Our Story

Who We are

Located in the heart of Minnesota, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) manufactures unique, upscale products with design appeal for outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pit tables, gas fire burners, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, outdoor patio furniture, and accessories. 

What We Do

The team behind The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ was the first to enter into the gas fire pit category and with that expertise we can offer over 40 gas fire pit products plus gas fire burners to turn any outdoor space into an oasis! Most of our fire pits are made in the USA and are UL & CE listed for safety.

Our Promise

Let the Outdoor GreatRoom Company help to define your outdoor experience. We set the trends outside as your one-stop-shop for safe products, reliable and friendly service, and innovative technology. From concept to design to delivery, we will ensure your style doesn’t stop at the door. Distinctive products for a distinctive lifestyle. Bring home outside

Our Mission

To bring family and friends together by redefining the home living experience through innovative products and people.


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 Gerry joined them and the rest (including over 50 patents) is history. But the Shimeks were never ones to dwell on the past. That inspiration led Dan to launch the first company of its kind in 2003: The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ – a company dedicated to an exciting new concept “the outdoor greatroom.”