Who We Are

FiresSide Hearth & Home is proud to be a family-owned hearth appliance and accessories shop with four separate locations in Royal Oak, CantonBrighton and Utica. Our vision as a business comes from family members and people so vested in the company’s success that we call them members, not employees. We educate and empower all of our team members because we strongly believe that leadership is an action, not a position within the company.

Whether we’re assisting a customer in one of our showrooms or installing a new fireplace, we strive to provide our customers the best possible customer service and shopping experience, every single time.

Our Products

We offer a product line unsurpassed in its breadth, including a full assortment of gas, electric and wood-burning fireplaces, inserts, and stoves; grills; mantels; and more. Our Heatilator, Heat & Glo, Primo, Ortal, Twin Eagles, Delta Heat, SimpliFire, and Quadra-Fire brands are the most respected in the industry, and our products are designed using the very latest in materials and technology. Our brands are not only the most well known, but also the most preferred by builders and homeowners alike.

Some of the products you’ll find in our showrooms:

Our Installation Team

Our National Fireplace Institute (NFI)-certified installers are top notch and work hard to answer all of our customers’ questions and exceed expectations every single time. Every member of our team works closely with homeowners and home builders alike to ensure that our customers are 100% satisfied with the products themselves and the installation process.

A Little History On Our Owner

Tom Withers was born in Royal Oak, MI. His family left Michigan, like so many others, in the 1960’s after the riots. Through his business tenacity and acumen, Tom first made his mark in the world of telecommunications, selling and implementing voice and fiber optic systems in Texas at complexes like the Dallas Cowboys’ Valley Ranch facility and Baylor Hospital. Shortly thereafter, he and a few others began a company that would eventually be known as Skytel, the first nationwide pager with text capabilities; this technology paved the way for the cell phones and smart phones we know today.

Tom relocated back to Michigan in 1995, where, for 13 years, he owned and operated a successful business as a distributor for Rexair. The company grew to 14 outlets with hundreds of salespeople before succumbing to the destructive flames of the economic disaster that struck Michigan in 2008.

In 2009, a spark ignited when Tom took the reigns of a struggling company and began to fuel another flame, not in telecommunications or a distribution center, but in retailing fireplaces manufactured in the U.S. After having his own fireplace serviced, Tom loved the product so much that he decided to buy the company! Since 2009, FireSide Hearth & Home has seen tremendous growth, expanding from one original showroom (Utica) to our four current showrooms (Utica, Canton, Brighton and Royal Oak).

Stop By & See Us!

We encourage you to visit one of our showrooms to experience the beauty for yourself! Each FireSide Hearth & Home location has over 40 fireplace displays, one of which is sure to be the perfect addition to your home. Just let us know what your needs are — the Withers family and all of the salespeople, service members, and installation crews would like to “Build a Fire For You!”


We have four convenient locations to make it easy for you to contact us. You’ll be glad you discovered FireSide Hearth & Home.

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