The Montague Heritage
It began in 1857, in San Francisco, California, during the Gold Rush Era. Founder Wilfred Weed (W.W.) Montague started his business in a small way selling pots, pans and general hardware items. He was known as an inventor and had a reputation for uncompromising quality. Gradually he began manufacturing "French" ranges, a combination of brick with steel ovens and tops, which evolved into the present line of ranges. In 1902 the original "Locke and Montague" was succeeded by a corporation and by 1910, the company known as W.W. Montague Company, Inc., was acknowledged as "The Leading Stovehouse on the Pacific Coast," as noted in Hammonds Handy Atlas of the World. W.W. Montague Company was succeeded by Montague Range and Furnace Company, Ltd., in 1918. Today, as a family-owned, family-operated business, The Montague Company continues the proud tradition of using skilled techniques and fine craftsmanship, acquired by over 150 years of specialized manufacturing experience, to bring you the highest quality commercial cooking equipment. We offer the LEGEND series of heavy duty ranges, counter equipment, fryers, broilers, gourmet pizza ovens, Chinese ranges and EXCALIBUR custom island suites, TECHNOSTAR medium duty restaurant ranges and counter equipment and VECTAIRE high volume convection ovens. Being an independent family business enables us to take on a more personal approach to providing customized solutions for your cooking requirements.