Installers & Technical Support

Jared Vibert Friendly Fires Peterborough

Jared Vibert

Jared was born in Scarborough and raised in Bowmanville where he developed his love for video games, snow boarding, and snowmobiling. He joined Friendly Fires at our Peterborough location in 2017 and is known for his courteous and professional demeanour, as well as having one of the top beards in the company.

Kyle Shibley Friendly Fires Kingston

Kyle Shibley

Growing up in Kingston, Kyle loved to play sports at a young age, you could always catch him on the baseball diamond or at the local hockey rink. Motivated, Kyle started his first job at the young age of 14, working his way up the ladder of local restaurants and catering companies until he landed a job at Kingston’s Favourite west-end pub, the Loyal Oarsmen. This is where he met his partner, Sarah. Looking for a new challenge, Kyle enrolled at Saint Lawrence College in the Gas Fitters course. The Fall of 2018 was a busy one at the Shibley household, Kyle started at Friendly Fires and Sarah began working full time as a teacher. They are both live music fans and enjoy spending time with Emma, Kyle’s daughter.

Scott Truscott Friendly Fires Kingston

Scott Truscott

Scott is an outdoorsmen at heart, when he wants to get away, you might see him fishing on a local lake or hunting in the back woods. Growing up in Odessa, Scott met his partner Elisha in high school, where Scott was on the Basketball and Volleyball teams. Elisha and Scott didn’t pick up their relationship until years later. He is a 4th year carpenters apprentice that came to join our team in 2017. With three kids at home, Kaidyn, Garver and the youngest boy Gage, live is anything but boring.

Adam Friendly Fires Carleton Place | Friendly Fires

Adam Riley

Adam brings years of experience working in the HVAC and fireplace industry to the Carleton Place team. Born in Chatam and raised in London Adam moved to eastern Ontario in the summer of 2018 with his wife, son & daughter, and dachshund, Max. Adam enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, riding ATVs and dirt bikes, and playing sports.

Clayton Coupland

Bio coming soon…

Katie McNeill - Friendly Fires

Katie McNeill

Katie is Kingston’s new Service Coordinator. She was born and raised in Kingston, ON, attended KCVI, and then studied visual arts at Seneca College in Toronto. Katie volunteers her time for local theatre productions, designing costumes and working as Head of Wardrobe, sometimes alongside her partner Mitch – who does acting. Productions that she has worked on include, Romeo and Juliet, Merry Wives of Windsor, Young Frankenstein, and Village of Idiots. Katie and Mitch live in the heart of downtown Kingston in a small apartment with their two cats Jack and Gina. They love living in such an active community and spend much of their time at local festivals and city events.

Tristen Arndt

Tristen is one of our installers at the Kingston store. He was born in Hanover Ontario and grew up in St. Thomas. He’s been working in the industry since finishing his program at Algonquin Collage, having been taught by some of the best wood and gas installers in Ontario. Tristen has been enjoying his move to Kingston, and has been spending as much time as he can seeing the sites and enjoying the local events. Always eager to do his part for the community, Tristen has even volunteered for BMO as their blue Bear mascot!

Jesse Friendly Fires

Jesse Tucker

Jesse joined the Friendly Fires in the summer of 2018, he moved to Peterborough in 2016 to attend Fleming College from his native Napanee. When Jesse’s not working he enjoys the outdoors – swimming, hiking, going on long adventures, etc. He lives with his girlfriend and with his beagle, Lily, and cat, Penny. We’re happy to have Jesse aboard!

Bailey Friendly Fires

Bailey Maxwell

Havelock native Bailey joined the Friendly Fires team as an assistant installer in 2017. Currently studying for his G3, he’s known for his can-do attitude. When Bailey is not working he can be found enjoying outdoor motorsports like snowmobiling and dirt-biking or playing with his dog.

Colin Wark

Born and raised in Perth Ontario, we are excited to introduce Colin to the Friendly Fires Team in Kingston.  He does have a Kawartha connection, Colin went to Sir Sanford Fleming and spent many years in the construction industry. Colin also worked in a fireplace store in Perth many years ago – his experience has been helpful in the warehouse.

In his spare time Colin loves to go hunting, fishing and he does some pickin’ on the old guitar.

TIm Houle

Tim Houle

Friendly Fires is very excited that Tim Houle joined our team in 2015. He began his career in 1987 as a chimney sweep in Kincardine, Ontario on beautiful Lake Huron, not far from Owen Sound.  Tim married his high school girlfriend, Lori, in 1990 and they have two lovely children, Matt and Sydney.  In 2003, Tim moved closer to London, Ontario to become the in house Technical Support for Regency Fireplaces.  Fireplace owners and technicians throughout North America would call Tim to help troubleshoot issues or problems.  Then in 2006, Tim moved his family to Arthur, Ontario to join The Foundry as their in house technician.  At The Foundry was the Ontario Factory Technical Representative for Enviro, Pacific Energy, Town and Country, Kozy Heat, RSF, ICC, Heartland Cookstoves, Piazzetti among other brands.  Tim and Lori are excited to explore summer festivals and local pubs as new “Kingstonians”.

