In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out
of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of
snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its
team of top snowboarders and its grassroots efforts to get the sport
accepted at resorts. In 1996, Burton began growing its family of
brands to include boardsports and apparel brands. Privately held and
owned by Jake, Burtonís headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with
offices in California, Austria, Japan and Australia.