A company built on family values.

The Dansons Story

Dansons was founded in 1999 by Dan Thiessen and two of his sons, with the desire to turn the waste of sawmills into a reliable source of energy. Through widespread success in Canada, the US, and internationally, our company eventually went on to expand its product line from horse and animal bedding to pellet fuel and pellet fuel appliances, and more recently to industry-leading brands such as Louisiana Grills and Pit Boss Grills.

Today, Dansons is a best-in-class, global consumer goods corporation that is proudly family-owned and managed, with the reputation that fits the founders – reliable, authentic, dependable, and honest. As the home of multiple award-winning, consumer-backed brands, we consistently strive for quality and customer satisfaction in every area of our business.

Thanks to faithful leadership and team members, competitive industry-leading products, and our dedication to support our communities, we are thankful to continue our mission to deliver superior results with uncompromising integrity while honoring God and reinvesting in those in need.

Dansons Mission Statement

To provide our global customers with world-class, competitive, innovative products while delivering superior results to all stakeholders and never compromising our integrity. Honoring God, who has provided these opportunities, and reinvesting in those in need.


Our Impact

Supporting Local and Global Communities

Dansons is a faith-based company dedicated to supporting our communities and invest in those in need. We do this by partnering with organizations and non-profit foundations that make a difference in the lives of our community members. God has blessed this business, and it’s our promise to share those blessings.

Every year we give 10% of our profits to a dedicated foundation that donates, supports and sponsors non-profit Christian organizations throughout the world. This effort has included partnering with worthy organizations such as the National Breast Cancer Foundation, The Salvation Army, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ryan House, and many others.

Dansons is also very proud to support first responders and service members through our Pit Boss Heroes program, presenting them with a 25% discount on any Pit Boss Grill in appreciation for their sacrifice.

We are committed to continuing this charitable support, and proud that we are making a positive impact on the world.


Ryan House

Ryan House is a 12,500 sq. foot home built to provide respite care, pediatric palliative care, and end-of-life care as well as appropriate therapies and activities in a supportive, home-like setting where all are welcome.


The Salvation Army

Dansons is a proud contributor to the Salvation Army. An organization whose mission is to provide essential social services and hope to vulnerable people. From monetary contributions to donating grill packages, Pit Boss is very fortunate to have an impact of various local communities in the US and Canada.

Our Brands

Growing Brands Together

Dansons is proud to produce world-class and innovative products for our consumers around the globe including Pit Boss Grills, Louisiana Grills, Country Smokers, Surelock Security safes, A-Maze-N Smokers, Thiessens products, and Dansons Industrial Bulk Lubricants. Please visit our product sites to learn more about our brands.