Water Heater Manufacturers, Brands
and Resellers

Most water heater manufacturers make several brands of water
heaters including their own brand. These branded water heaters
are sold wholesale to other companies for resell.
Several brands could be exactly the same except for the name.

On most manufacturers and brand company websites you can
download owner's manuals, service/repair manuals. order
parts or find a local dealer.

If you are shopping for a new water heater, you can also find
warranty information, company info. and where to buy and
check product recalls.

U.S. Water Heater Manufacturers

The Big Three

A.O. Smith company controls the largest share of the water heater
market in the U.S.

A. O. Smith acquired State Industries in 2001 and American Water
Heater company in 2006 along with Gsw inc., a water heater and
building products manufacturer in Canada.

Rheem Water Heater company hold the second largest share of
the water heater market.

Rheem began manufacturing water heaters in the early 1930's.
They acquired Ruud Manufacturing Company in 1959.
Like A.O. Smith they manufacturer several brands of water heaters.

Bradford White Corporation holds the third largest water heating
share in the U.S.
They started as Pennsylvania Range Boiler Company and  began
their focus on water heating in 1959.
They merged with White Products in 1968 increasing their market
share and changing their name to Bradford White.

Bradford White offers its products exclusively through its authorized
representatives and wholesale distributors for sale to qualified

Other U. S. Manufacturers and Brands

American Water Heater Company is located in Johnson City, TN.
They manufacturer several brands on water heaters and water
heater parts.

Bosch Sells gas, electric, tankless, solar and mini tanks.

Lochinvar Sells gas, electric, heat pump, solar and mini tanks
Located in Lebanon Tennessee. Owned by A. O. Smith.

Marathon Electric water heaters, built by Rheem. Marathon
has a rust free polybutene and fiberglass tank. Residential
tanks are warranted not to leak for as long as you own your
home. Parts are warranted for six years.
Check their website to find sellers in your state.

State Water Heater Company is located in Ashland City, Tennessee
State sells gas, electric and solar water heaters and
parts and accessories.

Stiebel Eltron Small tank, tankless and heat pump units.

Reliance water heater Company sells tank gas and electric storage
units along with tankless, and heat pumps.

Reliance products can be purchased at Ace Hardware, True
Value Hardware, Friedman's Home Improvement, Hardware Hank,
Ziggy's, Trust Worthy Hardware Stores, Grovers Plumbing, Do it
Best Stores, and Blain's Farm and Fleet.

Sears Kenmore Water Heaters - Sells residential electric and gas
storage and heat pump water heaters. Kenmore repair parts can
be purchased at Sears.

Rudd Company sells residential gas, electric, tankless and Solar
water heaters.
Sold by independent contractors. Enter your zip code on their

U.S. Craftmaster, built by American water heater company.
Craftmaster sells electric, gas, heat pump and tankless
water heaters. Owned by A. O. Smith.

Whirlpool  Whirlpool sells residential tank gas and electric and heat pump
water heaters.
These units can be found at Lowe's Building Supply. Built by
American company, owned by A. O. Smith.

Recreational - Marine, RV Water Heaters

Atwood Recreational - marine, RV water heaters


Dux manufacturers gas, electric, solar and heat pump units.

Australian Hot Water Company sells the brands below.

    AquaMAX Hot Water
    Beasley Hot Water Systems
    Bosch Hot Water Systems
    DUX Hot Water Systems
    Edwards Solar Hot Water
    Paloma Gas Heaters - NEW
    Quantum Energy Technologies
    Rheem Hot Water Systems
    Rinnai Hot Water Systems
    Sanden Hot Water Heat Pumps
    Solahart Hot Water Systems
    SolarArk Evacuated Tubes
    Stiebel Eltron Hot Water
    Vulcan Hot Water Systems
    Zip Hot Water Systems

Vulcan manufacturers gas, electric and solar water heaters.
Vulcan is a Rheem Company.

Canadian Water Heater Companies

A. O. Smith Canada

GSW has gas, electric, heat pump and tankless.
GSW is an A. O. Smith Company

John Wood Company has gas, electric, oil, and tankless.
A division of GSW Company.

Giant Company sells electric, gas, tankless, and oil, including
3 element electric water heaters.
First Company to make a low power 3 element water heater.


Nibe manufacturers electric and heat pump water heaters.

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