Home Fire Stove opened in 1979 in response to the rapid inflation in energy costs. Since that time we have grown to be the largest volume hearth products retailer in Oregon, and one of the largest in the nation. Our highest priorities have always been on safety first, and customer satisfaction next. (Yes, we would rather have you safe than satisfied, if given that choice). We carry a complete selection of hearth products, including wood, pellet and gas-fueled, stoves, inserts and fireplaces. In addition, we offer complete installation and service. Quality products, expert service, nice people, fair prices and our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction have made Home Fire Stove successful in earning repeat business.
Home Fire Stove sells outstanding products. From beginning to end at Home Fire Stove, you are dealing with experienced staff who has a hundred years of experience between them in sales and installation of hearth products and do not work on individual commissions. Their highest priority is on helping you select the product that is right for you and your situation. Of utmost importance is safety, and we do not compromise here. All of our products are tested to UL standards and we install them in accordance with their listing or set of specifications and clearances. We insist on a permit and inspection to make sure that we have installed the appliance correctly.
The next important issue is sizing. If you buy an appliance that is too large, it will run you out of the room, and you will not be able to operate it properly. If you buy one that is too small, you'll be disappointed in your investment. We have many years of experience in sizing our stoves to the space that they will realistically heat.
After safety and sizing come wonderful choices in appearance, quality, durability, design, features and benefits, options, warranties and price. Our goal is to have several product choices to fit almost every situation. We are very familiar with all of the products we sell and most that our competitors sell. We will provide you with as much information as you need to make a good choice.
Our preference is to always visit your home prior to taking a deposit or scheduling an installation. This way we can make sure that we bid the job accurately, size the appliance to the space it will heat and make sure that we can pass muster with the building inspector. We usually don't charge for this service, but generally, insist that you visit the store before scheduling a home visit.
History of Ownership
Home Fire Stove is owned and operated by Jeff Reynolds. Jeff started as an employee in 1995 and quickly became a lead installer, learned all aspects of the business and purchased the business in July 2016. Tim Nissen was the previous owner and continues as an employee. Tim moved to Salem in 1977 to work at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. In 1983, having caught the entrepreneurial bug from the students and faculty at Willamette, he started Willamette Woodstoves. He then bought Home Fire Stove from Ralph Stanley in 1987 and merged the two businesses together in 1988. The combination of great products and a commitment to full service proved to be a potent one, and Home Fire Stove grew steadily over the years.
Home Fire Stove and its owner are very involved in the Salem Business Community. We are members and have served on the Board of the Marion-Polk Building Industry Association and the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Home Fire Stove is involved in the state and national trade associations and the Oregon Hearth Products Association, having served on both boards and as President of the association. Jeff is a member of the Keizer Rotary and Tim is a member of the Rotary Club of Salem.