Message from the Editor


Message from the Editor


Richard Hoppers, Editor, Fireplace-Screens-and-Accessories.comHello, my name is Richard Hoppers and I am the editor of This website was developed to present quality and timely information about fireplaces and fireplace screens, accessories, mantels and surrounds.

My interest in fireplaces stems from childhood memories of my family visiting my grandparents on their farm in Missouri during the cold of winter with snow on the ground. We would arise early in the morning to help with chores on the farm and would spend the afternoon and/or evening in front of the fireplace discussing the day’s activities, current events, or playing games with friends and family. Periodically we would go outside and do more chores, always looking forward to our return to a warm, inviting fireplace. As a result, I have always had a strong affection for fireplaces.

On the Home Page and the Product Pages there is a discussion of my wife and me working with our friends Molly and Mike on the updating of their fireplace. This was a fun and surprisingly productive experience.

Once they settled in, after their remodel was complete, my wife and I decided to help others, who, just like Mike and Molly, are looking to turn their fireplaces into focal points and gathering spots for family and friends alike. It is our desire that this information be useful to you and result in furthering your use and the enjoyment of your fireplace.

It is my hope that you found what you were looking for, either on this website or the links from this website, that would further your use and the enjoyment of your fireplace. If there is anything we can help you with please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks for dropping by.