In some ways, Sam and Cassandra Billotti are the perfect beta-testers for the Catalyst. The couple has been using wood or corn as a primary heat source for the better part of their thirty year marriage. The Billottis purchased their current home in Ringgold, MD in February 2010 and were excited to add the Catalyst stove to a long list of property renovations that included building an addition on their home and opening a pick-your-own blueberry patch. After enjoying the Catalyst for several months, Sam and Cassandra assured us they “wouldn’t ever go back” to their old stove. “We love how easy start up is with the Catalyst. And Cassandra adores the bay window. It’s one of the nicest stoves we’ve had just to look at.”
Sam is a retired law enforcement officer and now operates a part-time law office. He enjoys hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, tinkering with cars, and working around the property on his Kubota tractor. Cassandra works as a part time Occupational Therapist and enjoys baking, gardening, sewing, and preserving the venison, fish, and vegetables she and Sam harvest on their 37 acre property. MF Fire is grateful to the Billottis for the months of indispensable testing data they gathered on our behalf.