The Story of Central Boiler

In the Beginning

Central Boiler traces its roots back to 1984 in a workshop just south of Greenbush, Minnesota. There, a single idea and some welded pieces of metal would grow into a company that is recognized today as North America's largest manufacturer of outdoor furnaces, and one of the largest manufacturers in northwestern Minnesota. The company's innovations and patents come from people who take a little more time, pay a little more attention and go a little further to make sure that every Central Boiler product is ready to meet the demands of the real world.

Leading with Innovation and Ingenuity

Throughout its history, Central Boiler has consistently been recognized as a leader in the industry and has accumulated an impressive list of significant industry firsts:

  • The Classic outdoor wood furnace was the first in the industry to be UL and CSA certified.
  • The E-Classic outdoor wood furnace was the first to qualify for the EPA Outdoor Wood-fired Hydronic Heaters (OWHH) program.
  • The Classic Edge was the first hydronic heater to receive a letter of certification from the EPA once new clean burning emission standards went into effect.



Innovative Ideas from Innovative Thinking

True to their goal of providing the finest outdoor wood furnaces available anywhere, engineers at Central Boiler have developed the FireStar Combustion Controller with E-Link Technology. These advancements provide a sophisticated method for controlling the outdoor furnace, sharing operational information and for remotely viewing and controlling it. They represent the most technologically-advanced way to heat with wood ever offered by Central Boiler.

Time Tested, Customer Approved

Thousands of these quality heating systems are in use today in a variety of heating applications, in businesses and in homes. Central Boiler outdoor furnaces are available from hundreds of authorized dealers in the United States and Canada. In addition, Central Boiler offers a variety of heating-related products and accessories.

Growing Forward

Central Boiler remains a privately-held corporation. The company's work force continues to grow at the Greenbush facility, always striving to acquire talent that represents the highest level of performance in all areas of production, engineering, sales, marketing and customer service. Several expansion projects to their manufacturing facility have taken place over the years. Since 1991 they have grown from a 25,000 square foot facility to over a 300,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility.

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Central Boiler in the News

An article entitled "Heating Bills Getting You Down?" written by Rodney Tollefson, Central Boiler's Vice President, was recently featured in AcreageLife magazine. Click HERE to read the article or it can also be viewed at AcreageLife's website.

About Greenbush, Minnesota

Northwestern Minnesota provides the perfect stage for discovering the future of fire through the development of advanced heating systems from Central Boiler.

In the mid-1980s, Dennis Brazier founded Central Boiler in his hometown of Greenbush, located in northwestern Minnesota, a mere 20 miles from the Canadian border. In this small community, the workers are dedicated, the people are warm and the winter temperature can plummet to nearly 60 degrees below zero. Because of the weather conditions here, community members appreciate the need for reliable, yet efficient, heating systems such as the wood heating systems available from Central Boiler.

Today, Greenbush is home to a variety of industries, ranging from manufacturing to farming. The community supports many civic organizations as well. Community members enjoy numerous recreational opportunities, including golfing, swimming, snowmobiling and stock car racing at the Greenbush Race Park. A Midwest tradition, especially in rural communities throughout this region, Greenbush is host to various annual celebrations such as the Greenbush 4th of July celebration.

The Brand that Delivers more than Warmth

Central Boiler has always been the leading name in safe, comfortable and efficient wood heat. Today, we're pushing the traditionally accepted notions of heating with wood to new limits by introducing systems that are cleaner and more efficient than ever before. Innovative ideas and cutting-edge technologies highlight these systems that give you peace of mind from anywhere in the world, or actually teach you how to operate your furnace most efficiently.