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Bowden’s Fireside / Hamilton – Trenton – Princeton – NJ

When it comes to experience look no further. Our staff has a combined 75 years of experience in the Hearth and Fireplace Industry. We will listen to your needs and goals before pointing you in the right direction. We are your one stop shop for everything for your fireplace and chimney. We install everything we sell – no subcontractors here. Our services include gas fireplace tune up and repair, chimney cleaning, chimney relining, cap installation and so much more. We are constantly striving to be ahead of the competition with all that we do. In fact, we are the only company around that offers the fireguard joint repair process for your chimney. Call us today to find out more.

Company History

In 1904 the Bowden family owned a piece of land on Broad Street in Trenton. They tried to sell but could not. So they decided to build and with a small stock of furniture a small business was born. By the 1930's they were selling floor covering, venetian blinds, table pads, awnings and combination storm windows and doors. Along the way, Bowden’s got into lighting fixtures and Baldwin brass. In 2009, the grandson sold Bowden's Fireside to the current owner Tom Hurst. A new regrowth has begun. Bowden's Fireside now offers everything for the fireplace/stove.

Facilities & Showroom

Over the last four years, our showroom has been 95% redone to update the look and feel of our facility and to showcase the new products that we now offer. Within the next few weeks, we will be redoing the front exterior of the store to complete our transformation. Our showroom houses 6 wood burning inserts displays, 12 wood stove displays,3 gas stove displays, 5 gas insert and 5 direct vent gas fireplaces. We have 3 burning vented gas logs displays and 2 vent-free displays. Homeowners can also view 9 different glass doors and a wide range of freestanding screens. We offer anything and everything that you would need for your fireplace or stove.

Services We Provide

Our full-service company offers a number of services from installation to repair and cleaning.

Gas Service - installing beautiful gas fireplace systems is both an art and a science. Certified installation staff to properly install and turn up your systems. Over 50yrs of combine experience.

Chimney Service - CSIA certified chimney sweeps inspect and sweep chimneys of all kinds, oil, wood and gas. When necessary, we use video inspection camera equipment to examine hidden parts of the flue. We treat your home as if it were our own by using the best vacuum in the industry.

Chimney Relining - can help prevent deadly carbon monoxide from penetrating through your unlined or deteriorating chimney. The liner keeps carbon monoxide, moisture and smoke and creosote and other products of combustion from seeping through the brick and mortar of your chimney and leaking into your home.

Cap Installation, Crown Repair, Chase Cover Replacement & Waterproofing - helps to prevent nesting birds and animals, debris, rain and snow from entering the chimney. Also helps in keeping moisture from entering and causing problems.

Dryer Vent Cleaning - lint build up slows down the air flow which raises the temperature and the possibility of fire. That means the dryer has to work harder to compensate for the reduction of air flow. We’ll also perform a thorough sweep, searching for issues that might interfere with optimal operation.

Making you dream of a fireplace in your home a reality from start to finish. You tell us your dream and we will make it come true.

Some of our services include:

  • Fireplace Installation
  • Insert Installation
  • Stove Installation
  • Gas Log Installation
  • Gas Appliance Service
  • Wood Appliance Service
  • Chimney, Flue Cleaning
  • Chimney, Flue Installation
  • Chimney Liners
  • Chimney Caps
  • Chimney Crowns
  • Chimney Chase Tops
  • Chimney Rain Pans, Shrouds
  • Limited Chimney Masonry Work
  • Firebox Rebuilding
  • Custom Fireplace Installations
  • Fireplace Mantel, Surround, Wall Treatment Installation

Certifications / Affiliations

  • HPBA - Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association
  • CSIA - Chimney Safety Institute of America
  • NFI - National Fireplace Institute
  • BBB - Better Business Bureau
  • MAHPBA - Mid-Atlantic Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association
  • NCSG - National Chimney Sweep Guild
  • IBG - United Buyers Group
  • NASS - North American Solar Stores

Product Summary

We offer a number of hearth and home products like wood stoves, fireplaces and insert, gas stoves, fireplace and insert, vented and vent-free gas logs, mantel shelves and full surrounds, fireplace screen, tool sets, glass doors, wood holders, bellows, ash holders, and just about everything else you could think of for the fireplace. Homeowners will also find mailboxes, address plaques, wood fire pits, grills, rubs and BBQ sauce.

Brands We Carry (Partial List)

Fireplaces & Inserts

Jotul, Mendota, Fireplacextrodiare, Vermont Castings, SBI, Lopi


Jotul, Lopi, Enerzone, Blaze King


RH Peterson, Gaines, Whitehall, BlueGrass Woods, Collinswood, Stoll, Pilgrim

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.