Vanessa is the matriarch of Urban Hearth. She built this business from the ground up with the help of her daughter Amber and late partner Mitch while simultaneously running Embers. She takes her coffee black and she loves to travel, read, garden, rug rook, hang out with family and listen to music. Vanessa burns a Jotul TL50 in her home and cottage as well as a Kozy Heat Slayton 42 in her cottage.
Amber has been with Urban Hearth since the very beginning. As vice president she takes on many roles, from helping customers to cleaning bathrooms and everything in between. Before Urban Hearth, Amber was a retail sales person at Embers and a "computer nerd extraordinaire". She also teaches yoga and meditation, and enjoys walking in the woods and playing with her dog. Amber burns a Jotul GF370 in her office and a Jotul TL50 in her home.
"I LOVE working here because we take care of each other and we have a lot of fun (and we work hard!)"
Colleen has been with Urban Hearth since the beginning. In 1988 she started her career in the hearth industry working for a chimney manufacturer responsible for inside sales. Colleen remembers always wanting to be on the road as a sales rep so when the opportunity to go on the road in 1997 presented itself, she jumped at it. That was when she found her true calling because she loves her job. Colleen will take her coffee black with just a touch of sweet, and she enjoys campfires, Netflix marathons, crocheting and spending time with her family. Colleen burned a Jotul Castine in her home for many years before upsizing to a Jotul TL50.
Phil has been with Urban Hearth for close to 3 years now. He comes from a background in carpentry and he has a Business Administration Diploma with a major in Materials Management. Phil loves a good latte and he enjoys keeping fit, being outdoors and walking with his dog. Phil burns a Jotul F500 Oslo in his home.
"Urban Hearth is the best substitute for family there is. The comfort of knowing that you are a part of this family makes the actual working part enjoyable and rewarding. I work for a company 'that loves what we do, care about our customers, and want to make their experience dealing with us enjoyable, professional and profitable'. This is our mission statement and everyone at Urban Hearth works hard to live up to this. I get to work with amazing and kind people!"
"We have a great group who treat each other like family."
Sales Representative/ Technical Support
Scott has been with Urban Hearth for 5 years. He comes from a background in the industry having worked as a WETT Certified installer for 10 years. Scott takes a double double and loves to hunt, fish, and spend time outdoors with his wife and kids. He burns a Blaze King Chinook 30 in his home.
Shipping & Receiving
Kingsley has worked with Urban Hearth since 2011. He started as a full time co-op student working in the warehouse and has stayed with Urban Hearth since then. He has been interested in working in the family business from a young age. Kingsley takes his coffee black and enjoys spending his time with good friends. He burns a Valcourt FP10 and a Jotul GF500 in his home.
"I had previously worked for the owner of UH as an installer in their retail shop and when the opportunity presented itself to join them once again I couldn’t say no. They are an unbelievable company that prides itself on employing like minded people to create a company atmosphere that is second to none."
Sierra has been with Urban Hearth since 2013. She started part-time while she was taking graphic design courses. Sierra will take a vanilla latte and she loves spending time with her partner, son and dog, sitting by the fire, and eating way too much chocolate. Sierra recently had a Jotul F500 Oslo installed in her new home and is excited to be heating with wood again after being stuck with electric baseboard heat for the past few years.
Ashley started with Urban Hearth in 2016. Before she came to Urban Hearth she worked at a local cafe where she roasted coffee and managed front of house service. Ashley also teaches yoga in the area. She'll take her coffee any way she can get it! Ashley enjoys hiking, knitting, and a good cup of coffee.
"I love coming to work everyday knowing that I am surrounded by people who truly support and care for each other. Urban Hearth really is a family, and there is no other family I would rather be a part of!"
"I love working at Urban Hearth because of the people. I get to spend my days with an amazing group of people that are hardworking, supportive, and fun."
Mont Alpi is here
Urban Hearth is excited to welcome Mont Alpi to the family. This gorgeous all 304 Stainless Grill comes in a complete island with a beautiful white man made stone side and top finish. Each island come pre-assembled and ready to connect to NG or LP, includes a Rotisserie and a tank slide and 304 stainless storage areas.