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So many options to make your fireplace entirely unique!

Outside the fireplace there are four different shapes for the chimney transition. Arch the firebox or keep it rectangular—whatever you prefer. Mantel reinforcement or chimney set‐back for mantel rest are two more options. I recently completed a project for a client that included a TV nook with electrical rough‐in over the fireplace. We’ve done this […]

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What makes Round Grove Products different?

Every week we have new customers that contact us to order fireplaces and combination units. We hear lots of anecdotes about how working with Round Grove is different than other suppliers. Here’s a few examples of what I call our “premium customer service” philosophy:• Always answer the phone in-person and if not, then return your […]

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Why are there cracks in my fireplace mortar joints?

It is normal to see some cracks in the mortar joints of your outdoor fireplace. Cracks appear because of environmental factors, mainly moisture and freezing temperatures. An outdoor fireplace gets much more exposure to these environmental factors. It is important to keep moisture out of the flue and out of the firebox, but a hard-driven […]

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Customization Options

Clients choose to work with Round Grove Products for several reasons—value, quality, rapid fulfillment, premium customer service, and customization.  Every day we get questions from our customers asking whether we can build to specific dimensions or if we can rough-in for a gas log insert.  The answer is always “Yes” because, unlike pre-cast fireplace kits, […]

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Save Time and Increase Revenue with Round Grove Products

I often tell the story of how Round Grove Products got started, but it’s more relevant to hardscape contractors now than at any other time. My wife and I designed an outdoor kitchen for our backyard patio that included a fireplace and hired a contractor with an excellent reputation. We watched the construction progress for […]

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Design Considerations for Outdoor Living Spaces – Part 4

Outdoor living space is a great home feature that will increase your home’s value.  It creates an outdoor focal point that will draw you outdoors and provides entertainment and recreation space throughout the year.  Whether you choose to relax with family or entertain with friends, an outdoor living space will add value and years of […]

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Design Considerations for Outdoor Living Spaces – Part 3

Outdoor living space is a great home feature that will increase your home’s value.  It creates an outdoor focal point that will draw you outdoors and provides entertainment and recreation space throughout the year.  Whether you choose to relax with family or entertain with friends, an outdoor living space will add value and years of […]

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Design Considerations for Outdoor Living Spaces – Part 2

Outdoor living space is a great home feature that will increase your home’s value.  It creates an outdoor focal point that will draw you outdoors and provides entertainment and recreation space throughout the year.  Whether you choose to relax with family or entertain with friends, an outdoor living space will add value and years of […]

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