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5 Custom Gas Fireplaces Light Up A Kansas City Apartment Complex

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019


What better way to impress new luxury apartment renters than with five unique custom gas fireplaces? 

At Acucraft we pride ourselves on working one-on-one with our customers. By working directly with general contractors we can keep costs down and provide an exceptional product that meets their exact needs. Don’t have an architect or designer for your project? No problem! Our expert Fireplace Advisors and Designers work diligently to make your client’s fireplace dreams a reality. 

When Tim Ockinga of JE Dunn Construction came to us in 2016 looking for fireplace solutions for a new project, he wasn’t sure whether to pick Acucraft of Montigo. He was looking for five gas fireplaces for the Two Light Tower Luxury Apartments project, which was still at least a year out for installation. After talking with Jill, Fireplace Advisor, and Adam, Fireplace Designer, he was convinced Acucraft was the right choice for his project. Not only was Tim able to save money by working direct with Acucraft, but he was able to fully customize the fireplaces to meet his needs by working one-on-one with our Fireplace Designers.

Tim chose the following custom gas fireplaces for the amenity space within Two Light Tower Apartments in Kansas City, MO:


  • Club Lounge: 8′ Linear Single-Sided Gas Fireplace
    • Viewing Area: 99″W x 26″H
    • 90″ Line of Fire Burner
    • 110,000-120,000 BTUs/Hr
    • Down-Drafting Flue System


  • Leasing Lounge: 6′ Linear See-Through Gas Fireplace
    • Viewing Area: 73″W x 18″H
    • 67″ Line of Fire Burner
    • 80,000-90,000 BTUs/Hr
    • Down-Drafting Flue System


  • Lobby: 8′ Linear See-Through Gas Fireplace
    • Viewing Area: 96″W x 27″H
    • 90″ Line of Fire Burner
    • 110,000-120,000 BTUs/Hr


  • Party Room: 6′ Linear Single-Sided Gas Fireplace
    • Viewing Area: 71″W x 18″H
    • 66″ Line of Fire Burner
    • 80,000-90,000 BTUs/Hr


  • Quiet Room: 4′ Tall Linear Single-Sided Gas Fireplace
    • Viewing Area: 64″W x 50″H
    • 58″ Line of Fire Burner
    • 70,000-80,000 BTUs/Hr
    • Down-Drafting Flue System



Tim chose to go with Acucraft’s commercial gas fireplaces. Each unit came with our patent-pending Glass Cooling System, ensuring safe-to-touch glass with an average temperature of 145°F. 

The location of some of the custom gas fireplaces at Two Light Tower Apartments made venting difficult so we worked with Tim on different potential venting options to meet his needs. Three out of five of the fireplaces needed to be down-drafting under the floor while still maintaining a consistent, tall, lazy flame. This is another reason why Tim chose Acucraft. We had the ability to customize the product to his exact needs, including a complicated flue run.

Tim was not only looking for a quality gas fireplace, but he wanted to showcase large flames, sure to impress potential renters. Thanks to our Engineering Services Team, we can offer our customers the tallest flames on the market!

Our Engineering Services Team was with Tim and his crew throughout the designing of his fireplaces as well as throughout the install. For commercial projects, we always recommend choosing one of our on-site services to ensure your installation goes smoothly:

  • Pre-Installation: an Acucraft Representative can meet with your installation team on site to go through every step of the installation. We recommend having the fireplace and components on site, but not yet installed.
  • Calibration: upon completed installation of the fireplace, an Acucraft Lab Technician will verify the installation and make any adjustments to your fireplace and components. This service includes training on operation and maintenance. 
  • Maintenance, Repair and Troubleshooting: when you select Acucraft for your custom gas fireplace project, our commitment to you is that we are Together Forever – our philosophy for over 40 years! Our team can assist you through phone calls, FaceTime, email, or be on site when you need them.

It was a pleasure working with Tim and the JE Dunn Construction Team, we look forward to collaborating on future projects!

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Acucraft Celebrates 40 Years!

Monday, February 4th, 2019


Acucraft is honored to be celebrating 40 years of business! It all started in the 1970s when Roger Hansen was looking for a more cost effective way to heat his home during the oil crisis. After drawing a design on a napkin, Hansen worked with a local welder in Big Lake, Minnesota, to build it in his garage. That initial design gave birth to the Chalet 20, an inventive wood burning fireplace capable of heating up to 4,000 square feet.

Acucraft Chalet Wood Burning Fireplace

14-Tube Heat Exchange System

The Chalet 20 takes the air from inside the home and runs it through a 14-tube heat exchange system above the firebox before pushing it back into the home, providing ample heat. Impressed with Hansen’s invention, his friends began asking him to build one for them, which led to Hansen starting Acucraft Fireplaces in 1979.

