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Hearth & Home Inc.

Hearth & Home Inc.
“Celebrating 50 years in family business”
3 Generations and still going strong…

Hearth & Home began with a vision of providing top quality Hearth, Patio & BBQ products for enjoyment, durability & value. We strive every day to bring our best to our customers.

The best in Sales, Selection, Service & Installation!

Every single employee is equally important to bringing utmost satisfaction to the customer.

Pat O’Donnell is the President and runs the Fireplace & BBQ Division.

Mary O’Donnell Schappert is the Vice- President and runs the Patio Furniture Division.

Anne O’Donnell is the Office Manager.

Ryan O’Donnell is the General Manager and in charge of the installation crews.

Ed Schappert is the Sales Manager.

Jim Pappas is the Service Manager.

Bernie Adolf in Sales has over 35 years in the industry.

Tom Patton in Sales has over 35 years in the industry.

At this time, our installation/service crew of Oskar, Robert, Mario, Casey, Jeff, George, Mike, Nate and Jim have a combined total of over 75 years with Hearth & Home and an average age of 40. Hearth & Home would not be who we are today without the dedication and hard work of everyone here.

Company History

Hearth & Home was started in 1971 by Bob O'Donnell, who was a gas utility salesman, who needed to earn a living after Nicor Gas Company stopped selling gas products. After his son, Patrick, and daughter, Mary, graduated from college in 1978 and 1986 respectively, they expanded the business to a new and larger showroom with an attached warehouse.

Hearth & Home expanded in the 1990's with more family members joining the business. Pat's wife, Anne, joined the business as Office Manager in 1996. Mary's husband, Ed Schappert, joined the business as Sales Manager in 1999, after many years in the advertising industry.The business was in capable hands, so Bob and his wife Marilyn, were able to retire after working hard for so many years.

Bob retired in the late 90's and passed away in 2007, before seeing the 3rd generation working in the business on a full-time basis. Pat and Anne's son, Ryan, graduated from college in 2007. He spent 4 years in the banking industry, before coming back into the business where he had worked summers and many weekends, from ages 12-21.

Today, Pat and Anne's daughters, Colleen & Kate have chosen other career paths, but continue to help out in a variety of ways in the business. Together, they have grown the family business to where it is today.

Facilities & Showroom

Hearth & Home has a 13,000 sq. ft. building in Mt. Prospect. Over 5,000 sq. ft. is devoted to interior showroom, 7,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and 1,000 sq. ft. of office space. In addition to this, Hearth & Home maintains an outdoor patio of over 2,000 sq. ft. and an 8,000 sq.ft. parking lot with loading dock. The interior showroom is beautifully merchandised with over 50 live burning operating displays of wood, gas & electric fireplaces, inserts and stoves. Dozens of BBQ's in gas, pellet and charcoal by top line manufactures are featured on an interior wood-like ceramic tile showroom floor accompanied by a Retractable Awning and a full assortment of accessories. Outdoor casual furnishings flow from indoors to outdoors featuring the best in the outdoor category.

Services We Provide

We provide sale, service, & installation for gas BBQ grills, gas lights, pellet BBQ grills, electric fireplaces, and glass doors. We provide sales & installation for retractable awnings & screens, BBQ grilling center islands, gas logs, pergolas & gazebos, umbrellas & cantilevers, and casual outdoor furniture. We have delivery and assembly services for most products that we sell.

Hearth & Home with a fleet of 7 trucks, in an Installation & Service Dept., that specializes in gas & wood fireplaces, inserts & stoves. Our market has predominantly natural gas products, thus almost everyone on our Staff is NFI Certified in gas with Pat & Ryan also being NFI Wood Certified and working towards the elite status of HearthMasters. Ryan is also CSIA certified to provide levels 1,2,3 inspections. All Installers & Service Technicians are also cross trained in Gas Logs, Glass Doors, BBQ & Awnings.


In addition to all above, Hearth and Home's and the O'Donnell/Schappert Family personally invite you to come visit us. We will treat you with a professional courtesy that is rarely seen in today's society. If your hours do not coincide with our work hours, please call for a personal appointment. We have a full-time installer bi-lingual in Polish, please call and ask and we can have him call you back.

Some of our services include:

  • Fireplace Installation
  • Insert Installation
  • Stove Installation
  • Gas Log Installation
  • Glass Door Installation
  • Gas Appliance Service
  • Pellet Stove Service
  • Wood Appliance Service
  • Chimney Caps
  • Chimney Chase Tops
  • Chimney Rain Pans / Chimney Shrouds
  • Custom Fireplace Installations
  • Fireplace Mantel, Surround, Wall Treatment Installation

Certifications / Affiliations

  • BBB of Chicago and Northern Illinois
  • NFI - National Fireplace Institute Certified (Gas)
  • NFI - National Fireplace Institute Certified (Wood)
  • HPBA Hearth, Patio & BBQ Association
  • Midwest HPBA
  • CSIA Chimney Safety Institute of America
  • Chamber of Commerce – Mt. Prospect
  • MPDMA Downtown Merchants Association of Mt. Prospect
  • UBG United Buyers Group Association
  • WLF We Love Fire

Product Summary

Fireplace, Inserts & Stoves are available in Gas, Wood, Electric & Pellet. A full product maintenance line is also available.

Gas logs in vented & vent-free are featured.

An entire room of Glass Fireplace Doors are displayed.

Dozens of screens, tool sets, grates and other accessories are displayed.

BBQ's in Natural & Propane Gas, Infra-Red, Pellet, Charcoal & Electric are displayed.

Retractable Awnings to cover any deck or Patio.

Outdoor furnishings in All Weather Poly and Casual Aluminum are displayed.

Outdoor Gas & Wood Firepits are displayed.

Brands We Carry (Partial List)

Fireplaces & Fireplace Inserts

Travis Industries, FireplaceXtrordinair, Lopi, DaVinci, Ambiance, Kozy Heat, Supreme, Kingsman, Amanti, Dimplex, SBI, Valcourt, Enerzone


Lopi, Hearthstone, Ambiance, Enerzone, SBI


Big Green Egg and Primo Charcoal Grills, Napoleon Grills, Broilmaster Gas Grills, Solaire Gas Grills, Memphis Wood Pellet Grills, Green Mountain Pellet Grills, Hargrove Gas Logs, Premier Mantels, Sunesta Retractable Awnings & Screens, Berlin Gardens Poly Furniture, Winston Casual Furniture, Stoll Industries, Fire Garden Tempest Torches

Speak with one of our experts to obtain more information, whether for a new product and its installation, a repair or simply our latest arrivals.