Our Story

In 1975, Saturday Night Live premiered on television, Bruce Springsteen released the album “Born to Run”, “JAWS” was the big #1 thriller on the movie screen, and Barbecue and Fireplace Centre opened it’s doors as the first propane refill centre in St. Catharines at it’s original location on Cushman Road.

Just one year later, a full line of propane and natural gas barbecues were added.

While in high school, current co-owner Kerry Emberson started working at the Barbecue and Fireplace Centre part time and continued on full time until he purchased the business with John Marrone in 1987.

Since that time, the business continued to grow adding barbecue servicing and bbq repair, establishing the largest most complete replacement parts industry and gas fireplaces.

In 2006 they outgrew their original store and built a new store at it’s current location which allowed them to expand into electric fire places, pizza ovens, and add an impressive inventory of accessories.

In 2013, John retired and former employee Dave Collins came on board as co-owner.

“It’s taken a lot of hard work to build the business and we’ve always realized the value of a satisfied customer,” says Kerry, “we’ve also had terrific employees over the years who have contributed to the success of the business.”

Quality products, personalized and dependable service and competitive pricing are the reasons we point to for the longevity of the business.

Kerry says: “We have a very loyal customer base and get a lot of repeat business and take pride when a customer comes in and says they bought their barbecue here and now they want one for their son or daughter.” he explains.

Come in and check out our large selection of barbecues and bbq supplies today.

The Barbecue and Fireplace Centre’s current location is 480 Eastchester Ave. East, in St.Catharines. Come visit the best barbecue store around!

Store Location

Barbecue and Fireplace Centre
480 Eastchester Ave. East
St. Catharines, ON
Ph: 905-684-0672

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Store Hours

Mon - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tue - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Wed - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thur - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Fri - 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sat - 10:00am - 4:00pm
*Sun - 11:00am - 3:00pm

*May, June, July

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