The story of Amana parallels that of America. A small community from Germany sought religious freedom and found it in the fertile Iowa River Valley in 1855. Its members lived simply, without vanity, and dedicated themselves to living sustainably. Everything was shared and everything they needed they produced themselves.
Amana’s communal lifestyle ended in the 1930s, but it remains a tight-knit community of skilled craftspeople committed to quality construction. Through dedication to hard work, progress, and innovation, our businesses have operated continuously for more than 160 years.