In 1873 John Michael Kohler purchased a foundry in rural Wisconsin that produced cast-iron and steel products. It took ten years before he entered the decorative plumbing business. The first product was described as a - "horse trough/hog scalder . . . when furnished with four legs will serve as a bathtub." From a cast-iron and steel foundry, to the most recognized name in luxury bath, Kohler's commitment to bold innovation and gracious living has propelled their immense success. Simple ideas like making ordinary experiences extraordinary, and giving back to the community, exemplify their commitment to gracious living. While Kohler has grown to be so much more than just a bath company, their dedication to their roots is displayed in the phenomenal decorative plumbing fixtures they create today.