About Us

Fire Is Our Passion

Our Core Values

We Find Yes

  • Seek first to understand
  • Creative problem solving
  • Can do attitude

Candid Collaboration

  • Open communication
  • Work together
  • Trustworthy

We’re Family

  • Got your back
  • Fun
  • Servants

Idea to Done

  • Passionate to innovate
  • Close the loop: we follow through on everything we commit to
  • Capable & knowledgeable

How It All Began

The 1970’s brought with it an economic struggle and oil crisis. During these tough times our founder, Roger Hansen, developed a high efficient wood burning fireplace that operated using two separate air flow systems. His design was revolutionary, and thus in 1979, Acucraft Fireplace Systems was born.

“The key to great design is capturing the spirit of the client and the essence of the space.”

Through our innovation, collaboration & investment in technology, Acucraft is able to offer countless fireplace options to meet the needs of any customer. Whether you’re in search of a traditional, modern, wood or gas burning fireplace we collaborate with you to find the perfect solution for your project.

Meet Your Leadership Team

We believe in excellence, and that includes our employees. Each member of the Acucraft team has made a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service ensuring your fireplace surpasses your hopes and dreams. Our Fireplace Advisors will help determine the best type of fireplace for your project; our Fireplace Designers will help design and perfect your fireplace; our Fireplace Production Team will bring your fireplace to life; and our Customer Fulfillment Specialist will ensure your project is on-track and meets your deadline!

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”

Chris Maxson, Chief Executive Officer

Chris has owned Acucraft since 1997 and is extremely passionate about fireplaces and exceeding customers’ expectations in all areas: delivering innovative solutions, revolutionary designs, and fast response times. He equally enjoys working on complex gas fireplace designs (the “never done before” kind) and partnering with wood burning clients to design Whole Home Heating solutions. His favorite movie is “We Were Soldiers.”

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

Missy Ramberg, Director of Marketing

Missy has been with Acucraft since December 2014. Her favorite movie is “The Theory of Everything” and when she’s not blogging or designing new marketing materials you’ll find her cooking and spending time with her family. Her most memorable fireplace project was the custom 4-sided open gas fireplace created for Atlas Holdings in Greenwich, CT.

“You must do things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Ben Krump, Sales Manager

As a University of Minnesota alum with over 10 years of experience working with businesses, contractors and end-users, Ben is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and finding creative solutions for all of his clients. He has worked with architects and contractors on hundreds of custom fireplace projects throughout the country. When he’s not working on a new fireplace project you’ll find him spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors!

Adam Redberg, Design Manager

Adam has been with Acucraft since Spring 2013. His favorite movie is American Sniper; when he’s not at work you’ll find him hunting, fishing, or snowmobiling. His most memorable fireplace project was the custom gas outdoor firepit he designed, built, and installed for TGI Friday’s!

Nic Gianino, Director of Operations

Nic joined Acucraft in 2018 and brings with him more than 15 years of experience in purchasing, assembly, fabrication and operations. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor in Arts in Business Administration. When he’s not overseeing all aspects of the manufacturing process at Acucraft you can find him outdoors with his wife and two children.

Meet Your Sales Team!

From L to R: Mike, Fireplace Advisor; Randy, Fireplace Advisor; Mark, Fireplace Advisor; Ben, Sales Manager; Chris, CEO; Jill, Fireplace Advisor; and Mackenzie, Sales Support

Meet Your Design Team!

From L to R: Adam, Engineering Services Manager; Robin, Fireplace Designer; Matt, Fireplace Designer; and DJ, Fireplace Designer

Meet Your Operations Team!

From L to R: Kerry, Production Control Coordinator; Chad, Project Manager; Laura, Bookkeeper; and Nic, Director of Operations

Meet Your Testing & Service Team!

From L to R: Hugh, Service Technician; Marshall, Test Lab Lead; Wyatt, Technical Service Specialist; Adam, Engineering Services Manager; and Danielle, Engineering Services Coordinator

Meet Your Production Team!

Back Row (L to R): Dave, Final Assembly; Sean, Fabrication; Rob, Final Assembly; Jeremy, Final Assembly
Middle Row (L to R): Nic, Director of Operations; Pat, Custom Weld; Jamie, Final Assembly Lead; Jereme, Custom Weld; Curtis, Final Assembly; Andy, Fabrication; Jon, Custom Weld Lead
Front Row (L to R): Ray, Standard Weld; Marshall, Test Lab Lead; Derek, Final Assembly; Twizz, Custom Weld; and Charles, Standard Weld

Our Customers

We are so thankful for the opportunity to work with some of the world’s best architects, designers and general contractors along with many homeowners. We are incredibly proud of each and every fireplace that we have designed, fabricated and manufactured for homes, restaurants, casinos, retail stores, commercial spaces, educational facilities, spiritual dwellings, hotels, resorts, apartment buildings, and more!

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We co-create every fireplace with every customer, and as the world‘s leading direct sell manufacturer, we ensure you‘re getting the exact fireplace you‘ve been dreaming of!
Don‘t settle for a boring, mass-produced fireplace. Contact us today to start your fireplace journey.
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