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.

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Hi Hayley,

I’m just now back at my desk after a smooth trip back and a delightful weekend with my guests here at home. Thank you again for ensuring that the fireplace was ready in time. It was the hit of the gathering – we sat around it for lengthy chats, and it provided great background ambiance for our meals. I couldn’t get them out of that room!

Best Wishes

Monday, November 22, 2010 9:55 AM

Dear Valerie,

My family and I would like to thank you & Friendly Fires for all your help and assistance in finding us the perfect wood stove for our home. We love our “Pacific Energy Vista Classic” (Red) Didn’t realize how nice of a product we were buying. So efficient and clean – not to mention quite a conversation piece.
Your installation technicians were friendly, even explaining operation before leaving. I would highly recommend Friendly Fires! Thanks again…

Yours Truly
Nancy McGarrett & Family
letter dated – Nov 10, 2010


I thank you for your ongoing assistance……….it has been a pleasure dealing with Friendly Fires. During the course of selecting and purchasing our stove/piping and then having to exchange some components, because we relocated it, everyone that I dealt with at your store was very helpful, courteous and easy to deal with. Please feel free to give my name as a reference in the event that someone needs to speak with one of your satisfied customers.

Lorne Faulkner
Monday, November 01, 2010 3:06 PM

Dear Alex

I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: “Alex provided the expertise and team that installed a propane fireplace and new barbeque at our log cabin. Both he and his team are very professional in their approach and exceeded our expecations for their service quality.Alex has also been a great resource for identifying other resources we required. Their showroom is full of great products and friendly staff.”

Murray MacFarlane
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Attn: Mgr Alex Soubliere

Greetings from two of your very satisfied customers who are currently sitting in front of one of your Friendly Fires (Enviro Westport) in a clifftop cottage overlooking Lake Ontario.
When we decided to replace our airtight wood stove with a propane unit, we took time to do our homework. We visited four dealers: in Bowmanville, Newcastle, Peterborough and finally … Friendly Fires.
We were greeted there by Ms Hayley Doyle and in the course of our interview, were given far more specific and useful information about models suitable for our installation than we had received at all the other locations put together. Pros and cons were discussed and costs clearly presented. Range of stock was impressive.
Subsequently your Jeff your installer did an efficient survey of our cottage (which had some installation quirks to solve). His solution was excellent … in practicality and for best appearance. The actual installation (which included a cheerful removal of the heavy old stove) … was carried out with old-style professionalism and courtesy by Jeffrey and Bobby. A follow-up call from Hayley was appreciated.
From the moment we strolled into your Hwy 7 store we were impressed with the stock you have and with the friendly professionalism and expertise of the staff who worked with us. We have a long experience of home-owning in Toronto and cottaging at Bond Head, so we recognize and appreciate good service. Four stars for Friendly Fires!
Thank you.

Donnalu Gunn
Letter dated Sept 29/10

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We have owned our Valour fireplace for approximately 4 years and were surprised when we recovered the total cost for the unit in under 2 years in heat cost reduction. Our heating bill is now about half of what it used to be. In addition to this we find that our living space is warmer than it was previous to the installation. We live in a large historic home that is 3800 square heat and find that spot heating where we need it makes sense both from both a cost and environmental perspective. We had an EnerGuide home audit and were told that short of replacing our boiler that there was no way to significantly reduce our heating costs. I did extensive research on our options and quickly found that Valour had one of the highest EnerGuide ratings plus the design elements to accurately fit into our historically designated home. We proved the experts wrong and are thrilled with the comfort as well as the cost savings. The best part is that the fireplace is simply gorgeous! Our recently installed unit was virtually identical to the old 168 year old coal fireplace we removed. We highly recommend the Valour for anyone who is considering a gas fireplace.

Carol Cherry
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 6:55 PM


Thank you for a great job. Pleasure working with your crew. Please give my compliments to your staff I will definitely keep u in mind. Kindest regards, Rick.

Rick Ferguson
ServiceMaster of Durham
Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:02 PM

Thanks Jason.

The guys were great – actually, I wasn’t there except for the first few minutes, but they left everything spotless.

Glenn Taylor
Fri 9/17/2010 3:12 PM

Hello Jeff

Just a short note of appreciation for the manner in which you resonded to our questions re the availability of fireplace doors on Saturday afternoon. Normally, one might expect an unwelcome hard sell for something we have no interest in. That didn’t happen. You seemed genuinely interested in making us happy whether that meant buying new doors at $1,000 or more or just fixing up our old ones for a lot less money. That kind of approach is all too rare, but greatly appreciated and makes one want to return and do business with you. Once again, thanks.

Joy and George Smith
Monday, August 30, 2010 11:47 AM

Alex & Staff

I just wanted to say a special thank you to you and your staff. Everyone was very helpful and very informative. Peter just loves his new BBQ. Thank you for everything.

Arlene Blunck