Currently located in Shipshewana, IN, Nature’s Comfort was started in Lancaster, WI by Dave Nyhof and his son Eric in November, 2006 stemming from a passion for alternative energy and inventing that was developed during Dave’s 30 years in the residential home building industry. Beginning with inventing a corn furnace for his own use after frustration of his family not being able to keep their current one functioning, Dave started selling another brand of outdoor wood furnaces soon after. After not being able to fulfill orders due to manufacturer problems not keeping up with demand, Dave designed and built his own unit simply to fulfill orders, obligations and to better meet the expectations of quality from his customers.
The NCB-175 and NCB-250 were the first models built and the backbone of what made for additional models to be added throughout the years as more and more requests came in for varying heating demands.
The NCB-325 started production in 2007 and the NCB-120 in 2008 with the 325 being replaced by the 325G in 2009 as well as many improvements and modifications to all the NCB models. The largest advances were made in water flow for the greatest efficiency with the addition of using Solid Works computer software with a Flow Express module for visually seeing where water and air were actually flowing. Controls were also greatly improved and designed to be simple for installation, operation, troubleshooting and replacement.
2009 brought the GT-220 for high efficiency, downdraft gasification smokeless burning and in 2010 Nature’s Comfort moved to Shipshewana, IN to be centrally located and close to the fabrication plants in the heart of Amish country with their strong work ethic and pride in the quality of their work.
Continually striving to offer more products for the alternative energy market, the NC-40 pellet stove was added to the product lineup early 2010 with the NC-30 following later in the year. 2012 brought solar water heaters with the SM-H60 designed for use in conjunction with an outdoor boiler and the SM-V30 filling applications as a standalone unit.
Also added in 2012 was the NCB-80 and replacing the GT-220, the EPA Phase II qualified GT-6000 with all products holding to Nature’s Comfort’s desire to offer cost effective alternative energy products that are heavy duty yet simple designs for the easiest installation, operation and maintenance.
Currently in development is a pellet grill that is planned to be released in 2013.