Osburn Wood Heaters
SBI, manufacturer of the Osburn brand, is a Canadian family-owned enterprise dedicated to the design, manufacturing, and marketing of residential heating appliances sold around the world. Osburn Manufacturing Inc. was founded in Victoria, British Columbia in 1979 and was the first-ever North American manufacturer to make a wood stove in compliance with strict air emission standards in 1980.
The company innovated yet again when it received EPA approval for a bay window-style wood stove and fireplace insert. The famous Osburn style was born, and is still present today, leaving its distinctive mark on many of Osburn’s products, including the 1800-2200 series. The company began exporting many of its models to the United States, and later to Australia and New Zealand.
Osburn Manufacturing was purchased by Stove Builder International (SBI) in 2002, and its operations were transferred to Quebec City in March 2003. SBI’s operational efficiency and production capacity, combined with Osburn’s design quality and combustion technology, have helped position the brand as a North American leader on the wood and pellet heater market.