First Outdoor Gas Grill in 1960

Walter Koziol and daughter, Nancy Koziol, standing with the first Outdoor Gas Grill in 1960



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.



1957 | Company Founded

1957 | Company Founded

MODERN HOME PRODUCTS (MHP) was founded in 1957 by Walter Koziol and was the first manufacturer of decorative gas lighting for residential applications. Gas lighting was marketed under the trade name Charmglow.


First Outdoor Gas Grill

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.


Perfect Host TNK

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.


Chef's Choice

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.


BBQ'er Choice

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.


GJK Grill

2001 | Stainless Steel GJK Grill Introduced

The industry was changing and demanding larger stainless steel grills. MHP responded with the feature-packed GJK 36″ grill which boasts an impressive 906 Sq. In. cooking area and 54,000 BTUs.


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.


ProFire Grills

2006 | MHP Purchases ProFire Grills

MHP purchased ProFire Grills, which had been in business since 1990, allowing the expansion of the grill line to include high-end stainless steel portable and built-in gas grills.


Phoenix Grills

2008 | New Phoenix Grill Series

Once again, responding to industry demands, MHP designed and developed the New Phoenix Grill series–the grill that cooks it all!


ProSear Indoor Grill

2015 | ProSear Indoor Grill

Bringing the great outdoor flavor indoors, the ProFire division introduced ProSear, the first and only all infrared stainless steel indoor gas grill.


Grand Series Grills

2018 | The Grand Series

Due to industry demand, MHP released the brand new Grand Series—an American-made portable grill that is both durable and attractive.


Dragon Fire Grills

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 Management


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.