Outdoor GreatRoom Company Debuts Grey Stonefire Gas Fire Pit Table

Grey Stonefire Gas Fire Pit Table for 2020 New Products by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your backyard or deck

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company is excited to release the Grey Stonefire round gas fire pit table.

The Grey color option will join the existing Dora Brown Stonefire fire pit table to create a collection. It features a Grey Stonefire composite top with subtle details to accentuate the gorgeous Crystal Fire® burner. The frame is constructed of outdoor-rated Grey powder-coated aluminum. A Grey mesh base conceals a standard 20-pound liquid propane tank.

The 16-inch Crystal Fire® Burner is UL Listed for safety and quality. At only 35 pounds, this compact fire pit table is perfect for cozy, small outdoor spaces and easy moving. The fire pit table includes clear glass gems – tumbled lava rock and other fire media sold separately.

The Grey Stonefire fire pit is setup for liquid propane but can be converted to natural gas using the included conversion kit. Glass wind guard, protective cover, and other accessories sold separately.

The Grey Stonefire gas fire pit table along with other innovations will be on display at the 2020 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in New Orleans on March 12-14, booth 749. Presentations by Outdoor GreatRoom Company experts will be on March 11.

Grey Stonefire Round Gas Fire Pit Table by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your patio or deck

Month of LOVE: OGC Edition

It’s the month of LOVE! We asked some of our employees what they love!

David Shimek, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

David – Western US & Canada Sales Manager

I love OGC because the people make it super fun to work here and we sell such fun products. Who doesn’t love fire?!?!

The product I love most is the 30″ Cove fire bowl – the flame is massive! I also love the Renegade portable fire pit for tailgating – it attracts so many fans!

I love my job because I get to travel to see customers and attend trade shows. Growing relationships with dealers we have been selling to for 10+ years is a great feeling!

Sidya, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Sidya, Shipping Expert

I love OGC because everyone has a great sense of companionship and we all love each other equally. I like how everyone makes me feel good, always forgives my faults, and tries to teach me a lot.
 
The Uptown fire pit table has been my favorite since I started with the company. I also love the Edison fire table because it seems elegant and stylish.
 
I love the area where I work because it is very active and I can talk to other people who come to pick up the orders. One day I would like to work in customer service since it is one of my favorite areas.

Jeff Hanel, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Jeff, 

I love OGC because of the people and their passion to work as a team.

I love the new Crystal Fire Plus burner systems with ready-to-finish bases. This gives us great flexibility to provide whatever the customer desires.

I love working with our customers and bringing cool new projects for our engineering and production team to produce.

Laura Podmolik, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Laura, Customer Service Manager and Sales Coordinator


I love OGC because of the people and how we value and treat our customers! The OGC people make coming to work fun and I feel like we treat our customers like they are an extension of our family. We do what we can to make them happy and enjoy their purchase. We never want someone to have a bad experience with our products or when they communicate with anyone in our company. And I think that’s why we have the great reputation that we have.
 
I love the Alcott gas fire pit table!
 
I love my job because it’s never the same thing every day and it’s always a good feeling when you are able to help someone!

Leonard, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Leonard, Production Lead

I’ve worked with large manufacturers prior to working here. I love OGC because there’s something special about working for a smaller manufacturer.

I love our chat height chairs! They are number one!

I love my job because it’s never the same on a daily basis. It makes time go by fast.

Renee, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Renee, VP of Business Development & Marketing

I love OGC because of the people. This crew works hard, but still finds time to have fun at work.

The Alcott is my favorite fire pit table but I’m really excited to roll out the Crystal Fire Plus burner program.

I love the variety of work I have in my job, there is never a dull moment!

Ross Johnson, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Ross, OEM/National Account Manager

I love OGC because of the staff and culture!

I love all of the fire tables – they have such unique designs!

I enjoy the relationships I’ve created with my clients. I consider them business partners, friends, and clients.

Joey Shimek, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Joey, VP of Sales

I love OGC because of the family environment, good people, and the innovative ideas that people have everyday!

My favorite OGC products are the long linear burners, the Wave burner, and the Renegade portable fire pit!

I love my job because we create beautiful outdoor fire features that can transform peoples backyards.  I love to see the reactions people have when enjoying our products.

Allison Wilson, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Allison, Customer Service Rep

I love OGC because I enjoy working with my co-workers and customers every day.

I love the White Onyx Beacon fire pit table!

I love my job because we have great dealers and customers to work with!

Susan Peterson, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Susan, Office Manager

I love OGC because it’s a fun industry to work in. The company is not only goal-oriented but also encourages a work-life balance.

