Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Even Paradise needs to keep warm!
Located in Hilo, Hawaii, a coastal town on the Island of Hawaii (sometimes called the Big Island), The Fireplace and Home Center is proudly celebrating their 30th anniversary. For owners Sally and Jeffrey Mermel, it was a simple request back in 1979 that sparked the beginning of their successful hearth business - Sally wanted a fireplace. Jeffrey explains, “To get Sally to move to Volcano from Hilo and marry me, she said my house would need a fireplace, so I ordered one for the house and one to sell in my gift shop.”
Today, three decades later in a storefront next to their Most Irresistible gift shop, the Mermel’s are passionately touting the cozy, warm virtues of beautiful Morsø stoves. We congratulate and applaud the Mermel’s on their long-time business and marriage success, and view them as wonderful role models for the new generation of Morsø hearth dealers and green supply retailers who are just starting out and looking forward.