Who Installs Fireplaces?

You’ve decided to add a fireplace to that family room or to your new addition.  And now you’re wondering who you can hire to install it.  You’ve seen a pick-up buzzing around town with a magnetic sign on it that says “Hank’s Handyman Service”.  A plumber or heating contractor should know how to install a fireplace, shouldn’t they?  Hey, I have skills . . . how tough can it be, right?

You have a few options.  Some good, some not so good.  If you are planning to add a fireplace to your home, let’s discuss the pros and cons of who should install it.

THE OBVIOUS CHOICE:

To most people, it makes good sense to buy a fireplace at a legitimate, professional hearth products shop.  Your WE LOVE FIRE dealer is part of a large group of experienced, independent retailers that specialize in fireplaces.  Our main objective is to assist you by offering the best products, accessories and services based on your tastes and lifestyle.

There are huge advantages that your WE LOVE FIRE expert can offer you that other places to buy a fireplace cannot.  Consider:

  • Nationally certified and highly trained installation and service technicians.
  • Strong relationships with manufacturers and suppliers that other dealers do not have.
  • Exceptional quality across all product lines.
  • Their combined purchasing power means the most competitive pricing available on the best products available.
  • A wide range of prices, suitable for any budget.
  • A family owned, local business committed to building long-term relationships with customers.
  • A friendly, open dialogue with other WE LOVE FIRE dealers to share knowledge, tips and the latest technology.

Your WE LOVE FIRE dealer has in-house crews, and in some cases, carefully selected contractors that will handle all aspects of a fireplace installation. Sleep well at night knowing your fireplace has been framed correctly, clearances for the chimney or venting system have been strictly followed, the electric and gas supply lines have been installed according to local code requirements and all mandatory clearances for the hearth, mantel and finishing materials have been met or exceeded.

THE PLUMBER OR HVAC APPPROACH:

There are many heating contractors and plumbers that install fireplaces. There are several heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) shops that are fireplace dealers as well.  Make sure these contractors are up-to-date on the latest standards and technologies and are certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI).

Plumbers and HVAC contractors install gas and electric lines, but if they are not an authorized dealer for a specific brand of fireplace, they may not be aware of specific requirements and subtleties from one fireplace manufacturer to another.  Just because they replaced your hot water heater or furnace doesn’t automatically qualify them to install that new gas fireplace in your family room!

The same with general contractors and wood burning equipment.  They may be great at framing, finish trim-work or laying out a stairway, but do they know the specific requirements for that fireplace you bought online?  Don’t misunderstand . . . . there are lots of very competent contractors out there.  And many of them work very closely with your WE LOVE FIRE dealer.  Just make sure they have experience with the model you’ve decided to install and your WE LOVE FIRE dealer has confidence in their workmanship and attention to detail.

WHAT ABOUT THE D.I.Y. PROJECT?

Installing a new fireplace, regardless of the fuel you plan to use, is not rocket science.  However, there is no room for error during an ‘install by owner’ project.  Needless to say, the consequences are extremely serious if you miss an important detail.  Knowledge of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 211) code, specific installation details from the manufacturer and a dozen or more clearance and finishing requirements are necessary for a safe and competent DIY fireplace project.

Just because I replaced a light switch in my garage doesn’t qualify me to install an 800-amp, 3 phase electric service in my shop.  Remember, you’re putting a fire in your living room!  “Take a risk, or hire a professional” should be the question you’re asking yourself at this point.  Hopefully, your conclusion is obvious:  Call your nearby WE LOVE FIRE expert.

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Auburn, AL

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps
1280 Financial Ct.
Auburn, AL 36830

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Elk Grove, CA

Custom Fireside Shops
9097 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624

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Sacramento, CA

Custom Fireside Shops
5455 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95841

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Durango, CO

Durango Outdoor Living
140 Rock Point Drive
Durango, CO 81301

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Durango, CO

Four Corner Stoves & Spas
3001 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

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Grand Junction, CO

Stove Depot and Chimney Works
330 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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New London, CT

Family Hearth and Patio LLC
571 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320

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Ridgefield, CT

Yankee Doodle, Inc.
71 Ethan Allen Highway
Ridgefield, CT 06877

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Dover, DE

Byler's Stove Shoppe, Inc.
1368b Rose Valley School Rd.
Dover, DE 19904

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Destin, FL

Doodlebuggers Service Network
36054 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541

