Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lights, Camera, Action! The New Chaska 34 and Chaska 335S Fireplace Photo Shoot!

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at an exclusive Kozy Heat fireplace photo shoot? Look no further! I was able to get behind the scenes and deliver all the details!
Our models, the Chaska 34 insert and the Chaska 335S were no divas and were ready to rock the camera all day!

The team that made this all possible was our graphic designer from Woolverton, Anji and our photographer from F8 Creative, Chris. But it wouldn't have gone as smoothly as it did without our in-house Kozy Heat employees, Nick and Nate, the quality control guys, and our marketing ladies, Liz and Heather.

The Chaska 34 Insert went through many "wardrobe" changes through-out our six hour photo shoot. Many of these wardrobe changes included the many different fronts that you can add on to your fireplace, and the different medias (glass, rock, and log burner set) you can have inside your Chaska 34. We wanted to show case them all!

And the fronts are not all the things you can customize. If you like a more contemporary look, you can have the Chaska 34 come with glass beads. You have a choice of five different colors of glass in your fireplace. Here we have displayed the copper glass.
Want to feel like you are on the beach? Have the Chaska 34 with rock. And of course, if you want your Chaska 34 to look like your old wood fireplace? You can get the log set.

Stay tuned for when the new Chaska 34 insert comes to your area. Find and contact your dealer located nearest to you.

You can find your closest dealer at  and any other details at

*The Chaska Series are gas fireplace inserts to replace your old wood burning fireplace. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Three Generations Now at Kozy Heat

Four decades ago, in December of 1976, Dudley Hussong built his first fireplace in his shop outside of the town of Lakefield, MN to keep warm. Soon after, a farmer came along, asked Dudley to build a fireplace, just like Dudley had in his shop, for his new house he was building. The rest is history!
Dudley's son, Jim, was working at Kozy Heat as a child doing everything from pushing a broom to cutting parts. He went to Jackson Vocational Technical School, for marketing, for a year. Upon returning, he was hired full time in customer service, sales, and marketing.
Today, Jim's two daughters, Heather and Hannah Hussong, have started at the family business as full time employees! They both agree that they are finally in the job fields that they both enjoy, working together to continue the family tradition.
Hannah, a University of Iowa graduate, became part of the team in May 2013. She works in the engineering department writing technical manuals.
Heather, a University of Northern Iowa graduate, started  in May 2014, as the new marketing manager.
They have both have worked part time in the summers on and off since high school. But now as full time employees, Heather states, "This is what we grew up on, basically this has been our families' livelihood and now its
my dream job"

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Kory and the Fireflies RibFest 2014

Summer is heating up! Why not soak it up with some ribs at the 17th Annual RibFest in Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

That's exactly what we did! With our brand new traveling red tent, we got to rub shoulders with the likes of Kory and the Fireflies!

Not only that, we displayed our beautiful Northern Firelights Patio Fireplace Table with the reflective glass and LED light kit. The fire looks like it stretches on forever! We used a standard 20 lb. LP tank, but if you wanted to run a gas line to the fireplace you could avoid using a tank.  If natural gas is available in your area the fireplace can be converted with one of our conversion kits.

Join us next time for the 4th of July in Arnolds Park, Iowa. Where we will, once again, sponsor Kory and the Fireflies, who play right before the big fireworks show! We will be playing bean bag toss, and handing out prizes for all ages. Not only that, you will get to see our patio fireplaces in action, ON STAGE, right along next to Kory and the band!