Our Story

Feens Country Living was “born” in 1975

Feens home winterFeen Country Living was founded in the summer kitchen of our 18th-century farmhouse. At that time we were rehabbing it into a more comfortable home for our family of six children.

Oil prices had risen tremendously, and oil embargoes were taking place. At that time people could only fill their gas tanks on a date based on the last digits of their license plates. Trying to keep a home warm and also keep food on the table was a challenge for many.

Thus we obtained our wonderful Jotul wood stove for which we had been on a waiting list. The cast-iron stove provided warmth and coziness. Best of all, it used no oil. Based on the scarcity of sources for wood stoves, and the instinct that many folks would be needing help in obtaining a stove, our business began.

At that time, the hearth industry was in its infancy. Tremendous changes have occurred in the past forty-five years. Feens Country Living has evolved with the industry. We continue to meet EPA standards for chimney emissions and distances of installation from combustible materials, and all other governmental regulations.

With strict adherence to the building codes, obtaining contractor licenses, earning continuing education credits, attendance at training sessions, and memberships in professional organizations, we can help consumers make the best choices. Additionally, we provide safe installations with service after the sale.

Feens Country Living maintains memberships in the Better Business Bureau, and the National Fireplace, Patio, and Barbecue Association.

We only sell and install units from vendors whose manufacturing techniques and quality control methods meet the highest standards. We would be proud to have any of these products in our own home, and we’re proud to present them to you, our valued customer.


Bob and Wendy Feen