Bettendorf, IA

Fireplaces Plus, Inc.
1745 State Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Rockford, IL

Advanced Chimney Systems, Inc.
3486 Lonergan Drive
Rockford, IL 61109

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Wauconda, IL

Grass Roots Energy, Inc.
28751 N Route 12
Wauconda, IL 60084

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Evansville, IN

Firemaster, Inc.
5300 E Morgan Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

Jeffersonville, IN

Olde Towne Chimney & Fireplace Sales
915 Nachand Ln
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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Overland Park, KS

Kansas City Fireplace Center
10470 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66212

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Erlanger, KY

TateBuilder's Supply, LLC
3511 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, KY 41018

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Littleton, MA

Woodstove, Fireplace and Patio Shop, Inc.
60 White Street
Littleton, MA 01460

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Seekonk, MA

The Fireplace Showcase
775 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771

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Sudbury, MA

Woodstove, Fireplace and Patio Shop, Inc.
348 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

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Duluth, MN

Duluth Stove & Fireplace
2431 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55806

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Minneapolis, MN

Woodland Stoves & Fireplaces
2901 Franklin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Oakdale, MN

Energy Savers of Minnesota
6298 Highway 36 Blvd N
Oakdale, MN 55128

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Rochester, MN

Brekke Fireplace Shoppe
1904 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

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Walker, MN

Wilkening Fireplace Company
9608 State 371 NW
Walker, MN 56484

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Charlotte, NC

The Hearth and Patio
4332 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28205

Fargo, ND

Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C Inc.
701 28th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103

Fargo, ND

Hebron Brick Company
2300 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND 58103

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Omaha, NE

Fireplace By Design
13913 R Plaza
Omaha, NE 68137

Epping, NH

The Stove Shoppe
285, Calef Highway Rte. 125
Epping, NH 03042

Windham, NH

The Stove Shoppe
25 Indian Rock Road
Windham, NH 03087

Hamilton, NJ

Bowden's Fireside - Hearth & Home
1731 Nottingham Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619

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Voorhees, NJ

Rettinger Fireplace Systems, Inc
476 Centennial Blvd
Voorhees, NJ 08043

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Yorktown Heights,, NY

Fire Glow Distributors, Inc.
173 Tomahawk St
Yorktown Heights,, NY 10598

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Canfield, OH

Youngstown Propane, Inc.
4445 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Canfield, OH 44406

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St. Henry, OH

Buschur's Refrigeration, Inc.
541 N Eastern Avenue
St. Henry, OH 45883

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Portland, OR

Classic Heat Source Inc
18430 SE Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97233

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Emmaus, PA

Stoves 'n Stuff, LTD
683 State Rd/Lehigh St
Emmaus, PA 18049

Media, PA

Chimney Cricket
101 State Road
Media, PA 19063

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Stroudsburg,, PA

Stoves 'n Stuff, LTD
1523 N. Ninth Street
Stroudsburg,, PA 18360

Tamaqua, PA

Stoves 'n Stuff, LTD
561 West Penn Pike
Tamaqua, PA 18252

Rapid City, SD

Hebron Brick Company
1543 Deadwood Ave
Rapid City, SD 57709

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Sioux Falls, SD

Hebron Brick Company
2211 W. 50th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-6525

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Vermillion, SD

Kalin's Indoor Comfort Inc.
710 Cottage Avenue
Vermillion, SD 57069

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Manassas, VA

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109

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Barre, VT

Chimney Sweep Fireplace Shop
1284 US Rte, 302 Ste 10
Barre, VT 05641-2317

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Bennington, VT

Friends of The Sun
126 Hicks Avenue
Bennington, VT 05201

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Manchester, VT

Friends of The Sun
159 Depot Street
Manchester, VT 05255

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Shelburne, VT

Chimney Sweep Fireplace Shop
3113 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482

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White River Jnct, VT

Home Comfort Warehouse
54 Bridge Street
White River Jnct, VT 05001

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Burlington, WI

Burlington Fireplace & Heating LLC
857 Milwaukee Ave.
Burlington, WI 53105

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Madison, WI

Top Hat
5117 Verona Rd
Madison, WI 53711

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West Salem, WI

American Home Fireplace & Patio
240 County Road M North
West Salem, WI 54669

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Morgantown, WV

Rustic By Design
709 Beechurst Ave. Suite 15
Morgantown, WV 26505

Laramie, WY

High Country Stoves & Fireplaces
860 N. 3rd Street
Laramie, WY 82072

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