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About Us

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) manufactures unique, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire pit tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor Gallery Collection electric fireplaces, outdoor patio furniture and accessories.


Dan Shimek

In 1975, Dan and Ron Shimek had an inspiration for indoor gas fireplaces that changed an industry and became the foundation of Heat-N-Glo®. Brothers Steve and Ger joined them and the rest (including over 50 patents) is history.

But the Shimeks were never ones to dwell on the past. They were forever looking forward. And as their vision grew sharper, they could see patios, decks and terraces becoming increasingly gracious in design and spirit. That led to a new inspiration even more ambitious than the first: tomorrow’s homes would have two complete living rooms – one indoors, the other outdoors. Homeowners would be able to enjoy relaxing and entertaining guests in the fresh air with all the elegance found indoors. That inspiration led Dan to launch the first company of its kind: The Outdoor GreatRoom Company – a company dedicated to an exciting new concept “The Outdoor Room.”