Sales & Customer Service

Steve Gingerich | Sales | Friendly Fires

Steve Gingerich

Before joining the team at Friendly fires in 2017 Steve worked as a at various projects downtown Toronto, Saudi Arabia and Mexico. He is a licensed gas and oil technician who now loves to sell fireplaces. He was born in Waterloo and now resides in Peterborough with his family. He enjoys scuba diving and Golf.

David LeVasseur

David Levasseur

Prior to his 14 years as a field inspector at T.S.S.A. (Technical Standards and Safety Authority), he worked in the fuels industry where he acquired his certifications in Fire and Explosion Investigation.  David has investigated over 1,000 incidents involving fires, explosions, pipeline damages and carbon monoxide.  Some of the highlights of David’s career at the T.S.S.A. are: Fuel Safety Project Lead for the Pan AM Games in 2015, Program Manager Provincial Fuel Safety Vulnerable Occupancy Project, and the TSSA Operations Modernization and Redevelopment Project.

At home, David and his Wife Leanda are very active with their three sons, Jacob, Max and Sam.  When they are not commuting to different sporting events for their boys, they try to spend their time at their cabin retreat near Bancroft.

Carleton Place location Friendly Fires

Abigail Pickard

Abigail is a sales representative at our Carleton Place location.

Born in Winnipeg, Abigail grew up in Prince Edward County and has lived in Hamilton and Ottawa.  She has a boxer lab named Margaret and is getting married next August!  Hobbies outside of work include crafts, crossword puzzles and trivia nights.

Emily Susko

In 2021 Emily joined the Friendly Fires Team.  Emily has been a great help and you may see her at any one of our locations.

More on Emily’s Bio to come.

Steve Peters

Steve grew up in our Nation’s Capital and attended Algonquin College.  When Steve’s parents decided to retire, they moved back to Kingston.  After the passing of his Mom, Steve came to Kingston to be closer to his father.  Six months later, he met his wife, Emily, through a mutual friend.  Steve spent a few years selling cars and a stint in the plumbing industry, he came to join our Kingston Team.  Now, Steve spends most of his spare time chasing after his son Liam.

Mackenzie O’Neil-Austin

Mackenzie joined Friendly Fires in 2021 at our Peterborough location.

More on her bio to come.

Newly Cyr

Newly joined the team in Carleton Place in 2021.

More on Newly’s bio to come

Spencer Maclean

Spencer joined the Friendly Fires team in 2021 at our Peterborough location.

More on Spencer’s bio to come.

Heather Cormier

Heather joined Friendly Fires in 2021 at our Peterborough location.

More on Heather’s bio to come.

Belleville Location Friendly Fires

Misty Kimmett

Misty is a sales representative at our Belleville location.

Born in Napanee and living the the Belleville / Napanee area Misty has a daughter, Mackenzie and a cat named Sophie.  Hobbies outside of work include practicing Tai Chi, camping, and reading.