About Central Boiler

The History

In 1984, Dennis and Terri Brazier founded Central Boiler near their hometown of Greenbush, located in northwestern Minnesota, a mere 20 miles from the Canadian border. Dennis built the first outdoor wood furnace out of a personal need for an alternative heating solution to save money. After he found the efficiency was extremely low with the traditional round firebox design, he discarded this style completely. He designed and tested an improved firebox. After he realized how much more efficient this design was, he manufactured some for friends and neighbors. The demand quickly spread and Dennis and Terri started to grow their company by establishing a dealer network throughout the United States and Canada.

The Present

Today Central Boiler is a strong, innovative company with substantial growth. Exceptional products and talented people have made them the premier manufacturer of quality outdoor furnaces. Based on a desire to create the most efficient heating products, the company's designs and patents have established Central Boiler as a leader in the industry.

Central Boiler's manufacturing facility has expanded rapidly over the years. With over 300,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space, Central Boiler can accommodate the continued demand and growth.

The Future

At Central Boiler research, development, testing and refining is a part of the everyday process. This commitment keeps Central Boiler on top of new and changing technologies and product development, giving the company a secure future. Heating with a Central Boiler outdoor furnace has always been a good economical alternative to traditional heating options. Now with skyrocketing energy prices, it is the only option for many unable to afford to heat their homes with gas, oil or electricity. Also more people are realizing the need to reserve our fossil fuels and the importance of becoming energy independent. Safety is also one of the important reasons that people choose an outdoor furnace over a traditional indoor wood heating appliance.


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Central Boiler manufacturers the Maxim outdoor wood pellet furnace. The Maxim outdoor wood pellet furnace can heat an entire home, multiple buildings along with domestic water. The Maxim doesn't take up valuable living space like indoor wood pellet stoves and is able to heat for days on a single fuel load. It is also efficient, saves as much as 75% on your heating costs and reduces your dependence on foreign oil by heating with renewable energy.