Greenstone was founded in 2008 in Denver, Colorado with the goal of bringing the radiant wonders of soapstone masonry heaters to North America. Since that time, we have designed and installed hundreds of masonry heaters, masonry fireplaces and soapstone wood stoves in homes from Alaska to California, New Hampshire to North Carolina and everywhere in between. We are a two-generation, family owned and operated soapstone specialty company and look forward to helping you and your family find a better way to heat with wood.
We started with a line of five soapstone masonry heater models and have grown to over one hundred unique designs incorporating various bench designs, mantels, bake ovens, cook tops and a variety of soapstone color combinations, surface finishes and edge details. Our integrated water coil, heat exchanger allows our customers to warm the areas of their home furthest from the masonry heater and even heat their domestic hot water. Our heaters have been featured in some of America’s most sustainably built, off-the-grid homes. When the US Fish and Wildlife Service needed a sustainable, clean, wood burning radiant heater for the Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, they turned to Greenstone and our Vitoria 7 masonry heater, featuring Alberene soapstone from Virginia.
Masonry heaters are also known as a Russian fireplace, soapstone stove, heat-retaining fireplace, ceramic stove, tile stove, contra-flow stove, Finnish stove, Swedish stove, soapstone wood stove, soapstone fireplace, masonry fireplace or Kachelofen. Now these are not all the same device but do share the central design feature of thermal mass heat capturing, radiant warmth. For too many years, Americans have allowed the majority of the heat produced by their stoves and fireplaces to escape up the chimney. Today it is our mission to stop the waste and clean the air, and we are proud to have introduced hundreds of families across the United States to a better wood heat.