Starting as a bet, Buck Stove started in 1975 after Carol Buckner asked Robert Bailey and Alvin Barrier to offer his “Regular Buck” stove in their small country store. Buckner promised Bailey and Barrier that if they were not able to sell the stove in 30 days, he would buy it back, no strings attached. To their astonishment, within two weeks, there were so many orders they became the first dealer of Buck Stoves and began assisting in manufacturing as well. They quickly sold over 200 stoves and after seeking the assistance of friends and family, including sister Betty Bailey Carsell who learned to weld to help, and still falling behind in manufacturing goals, they created the New Buck Corporation. In 2008, they moved to a massive facility across town from their little store in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. The move allowed them to expand their product line to include outdoor grills and fire pits. In 2011, again expanded to include outdoor patio furniture made from non-porous recycle plastic. All their products are manufactured in their South Carolina facility.