Celebrating 20 Years: The Outdoor GreatRoom Company Marks Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years: The Outdoor GreatRoom Company Marks Anniversary

LAKEVILLE, MN – The Outdoor GreatRoom Company recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Founded in 2004 by Dan Shimek, the company has grown from a humble startup with all imported products, to an outdoor fire manufacturer that is known for its commitment to quality.

Shimek’s vision for The Outdoor GreatRoom Company was to create outdoor living spaces that bring people together—fostering warmth, relaxation, and connection amidst the beauty of nature. From the very beginning, Shimek instilled a culture of excellence and innovation that continues to drive the company forward today.

“We started with a simple idea: to enhance outdoor living experiences through bringing family and friends together around fire.” said Joey Shimek, vice president of Sales, and a member of The Outdoor GreatRoom Company since 2004. “I am incredibly proud of how far we’ve come in the past two decades, and it’s a testament to the dedication and passion of our team, as well as the support of our valued trade partners.”

Over the years, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company has pushed the boundaries of design and functionality. From elegant fire pits and fire tables to complementary outdoor furniture, the company’s product portfolio reflects a commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.

In December 2021, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company entered a new chapter in its journey, becoming part of the Hearth & Home Technologies family. This strategic acquisition has allowed the company to leverage the expertise and resources of a world- class manufacturer, further enhancing its ability to deliver exceptional products and experiences to customers.

“Our partnership with Hearth & Home Technologies has opened up new possibilities for growth and innovation,” said Renee Schmitz, vice president of Business Development of The Outdoor GreatRoom Company. “Together, we are poised to lead outdoor fire features into the future, setting new standards of excellence and craftsmanship.”

“As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated team members, loyal trade partners, and valued customers,” added Schmitz.”Your support and commitment have been instrumental in our success, and we look forward to continuing this journey together for many years to come.”

As The Outdoor GreatRoom Company looks ahead to the next 20 years and beyond, it remains dedicated to its founding principles of innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction. With a renewed sense of purpose and the support of its extended family of stakeholders, the company is taking on the challenge to redefine outdoor living for generations to come.