Customer Testimonials

The following comments are all authentic emails or letters received by our customers.  At Friendly Fires, we are genuinely interested in helping customers select the right product for their needs and ensuring that every installation goes smoothly.  Should you wish to add your comment, please contact us.

Loving our Enviro Cabello 1700 Wood Fireplace Insert!!!


Thanks for being so quick! We were able to use the fireplace last night for the first time with the permission granted from our home insurance company. We absolutely LOVE the unit and the heat it is giving out in small fires as in the break in period. We can’t wait to see what heat we receive with a big fire. Thank Gene for all his help and expertise.

Thanks again,
Kerrie Davis
Douro-Dummer, ON
September 2014

Getting “Kozy” with my Lakefield Gas Stove & Primo BBQ!


It is rare that I send a letter giving praise. In the last few years it seems that everything that I purchase is defective or there is a problem with the delivery or installation.

On Wednesday two of your men came to my house and did a perfect job of installing our new gas fireplace. From the moment they got there they displayed great manners, sense of humour, care for our home and pride in their work. They bored through our foundation and stone and left practically no dust. When they left there was not a scrap of packaging or anything out of place.

Last year we purchased a Primo BBQ from you and it was the same situation.

My wife and I will be happy to recommend you to any family, friends or clients of my real-estate business or my wife’s financial planning practice.

Michael Hartzman
Inverary, Ontario
September 2014

Loving my AD65 Wood Fired Oven!!!!

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Well, I can’t wait for fall comfort foods. I continue to enjoy experimenting with my oven. I wish I would take the time to capture everything that comes out of there, but too busy enjoying the process and everyone’s reaction. I have even cooked steak directly on the coals using a baking rack and bread is to die for…sending a few pics.

Alain & Carole Bouffard
Wawa, Ontario
August 2014

Kingston BBQ competition success!

Hi Brad,

On behalf of the boys from the Ottawa contingent of Hog N’ Sauce BBQ, Barn Burner BBQ and Blue Collar BBQ we wanted to express our sincere appreciation and thanks for your event on Saturday. We welcomed the enthusiasm and friendly competition that made your event a positive experience.

We have marked our calenders to return next year.

Thanks again,

John, Jamie and Dean

So pleased with our Valor Ventana Deluxe Fireplace!

Hi Curtis,

We are very pleased. We appreciated the visit on Monday to go over everything. We have had lots of compliments on how nice the fireplace looks, we are happy to pass along your name.

Thanks again,
Beckie & Jeff Ponte
Sydenham, ON
July 2014

BBQ class inspires many to get creative!

Thanks for all your planning and hard work! We all appreciated your experiences and advice on improving our BBQing skills.
Everyone was still talking about the great food today and comparing what foods will be served this weekend for their families. You have inspired all of us to get creative.

Many Thanks!

Heather Vickery
Medical Centre Staff
June 2014

Fabulous Custom Flashing!!!


Mark de Wolde

Dear Chris & Brad,

I had a chance to see the corrections made to the flashing – FABULOUS job!
Jessica said everyone was very nice and very professional. Thank you very much. We will take some pictures once it’s completely finished.

May 2014
Inverary, ON

Dedicated to probelm solve until the end!!!

Dear Friendly Fires,

We had a challenging time this winter with our pellet stove… something was just not right. It kept going out.
Friendly Fires researched many angles to discover the root cause. We persisted in reporting it was not going well. Invariably when the service technician was at our home, the stove went well, then the next day, the same problem recurred. We reached out to the manager with our story of frustration. Within 2 days all was miraculously sorted and our stove has kept us warm ever since. The team at FF were patient, understanding and dedicated to problem solve until we were satisfied. That level of service is rare these days. Thank you all.

Carole & Tom Falkner

Seeley’s Bay, ON
June 2014

BBQ classes by women for women – success!!!

Our thanks to you and your staff, Haley … blew us away with more food we could eat, recipes to take home, and great hints re oils and preps.
The gift certificates were a welcome and appreciated bonus…thanks again for a most enjoyable afternoon.
We finished in good time …the rain really came down after we got home.!

Sharon Barton
Peterborough Art Association Culinary Group
June 2014

A thoroughly satisfactory job – many thanks!

Last winter we were very glad of the pellet stove you installed for us a few years ago. It was REALLY put to work and trimmed our Hydro bill to half of that of some of our neighbours!

Last week, it was serviced by Duncan and Gilles. We have nothing but praise for both of them.

Duncan and Gilles arrived on time and were cheerful and friendly as usual. They were also very nice to the cat, who insisted on trying to help them.

They were scrupulous in keeping mess under control, meticulous in their work and always ready to answer my questions.

A thoroughly satisfactory job, many thanks!

Mike Cole-Hamilton
Kingston, ON
May 2014

Professional, Pleasant & Prompt service – thanks!

Thanks Jason. Your installers were very professional and pleasant. We will send a picture to you when everything is complete. You returned our calls promptly which was important to us. Please call us for service maintenance on our new fireplace. With thanks. 

Mike McGrath
Havelock, ON

April 2014

Before and after – wow!

The fireplace works great and we are now using the basement every night!”Fireplace-before-after

James Ligthart

Kingston, Ontario

March 2014