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Modern Outdoor Fire Pit and Outdoor Fireplaces

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

If you’re looking for an outdoor fire pit or an outdoor fireplace you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor fireplace, outdoor fire pit, or even an outdoor burner for an existing enclosure, The Acucraft Team will guide you to the perfect fire feature for your space. Every Acucraft outdoor fire feature is designed & manufactured at time of order, creating a truly unique solution for you. All of our outdoor fire features include our Bulletproof All Weather Ignition System…well that’s a mouthful! Basically, our ignition system is, well, bulletproof. Which means you can feel confident that your outdoor fire feature will light in rain, wind or snow giving you year-round enjoyment.

Your Fireplace Advisor will guide you through options, your Fireplace Designer will ensure safety & engineering, and our skilled Craftsmen will bring your fire feature to life!

Trust us to deliver the outdoor fire feature you’ve been dreaming of. Still not sure? Learn about 3 unique Acucraft custom gas fireplaces added to this modern transitional home in the Hollywood Hills!

LA’s most sought after real estate group The Agency, as featured on TV’s Million Dollar Listing – Los Angeles, represents some of the world’s top developers and resort brands. The Agency Founder & CEO, Mauricio Umansky took his company and team to the next level – ranking among the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. With over 450 agents and 24 offices world-wide, and more slated for this year, The Agency has worked with luxury brands like One&Only, Six Senses and Ritz-Carlton.

You may be asking yourself, OK but what does this have to do with Acucraft or fireplaces? Well, let’s back up and start where it all began!

iElements, a premier design studio in San Marino, California was awarded a new construction ultra-modern home in the Hollywood Hills. Kyle, Design Coordinator, was looking for a fireplace company to meet his design intent and after an exhaustive search he was unable to find a local resource or a guide to help him find what he was looking for. He then connected with Acucraft where he was able to work directly with a fireplace manufacturer.


Mark Kennedy, Acucraft Fireplace Advisor, worked with Kyle to determine exactly what type of gas fireplaces he was looking to add to this home, what his budget allowed, and when he would need them delivered to the site. Kyle was specifically looking for a 6′ long by 4′ tall linear see through gas fireplace for the living room, a 6′ long by 30″ tall linear see through fireplace for the master bedroom, and an 8′ linear burner for their outdoor fire pit which is centered around a living wall above the pool. 

Customer Provided Exterior Fire Pit Details


Next, Kyle worked with Robin Shepherd, Fireplace Designer, to completely design the fireboxes and burners along with confirming their flue run, gas line locations and all of the additional details that were needed to make this project a success. 

Kyle then looped in his Project Manager, Brian Brookman, to co-design and approve the fireplace drawings provided by Acucraft. The iElements Design was presented with fireplace submittals for their review and approval which included: custom 3D drawings, order details, component illustrations, and installation manuals.

Acucraft provided custom see through gas fireplace drawing – living room


Acucraft provided custom gas see through fireplace drawing – master bed

Upon approval, their fireplaces and burners were scheduled for production. Acucraft Project Manager, Chad Mackrell, was responsible for all coordination and delivery arrangements. The Acucraft Team worked one on one with both Kyle and Brian to ensure a successful installation. This included the 3rd Party Certification and LARR testing  requirements (specific building codes in Los Angeles)  were met. 


As always the Acucraft Team kept in touch with Kyle and Brian after the installation was completed to ensure they were 100% satisfied with their fireplaces. Kyle was so pleased with his experience and the fireplaces that he shared photos and video of the fireplaces with Acucraft. It was such a pleasure working with the iElements Design Studio team, we look forward to future projects & partnerships! 


This gorgeous home is currently being listed by The Agency’s own James Harris + David Parnes of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles for $14,495,000!


Call Acucraft today to start your next fireplace project: 888-317-6499 or info@acucraft.com or Request Information Here. We look forward to hearing from you!

The New Custom Outdoor Fire Brochure

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Introducing, the new Custom Outdoor Fire Brochure!

Burners | Tables | Fireplaces

Don’t settle for boring, mass-produced outdoor fire features. Be unique. Create a gathering space for family & friends. Above all, find an outdoor fire feature that you will truly enjoy for a lifetime! 

What’s Inside

Turn the outdoors into a space you can enjoy, share with friends & family, co-workers or customers, and feel confident that your fire feature will last a lifetime. Every outdoor burner, fire table and fireplace come standard with our Bulletproof Ignition System ensuring operation in rain, wind and snow. 

Excite your senses with the tallest flames on the market! From standard XL flames (8″-12″) to 3XL flames (18″-24″), there’s no doubt your fire feature will impress. Trust us to design & manufacture the outdoor fire feature of your dreams!


Custom Outdoor Burners

  • Any size and style
  • XL Flames (8″-12″) or 3XL Flames (18″-24″)
  • Bulletproof ignition system
  • Drop into an existing table or finish with any non-combustible materials

Custom Outdoor Fire Tables

  • Any size and style
  • XL Flames (8″-12″) or 3XL Flames (18″-24″)
  • Bulletproof ignition system
  • Choose from multiple finish styles or complete with your own non-combustible materials

Custom Outdoor Fireplaces

  • Any size and style
  • XL Flames (8″-12″) or 3XL Flames (18″-24″)
  • Bulletproof ignition system
  • Multiple media sizes & styles available
  • Finish with any non-combustible materials

Say GOODBYE to boring, mass-produced fire features & HELLO to one-of-a-kind!

