Viking brought professional cooking home in 1987. Today, each Viking line offers a full range of products, so you do not have to mix and match brands. Viking Range Corporation was founded by Fred Carl, Jr., a fourth generation building contractor, to develop the first commercial-type range specifically designed, engineered and certified for home use. In 2002, Viking rapidly and successfully expanded its product line to include outdoor cooking, designer appliances, cabinetry, cutlery, counter top appliances, and cookware. Recently, Viking came full-circle with a complete line of true commercial-grade cooking appliances. In addition to its product line, Viking offers a culinary cooking school in many cities across the country. Viking will turn a cook into a chef.