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Vail Valley Bizwatch: Home and Hearth Outfitters/Home and the Range

Daily Staff ReportNewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyJennifer Chick-Gray runs the new Home and Hearth Outfitters/Home and the Range store in Edwards. She can tell you about new fireplace technology, but she's also a chef, and will do in-home demonstrations for the store's Viking appliances.

Business name: Home and Hearth Outfitters/Home and the Range.Date opened: The Edwards location opened in March. Weve been in business in Denver for 17 years. Owners: Pete and Sunnie Dines.Showroom Manager: Jennifer Chick-Gray.Contact info: Were in the Edwards Design and Craft Center, 5 Murray Road Unit C-4.On the Web:, or Phone: 970-569-3916.Email: What goods or services do you provide? Home and Hearth Outfitters and Home and the Range specializes in residential and commercial fireplace and appliance installations. Our fireplace brands include Town and Country, EcoSmart, Golden Blount, Contempo and others. For appliances, we are the only all-Viking showroom in the state. We strive to be Colorados premier source of functional yet fashionable fireplaces, appliances, grills and patio furniture outfitting your home inside and out. What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? We find that service is the key to setting ourselves apart. We have skilled salespeople and installers on our staff and follow the process of fireplace and appliance installations from start to finish. We also have chefs on staff who will educate you about your appliance selections as well as do a complimentary in home demonstration once the appliances are installed. What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? At Home and Hearth Outfitters, we have the highest quality materials, innovative designs, and unique features. Our brands set the standard for the industry. With executive chefs on staff, Viking-certified installation and in-home instruction, Home and the Range strives to entertain, educate and empower you by providing culinary excellence second to none.Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: We have been supplying hearth products and appliances in the valley for more than six years, from our Denver store. With our new Edwards location, we will now serve customers from a local showroom of 12 burning fireplaces and full working Viking kitchens. Jennifer Chick-Gray, a former Viking employee, is the showrooms manager and also the executive chef. Growing up in Greenwood, Miss. home of Viking Range Corporation Jennifer always knew she would go to culinary school. Graduating from Johnson & Wales with a culinary degree, Jennifer will educate you on your appliance choices and cook with you in your home. We will also offer cooking classes in our live Viking kitchen.What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? Petes father-in-law telling him that he could not have picked a worse time in the U.S. economy to open up a new business. Our hope is to prove him wrong.

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