Kevin & Lorraine Davis started Buckeye Stoves in 2000. The inspiration for doing so was simply to have flexibility and enjoy family time. Working in a factory for 11 years on an irregular shift schedule would make it hard to meet those family functions, sporting events and hobbies for yourself. The Davis' had a vision of having all of those things by owning a business.
Howard Miller started the stove business in Fredericktown in 1975. Initially, the service portion of the business was purchased in 2000. The Davis' sold one of their cars to make this purchase possible. Shortly after, they purchased the retail portion of the company. Many of their friends thought they were crazy after they sold their home to make this purchase. Lorraine was a stay at home mom running the chimney sweep business and Kevin was working 3rd shift at a local factory and would sweep chimneys during the day. In 2003, the business moved to its current location, this allowed for the expansion of sales and service.
This business allows us to enjoy the things that are very important to folks today. Sometimes it takes baby steps to get to your destination. Buckeye Stoves continues to take those baby steps to provide a quality product with a fair price and friendly & knowledgeable service.