Copycat Hearth & Home started as Copycat Fabricators in 1981 in Danbury, Wisconsin. Russ Estridge started making stoves in his garage in the evenings, on the weekends, and when away from his full time job. When fabricating his creations he would “copy” other brand-name stoves, thus the Copycat name.
It wasn’t long before business was booming and Russ gave up his outside job and changed his company name to Copycat Stoves & Fireplaces. He searched to find other sources for product to keep up with the demand, while continuing to build the best product line of stoves, fireplaces, and their accessories, keeping them at everyday low Copycat prices.
Stop in and meet the Copycat family!
Terri and Rick Estridge
SALES, SCHEDULING, CUSTOMER SERVICE: Brad Tiedt and Jeff Holmberg
INSTALLATIONS AND SERVICE: Bill Estridge, Kyle Lindquist, Rich Georgeson, Justin Gebhart, Ken Stratton
OFFICE: Valarie Darwin and Jessica Estridge
Pictured below: Jeff, Terri, & Sadie.
As the years passed, Russ made many friends while developing his business. In 1998, Russ & Ginny sold their business to their son & daughter-in-law. On Labor Day weekend 1998, Rick & Terri Estridge, along with the help of their sons Bill & Ryan and several other friends and relatives, opened “Copycat Hearth & Home” at a new location in Webster.
Today Terri, Brad and Jeff run Copycat Hearth & Home on a daily basis from the store side while the guys are always running around the surrounding areas keeping people warm!
The current location, at the corner of Main Street and Highway 35, has over 4,000 square feet of showroom which highlights over 28 live burning displays. Other showcases include hot tubs, chemicals, accessories, stone and a new water system EcoSmarte. At Copycat Hearth & Home you can find virtually anything you need to keep your home warm and cozy all year long!