Every Acucraft outdoor fire feature is designed and manufactured per project, creating a truly one-of-a-kind solution. Our Fireplace Advisors will guide you through options, our Designers will ensure safety & engineering, and our skilled Craftsmen will bring your dream to life!

Request Your Copy of the Custom Outdoor Fire Brochure:

Call Us: (888)317-6499   |   Email Us: info@acucraft.com 

Employee Spotlight: Mark Kennedy, Sales

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Acucraft Employee Spotlight: Meet Mark

Mark joined Acucraft in late 2015 as a Fireplace Advisor. He came to Acucraft with over 35 years in sales, and 15+ years in the Geothermal industry! With his technical knowledge and exceptional customer services skills, Mark has the ability to work with all types of customers. From homeowners to architects, on wood fireplace projects, custom gas fireplaces, and outdoor fire features. 

His favorite part about Acucraft? “I enjoy the people I work with and the daily challenges of staying organized while working on several fireplace projects at once.”


Mark and his wife, Shelly, recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. They have two grown children, a golden doodle named Bailey Rae and a cat named Smokey.

He’s a tinkerer at heart, loves fixing and repairing things around the house, and improving performance on items he already has. Which makes him a perfect fit at Acucraft! He loves solving problems and finding a way to make your dream fireplace a reality.

When Mark’s not finding fireplace solutions for customers you’ll most likely find him camping, riding his mountain bike or carving wood! He also enjoys sewing and designing his own camping gear, woodworking and metal fabrication – – he’s always working on something!










If you’re into suspense thrillers or action movies and classic southern rock, then Mark is the perfect fit for you!

We are grateful to have Mark as part of the Acucraft Family and look forward to many more years together!

-The Acucraft Family

Twin Gas Fireplaces in a Modern California Home

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Modern & Luxurious Gas Fireplaces

Two twin gas fireplaces add to the contemporary open floor plan of this gorgeous multi-million dollar home in Ross, CA.













Being able to solve problems for our customers and find the perfect fire solution for their space is every Fireplace Advisor’s goal, and part of our initial discovery phase with all of our customers.

Fireplace Discovery

Mike, one of our fireplace experts, has had the opportunity to work with a group of developers on more than one occasion. In this instance, Lowell Strauss (Amalfi West) came to Acucraft in summer 2016 looking for 2 custom gas fireplaces for a new project they were breaking ground on.

Looking forward to working with you again on this exciting project!” –Lowell Strauss

Working one-on-one with Lowell, his architect David Kotzebue, and their residential builder Jeff Reuvekamp (Reuvekamp Residential Builders Inc.) Mike was able to find the perfect twin fireplaces for this new construction home.

They really wanted both fireplaces to be identical as they would be back-to-back, one inside and one outside. But, they were dealing with a limited amount of space for the fireplaces and needed to ensure they had space for a pocket door to go between the fireplaces.

Home Layout

Fireplace Design

Fireplace Designer, Adam, was able to design two identical fireplaces for the project keeping within the tight constraints the project had and maintaining the quality, safety & performance of the fireplaces. The interior fireplace was sealed with glass while the exterior fireplace was completely open. Both fireplaces boasted the tallest flames on the market and added the perfect focal point to this already beautiful home.

Fireplace Delivery: Finished Photos

Want to see even more of this gorgeous home and fireplaces? Check out the video below!

We truly enjoyed working with Lowell, David, and Jeff on this project. We look forward to future opportunities.

Ready to start your fireplace journey? Talk with a Fireplace Advisor today to get started!

888-317-6499   |   info@acucraft.com   |   Request Information

Employee Spotlight: Chad, Project Manager

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Acucraft Employee Spotlight: Meet Chad

Chad joined Acucraft in Spring 2017 as Project Manager, he came to Acucraft with over 10 years of manufacturing experience and brought with him a high sense of urgency, skillful customer service, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once.

As the main point for customers after placing their fireplace order, Chad is an integral part of the Acucraft team. He works closely with our Engineering Services and Production teams to ensure project timelines are met.

Growing up in Saint Cloud, MN he married his high school sweetheart and they have a 7 year old daughter, Maci and a 4 year old son, Liam. When he’s not at work you’ll find him cheering on his dancing queen as the #1 “Dance Dad” or goofing off with his little buddy. Chad also enjoys jamming out to Coldplay and watching any kind of war movie. He’s a big war buff and even had the chance to visit Pearl Harbor!


Chad went to school to be a Civil Engineer / Land Surveyor but found a passion for manufacturing and project management. We are grateful to have Chad as part of our the team, thank you Chad for all you do for your colleagues and customers!

-The Acucraft Family

“My favorite part about Acucraft is the uniqueness. One moment I could be working with a homeowner on their wood burning fireplace and the next could be a large commercial project with multiple unique fireplaces. No two days are ever the same!”

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