Stonewall Design & Construction in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania is a premier residential and commercial construction company that enjoys a reputation for excellence in just about everything they do. From new home construction and additions to patios, pools, and more, the company prides itself on listening to its customers' project ideas and goals to create award-winning designs that enrich people's lives. With the increased trend in backyard fire pits and fireplaces in recent years, Stonewall has become one of the area's most sought-after contractors for backyard stonework transformations that incorporate gas fire technology.
Who's Asking for Custom Gas Fire Pits?
The quick answer, according to Scott Eckenrode, VP of Construction at Stonewall, is lots of people. "People are definitely more interested in investing in outdoor living features," Scott explains. "They want to create unique settings that allow them to get more enjoyment out of the exterior of their home. Custom fire pits are becoming the new norm in new construction," Scott adds. As lead designer at Stonewall, Scott says that it's not unusual for new home building customers to bring fire pit photos they've seen on Pinterest to their first meeting with the company. Other customers will ask Stonewall to design something truly unique that fits their budget and lifestyle.
What Should Gas Fire Pit Customers Expect from a Professional Contractor?
Safety first! While the aesthetics of your gas fire pit and its surrounding area is important, nothing is as critical as your family's safety. Gas fire pits and fireplaces, by nature, can pose serious hazards to users. That's why whenever Scott and his team at Stonewall design a gas fire feature, they use Hearth Products Controls (HPC) products. They know HPC fire pits are CSA tested and certified to meet stringent safety and performance requirements. "Aside from building with high-quality HPC certified systems and components, our gas fire pit installers are professionals who are certified by the National Fireplace Institute," Scott remarked."They are specially trained in gas distribution and proper venting techniques to give our customers confidence and peace of mind, knowing their projects will be installed correctly."
Other Benefits of Working with HPC (From a Contractor's Perspective)
We asked Scott Eckenrode at Stonewall Design & Construction this question and we were pretty happy with his response: "Whether we spec from HPC's off-the-shelf product line or collaborate with them for a custom fire feature, we always get great technical support. We recently finished a gas fire pit installation that required custom burners and an electronic flame control system, and HPC provided the responsive solutions we needed. The quality of their products means we can consistently design beautiful backyard fire features that have proven to be reliable for our customers and profitable for us."
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