Although Stover Hearth & Patio is now known for “patio” more than “hearth,” we stay true to the initial idea that sparked our success by taking care of two parts of the home that often remain unfinished.
In the 1970’s, local brick mason Joe Stover noticed that Frederick residents did not have easy access to attractive fireplace doors and tools. Even after laying brick for the fireplaces, the focal point of the home still remained unfinished.
In 1978, Joe built an office to showcase his brickwork. His wife, Becky, began selling fireplace doors, woodstoves, and fireplace tools out of the front room. The need to sustain the business through the summer months, coupled with Becky’s passion for design, led her to start selling patio furniture. She started with products from two companies – Classic Rattan and Winston – both of which Stover’s proudly carries to this day.