My name is Clint Connolly, owner operator of

The Great Canadian Fireplace Co.

If you ask me how I am doing , you might hear me reply that “I’m living a dream”- Well the fact is I am living a dream!

Every day I get to do what I like to do, and that’s installing fireplaces. Whether it be for the new home construction industry or a small renovation project in your home.

I believe you can have a million dollar Picasso beside your fireplace but people will still look at your fireplace first !

I like watching the transformation of any room and turn it into art. From the fireplace to the finished product; I enjoy the process as a whole.

I started in the fireplace industry at an early age of 13 for my uncle who invited me to work on my March breaks and summer holidays for him in his store.

This was way back when pre-fab wood fireplaces were the norm for the new home construction industry. They were heavy and back breaking work to install one.  We installed an average of 5 a day. I learned quickly that hard work and dedication never hurt anyone, and I learned the value of hard work.

My uncle never let us take short cuts – it was done right and had to be perfect every single time.

Well those standards I carry with me today, Safety is on the forefront of my mind every day and at every job, – For me, you and anyone who’s working under my name.

I love the fact I can shop anywhere in Ottawa and always bump into someone I know who’s fireplace I’ve installed and know its done safely and professionally…No short cuts.

From wood mantles to concrete mantles, from 4″x 4″ clay tiles hearths to decorative stone finishes.

I’ve seen the fireplace industry change over the years from wood fireplace with lots of brass to gas fireplaces with lots of chrome. 

We’re a One Stop Shop. We come to your home and assess your needs and deliver your expectations time and time again.