Founded in 1976, the year of our country’s bi-centennial, the aptly named “Yankee Doodle, Inc.” seemed perfect to Sam and Claudia Halsey. Connecticut’s state song, Yankee Doodle has nearby origins dating back to the French and Indian War when a regiment of Norwalkers reported to the British regulars wearing plumes in their hats given to them by local women before they left home. When they arrived in New York the Brit’s mocked them a bit adding the words “stuck a feather in his cap” to the popular tune. Who knows, they may have marched right past the ground where today’s Hearth Store stands on their way to meet the British army.
This hearth store was a second career for Sam who had worked many years in his father’s equipment sales business. Now instead of spending many weeks on the road visiting clients, Sam worked building a local icon that has attracted local customers to visit their store in Ridgefield, CT. If you live near Wilton and Ridgefield in Fairfield County and you haven’t met the Halsey’s, you must have just moved in! They are somewhat of an “institution” when it comes to anything to do with fireplaces or stoves in Southeast CT and Westchester County NY.
Sam and Claudia have now been joined by nephew, Jay Whitney, and would love to have you come meet us and
become another one of the many wonderful families that have come to rely on our family over the last 40+ years in operation! The Yankee Doodle store has moved around Wilton a few times, and now is in its largest home just up Route 7 in Ridgefield. The store is hard to miss if you make the scenic drive on Rt 7 between Norwalk and Danbury. The new building is a two story cedar shake old farm house, with a large parking lot, and a large green sign out on the road proudly flying the American Flag. The interior has been completely remodeled to display all types of stoves, fireplaces, inserts and accessories. Many of the displays are set up to burn so you can see the units in action.
The Halsey’s know how to deliver personal service that customers remember. That is what keeps them coming back to Yankee Doodle. Stop by the showroom and see for yourself why people come from a wide area to work with Sam, Claudia and Jay. Or if you really are not sure how your fireplace or stove ideas might work in your particular home, just call and ask for Sam and Jay – they are happy to make recommendations to help you decide on the best solution to fit your needs. Yankee Doodle, Inc. is the prime hearth and fireplace store in the area with the best top of the line
hearth and stove products in the industry. Come see another reason why Yankee Doodle went to town!