A Brief History of Smokey’s


Smokey’s Stoves was established in 1976 by Gene Bradley and wife Trudy, Gene better known to Grants Pass as “Smokey.” Gene alias Smokey began installing woodstoves and cleaning chimneys through out Jackson and Josephine County he installed for several stove dealers and the general public.  He gained extensive knowledge of his industry by attending classes and seminars provided by the Hearth industry. Smokey had a  knack for getting hard jobs done, and his attention to customer service soon had them entering the retail market and opening their own store after operating out of a service van and garage the first couple years they opened a small store on Rouge River HWY beside Bev’s piano and organ.  Gene & Trudy have grown Smokey’s Stoves into a well loved hometown family business offering a full line of hearth products and take pride in keeping their customers safe and warm.

The Early Days

1976 – 1986

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Some Time Later

1986- 1996

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Further Down The Road

1996 – 2006

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To Be Continued…..

2006 – Current