In 2009, Bill Bies and his family began selling a portable quick start fire log modeled after a traditional Swedish torch, aptly dubbed OneLogFire. Initially, the fire log was only sold locally in Minnesota at a few home and garden retailers. Their goal was to inspire others to gather around a fire to enjoy one another's company or some peaceful serenity of the outdoors by providing a convenient portable fire log that only needed a couple of hours to burn. Little did they know that their fire log passion project would grow into a full-fledged business.
Initially, the fire log was only sold locally in Minnesota at a few home and garden retailers. However, the fire log business quickly gained traction after Pete Mihalek featured OneLogFire in his editorial opening of Lawn & garden Retailer in 2012. Suddenly orders for the fire log started coming in from around the country, pleasantly surprised and totally unaware of the article Bill humbly asked callers, "Where did you find us?". From that point, fire log sales began expanding coast to coast as consumers delighted in OneLogFire's convenience. Not long thereafter the OneLogFire fire log was recognized by The Grommet as an innovative product made in the USA.