About Us

Learn about my background before you hear what I have to say

About John Debar

Prior to starting business in 1987 and the Main St store in 1990, I served in the Air-Force and later studied engineering from 1977 to 1985. I left engineering to use my creative talents with chimney restoration. Unlike engineering, I'd meet hundreds of great local folks, and in the course of hard physical work, keep the fitness level I had achieved as a college athlete.

The Fireside Stove Difference

In 1990, I opened a large stove & fireplace store. Now downsized, sales have doubled. This is due to 'show and tell' demonstrations. No other store, I've been told, has the expertise or takes the time to help folks break the numerous myths that lead to buying the 'perfect' wrong stove. Secondly, new advances in flash combustion technology must be demonstrated to see beyond their value beyond any doubt.

Also, you can clearly see why shopping using a brochure is fatal for getting the right stove. Whether first-time or a veteran wood stove user, you will come away learning and getting a far better value. As a trained writer and educator for 20 years, the 30 minute demo will be fun and educational. It will insure you end up with a quality product that provides a lifetime of service no matter how abused. You'll also receive the know-how to insure you are operating in a manner that continues to heat your home at the oil equivalent of 50 cents a gallon. See StoveGuide.net for more information. However, reading is no substitute for a demonstration, where unbelievably good performance is proven.

See why over 2500 folks have chose to purchase from me, and why over 8,000 have trusted me for professional service since 1987.