I love the Lodge II pergola and the Denali Brew fire pit table.

I really enjoy the variety of tasks and projects I work on – there is little repetition in my job from day to day and month to month.

Ryan Shimek, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Ryan, Controller

I love OGC because of the work environment. Everyone works hard, but seems to enjoy coming into work each day. We have a great group of people working here, as well as a great customer base. And I really like the products that we offer – very cool and innovative!

I really like our Vintage fire pit table collection, as well as our new Denali Brew fire table!

Katie, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Katie, Content Marketing Manager

I love OGC because of the atmosphere. My coworkers are the best individuals.

I love all of the custom projects – fire pits, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, etc. It’s amazing to see what our engineering and manufacturing can create for our customers, all right here in good ol’ Minnesota!

I love being a marketing resource for our customers. I want to do whatever I can to make their lives easier and their businesses more successful. I also truly believe OGC products are the best in the market. OGC quickly converted me from a wood-burning fire pit user to a gas fire pit lover!

Eric Hawkinson, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Eric, VP of Operations

I love OGC because of the people and customers! The people we work with everyday make our lives enjoyable and work easy. Not everything goes perfect; but when you work with people that care about you, the business, and the customers, pretty much anything is possible.
 
I love the Black Uptown fire table with its great style and usability. Great looking and easy to use for entertaining and serving.
 
I love my job because of the younger generations coming in, which 35 years ago I was one of them!  They see the world so differently and force us to all question everything we assumed we knew.  Sometimes we do but sometime we don’t see it at all!

December’s Expert of the Month

Employee Spotlight Office Manager Susan Peterson of The Outdoor GreatRoom Company in Minnesota
Susan Peterson, Office Manager

Number of Years at The Outdoor GreatRoom Company (OGC): I can’t believe it will be almost 14 years at OGC for me! Where has the time gone?!


How many years of experience in the industry? I’ve been in this industry for 17 years.


What is your overall experience/background?

I worked at Hearth & Home Technologies®/Heat & Glo® as an administrator with several current and past OGC members. I also worked as a special risk insurance underwriter for 8 years.

Memorable moment at OGC?

After years of working with Dan Shimek at Heat & Glo®, I was asked to come and work at Fire Stone (now Outdoor GreatRoom Company). I started the day we moved into our first Burnsville office.


Why do you love working at OGC?

I really enjoy the variety of my workflow as it changes daily. The projects and new challenges make for a fluid schedule that is never boring.

Favorite OGC Product?

The new Denali Brew fire pit table is my favorite fire table so far. I really like the rustic simplicity of it along with some of our new innovations, like the LP tank sliding access door and the folding wind guard.


What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

My favorite family tradition would be Thanksgiving night after we get home. We watch “Home Alone” to kick off the holiday movie season, then we have leftovers and get in a quick nap before heading out early for some Black Friday shopping.

What do you enjoy in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities, hanging out with my family, and lazy days with my cat Thunder Paws.

November’s Innovative Expert of the Month

Innovative Expert of the Month David Shimek Canada and Western U.S. Sales Manager for The Outdoor GreatRoom Company, a manufacturer of outdoor living products

David Shimek, Canada & Western US Sales Manager

Number of Years at The Outdoor GreatRoom Company (OGC): I started in a mentor program with OGC back in high school. Then I interned here as well during college. I have officially been here full-time for 6 years.

What is your overall experience/background?

I did some cold calling right out of college. Once a customer service job opened up at OGC, I applied as quickly as possible. I started in customer service and then made my way to sales.

Memorable moment at OGC?

A memorable moment was attending my first HPBExpo. It was fun to walk around the show and see the industry that the company started from. It was also my only tradeshow I attended with Dan Shimek (founder).

Why do you love working at OGC?

The people that work here is probably the main reason (I think I have to say that since half my family works here!), but it’s also such fun products to sell!

Favorite OGC Product and why?

I would say the Renegade portable fire pit. I was a part of the design process which was really fun. Since it is cold here in MN, we get to use this product for tailgating most of the season at the MN Gopher Football games!

(The Renegade is also on sale right now on outdoorrooms.com.)

Convenient, compact design Renegade Portable Gas Fire Pit Table by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your camping trip campfire, RV road trip fire pit, or tailgating party gas fire table

Fun Fact: If you could visit any place, where would it be and why?

Croatia has been on the top of my list to visit for a while because of the scenic views and history. Hopefully during my Europe trip next year, I get to visit.

What do you enjoy in your free time?

Traveling is one of my favorite hobbies. I love watching MN sports, attending concerts, and hanging out with friends & family.

