Fireside Hearth & Home
About Us


Our employees make the difference at Fireside Home Solutions. We are known in the industry as the largest suppliers and installers of fireplace products in the Pacific Northwest. Builders rely on us for our product supply, reliable delivery, and product knowledge. Homeowners buy from Fireside for our selection, expertice, and technical service from factory-trained specialists. In short, Fireside’s success is due to our employees—it is our people that truly make the difference.


history of fireside


Fireside Home Solutions began in 1985 at a small location in Kent, Washington with just a handful of employees. Locally family-owned and operated, it currently provides stable jobs for over 50 people with many long-term employees. Bill Nirk joined Fireside in early 1986 and became one of the owners later that year. Bill has continued his ownership in the company throughout the years. John Waterstraat, (Bill’s son-in-law) joined the company in 1998 and is the president of Fireside. Bill and John purchased Fireside in 2005 and became partners in the business. Near the end of 2005, Fireside became a Fireside Hearth and Home store, and, in late 2007 expanded by opening a showcase showroom in Bellevue. From the original focus toward new construction to a now growing retail business, Fireside strives to be the premier hearth products supplier in the greater Seattle area.


innovation grows the company


Now joined with two more retail stores in the Portland area, Fireside Home Solutions also sells and services the best brands in garage doors, improving the value of your home while saving energy. You will also find the best brands in outdoor barbecues, fire pits, and outdoor fireplaces and heaters. Visit one of our showrooms to learn more!