Our Story

Our Story

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™:
Creating a lifetime of
outdoor experiences
through fire.

Who We Are & What We Do

Located in the heart of Minnesota, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) manufactures unique, upscale products with design appeal for outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pit tables, gas fire burners, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, outdoor patio furniture, accessories, and custom products for residential and commercial applications. The team behind The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ was the first to enter into the gas fire pit category, positioning OGC as the experts on outdoor fire.

Our Promise

Let The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ help define your outdoor experience. We set the trends outside as your one-stop shop for safe products, reliable and friendly service, and innovative technology. From concept to design to delivery, we will ensure your style doesn’t stop at the door. Distinctive products for a distinctive lifestyle. Bring home outside®.

Our Mission

To bring family and friends together by redefining the home living experience through innovative products and people.

Why Outdoor Greatroom Company?

Crystal Fire® Plus Burner Technology

The best and most reliable in the industry

UL, ULC, CE Listed

Our products are safety tested to protect the ones you love

Design-forward products

Handcrafted in Minnesota from durable, outdoor-rated materials

You can rely on our team like family

We provide exceptional customer service, reliability, and warranty


In 1975, Dan and Ron Shimek had an inspiration for indoor gas fireplaces that changed an industry and became the foundation of Heat-N-Glo®. Brothers Steve and Gerry joined them and the rest (including over 50 patents) is history. But the Shimeks were never ones to dwell on the past. That inspiration led Dan to launch the first company of its kind in 2003: The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ – a company dedicated to an exciting new concept “the outdoor greatroom.”