In the mid-to-late 80s, Hansen sold Acucraft to Charles Dahlgren. A gifted engineer, Dahlgren designed two additional fireplaces, the Chalet 30 and the Chalet 50. Dahlgren expanded the company by selling the fireplaces to masons, builders, and local dealers.

Acucraft Chalet 30 Wood Fireplace

Acucraft Chalet 50 See-Through Wood Fireplace

In 1998, Dahlgren sold Acucraft to entrepreneurs, Chris and Emily Maxson. Inspired by Michael Dell, Chris introduced a direct sales system to the company, allowing the Maxsons to work directly with customers and architects worldwide. As President of the company, Chris’s goal was to revolutionize the industry by providing personalized service and creating unique solutions for customers’ fireplace needs. Acucraft worked closely with the log home industry selling their high-tech wood burning fireplaces.

In 2000, Chris’s brother, Mike Maxson, was working as an engineer at Acucraft. He designed the Z-Max, the largest and most efficient wood burning fireplace on the market. Increasing their presence in the log home industry, Acucraft fireplaces were recommended by a network of more than 1200 log home builders.

Acucraft’s First Z-Max Wood Fireplace

In 2006, architects began approaching Chris about building custom fireplaces. Their customers were building one-of-a-kind homes with custom windows, cabinets, lighting, and more. Many of these architects’ clients also wanted fireplaces as unique as their homes. Soon Acucraft started designing and building custom wood and gas fireplaces for residential and commercial projects worldwide. In addition to the demand for custom fireplaces, Acucraft recognized a need in the market for more diverse standard fireplaces. Acucraft increased their product line, meeting the market demands.

Acucraft Custom Wood Fireplace

Acucraft Custom Gas Peninsula Fireplace

In 2015, Acucraft moved into a new building with more than double their previous space. Today the company has over 180 standard gas and 35 standard wood fireplaces and also designs and manufactures hundreds of custom fireplaces every year. Just as when the company started 40 years ago, each fireplace Acucraft builds is constructed with personalized care for the customer. The company takes great pride in writing the customer’s name on the finished fireplace before shipping it to them.

The key to Acucraft’s success is having world-class employees, incredible customers, amazing suppliers, and a gifted Board of Advisors. We at Acucraft are grateful to all of these partners, and we are looking forward to another 40 years of turning our customers’ fireplace dreams into a reality.


To help celebrate our anniversary we have some special deals for our customers! Give your Fireplace Advisor a call to learn more: (888)317-6499, or click here for more information.



Indoor Outdoor Wood Fireplaces + See Through Wood Fireplaces

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

For over 40 years Acucraft has been designing and manufacturing the highest quality wood burning fireplaces on the market! Over the past 10 years, our See Through and Patent-Pending Indoor Outdoor models have been our most sought after wood fireplaces. Offering two unique, independent viewing areas, our see-through and indoor/outdoor fireplaces are perfect for transitioning between spaces. 


See Through Wood Fireplaces

Adding a see-through fireplace to your space creates a perfectly cozy space to enjoy family, friends and the crackling of logs and yellow dancing flames. Whether your looking for a modern clean face fireplace or a more rustic ambiance, our Fireplace Advisors will work with you one-on-one to make your dreams a reality!

Hearthroom 36 See Through Wood Fireplace


The Hearthroom Series of Zero Clearance Fireplaces

  • Up to 80,000 BTUs/hr & capable of heating up to 2,000 square feet
  • Burn time of up to 8 hours
  • Sizes Available: 36″, 44″ and 48″
  • Arched or Rectangular fronts & doors
  • Double doors





UNITY 48 See Through Wood Fireplace

The UNITY Series of Zero Clearance Fireplaces

  • Up to 80,000 BTUs/hr & capable of heating up to 2,000 square feet
  • Burn time of up to 8 hours
  • Sizes Available: 36″, 44″ and 48″
  • Arched or Rectangular fronts & doors
  • Single or Double Doors
  • Clean face, no grills above or below




Chalet See Through Wood Fireplace


The Chalet High-Tech or Masonry See Through Fireplace

  • Up to 140,000 BTUs/hr & capable of heating up to 3,000 square feet
  • Burn time of up to 12 hours
  • Size Available: 35″ x 19″
  • Arched or Rectangular fronts & doors
  • Double doors
  • Ideal for cold-climate customers looking for supplemental heat
  • Built as a zero-clearance or masonry fireplace






Great Room See Through Wood Fireplace


The Great Room See Through Masonry Fireplace

  • Up to 150,000 BTUs/hr & capable of heating up to 3,000 square feet
  • Burn time of up to 12 hours
  • Size Available: 35″ x 28″
  • Arched or Rectangular fronts & doors
  • Double doors
  • Designed to be built with a stone masonry surround








