Welcome to Warmth By Design Inc., a family-owned business founded by Leif and Trina Langille. We're located at 16 Hub Center Drive, Upper Onslow, N.S., and have been serving our community since 2009.
It all started when Leif opened his masonry company, L.L. Masonry, while also working as a Masonry Instructor at NSCC Akerley Campus. In 2011, we realized the need to educate consumers on stove and fireplace products, so we opened an 800 sq. ft. retail hearth store in the Hallidays Place building. Our services quickly expanded to include custom masonry, installation of stoves/fireplaces, and chimney systems. We even started selling BBQ's in 2013!
As our business grew, we incorporated in 2015 and changed our name to Warmth By Design Inc. We hosted our first grilling event and continued to expand. In 2019, we built a new 5000 sq. ft. location on Hub Center Drive in Upper Onslow, complete with a fully licensed kitchen for educational BBQ classes and larger events. We also added a delivery service for grills and created a dedicated "BBQ Heaven" division, making our store one of the largest hearth and BBQ stores in Atlantic Canada, now spanning 8800 sq. ft. We even started selling outdoor furniture in 2020!
To keep up with the times, we launched a Shopify website in 2021 to sell BBQ's, spices, sauces, and accessories. We also offer financing through Financeit and after-hour appointments to better serve our customers. We take pride in treating all our staff as equals and offer health benefits and holiday bonuses.
At Warmth By Design, we strive to provide the best products and service to our customers. We constantly update our display and inventory to comply with industry and government regulations on hearth products. We have also increased our inventory levels and refined our product lines to better educate ourselves and provide tailored recommendations to our customers.
But it's not just about business for us. We believe in giving back to our community. We donate yearly to organizations like Colchester East Hants Health Center Foundation, Ron MacKay Memorial Youth Band Society, and Kinsmen Club, among others. We even surprised Bible Hill Junior High School with a new BBQ donation when they asked to borrow one. It's our way of showing gratitude to our community for their support.
One thing that sets us apart is our cozy atmosphere. Our store is a destination, and customers from all over Atlantic Canada visit us when passing through to see family or head to their cottage. We are proud to be the only hearth store in Atlantic Canada with an eating establishment permit for food and alcohol. Our store has been featured in Hearth & Home Magazine Canadian I-Q edition in 2018 and Saltscapes Magazine in 2021.
So come on in and experience our inspiring destination at Warmth By Design Inc. We are "Barbecue Heaven" and we can't wait to serve you!