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Testimonials

“You guys are delightful to work with. From the first day we came to your showroom, thru the entire sales and installation process you have surprised us with your customer service skills. You truly understand how to make a customer feel confident in your ability to do a great job. Thank you both!”
-Betsy S. (Blackhawk, CA 94506)

“You two provide great customer service and Jersey (Ryan’s dog), who played with our grandson, is a great sales person.”
-Bob & Denise G. (Castro Valley, CA 94546)

“I am simply in awe of the competence and effectiveness of the summit fireplace team. Ryan and Derek are so incredibly customer focused and will honestly do whatever it takes to make sure that you are satisfied with your purchase and sales experience. Their communication is top notch, by email, text message, or phone. They even managed to squeeze in my installation the day after I called to schedule. Prior to the install, they came out to the house four or five times to coordinate with the contractor doing our remodel to ensure a perfect fit with the right hook ups. This was, of course, free of charge. In a purchase such as a new fireplace or insert, not only is the product extremely important but the sales installation and service experience has to be spot on. Ryan and Derek made me feel like I was buying a Ferrari, and the new unit is just as hot. I honestly can't give a higher recommendation than these two and they're excellent product line. I promise we did our homework, and visited a number of the other stores in the area. While the breadth of the selection at Summit may not have been as big as some of the others, the quality of the units and above all the attentiveness of the service far and away exceeded anything else we saw. Had I known how competent the Summit would be, I would have happily paid double what we did. As it is, Summit's bid came in solidly competitive and we're just thrilled with the outcome. A top-notch A+ operation, you won't be disappointed!!!”
-Matthew S. (Oakland, CA 94602)

“I cannot say enough about Summit Fireplace + Grills. To say that I highly recommend them is an understatement. Hands down, if you are looking to add a new fireplace to your home, or replace/upgrade your existing fireplace, look no further than Summit. The knowledge displayed by Ryan and Derek, the level of professionalism, the friendly service, the unbelievable speed with which they completed the work, and the craftsmanship displayed is unmatched by other service providers in the Bay Area. I can say this having met with, visited, interviewed, and explored other well known Bay Area purveyors of fireplaces (particularly those in San Francisco). What was most amazing was the value. Having priced fireplaces and mantels (they also have a great partner in Creative Cast Stone whose custom mantel craftsmanship is extraordinary), the cost differential between Summit is material and just goes to show that they are about providing value, not about gouging their customers unnecessarily. Thanks to Summit, we have a truly beautiful, functioning fireplace at a great value, installed with good old fashioned customer service where the customer matters and comes first.”
-Mona W. (Oakland, CA 94602)

“I would like to thank you (Ryan) and Derek for your help and support during the sales and installation process of our new fireplace. We are extremely happy with the unit and how heats the whole room. Derek is a true pro and made the installation process a breeze. I appreciated how careful he was with our newly polished floors ensuring that nothing was damaged. I would have no hesitation in recommending Summit to any prospective customers and even speaking on your behalf.”
-Chris L. (Berkeley, CA 94705)

“I didn't realize how much there is to consider when shopping for a new, custom fireplace. Thank goodness I found Summit! Ryan and Derek are total pros, friendly, and made the process fun. Now, I have a beautiful fireplace in my home, just in time for Snuggle By The Fire Season. Thank you!”
-Drea M. (Oakland, CA 94611)

“Truly first class service. 5 Plus Stars!!!!”
-Randy D. (Castro Valley, CA 94546)

“Wonderful sales and installation experience. We use/enjoy the insert. It’s changed the way we use the front room. Thanks!
-Andy M. (Castro Vallye, CA 94546)

“I usually do not spend time writing reviews but I have been so pleased with Summit that I decided to write one. I bought a gas insert from them. I found them online and contacted them by email. I was a little bit worried since I didn't know them but I had already read good reviews about them. The next day, they called me back. And from there, it was a very smooth and customer friendly process. Dereck came to give me an estimate within a few days.
Before buying the unit (gas insert), I wanted to see one in action. Ryan spent time with me at the shop to explain the difference between the units. He was very friendly and didn't pressure me to buy. Since they didn't have the contemporary gas insert I wanted at the store, they gave me the name of a client who bought the same one and agreed for me to come over. It didn't work out so they gave me the name of a competitor who had the unit in his show room. They took the risk of me buying it from that competitor. Since I needed to have a gas line installed, Dereck did not only give me the names of a plumber and an electrician but he coordinated with them so I didn't have to. He managed to get them scheduled to come to my house on the same day. When the three of them came to work, Derek helped them to ensure everything was done the most effective way and especially the cheapest way for me. They all did a fantastic job and the unit looks wonderful. It is a very quality unit.
When Dereck left my house, he didn't even ask for the balance I still owed him. When I asked about it, he just said to come by the store or call the store when I had a chance. Unbelievable. I went to the store the next day to pay and asked Ryan what kind of paint I should use to paint the bricks around the fireplace. He, then, gave me a brand new can of paint for free.
I can't recommend Summit enough. Not only for the quality of their work, the quality of their units, but also for the top customer service (before and after you buy). I have already recommended them to my neighbor.”
-Jackie G. (San Leandro, CA 94577)

“Thank you so much for all your hard work. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family because of your excellence.”
-Nancy W. (San Mateo, CA 94402)

Referral Program

Please note that we have a referral program you can take advantage of. For any job referred to us - which we are contracted for - we will send you a $100 Visa Gift Card and provide your friend/family member/referral 10% off as a "Thank You". We do not require that you’ve had any work done by us in the past.*
*Referral program includes any purchase made for $1,750.00 or above. Any sale below that amount will include a $50 Gift Card and 5% off.

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