About Peerless Ovens
Peerless Ovens has been family owned and operated since the late 1800's. These "time tested" ovens promise to save time, money and — most importantly — space! Peerless offers a full line of energy efficient, stackable, gas or electric commercial pizza ovens at affordable prices. Any food truck or commercial restaurant where space is valuable will appreciate the smart "Maximizer" design of Peerless ovens.
In The Beginning…
The Peerless Ovens story started in Columbus, Ohio, in the late 1800’s, when Frank Beverly began began selling residential gas stoves and fireplace inserts under the name “Beverly Peerless”.
By 1919, Peerless was producing outdoor BBQ units, multilevel bake ovens for restaurants, and an InfraRed rotisserie that was patented in the early 1920’s.
In 1934 the company incorporated as the Peerless Stove and Mfg Co. Inc. To prove our test of time, two units that were introduced back in 1919 are still manufactured today, serving three different industries across the country.
In the early 1930’s many new products were added, including a line of restaurant ranges and bake/pizza ovens. In 1942, then owner Clark Beverly uprooted Peerless from Columbus, and moved north to Sandusky, Ohio — a small waterfront community known for its vacationland status and roller coasters — where it remains today.
In the late 1960’s, the Beverly family sold Peerless to James and Barbara Huntley. Jim and Barbara owned the business until 1998, when they sold it to their son Bryan Huntley, making Peerless a fourth generation family business.
Before a near fatal stroke, Jim — with the help of Bryan — developed and patented a high-speed InfraRed cooker that helped revolutionize the cooking industry once more.
Today, Peerless is one of the few remaining family-owned manufacturers of food service equipment in the country, which is quite an achievement in this day and age.
The company has experienced and survived many challenges in its 100-plus year history, maintaining a tradition of producing high quality products at competitive prices — qualities that never go out of fashion.
The “Maximizer” movement began in the mid 1990’s because Peerless ovens save time, money and — most importantly — space.
Peerless ovens cost less to buy, operate and maintain than other brands, and they last! In fact, units that were produced back in the 1920’s and 30’s are still in service today around the country.
Not many manufacturers can say that, but then not many have been around for more than a century, serving the needs of its customers and continuing to innovate while looking forward to a bright and promising tomorrow!