SUNHEAT International started as and has continued to be a family owned and operated business. From the time Mae and Hubert Rookstool started, they knew success was predicated on offering the best products on the market coupled with unparalleled service to the consumer. 

Hubert and Mae at Christmas benefit in Lincoln, NE

Rookstool Family Gathering

Ted Rookstool

The spirit of innovation has been the driving force of the business since Ted Rookstool's family opened the doors in 1954. The company was founded in North Platte, Nebraska; relocated to Grand Island, Nebraska in the 1960's, experienced a regional expansion in the 1970's and has continued to grow their presence online especially through the recent pandemic.


We have expanded over recent years to consist of many new products in our lineup including air purifiers, infrared saunas, patented infrared fireplaces, electric and propane patio heaters, unique air cooling systems, massage chairs and much more. We invite you to give us the opportunity to see why over half of our business is repeat or referral customers!