Scott Currier

Scott joined the Friendly Fires fireplace team in Carleton Place in 2015. Scott was born and raised in Renfrew (ie – The Frew) and moved to Almonte when he met his wife Leisha in 2007.  Scott attended Algonquin Collage as well as Hi Mark where he completed his gas technician course.  When Scott is not at work, he enjoys relaxing with his wife and son (Vance) as well as reading up on the latest fireplace trends.  Scott is WETT certified and G2 gas licensed technician.

Kevin McNulty

Kevin was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley.  He attended Algonquin College in Pembrooke at nigh and remains very close to his father.  Some people describe Kevin as a workaholic.  He’s always working either at Friendly Fires, at his home or at his father’s farm.  When he is not working – he enjoys spending time with his children & wife (Jennifer), and likes to hunt and 4 wheel.  Kevin’s been in the heating industry for over 17 years (WETT Certified and gas ticket) and joined the Friendly Fires Carleton Place team in 2015.

Shaun Stickle

Born and raised in Belleville, Shaun moved to Toronto after high school to pursue Business Administration. From there, Shaun bounced around a little from Toronto to Mississauga to Brampton to Orangeville before finally moving back to the area in 2015. Shaun enjoys anything outdoors – including camping, fishing, hiking, and jogging. When not outdoors, he is either at work or at a music concert – another one of his passions.

Andrea Drake

Andrea was born and raised in Peterborough.  Although she is new to the fireplace industry (joined Friendly Fires in 2013), she brings many years of customer service experience to our team.  She is very excited to be a part of the Friendly Fires family and when she is not looking after our customers, she is looking after her dance students who want to learn the Moves Like Jagar.  She is a dance instructor with her husband (Randy) of twenty years.  She also loves to get her hands dirty in the garden and loves going to the mall with her daughter, Taylor.    She also has a fur family ….Shania (the dog) along with Lilo & Stitch (the cats) and the smallest member of her fur family is Sierra the lop-eared rabbit.  Sure hope Taylor doesn’t bring home any more animals…

David Nelson

David was born in North York and has been a licensed gas & oil technician since 2002 (Durham College Graduate), and a licensed wood technician since 2009. David has worked at Friendly Fires as one of our technicians and resident ‘jokesters’ since 2007, and during his spare time, loves to ride four-wheeler’s, go fishing, play pool, and go camping.

Jeff Bradfield

Jeff grew up in Toronto and had brief stints in the Belleville area before making Madoc and Millbrook his permanent home. Jeff attended George Brown College where he received his G3, G2 and G1 gas fitter license. After doing commercial gas work for 10 years, he decided that fireplaces was his future. Jeff has been WETT certified for over 10 years, and during his almost 20 years at Friendly Fires, it is estimated that he has worked on over 10,000 fireplaces. Wow. In his spare time, when he is not living and breathing fireplaces, Jeff enjoys quiet time and travelling.

Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr (yes – this is his real name) was born in Belleville.  A few years later, his family moved to Newcastle, and then he relocated to Fraserville once high school started.  Bobby (and his family) have been in Fraserville ever since, and he lives here with his parents, sister and 2 dogs (pictures of Max and Zoey are located further in ‘Our Pets’ section).  Bobby received his G3 gas fitter license at Durham College, and his G2 license at Fleming College.  Bobby has worked at Friendly Fires since July 2009.  His personal interests include being outdoors, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, dirt biking, and spending time with friends and family.

Kyle Dearling

Kyle grew up in Unionville but attended Port Perry High School. After graduating from Durham College with his G2 gas fitter’s license in 2002, he attended Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough where he received his Parks & Recreation Certificate. Kyle has worked at Friendly Fires since 2010 – and is one of our resident full-time fireplace technicians. If there is a problem with a fireplace that can not be solved – Kyle is the man. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife, three beautiful daughters, fixing small motors, and spending time at the cottage.

Mike Yeomans

Mike was born in Oshawa and moved to Ennismore almost 20 years ago (and now lives in Havelock).  Known in Friendly Fires as our local Potato Gun expert, Mike is an avid fisherman and Montreal Canadians fan.  Mike enjoys BBQing for his wife and two kids, and takes care of all facilities, as well as technical support for the Friendly Fires team in Peterborough.  As a WETT certified technician, Mike may have seen more wood stoves, chimneys and fireplaces than anyone in, well, anywhere.