Kozy Heat Fireplaces is a privately held, family-owned business in Lakefield, Minn. Its customers, suppliers and employees like to work with it because of the small town work ethics and sincere friendly attitude. Kozy Heat Fireplaces will continue to uphold its fireplace s reputation of quality and value and is proud to put its family name, Hussong Manufacturing, on every product. Dudley Hussong, the company s president, established Kozy Heat during 1976 in his father s millwork shop in southern Minnesota. The first Kozy Heat was a wood-burning fireplace that was created as a more efficient way to heat the shop during the fuel embargo. Within two years, Kozy Heat was selling fireplaces throughout Minnesota via distribution channels.