Warehouse & Facilities

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.

John Vandeven

John was born and raised in Peterborough.  He was first introduced to the fireplace industry with Enbridge (Consumers Gas) many, many, years ago.  He is married with two amazing children, and enjoys canoeing and fishing in his spare time.  John heats his house with a wood stove, manages all purchasing here at Friendly Fires, and enjoys BBQing on his charcoal kamado smoker (XL Big Green Egg) as much as he can.

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.