Forge & Flame
The Forge & Flame Story
Half a century ago, Americans confronted an energy crisis, prompting homeowners to seek alternative heating methods to ensure their families' warmth. Founded on the principle that every household deserves a dependable heat source, Harman, Vermont Castings and Quadra-Fire emerged. After decades of bringing a warming glow to countless homes across the globe, these coveted brands became some of the most trusted names in the hearth industry—and for a good reason.
Now, allied under the banner Forge & Flame these iconic brands come together stronger than ever. United by a shared belief in the importance of American craftsmanship and an unwavering commitment to quality, Forge & Flame’s mission goes beyond providing essential warmth; it extends to fostering a genuine passion for fire and nurturing a sense of community.
Boasting this portfolio of brands with storied histories, Forge and Flame considers its shared heritage its compass to forge new paths. We look forward to continuing the leadership and innovation that has built a legacy of trust among these three brands as we focus our efforts on the customer experience.
Let’s celebrate the love of fire together. Our stoves bring people warmth, comfort and peace of mind. Wherever there is the warmth and the burning glow from a heating stove, chances are it’s a Forge & Flame.
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Our flagship brands have, for decades, been devoted to crafting the finest stoves and fireplace inserts, meticulously designed to accompany life's adventures. Merging time-honored techniques with cutting-edge innovation, they've created products that stand the test of time.
Over four decades ago, Dane Harman made a wood stove for his own home out of necessity. Word spread and soon he was building stoves for his friends and neighbors. He quickly outgrew his garage and both he and his wife, Gloria, quit their jobs to start Harman Stove & Welding. With an innate eye for design, a deep understanding of heat exchangers and expert welding skills, Dane continued to design wood, coal, pellet and gas stoves. Coining the tagline “Built to a Standard, Not a Price” in 1980, Harman became known as a manufacturer of attainable luxury stoves. Now dedicated exclusively to pellet heating products, Harman remains true to the promise of uncompromising quality and exclusive features worthy of the investment.
In 1976, Dan Henry's father inspired him to construct his inaugural wood stove, igniting a passion for engineering and craftsmanship. This initial creation marked the beginning of a remarkable journey. Alan Trusler joined forces with Henry, and together they pioneered a range of innovative technologies, including the revolutionary Quadra-Burn system in 1986. Thus, Quadra-Fire was born.
Having earned an impressive eight industry Vesta awards, this entrepreneurial small business from Colville, Washington evolved into a symbol of durability and efficiency.
In 1975, Duncan Syme had an idea that could help his neighbors keep their homes warm in the face of rising energy costs. Founded on the belief that the stately beauty of cast iron could be combined with the simple utility of wood heat, the iconic Defiant wood stove was born.
Quickly becoming a household name, Vermont Castings became the pinnacle of wood stove heat and American craftsmanship. So enamored of the brand were Vermont Castings’ consumers, they traveled to the factory for annual owners’ outings, descending on rural Vermont by the thousands. Today, the original Defiant calls the Smithsonian home, a testament to its place in American history.
The dedication to craftsmanship is as alive as ever and Vermont Castings wood and gas stoves continue to bridge beauty and utility with timeless designs.
We take pride in designing our products in the United States and upholding the highest standards of American craftsmanship to deliver reliable products. Our operations span more than 10 manufacturing and distribution locations in the United States. Our foundry in Randolph, Vermont is the primary supplier of our cast iron finishings. With authorized retailers geographically located to serve homeowners in every region of the United States, you can be confident there is a Forge & Flame brand available nearest you.Find a Retailer
Committed to Sustainability
Zero-waste foundry. 100% recycled raw material. We’re serious about respecting earth’s limited resources and making high quality stoves as sustainable as possible.