Upon his return as a veteran of World War II, Norman Wesley Edwards worked in a variety of capacities to meet local needs in his community and expand his skill set. In time, he began focusing primarily on paving contracting, driveway repair, and building roads, adding a few trucks and hiring locals to help him keep up with the demand for his services.
Eventually, his sons Terry and Randy got involved in the paving business, and the current name Edwards Hearth & Home came about in 1964. Terry took over sole ownership in 2001, and his daughter Megan Edwards now works full-time in the company, keeping the tradition of excellence in paving and hearth services alive for a third generation.
In 1978 Edwards Hearth & Home opened offices and a showroom in Port Republic, at the location that still serves as headquarters today. Terry Edwards began to bring in wood stoves to demonstrate in the showroom, building his range and scope of stoves over the years. In 1988, Lois Morton began working at Edwards Hearth & Home to focus on the hearth business until her retirement in 2010 after a 22-year career. She increased inventory and expertise, hired in new employees to sell and maintain a full-service hearth and home center. Under Lois’s guidance, Edwards Hearth & Home built a strong focus on community and customer care with high ethical standards for service. Since the 1970s, Edwards Hearth & Home’s business has expanded to include gas stoves, pellet stoves, central heat, wood fireplaces, gas fireplaces, wood fireplace inserts, gas fireplace inserts, pellet fireplace inserts, Altoz riding lawnmowers, grills, outdoor hearth, accessories, fireplace doors, fuels and services.
Family-Owned And Operated, Edwards Hearth & Home Takes Pride In Long-Term Relationships With Both Customers and Employees.
Edwards Hearth & Home operates with employees who have been with the business since it began. Since 1964, the company culture of honesty and personal customer service has inspired many long-term relationships in the company and community. Employment relationships are long-lasting in this very closely knit business. Lois Morton’s daughter Deborah Riddle and her husband Brandon Riddle are carrying on the passion for hearth and homes now, continuing the business across generations like the Edwards family, now in their third generation.
As local paving and hearth experts, Edwards Hearth & Home provide industry knowledge to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers. Each project is met with care and know–how to provide the ideal solution. From estimates to service including installation to troubleshooting and maintenance, Edwards Hearth & Home are proud to continue serving the local community with deep expertise generated over 50 years of experience.