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Buying a Fireplace in Kansas City? These are the Gas Fireplace Brand Names to Know

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Buying a fireplace is a big deal, especially when you live in Kansas City where fireplaces experience more use in the wintertime. Whether you’re replacing your existing gas fireplace or installing a unit during your home’s construction phase, chances are that your fireplace will be a decision you’ll live with for some time. That makes choosing the right gas fireplace all the more important.

Has it been a while since you shopped for a fireplace? First time? Then you’re in the right place. Complete Home Concepts has been Kansas City’s source for fireplaces since 1977, working with homeowners and respected home builders. While gas fireplace styles and technology are more diverse than ever, there are a few brand names to know. These manufacturers have earned their reputation for quality and performance, and you’ll find them at Complete Home Concepts with many models on display in our showroom.

Heat & Glo®: #1 in Consumer Grade Fireplaces

Heat & Glo’s design and innovative technology delivers on the ultimate fireside experience. In 1987, the company patented a technology that would revolutionize the industry: Direct Vent Gas Technology (removes fumes or combustion exhaust), regarded as one of the top 25 breakthroughs in residential construction. They also developed exclusive technologies, including FireBrick® (warms the room faster) and IntelliFire™ Plus (remote operation). In fact, Heat & Glo holds 74+ patents, has 45+ industry firsts and received 51+ industry awards.

Choose a gas fireplace or gas fireplace insert to create an inviting atmosphere in your indoor or outdoor space without the hassle of wood. Consider a stylish gas stove or convert your wood fireplace to a true-to-life gas log set. Heat & Glo offers indoor gas fireplaces in several styles with innovative technology that keeps you comfortable, is convenient to use, and is safe to install under televisions. Gorgeous see-through models and custom gas fireplaces are also available.

Heat & Glo fireplaces, stoves and inserts are built in Lake City, Minnesota. The 300,000 square foot facility employs hundreds of hearth experts who lead in innovation and push the limits of fireplace design.

Heatilator: #1 in Builder Grade Fireplaces

Heatilator gas fireplaces add style and efficient heating to any living space – both indoors and outdoors. These fireplaces work well in traditional and modern spaces. They are built to last with distinct style, efficiency and quality, all at an affordable price. Their technologies include Intellifire touch controls and ignition system, Direct Vent, Power Vent, WhisperTone Technologies and Zone Heating.

Homebuilders install a lot of Heatilator gas fireplaces thanks to their quality, reliability and ease of installation. The company introduced the first zero-clearance fireplace more than 30 years ago, which helped many homeowners accept the idea of installing their own fireplaces.


Quadra-fire’s founders spent ten years researching and developing their patented “Quad Burn” system, which burns and re-burns gases and smoke in four different zones of the firebox. The technology produced powerful and efficient rolling flames so intense it inspired the Quadra-Fire name and set a new standard for clean, fuel-efficient heating with wood – proving that “Nothing Burns Like A Quad.” Ever since, Quadra-Fire has put performance and simple operation at the forefront. Their gas fireplaces and inserts are built to last.

Vermont Castings

The promise of American craftsmanship is alive and well in the state of Vermont. This is where day after day, year after year, Vermont Castings’ craftspeople build each Vermont Castings wood and gas stove and wood insert by hand and with heart. One look at their impressive lineup of fireplaces, and you can tell that no detail is too small and no element insignificant for this fireplace manufacturer. Vermont Castings believes in true craftsmanship, having been founded on the belief that the majestic beauty of cast iron could be combined with the simple function of wood heat to build stoves and inserts of value and long-lasting beauty. Vermont Castings’ key technologies include IntelliFire Touch controls, FlexBurn, top loading, Continuous Combustion Control™ (C3) and thermostatically controlled combustion.

Buying a Fireplace in Kansas City? Find the Perfect One at Complete Home Concepts

Other gas fireplace brands worth exploring are SimpliFire, Harman and Montigo, which also feature various styles and technologies like Direct Vent, Intellifire, Power Venting and Zone Heating. Browse various models or use our online planning tool to find options to fit your needs.