Winner Chosen for the Fireside Hearth & Home Fireplace Facelift Contest

MADISON, Wis., April 4 /PRNewswire/ — Representatives from Fireside Hearth & Home announced today that Marian Timmerman and Bill McCarthy of Fitchburg, Wisconsin are the winners of Wisconsin’s first Fireside Hearth & Home “Fireplace Facelift” contest. Timmerman and McCarthy will receive a $5000 fireplace and hearth makeover before the end of May, 2007.

“I’m so appreciative of the people at the Fireside Hearth & Home,” said Marian Timmerman, winner of Madison’s Fireside Hearth & Home Fireplace Facelift contest. “The designers at Fireside Hearth & Home have been there every step of the way listening and offering their expertise. Our dream of retiring at the lake is moving along faster because of the Fireplace Facelift contest, and I can’t wait to see the finishing results.”

Fireside Hearth & Home ran the Madison Fireplace Facelift contest in February and March of this year. Over fifty Madison area homeowners submitted photos and essays of their fireplaces for a chance to win the Fireside Hearth & Home Fireplace Facelift contest. Entries were accepted at the Madison Fireside Hearth & Home retail store location.

Timmerman’s and McCarthy’s arts and crafts style home is located near a lake in Cambridge, Wisconsin. Fireside Hearth & Home experts plan to include a caramel colored cultured ledge stone installed up to an oak mantel. The new hearth will complement the arts and crafts style of the home.

“Marian and Bill will soon be sitting next to their dream fireplace while enjoying a view of the lake,” said Kevin Beardsley, Retail Manager of Fireside Hearth & Home in Madison, WI. “Our Fireside Hearth & Home designers have stayed true to the arts and crafts style of the home while adding a safe and efficient gas fireplace.”

About Fireside Hearth & Home: Fireside Hearth & Home is the retail and distribution division of Hearth & Home Technologies, the world’s largest fireplace manufacturer. Fireside Hearth & Home offers more than 50 years of hearth experience, as well as the strongest brands in the industry with Heat & Glo(TM), Heatilator(R) and Quadra-Fire(R). It is America’s #1 destination for fireplaces, stoves, fireplace inserts and hearth accessories. For more information on Fireside Hearth & Home and retail locations, visit