It all started in a small garage just outside Barrie, Ontario, Canada, where Wolfgang Schroeter, trained in a German technical engineering school, built 3 woodstoves his first year while his wife and partner, Ingrid, would bring home the metal needed on the roof of her car. At that time, no one could imagine the incredible future that lay ahead for Wolf Steel Ltd. and eventually Napoleon® Fireplaces and Napoleon® Gourmet Grills.
By 1981, the name "Napoleon®" was born. Over the years, the demand for Napoleon products grew beyond Ontario's borders to the rest of Canada and eventually into the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Napoleon® is an ISO9001 - 2008 registered company and now operates with 750,000+ square feet of manufacturing space and over 750 associates.
Time after time Napoleon® has led the way with new and innovative lifestyle products; gas, wood and electric fireplaces, stoves and inserts, cast stone and wood mantels, gourmet grills and accessories, outdoor living products, waterfalls, heating and air-conditioning products and outdoor casual furniture.