About Us

Fireplace West is a small, premier gas contractor. We are three people, myself, Robin Hetherington,  young Connor Whiteside and brother Dan,  as needed.

Napoleon, Regency, Savannah linears and Vermont Castings gas stoves.   These are the best of Canadian and North American brands that we supply and install.  We are unique.  We do finished drywall, great ledgestone work and limited tile. Our amazing skill sets come from our past 25 year involvement with New Home Construction.  Ottawa has been amazing!  We just keep building.

Interestingly, clients and I (Robin)  have benefitted the most from my wife and I, building our own home (all of the trades).   I absorb detail when I walk into a home for the first time. I know what straight and level are and have an eye for trends. A bit of Catholic guilt ensures a timely response to feedback;  I am a good listener.

Company trends have been the Napoleon InspirationGZ for inserts, $4800 (we typically build them in), and the Napoleon GX36 for our “swaps”$5900.  That is where we remove those black metal wood fireplaces (870’s, 90’s installations) or original gas units and replace them with the GX36 gas fireplaces.  Fix up a bit of tile and done.This opens up the full range of gas fireplace products and looks out there.  Last year, we were part of several kitchen renos,  upgrading the family room beside.  All prices include product and installation plus HST.

For the client who says they don’t look like a wood fireplace, things have changed.  The gas and log sets are several generations improved.We are installing gas fireplaces that will be lit 250 days of the year as the family gathers to share time together.  What’s the date on those brick slice, beam mantel wood fireplaces?

FW is an Ontario Fuels Safety Contractor FS R0076507292.   I (C Robin Hetherington) am a G2 multi fuel gas tech,  a Sheet Metal Journeyman  and have a BA (Guelph).  Connor is G3 gas tech.   We carry $5million insurance, Federated insurance of Canada, are registered with WSIB, TSSA  and bank at RBC (80’s)   (See our blog “QUESTIONS” on my Homepage.)

We DO NOT  have a store.  The shopping experience is ONLINE LITE.  We DO HAVE  great personal service.   Let’s talk fireplaces.   Christopherrobin@rogers.com.  613-720-3186