Dive into Dacor's history and learn about our biggest milestones.
The Dacor story begins, when a young entrepreneur, named Stanley Joseph, opened an appliance store that specialized in marketing the first electric refrigerators.
Stan, with his brother Anthony, began producing the first self-contained kitchen ventilation system and selling them under the brand name Stanthony Ventomatic.
"This revolutionary concept would forever change the functionality of the residential kitchen."
In 1971, brothers Michael and Anthony Joseph joined their father to run the family business. Eventually, Mike served as CEO and Tony as President. Under their leadership, DACOR’s business grew at a rapid rate.
Distinctive Appliance Corporation (DACOR)
Modular cooktops with interchangeable elements
Engineered set of cooking and ventilation for superior performance
"Culinary innovation has always been the backbone of the Dacor experience"
Dacor has introduced many product firsts that revolutionized the kitchen appliance industry forever. The Self Cleaning Built-in Wall Oven, released in 1987 transformed Dacor’s business and has since become the industry standard.
Cooktop with continuous grates
Self Cleaning Built-in Wall Oven
Range with sealed burners for ease of cleaning
30” Dishwasher can hold a 24 piece serving set
From its roots as an inventive appliance maker to its current status as an industry leader in design and technology, DACOR has remained committed to its core values of family and service while continuing to introduce industry leading, American-made products to the market.
From its roots as an inventive appliance maker to its current status as an industry leader in design and technology, DACOR has reinvented the kitchen with visionary cooking and cooling experiences that deliver breakthrough innovations, beautiful design.
ASTI Partnership Award
EPA Energy Star Emerging Technology Award
Green Builder Media Hot 50 Product