Lodge See Through Wood Fireplace



The Lodge See Through Masonry Fireplace

  • Up to 150,000 BTUs/hr & capable of heating up to 3,000 square feet
  • Burn time of up to 12 hours
  • Size Available: 45″ x 35″
  • Arched or Rectangular front & doors
  • Double doors
  • Designed to built with a stone masonry surround





Indoor Outdoor Wood Fireplaces

Load wood outdoors, enjoy warmth indoors! Acucraft’s Patent-Pending Indoor Outdoor wood fireplaces give you added warmth indoors during cooler months without the mess of bringing wood into your home. And in the warmer months you can enjoy your outdoor fireplace with friends & family!

Hearthroom 36 Indoor/Outdoor Wood Fireplace (exterior side)


The Hearthroom Series of Zero Clearance Fireplaces

  • Up to 80,000 BTUs/hr & capable of heating up to 2,000 square feet
  • Burn time of up to 8 hours
  • Sizes Available: 36″, 44″ and 48″
  • Arched or Rectangular fronts & doors
  • Double doors








UNITY 36 Indoor/Outdoor Wood Fireplace (exterior side)

The UNITY Series of Zero Clearance Fireplaces

  • Up to 80,000 BTUs/hr & capable of heating up to 2,000 square feet
  • Burn time of up to 8 hours
  • Sizes Available: 36″, 44″ and 48″
  • Arched or Rectangular fronts & doors
  • Single or Double Doors
  • Clean face, no grills above or below




Looking for something truly unique? We’ll design and manufacture a custom wood fireplace to fit your exacting standards!


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New Year, New Fireplace!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Acucraft Custom Linear Gas Fireplace – Nashville Marriott Hotel

New Year, New Fireplace! 

Are you working on remodeling or building a home and want a cozy space to gather with friends & family? Or maybe a commercial space that could use a jaw-dropping focal point?  No matter the size project, our Fireplace Advisors will help find the perfect fireplace for your space. And what better time to start than the new year? 



Whether you’re looking for the traditional warmth of a wood burning fireplace, the modern elegance of a see through gas fireplace, or an outdoor fire pit you can gather around with family or friends, your dream is our reality.

Fireplaces have been around for centuries and fires have always been a natural gathering point for even longer. Adding a fireplace to your home can give you an array of benefits, including creating warmth, adding unique design elements to your space, add value to your home, and create a welcoming space to entertain friends & family.

Acucraft Unity 44 Single-Sided Wood Burning Fireplace | Private Residence

It Creates Warmth

No matter the type of fireplace you choose, wood or gas, it will add warmth to your space and can even help supplement your heat in those chillier winter months. Fireplaces offer an especially cozy form of heat, and there isn’t an experience quite like enjoying the warmth of a fire with family & friends.

Adds A Unique, Custom Design Element

Standard fireplaces or custom fireplaces, either can become the focal point of your space. Fireplace designs have evolved from traditional open-hearth designs to expansive one-of-a-kind designs that truly set you apart from the rest.

Adds Value To Your Home

Having a custom gas fireplace or wood fireplace in your home is a worth investment that will make your home more attractive to future potential buyers or renters. According to U.S. News and World Report, 68% of real estate agents reporting that fireplaces can increase a home’s value.

It Creates A Place To Gather

A fireplace in your home can bring together a room and create a space for your family, friends & guests to gather; especially during colder months when the warmth of a fire is hard to resist. 

Acucraft Custom Linear Gas Fireplace | Two Light Tower Apartments | Kansas City, MO

Not only can gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplaces add to your home, but they’re the perfect focal point for any business. From cost-savings in winter months to new opportunities to engage with customers; here are just a few reasons you should consider a fire feature for your commercial space.

It Draws Attention

With a gas or wood fireplace in your space, you have an area specifically designed to draw guests in, getting them to spend more time and providing more opportunities to engage and sell products.

Adds A Unique Aesthetic

Not every fireplace is the same, we can assure you of that! Design options are practically endless with different styles, sizes and materials available, especially if you’re looking for a truly custom fireplace. Our team can design a fireplace unique to your business – from cozy, traditional wood burning fireplace warmth to modern see through gas fireplaces that engage customers from multiple spaces.

Save On Energy Costs

A great benefit of wood fireplaces and gas fireplaces is the energy savings. We know all too well the cost to heat businesses in cooler months can skyrocket. Why not consider adding a efficient see through fireplace, or a modern linear fireplace to add additional warmth to your space?

Make Your Business More Comfortable

We must admit, people love standing next to a fire, and with a well-designed fireplace in your business, your customers will feel more at home in your store. This added comfort could make your business more attractive to customers, and they could choose to return to your business rather than venturing into a competitor’s.

