When brothers Ron and Dan Shimek began tinkering with
fireplace designs in Ron's garage back in 1975, they
didn't know they were starting on the path to become
the largest fireplace manufacturer in the world. Nor
did they foresee Heat & Glo's distinction as the "Innovative
Leader" in the hearth industry. They just wanted
to build great fireplaces.
Founded on a commitment to quality and innovation, their
company grew. Then in 1987, Heat & Glo created a product
that would revolutionize the industry. With the introduction
of the direct vent gas fireplace, Heat & Glo made it
possible to install a fireplace safely in virtually any
room in the home. Practically overnight, the hearth industry
changed from primarily wood-burning to direct vent fireplaces
that were gas-operated.
In the years that followed, Heat & Glo's continued innovations
produced numerous patented technologies that confirmed
the company's position as industry leader. This relentless
pursuit of improvement resulted in some of the most unique,
realistic, and efficient fireplaces on the market.
Heat & Glo now offers a complete line of gas, wood,
and electric fireplaces, stoves and inserts, unique surrounds
and distinctive accessories-all designed to meet discriminating
homeowners' desire for comfort, beauty and elegance.