The Companion Group Moves Back to Berkeley
October 24, 2012,
BERKELEY, Calif.-Founded here in 1984, The Companion Group has returned to its birthplace, having opened its new corporate headquarters here at 9th and Gilman streets. It previously had offices first in Oakland and then Emeryville, Calif. The company also has a warehouse in Hayward, Calif., and an office in Hong Kong.
The housewares company, which designs and manufactures grilling, pizza-making and other cooking and outdoor living products, also updated its logo to reflect the company's sharpened focus on the cookware/bakeware category, a company spokesperson said.
Adams and Fielding started the business selling chimney-style charcoal starters to local retailers door-to-door. Now, the company has grown with a brand portfolio that includes Charcoal Companion, Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue, pizzacraft and Planet Barbecue.