Press Releases

Friendly Fires wins TSSA Safety Award

October 19, 2017

Friendly Fires is proud to announce that we have received the prestigious 2017 TSSA Impact Safety award. We are strongly committed to safety both in the training of our technicians as well as in educating our customers on best practices.


Friendly Fires Feed Hungry Volunteers

June 17, 2017

For the fifth straight year, Friendly Fires was happy to feed hungry participants in the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes charity walk in Cobourg.  The annual event raises awareness and funds for the Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre in Cobourg.


Friendly Fires Best In Show Home Builders Award

March 8, 2017

Friendly Fires is pleased to announce that we were nominated for three prestigious Peterborough Kawartha Home Builders Awards at their annual gala, were finalists in all three categories, and we took home first place in one of them!


Friendly Fires Awarded Bellfires Dealership

December 8, 2016

Friendly Fires is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Bellfires Fireplace Dealership.  Available in Europe for years, Bellfire Fireplaces incorporate new clean look and ‘frame-less’ designs.   To see a Bellfire in action, please visit our Kingston fireplace showroom.


Friendly Fires Fireplaces Wins Kingston Award

November 2, 2016

A special thank you to all of our Kingston fireplace customers who voted for Friendly Fires as their favourite local fireplace store.  Friendly Fires does not do traditional advertising, so the fact that our customers recognize and recommend us is greatly appreciated.


Friendly Fires Community Involvement

October 11, 2016

We could not be more proud of the incredible team at Friendly Fires who has once again given back to the communities of Kingston, Carleton Place, Peterborough and Cobourg.  Selling fireplaces, solar and BBQ products is what we do, but giving back to our communities is what we believe in.


Friendly Fires Wins #1 Fireplaces by Kingston Home Builders

September 2, 2016

Friendly Fires is pleased to announce that the Kingston Home Builders Association chose Friendly Fires #1 for Kingston Fireplaces.  The Kingston Home Builders Association has over 200 members, and Friendly Fires is honoured to have been chosen for best fireplaces by this group.


Friendly Fires Awarded Napoleon BBQ Award

June 14, 2016

Friendly Fires has won the ‘Award of Excellence’ from Napoleon BBQs and Fireplaces. The BBQ award was in recognition of outstanding sales and service of Napoleon BBQs in 2015.  With over 30 Napoleon BBQs on display and full time BBQ technicians, Friendly Fires is a Premier and full service dealer of Napoleon Barbecues.  Not only does Friendly Fires sell Napoleon BBQs, but we service what we sell.  Every Napoleon comes with a one year at home warranty from Friendly Fires.


2016 Kingston BBQ Classes and Kingston BBQ Competition

May 6, 2016

Friendly Fires is pleased to host and organize the 2016 Kingston BBQ competition and Kingston Barbecue Classes.  These fun events are for BBQ experts and Barbecue Amateurs.  Please read our Press Release and the Events page from our website to learn more and see pictures from last year’s BBQ events in Kingston.


2016 Peterborough & Kawarthas BBQ Classes & BBQ Competion

Friendly Fires is pleased to announce its 2016 BBQ Classes lineup and 2016 BBQ Competition schedule.  These are fun events open to everyone.  Read the Press Release or our Events Page to learn more.


Friendly Fires Wins Award

March 14, 2016

Friendly Fires was chosen once again by residents of Peterborough & The Kawarthas as the area’s favourite fireplace & BBQ store.  We would like to thank all our local customers from Ennismore, Bobcaygeon, Campbellford, Norwood, Havelock, Peterborough, Bridgenorth, Roseneath, Lindsay and other communities from the Kawartha Lakes who voted for us.


Ontario Home Builders Chose Friendly Fires Fireplaces

December 15, 2015

The Ontario Home Builders Association, with over 4,000 members in Ontario, has chosen wood fireplaces by Friendly Fires as ‘Best In Class’ for their annual awards of distinction.  The Renaissance Rumford and Astria Georgian wood fireplaces were installed at a home on Stoney Lake in Lakefield.Wood Fireplaces Stoney Lake


HGTV Fireplaces

November 22, 2015

Friendly Fires is chosen again to supply and install fireplaces for HGTV’s Income Property television show in Prince Edward County and Kingston area.


Fireplaces for the Stars

September 12, 2015

Who knew that a simple fireplace & BBQ store would be able to have so many of its products chosen for such popular tv shows and movies?


Fireplaces Carleton Place

August 4, 2015

The same great service you’ve come to expect from Friendly Fires in other locations is now available in the Carleton Place (Perth, Lanark, Mississippi Mills, Stittsville and western Ottawa) area.  Our local team are experts in gas fireplaces, propane fireplaces, wood stoves, wood fireplaces, BBQs, smokers, solar solutions, as well as pellet stoves.  Our large modern showroom and parts area is ready for your visit.  Drop by the former ‘Valley Plaza’ and say hello!


Friendly Fires Record Year!

January 29, 2015

The Amazing Team at Friendly Fires achieved some incredible accomplishments in 2014 – all the while heating a record number of homes, generating a record amount of income for our solar customers, and participating in a record number of team events.  Pretty amazing!


Friendly Fires Wins Builders Award

December 17, 2014

At the Kawartha Home Builders Association annual awards ceremony, Friendly Fires was awarded with two prestigious awards – best Website and Best Showroom.  We would like to thank all the builders and contractors who voted for us and look forward to working closely with them in the future.


BBQ Competition Winning Rib Recipee

August 12, 2014

Friendly Fires’ 2014 BBQ Competitions were a huge success.  Please see this Press Release for a detailed description of the ‘secret’ winning Rib recipee and details of the events.


Best Fireplace Retailer in North America

March 19, 2014

We won! We are pleased to announce that Friendly Fires won the VESTA award for Hearth Retailer Of The Year.  We are the first Canadian company to win this award.  We are very grateful to our customers and to all our staff – this is a big honour.   This award is given by the Hearth, Patio & BBQ Association (HPBA) at their annual show in Salt Lake City, Utah.



Best Fireplace Retailer in North America Finalist

March 6, 2014

Friendly Fires is pleased to announce that it is a finalist for the Best Fireplace Retailer in North America annual Vesta Awards.  The Vesta Awards are organized by the Hearth Patio & BBQ Association (HPBA) and are an annual event.  Friendly Fires was nominated by its customers & suppliers, and a judging panel of industry experts will decide the winner in Salt Lake City.