Golden Blount first entered the fireplace industry early in the year of 1970 as a manufacturers representative in the southwest. The Golden Blount line of gas logs was first introduced to the trade in April 1994 at the Nashville "Hearth Products" show. In November 1999 a patent for the "Controlled Ember Bed" burner was issued. Production of the Golden Blount Gas Fireplaces began in 1997. Their innovative gas safety valve was patented in April 2002. The "Texas Sizzler" line of high quality stainless steel gas grills was first introduced, early in the year of 2000.