Heat & Glo Fireplaces began as a hobby in 1975 in the garage of brothers Ron and Dan Shimek, who enjoyed tinkering with fireplace designs in the hope to build that "one great fireplace." This passion led to them becoming the "Innovative Leader" in the hearth industry when in 1987 they created the direct vent fireplace, revolutionizing the industry virtually overnight. This innovation allowed for gas fireplaces to be safely installed in any room of the home. Since then, Heat & Glo has continued its commitment to quality and innovation by producing numerous patented technologies in the endless pursuit of improvement. Combining the desire for comfort with beauty and elegance, they offer a complete line of gas, wood, or electric fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace inserts for anywhere in your home--indoors or out!