The Fireplace Center started in 1960 when Ted and Ida Dahl started selling fireplace glass doors. Wood stoves were added to the line-up in the 70’s, and in 1980 Tom Koelzer bought the Dahl’s out. Our current President, Trevor Craig, started in 1989 and was soon joined by his brother-in-law Paul Koelzer and his brother Renzy Craig.
The brothers bought the business from Tom in 2000 and expanded to Bozeman in 2002 and Kalispell in 2004. Through careful product selection and a commitment to the customer, the Fireplace Center has grown into the largest fireplace retailer in the state and one of the largest in the Northwest. However, we pride ourselves on our family business atmosphere.
Our service personnel have the training, experience, and tools to handle the most complicated issues. We expect
excellence and our customers are our top priority. Just ask around, our past clients will tell you that we practice what we preach.
Installation – We have some of the state’s best installation crews, all factory trained with a large number of National Fireplace Institute Certified installers. We even do training for crews from other fireplace stores in the Northwest.
Service – Because fireplaces are different than HVAC, we don’t just hire HVAC contractors to service our products. Our service personnel are specially trained in-house and at the manufacturer’s facilities to specialize in fireplace and stove service.
Sales – We employ some of the most knowledgeable fireplace people in the business. No one knows everything but between all of the principals of the Fireplace Center combined, we come very close.
Technical Support – We provide support both in the field and over the phone.
Brands – We carry the top brands in the fireplace industry at price points and option feature packages to suit your budget and needs. Choose from any of our various lines, which include Blaze King, Heat & Glo, Quadra-Fire, Harman, and Heatilator. We offer a full assortment of quality units and accessories from the following categories:
Wood • Pellet • Gas • Coal • Fireplaces • Stoves • Inserts
Stop by any of our three locations (Billings, Bozeman, and Kalispell) to tour our extensive showrooms. With our wide array of products, we’re sure we can help you find the perfect solution for your home or commercial project for the custom look you are after. We take care of our customers and give you all the information you need so you are able to make an informed decision about which fireplace or hearth product is right for you.
Not Sure How to Proceed?
We can help you out in your decision-making process. All you have to do is contact us to set up an estimate to see what we can do for you! Our customers are often pleasantly surprised with the results of our estimates. We give you a clear picture of costs associated with your project and a reasonable timeline to start and complete the work involved. This is just one of many reasons why we are THE fireplace source in Montana.
An estimate is just a continuation of our commitment to our clients, ensuring the most appropriate options are discussed. We focus on our client needs, foster that relationship, and provide you the best possible solution. Give us a call!