By KATELYN KELLEHER
WETHERSFIELD - As summer finally approaches, Fire Finesse in Wethersfield has many ways to enjoy the heat with or without the sun with a selection of hot tubs, grills and indoor and outdoor fireplaces.
Owners Kevin and Brenda McMeans opened Fire Finesse on the Silas Deane Highway in 2006, offering a wide selection of fireplaces, wood and pellet stoves, and outdoor gas fire pits as well as a variety of charcoal, gas and infrared grills. Three years ago, they took over the retail space next door to display even more of their products and add hot tubs to the mix.
Carrying several different brands, Fire Finesse has hot tubs from small to large and from basic to all the bells and whistles--including multi-colored lights in the water, speakers and iPod adapters.
Whether a first or a replacement, customers enjoy hot tubs for both recreation and health.
“It could be for therapeutic reasons--they hurt their back--or someone that does a lot of strenuous exercises,” Brenda McMeans said. “They’re good for arthritis, diabetes--they have a lot of health benefits.”
Fire Finesse also carries swim spas and spa chemicals.
To keep warm outdoors without a hot tub, Fire Finesse has outdoor heaters and fireplaces. For indoors, they specialize in fireplace remodeling and construction and carry mantles, surrounds and doors as well as wood and pellet stoves and gas fireplaces.
“A lot of people want to save money on heating costs by adding a wood or pellet stove,” McMeans said. “And gas products will heat whether or not you have power.”
McMeans added they were especially popular after the lengthy power outages after the October 2011 snowstorm. Turning on the fireplace is as easy as the flip of a switch.
For those upcoming cookouts, Fire Finesse carries high quality freestanding and built-in grills.
“Our grills are good quality--they’re going to last you a long time. They’re not the disposable grills you get at the big box stores,” McMeans said. “People are tired of having their grills rust or not being able to get parts or service for it.”
Fire Finesse is having a grilling event this Saturday, May 18, for customers to come check them out and enjoy the food. Fire Finesse, 644 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, can be reached at 860-526-3473 or visit www.firefinesse.com.