December's Innovative Expert of the Month

November 29, 2018
Rich Houle, Production Manager, for December's Innovative Expert and Employee Spotlight

Rich Houle, Production Manager


Number of Years at The Outdoor GreatRoom Company (OGC): I've worked at OGC for 7 years.

How many years of experience in this industry? I have forty years of experience in this industry.

What is your overall experience/background?

I started working with 5 other people in the beginning of Heat-n-Glo® fireplaces. I worked in manufacturing and engineering for the next 40 years.

Memorable moment at OGC?

My most memorable moment was transitioning and working in the new building. It's always nice to have a beautiful place to work!

Why do you love working at OGC?

It’s nice knowing everyone so well, from the people in production to the owners of the company! 

Favorite OGC Product?

The Uptown Gas Fire Pit Table is my favorite product. While walking through a billiards store, there was a coffee table in one of their displays. I thought it was pretty cool and had one of the engineers take a picture of it. In the next few days there was a drawing made up, and the rest is history!!

What do you enjoy in your free time? 

I enjoy working with my hands, from gardening to woodworking.

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