So, Why Acucraft?

Fireplaces can be the centerpiece of any room with the right innovative and sophisticated design. Acucraft Fireplaces specializes in designing and building a variety of different fireplaces including the classic wood burning fireplace, modern see-through gas fireplaces, and even outdoor gas fire pits. Whether custom or standard fireplace, every fire feature starts from the ground up so homeowners and commercial builders alike can design a fireplace that perfectly complements their space.

>>Find your inspiration from our fireplace galleries 

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Acucraft Offers the Highest Quality Gas Fireplaces on the Market

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

For over 35 years we have been designing, building and manufacturing fireplaces. One of the reasons Acucraft has been successful in the fireplace industry is by using only the best, highest-quality materials available for each and every one of our gas, wood and outdoor fire features. The integrity of our product is backed by our Lifetime Guarantee and believe you should have a lifetime of enjoyment from your fire feature!

So, what does that mean?

Well, at Acucraft we over-build our units using thick steel, welding all major seams inside and out, and pre-engineer all of our components for ease of use. Not only do we use the highest quality materials and components for our fireplaces, but our Fireplace Advisors and Designers work hand-in-hand with you to ensure you receive the fireplace of your dreams. 

Custom Gas Fireplaces











Our Fireplace Advisors take the time to fully understand your design, needs and vision for your project. Our Fireplace Designers ensure full functionality & safety of your concept, and our Fireplace Craftsmen bring your design to life. Every custom gas fireplace is internally tested by our Test Lab Technicians before shipping to your site. 

Some of of our most popular custom gas fireplace styles include: 

  • Front with Right or Left View
  • Panoramic
  • See-Through
  • Single-Sided
  • Peninsula
  • Four-Sided
  • Indoor Fire Pit
  • Circular
  • Log Set



The BLAZE Series: Commercial Gas Fireplaces










The perfect certified linear gas fireplace for any commercial (or residential!) space. Combined with the tallest flames on the market, we push the boundaries to create truly unique products for the most discerning customer. Designed with commercial grade components, including 7-gauge steel. These fireplaces fit seamlessly in restaurants, hotels, and residential homes alike. 

The BLAZE Series is available in the following sizes & styles:

  • 6′ – 16′ wide viewing area
  • 24″ or 30″ viewing height
  • Single-Sided
  • See-Through
  • Patent-Pending Indoor/Outdoor
  • Natural Gas or Propane



The SIGNATURE Series: Residential Gas Fireplaces












Experience the Signature Series Difference  with the perfect linear gas fireplace for your home, unlike anything on the market today! Don’t get boxed in with a stock product, our Signature Series not only boasts the tallest flames on the market, but gives you ultimate versatility by allowing you to enjoy your fireplace sealed or open at any time with our 10 minute conversion kit. Backed by our Lifetime Guarantee and rigorously tested in our internal test lab, this series gives you complete ease of mind.

The SIGNATURE Series is available in the following sizes & styles:

  • 4′ – 8′ wide viewing area
  • 20″ viewing height
  • Single-Sided
  • See-Through
  • Patent-Pending Indoor/Outdoor
  • Sealed with Glass or Open with Firescreen options
  • Natural Gas or Propane



The CIRCULAR4 Fireplace













Inspired by a recent project for Google’s latest headquarters in Boulder, CO; our CIRCULAR4 gas fireplace continues to grow in popularity. Different than anything you’ve seen before, our standard circular fireplace provides a 360-degree unobstructed view.

The CIRCULAR4 Fireplace Specifications:

  • Burner diameter: 24″
  • Viewing area: 46 1/2″ wide x 47″ tall
  • Glass Cooling System
  • Natural Gas or Propane



The INFINITY Series: Four Sided Gas Fireplaces












Looking for a show-stopping focal point for your residential or commercial space? Look no further! Our INFINITY Series brings our most requested 4-sided gas fireplace model to life. These gorgeous gas fireplaces come standard with our glass cooling package making them safe-to-touch, no more worrying about hot surfaces, these units are built to provide you with a lifetime of enjoyment!

The INFINITY Series is available in the following sizes:

  • 4′ – 8′ viewing height
  • 48″ – 96″ wide viewing area
  • Glass Cooling System
  • Natural Gas or Propane
  • The INFINITY6 Dual comes with a dual burner boasting even fuller, taller flames



So whether you’re looking for a gas fireplace with multiple viewing areas, a fireplace that can offer you ultimate versatility, or a mammoth 4-sided fireplace for your space, our Fireplace Experts are sure to find the perfect solution for you! Start your own fireplace journey by requesting a copy of our gas product brochures or speaking with an Advisor today!















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