by Suzanne Huntzinger

You can’t brave harsh Indiana winters without one, yet most home design or remodel plans leave it for last. Chimney & Masonry Outfitters (CMO) helps the hearth and fireplace maintain its rightful place as the centerpiece of the home and family. “We love fire and fireplaces, and we want everyone else to enjoy them as much as we do,” says Nate Hill, Director of Sales and Marketing for CMO.

Whether planning for a new build or a remodel project, many homeowners focus their attention first on the kitchen and bath areas, leaving the fireplace and chimney as an afterthought. CMO wants to rekindle the space where memories are made and holiday celebrations happen. “Family gathers around the fireplace at the holidays to enjoy its comforting, warm glow, so give it the attention it deserves,” says Hill.

The experts at CMO will create the perfect design and wow factor for your fireplace and hearth. With fire safety in mind first, their certified hearth design specialists can walk you through the process whether you’re planning a new home, a basic facelift, or a full fireplace makeover.

Once your fireplace and chimney project is complete, CMO has you covered with chimney repair and maintenance services. “The chimney is often the most neglected part of the home,” Hill says. “It’s out of sight and out of mind.” But as the fifth leading cause of fire due to creosote build-up and weather exposure, regular, annual maintenance is key to safety. Let the specialists certified in chimney maintenance and repair protect your investment.

Give Santa a boost. Call Chimney & Masontry Outfitters at (317) 500-1250, or visit their website at