Earthcore Timeline

The Story of Earthcore

Earthcore Industries, the exclusive manufacturer of Isokern fireplaces and chimneys, celebrated 30 years of business in January 2020. Isokern are earth-friendly products made from Icelandic volcanic stone.

1988
Carl Spadaro - CEO

 

Carl Spadaro, formerly an investment broker, is introduced by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce to Isokern Fireplaces, a 50 year old Danish company that manufactured modular chimneys and firechests for Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

1989
Isokern Fireplaces

 

September, Carl Spadaro joins Isokern U.S., the Danish subsidiary to distribute Isokern Fireplaces throughout North America.

Isokern U.S.

 

December, Spadaro takes over operations of Isokern U.S.

1990
Earthcore Industries

 

January, Earthcore Industries is formed, becoming the exclusive distributor of Isokern products throughout North and South America.

1990-1999
Show and Tell

 

Spadaro travels across America to educate building officials and architects on the first tested and listed to UL standards on the new technology of modular fireplaces and chimneys.

1990
Introducing Steel Chimney

 

After the Watsonville Earthquake of 1989, San Francisco, Isokern introduces steel chimneys to be adapted to Isokern modular masonry fireplaces.

1991
Houston & Dallas

 

December, Earthcore establishes the first distribution branch in Houston, TX with operations there as well as in Dallas, TX.

1993
Isokern Special Feature

 

Popular Mechanics magazine interviews Spadaro for article on the innovative Isokern fireplace products.

1994
Welcome to Atlanta

 

Earthcore opens Isokern East location in Atlanta, GA.

1994
Vent Free

 

Isokern’s Vent Free unit is the first masonry tested to UL and listed unvented fireplace introduced in the U.S. and Canada.

1997
Isokern Firelite

Isokern Fire-Lite is the first masonry tested to UL and listed fireplace to be placed on wood floor construction.

Out West

 

Earthcore established the West Coast Distribution Center under Isokern West in Corona, CA.

1998
This Old House

 

Spadaro is invited on “This Old House” television show, the nation’s most popular home construction material show, displaying Isokern’s modular fireplace. 

2003
Across the U.S.

 

Earthcore acquires and opens Isokern West, Camarillo, CA and Isokern East Charlotte, NC.

2005
Medal of Honor

 

Spadaro receives the Prince Henrik Medal of Honor from the Danish Foreign Trade Ministry for his expansion of Isokern technologies throughout North America.

Testing & Listing

Tests and lists the Isokern Magnum Fireplace for production.

2006
Ernest & Young Finalist

Spadaro receives Ernest and Young Entrepreneur Finalist Award for Earthcore.

Bvent

 

Earthcore creates the first masonry all gas field assembled class B-Vented fireplace appliance.

Earthcore and Schiedel

 

Reyjavik, Iceland, Earthcore in agreement venture with Schiedel, AG, the world’s largest chimney supplier headquartered in Vienna, Austria to build the U.S. manufacturing plant. 

2007
Isokern West

 

Earthcore acquires and establishes Isokern West, Phoenix, AZ.

2008
The More the Merrier

 

Earthcore acquires and establishes Isokern of Texas in Austin, TX. and Camarillo, CA.

First Pumice Offload

 

Construction begins on Earthcore’s U.S. manufacturing facility. First shipment of pumice offloads in Chesapeake, VA.

2009
Manufacturing Plant

 

March, Earthcore is fully operational manufacturing 100% Isokern components for North America. 

EPA Qualified

Earthcore acquires the GreenTech EPA Phase 2 Qualified Wood Burning technology, making Isokern the first clean wood burning fireplace in the U.S.

2011
Introducing Stonecore

 

Spadaro creates Stonecore, a Jacksonville based retail stone and construction of an outdoor living and solutions center.

2012
Earthcore & Isokern

 

April, Earthcore completes the purchase of Isokern brand technology from Schiedel AG.

Iso'ven Wood Burning Pizza Oven

 

Earthcore creates the Iso'ven, a modular outdoor wood burning oven.

2013 2014
Burnie Grill

 

Spadaro becomes the North American Distributor for Burnie Grill, an all-natural, zero waste, eco-friendly alder wood burning grill, Latvian made.

2016
Welcome Maximus

 

Earthcore lists the first modular masonry direct vent fireplace, Maximus.

Best Innovation Award

 

Burnie receives Best Innovation Award for New Product from the International Builder Show.

2018 2019
Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland

 

Spadaro on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland: Watch Here

Modular Gas Delivery System

 

Earthcore receives patent on proprietary and modular gas delivery system.

Magnum+

 

Earthcore testes and lists to UL the world's largest 10 foot wide wood burning fireplace, Magnum+.

2020
NEW! Maximus Linear

 

Earthcore lists the Maximus Linear Fireplace and the first tested and listed modular linear burner.

HGTV, Brother vs. Brother

 

Spadaro on HGTV’s Brother vs. Brother with Isokern Outdoor Living products, kitchen and Iso'ven.

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