Mario Belisle, a plumber, founded a distribution company called sélection 25 in 1995. In 1999 the company’s focus gradually shifted from distribution to the design and creation of faucets and shower systems.
Over the next few years Riobel (named for MaRIO BELisle) continued expanding outside of quebec by making inroads into the atlantic provinces and western canada. In 2009, Riobel set its sights on the american market and in 2014, Riobel academy, canada’s first institution dedicated to training in the science of faucets, was inaugurated. In 2016, Fortune Brands Home and security acquired Riobel and helped further develop the us markets.
What Riobel is today is the result of one man’s passion which was passed on so that the next generation could continue his quest for quality, pursuit of excellence and desire to keep innovating where product design and functionality are concerned.