2020 New Products Overview

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company (OGC) creates a lifetime of outdoor experiences through fire. With that and our dedication to innovation in mind, we’re excited for the new products available now and coming in 2020. Visit your local retailer for great deals on the stylish, most reliable products in the industry!

12" x 24" Crystal Fire Plus Burner for your outdoor contract/commercial patio project or DIY backyard design by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Crystal Fire® Plus Burner Technology

Patent pending burner technology to build the perfect fire. With over 25 stocked Crystal Fire® Plus burners, burner inserts plus custom options, you’re set for your DIY outdoor projects and custom-built fire pit designs. All gas burner and burner inserts are UL listed for safety and durability under the updated ANSI Z21.97-2017. With a safety ignition and safety shutdown design, you can rest assured you’re in good hands with OGC.

Crystal Fire® Plus burners create a taller, brighter, fuller, more yellow flame; meaning, you get the most reliable and best-looking flames in the industry! Plus with an adjustable flame, you control the coziness level on your patio or deck. For those installing the burners, the Positive Connect feature offers minimal assembly and quicker installation time. Contact us to get started on your outdoor project!

Axel Square Gas Fire Pit Table by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your home patio or backyard

Axel Square Gas Fire Pit Table

It’s all in the details with the new Axel Square Gas Fire Pit Table! This cozy beauty combines rustic, industrial design with a simplistic, modern look. Powder-coated steel construction ensures durability, while the warm glow of the 16” Crystal Fire® burner creates that must-have welcoming atmosphere. On warmer days, use the burner cover when the fire is off for a functional outdoor coffee table. UL Listed. Made in USA. Available now at your local retailer.

2-in-1 12" X 42" Folding Glass Wind Guard and Burner Cover for a wind barrier wall and protection on your burner or fire pit table by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Denali Brew Linear Gas Fire Pit Table

The new Denali Brew Gas Fire Pit Table is the ultimate focal point for the patio or backyard. But where did the “Brew” part of the name come from? This fire table was inspired by visits to craft breweries – the atmospheres they created and the rustic interior designs they adopted. It even includes a bottle opener on the base for easy entertaining. Convenient burner storage clips are located on the base for securely holding the cover. While these unique features really step up your outdoor entertaining game, the look of the fire table is sure to be the real wow factor.

With craft brewery interior design in mind, the unique corrugated galvanized metal base is framed with a popular mocha-stained wood. If you look closer though, the Sienna Suede ultracompact top ties the entire look together. The ultracompact top is unique to each fire table, meaning no two are the exact same. The 12”X42” Crystal Fire® burner is UL Listed for safety and quality.

Modern White 30" Cove Gas Fire Pit Bowl by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your patio or backyard space

White and Black 30” Cove Gas Fire Pit Bowls

Our customer-favorite 30” Cove Gas Fire Pit Bowl in Natural Grey now comes in two other colors: White and Black! The entire fire bowl is made out of Supercast™ concrete with a 30” Crystal Fire® burner. Choose the White design for a contemporary, coastal look – perfect for your poolside patio. For an edgier modern look, the Black option really accentuates the gorgeous dancing flames. The Natural Grey look offers an organic appearance. The Supercast™ concrete design ensures every fire bowl is unique with color variations and wear. The 30” Cove fire bowl collection also features smaller control panels that blend with the Supercast™ concrete for a more seamless look.

Modern Black 30" Cove Round Gas Fire Pit Bowl by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your patio or backyard space

In-Stock Commercial and DIY Project Products and Packages

From landscape and hardscape to design and building/construction, our new updated commercial/contract program has what you need to complete your outdoor projects. The extra-long, linear Crystal Fire® Plus burners and burner inserts (from 6’ to 10’) provide that wow factor to complement your design.

All burner packages include a Direct Spark Ignition safety system and emergency e-stop for commercial applications. Burner plates are also available to accommodate for your fire pit design. All of our fire pit tables can also include a Direct Spark Ignition system for an all-in-one solution. Then finish the package with optional accessories.

Maybe your client wants a fire pit table to match their hardscaping? Our ready-to-finish fire pit table bases are perfect for completing on-site with your finish of choice – granite, stucco, stone, tile, and more! Choose between many shapes and sizes then complete with a Crystal Fire® Plus burner for an easy one-stop shopping experience. With all these options stocked and ready to ship, your project can stay on-time!

