Emilyrose Outdoor Living Collection
- a division of Empire Distributing
Michael Rupp began in the hearth industry in 1975 as a chimney sweep and opened a retail store, Countryside Stove and Chimney, Inc. in 1979. After several years of successful retailing, he and his wife, Lois, had the opportunity to become the New York Distributor for Travis Industries, a stove manufacturer based out of Washington. As a result, Empire Distributing was formed in 1988. In January 2001 they sold their retail business and have spent the years since focusing on distribution. Both of their sons, Jason and Jeremy, are now part owners and bring their 20+ years of experience in the business.
Today they have a solid dealer network of over four hundred dealers that they supply with stoves, fireplaces, venting and accessories throughout the Northeast and in the spring of 2014, they introduced the Emilyrose Outdoor Living Collection.
With a big commitment by the family to the success of the business, backyard gatherings on weekends and holidays with family and friends to relax and recharge are commonplace for the Rupp family. It was from these gatherings that the idea for creating and offering a fashionable, functional and durable line of outdoor furniture was born. Fire tables, the centerpiece of the Emilyrose Collection, marry the family’s long standing relationship with the warmth and ambiance of the hearth with the comfort and practicality of tables and chairs for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.
Looking ahead, the Rupp’s will continue to search out and create items to further enhance the backyard living experience. So, just like it's namesake, granddaughter Emily Rose, the Emilyrose Outdoor Living Collection will continue to grow and bring smiles!
Empire Distributing 7406 Route 98 Arcade, NY 14009
Phone: (585) 492-2780 Toll Free: (800) 325-2315 Fax: (800) 788-5240
Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET