Fireplace West is a premier gas fireplace contractor.  We supply and install the four North American brands, Valor, Napoleon, Regency and Vermont Castings

I am pleased to announce that young Matt Hetherington has joined  Fireplace West.  Matt is my 22 year old son.  He has been with me this last bit to try out some new skill sets and  to check out if he and I could work together.  What a hoot, we can and do.


Matt with Sandstone Realstone, mantel and limestone hearth

Matt with Sandstone Realstone, mantel and limestone hearth

His focus has been on finishing, especially working with stone products like RealStone and Corning.  He is standing beside a
RealStone project with mantel and a Napoleon HD 40 gas fireplace.  This was actually his first solo stonework.  The client calls this room ” her happy place”.   Nice work Matt!


Part of the conditions to work at FW, he had to become a Gas Tech 2 like myself.  It involved some coursework and a five year apprenticeship.  True to his word, he has finished the first course, a G3 designation, which allows him to work on gas appliances and do installations under my direct supervision.  He had a practical and written exam combined average of 82%.  Nice work again Matt!


My son’s strongest asset is that he is a great  guy to be with, has always attracted the best of friends and is truly interested in those around him.  With Fireplace West’s commitment to top personal service, this bodes well for the two of us.


Welcome to Fireplace West, Matt.




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