Walter Koziol and daughter, Nancy Koziol, standing with the first Outdoor Gas Grill in 1960
MODERN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION
FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1957
Proudly carrying on what was started back in 1957, we remain focused on bringing you the best quality, innovation, design and construction backed by the best warranties in the industry. Consider us your one source for a comprehensive outdoor product line, including grills, accessories, lamps, torches and replacement grill parts.
Developing and maintaining relationships with our customers is the heart of our business.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN HOME PRODUCTS (MHP)
1960 | First Outdoor Gas Grill
The world’s first outdoor gas grill was invented by Walter marketed under the trade name of Perfect Host. The Perfect Host was a 22-1/2″″ round portable cart unit available in natural or LP gas and constructed of steel.
The Perfect Host changed the way the world cooks-out and laid the foundation for the gas grill industry.
1961 | Company Name is Changed
Charmglow had become a household name, so MHP changed the company name to Charmglow Products.
1962 | Rectangular Design Introduced
The first rectangular designed gas grill made out of steel with a hinged lid was introduced.
1964 | Introduced First Rustproof Cast Aluminum Grill
Further improving our design, the first rustproof cast aluminum rectangular gas grill with a patented hinged lid was introduced. To this day, this remains the industry’s most popular design.
Proven To Endure The Test Of Time. Pictured is one of the first solid rustproof cast aluminum grills made in 1964 and is still in use at a home in Antioch.
1966 | Chef’s Choice Series
The Chef’s Choice series was the first double gas grill with a one-piece bottom casting. It was also the first gas grill to receive an industry award for best design. The award-winning design featured a 700 sq. in. cooking area and was mounted on a cast aluminum scroll cart.
1969-1970 | MHP Company Name Reinstated
The Charmglow name along with the grill and lighting products were sold to Beatrice Foods Company, however, the assets of the company were retained.
After the sale, the Koziol family reinstated the MHP company name and began development and engineering of aftermarket gas grill replacement parts.
1978 | Replacement Parts
MHP became the first company to market a comprehensive array of patented universal and exact fit replacement parts for most brands of gas grills.
1988 | MHP Introduces New Gas Lights and New High-End Grills
Once the non-compete agreement with Beatrice Foods Company expired, MHP reintroduced a line of cast aluminum and solid brass gas lights. Responding to market demands for better quality and performance, MHP developed a new line of high-end gas grills based on the award-winning Charmglow designs.
1990 | BBQ’er Choice Grill Series Introduced
MHP Introduced the BBQ’er Choice grill series—a superior, high quality all cast aluminum grill available in both natural and LP gas. In addition, MHP introduced another first in innovation and design—the patented SearMagic reversible cooking grids. These grids, constructed of high-performance rustproof aluminum adding cooking and versatility, remain an integral part of current product line-up.
2003 | First Built-In Series Introduced
As demand was increasing for backyard kitchens with impressive built-in designs, MHP released our first series of built-in grills and accessories. We continue to expand our outdoor kitchen product-line.
2005 | Infrared & Hybrid Grills
Early in 2004 MHP turned its attention to developing the first cast aluminum infrared and hybrid grills. Four new models were released in the fall of 2005.
2019 | Dragon Fire Grills
In response to industry demands for a high quality stainless steel grill at a more efficient price, ProFire created the Dragon Fire grill. These grills were scrupulously designed to ensure that the quality of the design and construction was not compromised while keeping the overall cost lower. The new Dragon Fire Grill was introduced in early 2019.
MHP is still a Koziol family owned and operated company. The most important elements contributing to the company’s long-term success is its ability to provide quality, innovation & reliability. Since it began marketing gas lighting in 1957, MHP has continually designed and manufactured superior products in the U.S. that are responsive to the industry’s changes and challenges.
Consistent quality and performance…MHP’s time-tested formula for success.