association national show because gas appliances were not allowed entry. Who would have forecast then that gas was to become the most popular of all fuel sources throughout the industry.
Most of the Kingsman products in use today have been sold under other brand names. That changed in 1996 when the company established its own distribution network and introduced its own name to a market that was acquainted with its products but not with the Kingsman name.
At the same time, the company committed to being more than the best manufacturer in the business – it also wanted to be the best marketer. To the Reyher family and the executive members of the company, that means stable agreements with quality servicing dealers. At Kingsman, there’s no interest in becoming the largest volume producer but rather the one that provides the highest level of long-term satisfaction for consumers, dealers and distributors alike. Each has the right to expect pride and a reasonable level of exclusivity in their choice of Kingsman as their appliance manufacturer.