Business View Magazine | Volume 9, Issue 3

42 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 3 W hen William Stoll first welded a fire screen to help protect his home from sparks coming off his fireplace, little did he know that one day that idea would grow into a wildly successful business. Eventually that fire screen evolved into Stoll Industries, a company that supplies outstanding hand- crafted metal products to customers throughout North America. It all started back in 1969 in Abbeville, South Carolina, where Stoll had bought a farm for his family, while working as a metal fabricator. After custom-making a fire screen to fit an unusual sized opening in his own fireplace, he was soon asked to replicate the product for friends. Before long he was making the fire screen for a local hardware store and Stoll Industries was born. More than five decades later the company is still making metal screens but has vastly expanded its fireplace product base to include fireplace doors, mantels, screens, surrounds, accessories, and buildout kits. The company’s professionals also make a full range of other products such as metal cabinets and doors, kitchen countertops, and backsplashes, walls and shelves, and outdoor kitchen accessories. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as Stoll Industries remains headquartered in Abbeville at the original site where William started, and is now run by a third generation ustries A Company Built on Family