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.
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.
September, Carl Spadaro joins Isokern U.S., the Danish subsidiary to distribute Isokern Fireplaces throughout North America.
December, Spadaro takes over operations of Isokern U.S.
January, Earthcore Industries is formed, becoming the exclusive distributor of Isokern products throughout North and South America.
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.
After the Watsonville Earthquake of 1989, San Francisco, Isokern introduces steel chimneys to be adapted to Isokern modular masonry fireplaces.
December, Earthcore establishes the first distribution branch in Houston, TX with operations there as well as in Dallas, TX.
Popular Mechanics magazine interviews Spadaro for article on the innovative Isokern fireplace products.
Earthcore opens Isokern East location in Atlanta, GA.
Isokern’s Vent Free unit is the first masonry tested to UL and listed unvented fireplace introduced in the U.S. and Canada.
Isokern Fire-Lite is the first masonry tested to UL and listed fireplace to be placed on wood floor construction.
Earthcore established the West Coast Distribution Center under Isokern West in Corona, CA.
Spadaro is invited on “This Old House” television show, the nation’s most popular home construction material show, displaying Isokern’s modular fireplace.
Earthcore acquires and opens Isokern West, Camarillo, CA and Isokern East Charlotte, NC.
Spadaro receives the Prince Henrik Medal of Honor from the Danish Foreign Trade Ministry for his expansion of Isokern technologies throughout North America.
Tests and lists the Isokern Magnum Fireplace for production.
Spadaro receives Ernest and Young Entrepreneur Finalist Award for Earthcore.
Earthcore creates the first masonry all gas field assembled class B-Vented fireplace appliance.
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.
Earthcore acquires and establishes Isokern West, Phoenix, AZ.
Earthcore acquires and establishes Isokern of Texas in Austin, TX. and Camarillo, CA.
Construction begins on Earthcore’s U.S. manufacturing facility. First shipment of pumice offloads in Chesapeake, VA.
March, Earthcore is fully operational manufacturing 100% Isokern components for North America.
Earthcore acquires the GreenTech EPA Phase 2 Qualified Wood Burning technology, making Isokern the first clean wood burning fireplace in the U.S.
Spadaro creates Stonecore, a Jacksonville based retail stone and construction of an outdoor living and solutions center.
April, Earthcore completes the purchase of Isokern brand technology from Schiedel AG.
Earthcore creates the Iso'ven, a modular outdoor wood burning oven.
Spadaro appears on HGTV’s Designing Spaces, displaying Isokern’s Outdoor Living.
Spadaro becomes the North American Distributor for Burnie Grill, an all-natural, zero waste, eco-friendly alder wood burning grill, Latvian made.
Earthcore lists the first modular masonry direct vent fireplace, Maximus.
Burnie receives Best Innovation Award for New Product from the International Builder Show.
Earthcore featured on “Inside the Blueprint,” with the title: Green Building: Earthcore's Fireplaces Go Beyond Tradition
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Earthcore receives patent on proprietary and modular gas delivery system.
Earthcore testes and lists to UL the world's largest 10 foot wide wood burning fireplace, Magnum+.
Earthcore lists the Maximus Linear Fireplace and the first tested and listed modular linear burner.
Spadaro on HGTV’s Brother vs. Brother with Isokern Outdoor Living products, kitchen and Iso'ven.