About The Companion Group

We started in 1984 by Chuck Adams, CEO and Doug Fielding, President, the company is headquartered in Berkeley, California with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Warehouse facilities are located in Hayward, California. Our ‘family of brands‘ – Charcoal Companion®, Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue™, Planet Barbecue™ and pizzacraft® – were created to represent a wide selection of quality home cooking products for the barbecue grill and indoor oven. Our barbecue tools and pizza making accessory lines have a large market presence and are sold through a variety of channels of trade.

 

Milestones for The Companion Group

Timeline of The Companion Group

1984 First cylindrical charcoal starter with handle
1987 First steak & poultry thermometers designed to be left in food
1989 First grilling basket with a removable handle to allow the grill to be cleared
1997 First kabob basket which allowed for turning multiple kabobs
1998 First brush with replaceable head for grill cleaning
2003 First vertical poultry roasting wok designed for the grill
2006 First dual-handled grill brush for two-handed cleaning for the grill
2003 First vertical poultry roasting wok designed for the grill
2006 First dual-handled grill brush for two-handed cleaning for the grill
2009 First V-shaped gas grill smoker box designed to fit under the grate between the flame deflector bars
2011 First gas trill smoking platform. Achieves intense smoke flavor with conventional grill
2013 First propane-fueled outdoor portable pizza oven pre-heating in 10 minutes and cooking a pizza in 5 minutes

Core Values

“Fun” is a core value of everything we do at The Companion Group, and especially true of many of the products we design. We love what we do – from product design to sales and customer service, our heart is always in it. We appreciate your business and wish you the best. The foundation of The Companion Group is built on innovation, good design and exceptional customer service.

Mission Statement

The Companion Group® is dedicated to innovation, good design and exceptional customer service. We are committed to a small business attitude that provides unparalleled attention to detail and streamlined communication. We love what we do – from design inception to sales, our heart is always in it.