Grey Stonefire Gas Fire Pit Table

The Stonefire round fire pit table will be available in the current Dora Brown and new Grey. The Grey Stonefire fire pit table is perfect for a small patio still wanting a modern design. Easy to move, the Grey Stonefire fire pit features a composite top with a powder-coated aluminum frame and mesh base. It includes a matching burner cover for use as a functional coffee table and also features an access door to conceal your 20-lb. liquid propane tank.

Grey Stonefire Gas Fire Pit Table for 2020 New Products by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your backyard or deck

Havenwood Collection

The Havenwood Gas Fire Pit Table Collection will be available soon. The unique top is constructed of our Everblend material. At half the weight of concrete yet extra durable, Everblend is a modified concrete and offers a stunning look to last season after season. Every handcrafted Everblend top is one of a kind – variations in color, texture, and pattern will occur. Choose between Stone Grey or Driftwood tops. Then match it with a White or Grey powder-coated metal base to really create that wow factor.

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October’s Innovative Expert of the Month

Innovative Expert of the Month Bob Schultz Sheet Metal Lead at The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Bob Schultz, Sheet Metal Lead

How many years of experience in the industry? I have been in my profession for 13 years. 

What is your overall experience/background?

I have been working in the sheet steel profession for around 8 years and structural steel for the first five years of my career. 

Memorable Moment at OGC?

A memorable moment for me would be when I was told that, as a department, we were probably producing 50% more sheet steel products without a large increase in cost to the company. 

Why do you love working at OGC?

The fact that OGC puts the employees above profit and offers flexibility in our schedules makes it a great place to work at.

Favorite OGC Product?

I am really liking the Axel fire table! Even though it is one of the more difficult and time-consuming units to produce, I think it is awesome and I may be adding one to my backyard very soon!

Axel Square Gas Fire Pit Table by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your home patio or backyard

Fun Fact: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Teleportation! I love to travel and this would make it much, much easier to go to new places and have more time wherever I decide to go.

What do you enjoy in your free time?

I love to travel and try to every chance I get. But I really enjoy going and seeing new places, trying new breweries and restaurants. I also love cuddles from my little girl (8 weeks old) and spending time with my family.

Interested in joining our team of innovative experts? Learn more about career opportunities.

New Crystal Fire® Plus Technology Provides Safety and Convenience Upgrades

Crystal Fire Plus burner technology for outdoor living and backyard spaces by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

As the leader in the outdoor living industry, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company is excited to debut their latest innovation: Crystal Fire® Plus technology. Crystal Fire® Plus burners will be available individually and outfit all Outdoor GreatRoom Company fire pit tables. 

Crystal Fire® Plus burners are UL Listed to the ANSI Z21.97-2017/CSA 2.41-2017 standards. These updated standards ensure utmost safety and quality for residential homes and commercial use.

Crystal Fire® Plus burners include many construction and safety updates. The new burner design offers a taller, brighter, and fuller flame for a more natural, realistic appearance with a higher BTU capacity.

A new Variable Control Safety Valve (VCSV) provides a safety ignition and safety shutdown operations. If the flame is blown out, the burner will safely shut down. The valve features a fully adjustable flame height from low to high with a quiet, clean-burning operation.

The new drainage system eliminates water drainage through the burner neck for more reliable operation. Water drains away from the burner ports and to the perimeter of the burner surface.

Crystal Fire® Plus burners now feature Positive Connect for fast, easy installation. Only minimal gas connections and assembly are needed as most connections are made prior to shipping.

“The Outdoor GreatRoom Company experienced a long, rewarding process to ensure that the new enhancements are a game changer for customers,” Vice President of Sales Joey Shimek said. “Customers can trust that our team made the best burner that much better.”

The burners and burner inserts are constructed of durable #304 stainless steel with a limited lifetime warranty. Over 25 stocked Crystal Fire® Plus burners, burner inserts, and custom burner options are available.

The updated safety standards are mandatory for all products manufactured after Jan. 17, 2020. Crystal Fire® Plus technology will replace current Crystal Fire® burners as inventory depletes and be available beginning January 2020. Any Crystal Fire® burners manufactured before January 2020 will still be compliant and UL Listed.

Crystal Fire® Plus is patent pending. For more information on Crystal Fire® Plus, please visit: https://www.outdoorrooms.com/crystal-fire-plus.

ABOUT THE OUTDOOR GREATROOM COMPANY
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ manufactures innovative, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric and gas fireplaces, outdoor patio furniture, non-combustible mantels, custom, and commercial-grade products. Visit www.outdoorrooms.com for more information.

