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Kurt Rumens, president of Travis Industries

A Man Who Loves Fire: Kurt Rumens, Founder of Lopi Stoves

It all started when a rock ‘n roll drummer named Kurt Rumens began selling wood stoves so he could pay for gas to drive his band to gigs. Thirty+ years later, Travis Industries is the largest privately-owned wood, pellet and gas stove, insert and fireplace company in America.
Kurt Rumens, president of Travis Industries

Take This Hot Factory Tour – You Won’t Regret It

Sign up for a factory tour of Travis Industries in Mukilteo, the home of Lopi, Avalon, and FPX hearth products.

5 of the Most Unusual Recipes You’ll Make With Bacon on a Big Green Egg

We went hog-wild and rooted out 5 unconventional bacon dishes for the Big Green Egg. Try ‘em all and let us know which you like best.

Flex Your Grilling Muscles with Weber Summit Gas Grills

In this article, we compare the features of two high-end gas grills in the Weber Summit Series: the Summit E-420 and the Summit S-670

4 Delicious Recipes for Outdoor Grilling from Weber

Need fresh ideas for your 4th of July cookout? Try these delish recipes from Weber grills: Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing, Corn on the Cob 3 Ways, Hoisin Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs with Sesame-Ginger Slaw, and Fire-Roasted Strawberries.

Choosing a Fire Pit that Meets Your Needs

Fire Pits! They’re round, square, rectangular, and bar-height. This article with pictures showcases several mix-and-match options.

How to Create the Outdoor Kitchen of Your Dreams

Outdoor kitchens are the latest trend. You can turn an underused outdoor space into a stunning haven that’s perfect for cooking, entertaining and relaxing. With some careful planning, you can use your outdoor kitchen year-round. When you visit Rich’s, you’ll find loads of inspiring ideas for creating an outdoor kitchen. Our friends at Twin Eagles […]

An Important Conversation about Flavored Grilling Pellets and Lump Charcoal

Every grilling aficionado needs to know how to debate the merits of mesquite versus hickory-flavored pellets. Here's a little cheat sheet to put you "in the know" about flavored wood pellets for grilling, lump charcoal, and wood smoking chips.

Everything’s Coming Up ‘Emerald’ in 2013 Outdoor Furniture

It’s lively. It’s radiant. It’s lush. It’s Emerald, Pantone’s color of the year for 2013. You'll be seeing a lot of Emerald fabrics and accents in outdoor furniture this season.

Gas Insert from Avalon Showcases a Fire that's Second to None

It’s called the 616. That’s because this new gas insert from Avalon boasts 616 square inches of viewing area, with ceramic glass that goes almost all the way to the bottom of the hearth.

Lopi's New AGP Pellet Stove Burns All Grades of Pellets

It’s handsome. It’s hot. It’s efficient. It’s the new AGP pellet stove from Lopi. Learn all about this stove and watch a video at Rich’s blog.

9 Advantages of Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplaces

They’re sleek, stylish, and eco-friendly. Wall-mounted fireplaces are the latest fashion in interior home design, and they’re catching on like – well – wildfire. Here are nine good reasons why you might want to invest in a wall-mount fireplace.