Bootz Industries Celebrates 75th Anniversary 1937-2012

Bootz Industries is rich in history and tradition “From Bombs To Bathtubs”.

In 1937 William R. Bootz and associates purchased the assets of Crescent Stove Works. One year later, they began fabricating steel products for the United States Army and Navy. These items included practice bombs and cooking equipment that earned six Army/Navy Excellence Awards during World War II. From 1945 thru 1951, production grew to include Whirlpool, Coleman Company, Hunter Fan, and the US Government.

Beginning in 1960, Bootz began a long-term relationship with General Electric, earning numerous production citations and quality awards lasting thru 2003. In the 1970’s, Bootz produced stamped steel lavatories and sink shapes and expanded into bathtubs to supply Peerless Pottery. In 1979, Bootz purchased the Peerless Pottery enameling facility in Evansville and converted it to produce “porcelain-on-steel” bathtubs, lavatories, and kitchen sinks under the Bootz Industries label.

In 1998, Bootz “patented” and introduced SYNIRON, an engineered composite with the structural integrity of cast iron. Bootzcast was introduced at the 2005 Kitchen and Bath Show, and in 2006 was selected as 1st place Platinum winner of the prestigious ADEX Award for design excellence. In 2010, the Maui and Mauicast 15” Deep Soaker bathtubs became available to the plumbing wholesale and retail markets making Bootz Industries “The most complete line of porcelain-on-steel Bath & Kitchen fixtures".

From 2001-2012, with the purchase and installation of modern processing equipment and a new distribution center (BDC), Bootz has grown production capabilities to meet the need of the entire “porcelain-on-steel” market, yet remains small enough for customers to work directly with top management. Bootz strives to provide superb service with the most competitive level of on-time deliveries and 100% fill rate making backorders non-existent.

To this day, Bootz remains a privately owned and operated organization directed by Peter DeSocio President/CEO and Thomas Bootz VP of Engineering/Quality Control. Both men are thirty-plus year veterans, instrumental in making Bootz Industries the plumbing industries leading manufacturer of “porcelain-on-steel” bathtubs, lavatories and kitchen sinks. 

From 1937 to the present, from bombs to bathtubs, we advance 75 years of tradition with innovative excellence.