Charcoal Companion®, Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue™ and Pizzacraft® were created to represent a wide selection of quality home cooking products for the barbecue grill and indoor oven.
We started the business back in 1984 (we used to be called Charcoal Companion, but have since evolved). 2014 marks our 30th year in business, yet we feel like we’re just getting started. CEO Chuck Adams likes to refer to us as the “first company in grilling.” By first he means that many product concepts were first brought to market by our company. Over the years we’ve been fortunate to earn the repeat business of many customers including some of the nation’s largest – and smallest – companies.We launched a new brand, Not In My Backyard™ – a line of insect repellant wearables and tabletop items to make your outdoor experience even better. In addition to these top brands, The Companion Group offers extensive private label services to create unparalleled customized programs built on the foundation of strong store brand recognition.
We thrive on commitment to creative and innovative design, unique licensing partnerships, superior communication and service, and well-developed retail solutions for an ever-changing marketplace.