Our History and Timeline

Our History and Timeline

Dive into Dacor's history and learn about our biggest milestones.

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1948

Our Heritage

The Dacor story begins, when a young entrepreneur, named Stanley Joseph, opened an appliance store that specialized in marketing the first electric refrigerators.

Forever Changing Kitchens

Stan, with his brother Anthony, began producing the first self-contained kitchen ventilation system and selling them under the brand name Stanthony Ventomatic.

1971

Our Legacy

Growing The Business

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.

  • 1965

    Dacor Incorporated

    Distinctive Appliance Corporation (DACOR)

  • 1975

    Introduced Flexibility

    Modular cooktops with interchangeable elements

  • 1981

    Engineered Ventilation

    Engineered set of cooking and ventilation for superior performance

Constantly Innovating

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.

  • 1985

    Industry First

    Cooktop with continuous grates

  • 1987

    Industry First

    Self Cleaning Built-in Wall Oven

  • 1995

    Industry First

    Range with sealed burners for ease of cleaning

  • 2002

    Industry First

    30” Dishwasher can hold a 24 piece serving set

Integrating New Technology

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.

Our Future2019
2019

Our Future

Taste for Simplicity

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.

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  • 2015

    Industry Award

    ASTI Partnership Award

  • 2016

    Industry Award

    EPA Energy Star Emerging Technology Award

  • 2017

    Industry Award

    Green Builder Media Hot 50 Product

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