Family Owned & Operated

Building Fireplaces Since 1989



The Fireplace Loft was established in 1989 on an idea. We knew that our skills would provide stunning fireplace mantels and installations. But we also saw that our customers didn’t just want good looks and comfort but they wanted simplicity too. Too many home renovation projects are over-complicated by overlapping contractors and conflicting processes. Our customers needed someone to look after them holistically; with their best interests in mind. As a result, we took the complexity out of the process and save our customers’ money along the way.

“We aren’t a big-box retailer or an HVAC store… we don’t sell BBQ’s or air conditioners or other [products]. We sell fireplaces and mantel packages are better than anyone else around.”

Kevin Foy, Founder

The Fireplace Loft is not a big-box retailer or a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) store. We are a complete custom fireplace finishing company. Our in-house custom finishing mark “Melwood Mantels” is not just a brand. But, Melwood Mantels is a wholly-owned Millwork and Cabinetry company with its own facility in Kitchener, Ontario. Together, The Fireplace Loft and Melwood Mantels represent the finest in Canadian craftsmanship. To match that unique workmanship, we carry only select brands such as Regency Napoleon and Kingsman Fireplace products.


We specialize in simplifying the process: consulting, designing, building, finishing and installing your fireplace project. Throughout, we view our customers as part of the family and share the benefits of our experience with you. Our family continues to grow, with now three generations on hand-on daily to welcome you. The Fireplace Loft is a family business that is large enough to be the best, yet small enough to care.

Please click through the gallery of major styles and explore what we make possible. For a more hands-on experience, come visit with us and see first hand what sets us apart. You are always welcome at our Waterloo showroom to chat and view a wide range of sample installations. We will also gladly visit you for a free in-home consultation.

Welcome to the family.