Fontaine Faucets Review & Rating Updated: 03/22/18
20372 Hermana Circle
Lake Forest, CA 92630
This Company In Brief
Chartered as a Wyoming corporation 2003 by Andrew Martin but operating in California after 2005, FSA Imports, Inc. was dissolved by the Wyoming Secretary of State on March 1, 2013 and is no longer an active corporation.
Formerly, the company was an importer of Chinese-made bathroom and kitchen products that were branded and sold under the Fontaine name. FSA made no pretense that it was anything but an importer, selling inexpensive faucets through discount retailers such as Costco and Wayfair.
A substantial percentage of its faucets were made by Lota International Co. Ltd., a large mainland China manufacturer that makes discount faucets to be sold under a variety of private labels, including some Pegasus faucets for Home Depot, and Globe Union Industrial Corporation, which seems to make private label faucets for half the world and provides faucets parts or components to the other half, including Mico Designs, Sherle Wagner, and Symmons, to name but a few.
FSA's prices, quality, and marketing put it in squarely in competition with other Marketeers of discount Chinese faucets such as Kraus USA, Vigo Industries and Kingston Brass which have adopted a similar business model.
The company appears to have quit business sometime in the first quarter of 2013 and abandoned its warehouse facility in Lake Forest, CA. All telephone numbers used by the company are disconnected and not in service.
On October 21, 2013, announced that it had acquired the brand name Fontaine from the defunct FAS Inports, Inc. and will be marketing a new line of faucets under the trademark "Fontaine by Italia".
Italia Faucets is a Nevada corporation, chartered in March 2013 by Andrew Martin's wife, Amelia (Lisa) Kwik Martin. The new company has announced that it will not honor any Fontaine warranty claims on faucets purchased prior to November 1, 2013.
If you have experience with Fontaine faucets purchased from FSA Imports prior to November 1, 2013, good, bad or indifferent, or know something about the status of the company, we would like to hear from you, so please contact us or post a comment below.