Rheem water heaters are manufactured by the Rheem Manufacturing Company. The company has been manufacturing water heaters since the 1930s, reaching distribution across the country by 1936.
An industry leader in heating and cooling solutions, Rheem also owns the Ruud Manufacturing Company, a water heating pioneer, after acquiring it in 1959. In addition to water heaters, Rheem also manufactures air conditioners for both commercial and residential use, as well as various heating and cooling products for home and commercial applications.
Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with manufacturing plants in Fort Smith, Arkansas; Montgomery, Alabama; Oxnard, California and Egan, Minnesota. Additionally, the company has a Parts Distribution center in Randleman, North Carolina.