Kind Words from our Wood Stove Customers
Bodmer has customers from Frederick and Montgomery counties and Virginia. Some are existing customers who want to replace a 25 or 30 year old stove with a new, more efficient one.
One customer told Bodmer the stove made her house a home. “There was a central place where everyone gathered as a family to talk, do homework, a lot of things,” Bodmer said, “instead of the children going to their rooms and everyone doing something on their own.”
When a potential customer comes in, Bodmer said they talk and, if interested, he will go to their home to see what type of stove they need in size. “You can buy a stove that is too big, or too small, for what you need,” Bodmer said.
Bodmer sells Vermont Castings (made in Vermont); Jotul (made in Norway, inserts made in Maine) and Pacific Energy (made in British Columbia) brands. The stoves sell for $1,000 to $3,000, with the average model going for about $2,500.
“It is a unique business in today’s market, not something you find in a strip center or mall. We specialize in what we do,” Bodmer said. The average lifetime of a wood stove is 20 to 30 years. Old ones are recycled.
The excerpts above were taken from the full article on the Frederick News Post website. You can read it here.