About The Website
Overview prepared by Ben Plummer
Bud Hanson and his two sons opened Axmen
in 1973 after Bud sold his hardware store and moved to Missoula. They focused on providing high-quality products and professional services to properly suit their customers needs. During the 1973 oil embargo Axmen started selling wood
stoves and that side of the business now includes sales, installation and service for wood, gas and pellet stoves as well as outdoor wood boilers. Their pump
department expanded and a new division, Axmen Fire Equipment
, was created with a focus on firefighting. With over 65 years combined of experience
, they provide knowledge, sales and service for home, municipal and wildland needs.
In 1998 the firearms department needed more space so they purchased a welding shop and converted it to a retail space called Ax South
. They are one of the largest firearms dealers in Montana and also sell
fine jewelry and beer-making supplies. In 2000 they formed Axmen Propane
and now provide propane sales as well as propane stove and appliance sales, installation and service. In 2010, Axmen Recycling
was opened to provide the people
of Missoula a better way of disposing of waste.
In 2007, the Montana Museum of Work History
was incorporated throughout the store to celebrate the hard-working and creative people who had lived and worked in Montana. It includes firearms, steam and gas engines, automobiles, tools, logging and mining equipment and more. Tours are available anytime to learn the history of the tools and people who used them.
Self-described as "the ultimate everything store" Axmen probably has what you are looking for.
Axmen's stove and fireplace department
includes wood and gas free
standing stoves, fireplace inserts and zero-clearance fireplaces. Among the manufacturers they carry are Jotul, Mendota, Quadra-Fire, Hearthstone and BlazeKing, They also sell Quadra-Fire pellet stoves and Central Boiler outdoor wood boilers. They carry Sundance Spas in their spa and patio
department, as well as firepit tables and Big Green Egg barbeques for when hard-working folks need to unwind and relax.
In their alternative energy
department they sell The Energy
Detective, an electrity usage monitor that can report to smartphones, tablets and computers. They also carry propane and dc refrigerators and ranges as well as a wide selection of generators. They also sell solar
grid-tie kits and solar
thermal kits. For farm and ranch
needs, Axmen sells Priefert and Behlen gates, panels and feeders, King Kutter implements, feed
, steel roofing, batteries and chargers.
Find more on their website
wood stove help??
Heating options for 300 sq ft strawbale
off grid appliances