Real woodburning Rumford style fireplace structure before it is faced with stone. Hand crafted by Brown Bear Masorny

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Brown Bear Builds Fireplaces

Brown Bear specializes in building custom real wood burning fireplaces in a variety of styles including, Rumford fireplaces. Our experienced masons build fireplaces from the ground up ensuring the fireplace has a solid concrete foundation that will last.


Brown Bear offers fireplaces with stone or brick veneer around an insert. We work with licensed gas and wood fireplace insert craftsman to create functional, beautiful, efficient fireplaces for our customers. Call owner, Jim Brown at 541-659-9522 or fill out the form on the request estimate page to get started on your fireplace project.


A Bit About Traditional Fireplaces

Traditional fireplaces are custom built by a mason at the time the home is constructed, but can also be added to an existing home. The concrete foundation, fire brick, clay flu-liner, and block construction of a custom fireplace are meant to last as long, or longer than the house. Brick, block and stone absorb the heat of a fire and create a thermal mass heat over a long period of time that can increase the overall feel of the home. This type of fireplace is more costly than an insert, but makes up for the extra cost in, durability, ambiance and comfort.


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