For over seventy years, the growth and progress of the company was guided by the Bock family, with founder Oscar Bock succeeded by eldest son Robert who was succeeded by youngest son John. In 2001, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan was established and ownership transferred to company employees. Every employee is a shareholder having a personal stake in maintaining the company’s reputation for building robust, high quality products and for providing prompt, personable customer support. The personal commitment of employee-owners gives Bock Water Heaters, Inc. a unique advantage in product quality and customer support. For more information about Bock please visit http://www.bockwaterheaters.com/ .