In 1967 our original store "Alaska Fireplace Co." on 13th and Gambell was established by Bob Carlson Sr. This was the very first stove and fireplace store in the state of Alaska. The business started out as a very small family-owned company offering heating products and stoves to the public. Soon we branched out from stoves and fireplaces to include Finlandia sauna's, and Jacuzzi as well!
Eventually the business grew and expanded to include "Wholesale Distributors of Alaska". At the time this was only for licensed builders and/or contractors. However as time passed we felt it necessary to allow everyone to benefit from these great prices. With that, Robert Carlson Jr. expanded Wholesale Distributors of Alaska and the business was moved.
Eventually Alaska's building climate changed and customers wanted to see more burning models displayed, larger showrooms, and much bigger selections. The days of the simple builder spec offerings had passed. With that the decision was made to expand out to "Alaska Stove and Spa". Not only did the name say exactly what we do as a company, but Robert Carlson III was able to design a much nicer, and larger showroom. We brought in a larger variety of manufacturers, built in many burning models, and established a huge showroom where we can display a large variety of hot tub, bath tub, and sauna options as well.
Through 3 generations, and 50 years we have been a locally owned and operated Alaskan business. We have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to help you find that fireplace, stove, hot tub, or sauna that you have been looking for.