Masonry Products Sales was established in 1954 by two brick masons. In those early years there were no fireplaces other than solid, all-masonry fireplaces built by brick masons from the ground up. In the late 70’s, metal prefabricated fireplaces hit the scene, and within 10 years, sales of all-masonry swiftly fell due to the greatly reduced cost and ease of installation of the prefabricated units. In 1983, Foster-Taylor Fireplaces (our sister company) was established to market prefab fireplaces. Meanwhile, Masonry Products has continued to stock all the components needed for brick masons to construct a brick fireplace for purists who prefer hand-built fireplaces.
The fireplace most like a solid brick fireplace is the popular Isokern Fireplace System which is produced from volcanic pumice stone. Masonry Products also stocks this manufacturer’s products for immediate delivery.