Smitty’s Fireplace Shop, Inc. was founded in 1970 when L.E. and Juanita Smith fell in love with Helena. They discovered a need for their masonry contracting business and for a woodburning stove shop and opened the store where it stands today. There were two thriving businesses, Smitty’s Fireplace Shop and L.E. Smith Masonry. L.E. ran the shop and Leland “Smitty” Smith, their son, took over the masonry contracting business until 1975. Then Smitty decided to do away with the contracting business and focus solely on the retail shop, selling wood stoves and masonry supplies. Leland’s wife, Sharon worked in the office with Juanita.

Within ten years of opening, Smitty’s expanded from woodburning stoves to pellet stoves, and added gas stoves a few years later to their product lines. Smitty’s is run today by the brother and sister team of Shawn Smith and Robyn VanHemelryck. They are the grandchildren of L.E. and Juanita Smith.

Meet our amazing staff!

Shawn Smith.

Shawn Smith, President
Shawn is the grandson of L.E. and Juanita Smith, who founded Smitty’s Fireplace Shop in 1970, and the son of Leland Smith and Sharon Smith who are the owners of Smitty’s Fireplace Shop.  He has been with Smitty’s since 1990 and manages the daily operations of Smitty’s.  He knows everything that we have so stop in and see him and he can help you find what you're looking for.  

Dean VanHemelryck.

Dean VanHemelryck, Vice President
Dean is the son-in-law to owners Leland and Sharon Smith.  He has been with Smitty’s since 1994 and is our head service technician.

Robyn VanHemelryck.  

Robyn VanHemelryck, Secretary/Treasurer
Robyn is the granddaughter of L.E. and Juanita Smith, who founded Smitty’s Fireplace Shop in 1970, and the daughter of Leland Smith and Sharon Smith who are the owners of Smitty’s Fireplace Shop.  She has been with Smitty’s since 1994.  She specializes in customer service at the front counter and on the phone and manages the accounts receivables and accounts payables.

Johno McMaster.  

Johno McMaster
Johno has been with Smitty’s since 2003.  He specializes in sales and customer service.  With Johno, the customer’s needs are always his first priority.  Stop in and see how he can help you!

Shaun McMaster.  

Shaun McMaster
Shaun has been with Smitty’s since 2015 and specializes in sales and customer service. He also helps in the yard with sales and customer service.  When you come by, give Shaun a shout!

Cody Curtis.  

Cody Curtis
Cody has been with Smitty’s since 2015.  He is a service technician who specializes in maintenance and service of our gas and pellet stoves.

Brett Hunsicker.  

Brett Hunsicker
Brett has been with Smitty’s since 2016.  He specializes in customer service in our masonry yard outside.  He keeps the warehouse and yard organized and clean.