Alex was born in Ottawa and considered it home until 2002 when he moved to Peterborough. In Ottawa, Alex earned a Honours Bachelor of Commerce, a Masters in Business Administration and spent the first 15 years of his career working for large companies. Alex has spent numerous hours volunteering for various charitable organizations and enjoys actively giving back to the community. He recently earned his WETT (wood energy technology transfer) designation and is active in attending educational sessions in the hearth industry. Besides researching all products sold at Friendly Fires, Alex tries to use as many Friendly Fires products as possible in his home to ensure quality before making them available for sale in our stores. On weekends, there is nothing that he loves more than BBQing (smoking) on his Charcoal Primo XL for his wife (Lorraine) and his two incredible children (Noah & Sequoia).
Off-Season Fireplace Maintenance, 5 Tips
Your fireplace may not be top of mind during the glorious heat of summer.
It is the perfect time to get your off-season maintenance completed so you’re ready to go once cold season rolls around again.
Top Reasons Why Spring is the Ideal Time to Shop for Fireplaces: A Guide to Finding Your Perfect Hearth
Don’t miss out on the benefits of shopping for fireplaces in spring. Learn why and follow our guide to find your ideal hearth for a cozy winter ahead.
Is there a difference between Barbecuing, Grilling, and Smoking?
For this post we thought we might kick the hornets nest and see if people agree with our definitions of BBQing, Grilling, and Smoking.