Energy Independence Sale…Save $1,800!

•June 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

No one would dispute the fact that everyone likes a deal. But what do we all like more than a deal?….FREE STUFF! If you haven’t heard, right now our government is willing to give you $1,500 in the form of a tax credit towards the purchase of a high-efficient wood or pellet stove. Avalon wants to sweeten the pot by throwing in your choice of a FREE blower, remote or fireback with the purchase of a qualifying model. The best part…ALL Avalon wood and pellet models qualify. Pretty easy, huh? What that means to you is that now through July 5th at participating Avalon dealers you can save up to $1,800. Quite the amazing deal, I’d say!

Perhaps you’re in the market for a GAS fireplace, insert or stove. Well, there’s no government contribution, but don’t despair! Avalon still wants to offer you a FREE accessory. Through July 5th at participating dealers you can select a free blower, remote or fireback with the purchase of ANY Avalon gas unit. That’s up to $325 that stays in your pocket.

For all you “greenies” out there (what us Seattleites fondly call environmentally conscious folk), you can rest assured that your investment is protecting our earth. Avalon strives to be on the forefront of Green Technology, and Avalon wood, pellet and gas stoves are built in a Green factory and are extremely efficient and clean burning.

You can also be confident that you are investing in the American economy. All Avalon products are built right here in the good ol’ USA. So, if you want to declare your energy independence, save the planet, contribute to American jobs, get some cash from the government, AND get a little something for free, there’s no better time than now! Alright, it is possible I’m being slightly dramatic, but can you blame me? It’s all true! Visit the Avalon website now to find a participating dealer near you. Remember, you only have until July 5th to take advantage of this fantastic offer. I hope that you decide to become part of our Avalon family!


May 19th: Factory Tour in Review

•May 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This week’s factory tour was, once again, a huge success.  As the attendees came off our production floor and entered the lobby showroom they were buzzing with inquisitive questions and animated recaps of what they’d seen and learned.  The sophisticated equipment we use blew everyone away, from the robotic welders to laser cutters to the advanced air filtration system that keeps our production floor clean and aroma free.  All especially admired the fact that we are a “Green” building.  We strive to be leaders in the effort to be environmentally friendly by not only recycling our air, but by maximizing the use of ALL our materials so that our recyclable waste is kept at a minimum. The sight of isles upon isles of this efficient and progressive technology is made all the more spectacular considering the tour begins with the story of our humble beginnings…one man, a 120 square foot Ballard shop, and an espresso (hey, this is Seattle!)

So, it’s not all about machines and how we minimize our steel recycling; although we do find that stuff pretty fascinating and could probably drone on about it for hours. We also discuss the history of the company and the story behind what makes us special.  Rochelle, visiting us from Vermont, said “I was amazed to hear about the longevity of the employees,” as she glanced up at our giant ‘Then & Now’ poster.





This is what comes from a group dedicated not only to making the best product decade after decade, but to creating a family environment that encourages levity, enthusiasm and creativity day after day.

Grant, also from Vermont, expressed his appreciation towards his Lopi Endeavor woodstove during a TWO WEEK long power outage a couple of years ago in the New England area.  It doubled perfectly as a heater and a cooktop stove.  You’re quite welcome Grant. We’re glad we could help.

Though we were sad to see them leave, we said farewell to a happy and well fed tour group who was eager to tell friends and family about their morning.  I want to give a big “Thank you!” to everyone who came to visit, and I hope you come back to take the tour again. We’d love to have you, and I know that every time I meander through the 11 acres here we like to call ‘home’ I learn something new.

(Left to Right) Jim, Rochelle, Kurt Rumens (Pres.), Jim Holt (Prod. Dev. Coord.), Grant





We hope that you can join us!

Interested in a $1,500 TAX CREDIT?

•May 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

We thought so!  As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law last February the government is offering you a 30% tax credit (up to $1,500) towards the purchase of a new 75%-efficient bio-mass burning stove.

There’s a catch…


So don’t delay!

Click on the Avalon banner below to read more about this amazing program and to find a specialty hearth retailer near you.


Get a Sneak Peak Inside the Avalon Factory!

•May 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Ever been curious about the manufacturing process?  Ever wanted to get an up-close and personal look at how trendsetting and innovative products are made by the craftsmen who make them? If you answered “YES!”, then the Avalon Factory Tour is definitely for you.  This is an invitation only, behind the scenes look into our 11-acre, world-class manufacturing facility located just 30 minutes North of Seattle. You’ll spend the morning touring the factory, getting to know our employees who are passionate about the products we make and the people who warm their homes with them.  We’ll even treat you to lunch!  The Avalon House of Fire is a private facility and registration is required for tour entry.  Click on the link below to find out more and to register for the next tour. We look forward to meeting you!


Protect Our Environment…Go GreenSmart!

•May 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

In our effort to help mother Earth, we have a series of products that are certified Heat Green. As part of serving the community and the world our products are shifting to the newly developed GreenSmart technology as we strive to make our fireplaces, stoves and inserts much more environmentally friendly. We are proud to be a member of the Heat Green Council and are committed to help save the planet.  

GreenSmart Brochure

Welcome to the Avalon Blog!

•May 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Avalon is manufactured by Travis Industries, the largest, privately owned wood, pellet, and gas stove, insert and fireplace company in America.  The Travis Industries brands are available exclusively from a network of more than 1,200 authorized retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and China. All of our products are manufactured in the United States within an 11-acre, Mukilteo, Washington facility called the ‘House of Fire’ employing up to 600 employees just thirty minutes North of Seattle. Top quality designs make Avalon stand out from the rest. Soon more and more homes are going to be warmed by the fireplaces, inserts and stoves Avalon provides. We’re glad you could join us!