Crystal fire plus CFP Tumbled Lava

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company Builds Contract and Commercial Program

Crystal Fire Plus 12" x 120" burner for commercial patio and outdoor contract and landscaping projects by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company is excited to announce new, updated contract and commercial program for builders, landscapers, and other outdoor design professionals. The new program includes the safe Direct Spark Ignition system, new standard burner sizes, commercial fire pit tables, in-stock and custom ready-to-finish fire table bases, and commercial safety accessories.

As a Minnesota manufacturer, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company now offers in-stock long, linear Crystal Fire® Plus burners in a variety of sizes to accommodate commercial outdoor spaces. Round, square, and rectangular standard burner options are available too.

Along with the Crystal Fire® Plus burner designs, stand-alone burner inserts and burner plates are introduced into the contract product lines. The burners also have a variety of mounting options: under-mount, flush, and drop-in to accommodate any installation. All Crystal Fire® Plus burners are UL Listed to the ANSI Z21.97-2017/CSA 2.41-2017 standard to ensure the highest safety standards for commercial and residential uses.

For builder and design professionals with their own finish ideas, ready-to-finish fire table bases are included in the new product line-up. Custom fire table bases, both finished and unfinished, are available as well.

The complete program is launched with Jeff Hanel, Builder Division Sales Manager, as head expert.

“The desire for fire in the commercial market continues to be strong,” Hanel said. “The enhancements with our Crystal Fire® Plus burners along with the ease and simplification will make this a winning program for our customers and users alike.”

The new contract products join the existing Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) safety system for natural gas or liquid propane. Flame can be automatically ignited with a single control on the fire pit or nearby surface. If a flame is not sensed for any reason, the flow of gas to the burner safely shuts down.

Optional remote, operational control switches, and timers sold separately. Glass wind guards, protective covers, and fire media are also available.

Standing behind the products, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company offers a limited lifetime warranty on #304 stainless steel and a one-year warranty on ignition controls. All new commercial options in the program are in-stock and ready to ship to correspond with tight project timelines. Email sales@outdoorrooms.com or visit https://www.outdoorrooms.com/contract to learn more and get started.

ready to finish fire pit

The Outdoor GreatRoom Debuts Denali Brew Gas Fire Pit Table

2-in-1 12" X 42" Folding Glass Wind Guard and Burner Cover for a wind barrier wall and protection on your burner or fire pit table by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company continues to innovate with the exciting debut of the Denali Brew gas fire pit table.


The Denali Brew fire table features a corrugated galvanized metal base framed in popular mocha-stained wood. The Sienna Suede ultracompact top with matching burner cover completes the unique, rustic design. Remove the burner cover and safely store it with the easy-to-use storage clips on the base. A convenient bottle opener on the fire table makes entertaining and relaxing stress-free.
The 12-by-42 inch Crystal Fire® Plus Burner is UL Listed for safety and quality. The fire pit table includes clear glass gems – lava rock and other fire media sold separately.


Access door with sliding tank holder conceals standard 20-pound liquid propane tank. The Denali Brew fire pit table is setup for liquid propane but can be converted to natural gas using the included conversion kit. Glass wind guard or folding wind guard, protective cover, and other accessories sold separately.


The Denali Brew Gas Fire Pit Table will be available in October. See this innovation and other new products at the International Casual Furnishings Association Casual Market in Chicago on Sept. 10-13, booth 7-3030.


ABOUT THE OUTDOOR GREATROOM COMPANY

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ manufactures innovative, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric fireplaces, outdoor patio furniture, custom, and commercial-grade products. Visit www.outdoorrooms.com for more information.

Rustic, corrugated Denali Brew Gas Fire Pit Table with matching burner cover for an outdoor coffee table by The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for your patio or backyard

September’s Innovative Expert of the Month

Innovative Expert of the Month Steve Shimek of The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Steve Shimek, Sales

Number of Years at The Outdoor GreatRoom Company: 15 years

How many years of experience in this industry? I have 40 years of experience in the industry.

What is your overall experience/background?

I was the General Manager and Vice President of Sales at Heat-N-Glo® for 25 years. Then I was the Vice President of Sales at The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for 15 years.

Memorable Moment at OGC?

It was when we achieved 10 million in sales. It was one of Dan Shimek’s goals.

Why do you love working at OGC?

I enjoy selling our product line. Our customers are also fun to work with! But the people at OGC are great and make it easy to come to work.

Favorite OGC Product?

The Vintage Fire Pit Collection is my favorite. I like the combination and look of the tiles that make up the fire pit top.

Fun Fact: Do you prefer coffee or tea? What’s your favorite type of coffee drink?

I like coffee with a flavored creamer!

What do you enjoy in your free time?

I love golfing, traveling with Lee Ann (my wife), spending time with the grandkids, and gardening.

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