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About Us – Why Home Flame?

Why Choose HomeFlame for Your Outdoor Kitchen and Fireplace?

Are you looking for a new outdoor kitchen, fireplace, fire pit, or portable grill in the Triangle area of North Carolina? Visit HomeFlame. We serve Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs, Apex, and many other nearby areas.

HomeFlame is a third-generation, family-owned business.

Started in 1987, The Grilling Store was founded by Michael Davis and father Stanley Davis on the belief that fun, comfort, and relaxation should happen both inside and outside the home. What began as a propane retailer with one grill soon grew into a retail site, complete with a showroom. Before long, demand had increased, and they were selling not only grills but fireplaces and other products as well. After working as a service tech in the family business and eventually developing a passion for bringing elegant outdoor kitchens to life, and with their products being at the heart of that, in 2011, Chris Davis took over with excitement about growing the company. In their side business flipping houses, Chris and his wife realized that The Grilling Store was much more than that — they were creating an experience where their products fit nicely into an overall vision of a warm, comfortable, elegant home. And knowing that for centuries, humankind has been drawn to fire and intrigued by it, they felt the name HomeFlame better encapsulated this idea and the new brand — their legacy — was born.

What makes the HomeFlame name even more significant is that our homes have become even more central to most of our lives in recent years. By creating an enjoyable outdoor space that draws friends and family — it can become the heart of your home. Whether you plan to host family barbecues, large parties, or simply want to create an inviting place for rest and relaxation in nature, with the help of HomeFlame, you can design an outdoor living space that enhances your life.

Featured in Hearth & Patio Products Report magazine twice, we take pride in the quality of our work and each individual customer experience.

What makes HomeFlame different:

  • Extensive collection of popular product manufacturers
  • Skilled craftsmanship, only the best will do for our customers
  • Top-of-the-line materials that are durable, sleek, and functional
  • Leverage technology and other resources for a modern touch, making it easy to visualize your completed custom kitchen
  • True white glove service from beginning to end. We want you to rave about your experience
  • Speed is the new economy, and our goal is to help you complete your outdoor kitchen quickly
  • You’ll never worry about a grill or fireplace not working properly again
  • Knowledgeable and meticulous service department is committed to your satisfaction
  • Leaving no stone unturned, our 20+ point inspection ensures you can safely operate your fireplace

Contact us for a complimentary, on-site estimate for your next fireplace, fire pit, or outdoor kitchen equipment.


Are you ready for a fulfilling career with HomeFlame? We have some of the best and brightest members in the industry on our team. If you want to feel excited about waking up for work and are energized about delivering a world-class experience to our valued customers, we want to get to know you!

Google Reviews
  • Small place, but, to me, a very large selection of grills and some accessories. However, the staff is knowledgeable. The man I spoken with was very friendly and gave me... read more

    Clyde Morgan
    June 26, 2022

    Dustin did an excellent job cleaning and adjusting our gas fireplace. He also cleaned the unit and glass front. I will definitely continue to use The Grilling Store and Fireplace... read more

    Steve Meisinger
    June 26, 2022

    Don Ivins was very helpful and knowledgeable in letting me know what my options were and what would work best for me. Highly recommend

    Cheryl Unangst
    June 26, 2022
  • Technician, Brian, was on time, friendly, professional and very thorough. My fireplace looks great!

    T C
    May 26, 2022

    Excellent customer service, arrived on time, polite, skilled technician Brian, fixed my fireplace issue. I'm 100% satisfied and would recommend The Grilling Store for fireplace and grill needs.

    Debbie Jones
    April 26, 2022

    Great experience. Don really help us understand the problem what causes problem with our fire place.

    Rodney Byrd
    April 26, 2022
  • The Grilling Store is great and their techs are very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Brian is awesome and would highly recommend this business for fireplace repairs. Our fireplace... read more

    Chelsea Reynolds
    February 26, 2022

    Technician was very polite and helpful. Did a great job checking out fireplace.

    Nanci Conway
    February 26, 2022

    Don definitely knows his trade. His artistic ability to create the ambiance of a real fire with gas logs impressed me.

    Jim Bullard
    February 26, 2022
  • Don did his usual excellent work with his highly personable self. Thanks. Tom and Gail Colley

    Thomas Colley
    January 26, 2022

    Don knows his craft. We are pleased with our new blower.

    david smallwood
    January 26, 2022

    Would absolutely recommend them. Don serviced, cleaned, and installed a new part on our 20yo gas fireplace today and it’s working better than it has in years. He was punctual,... read more

    Ginger G.
    December 26, 2021
  • Brian was very professional, thorough, and personable. He patiently answered all of our questions and the fireplace looks beautiful now! Thanks Brian!

    Pam Leaman
    December 26, 2021

    I appreciate the pre-call when technician was going to arrive and explain what he had to do to resolve the problem solved

    Travis Davis
    November 26, 2021

    The technicians who came out to repair our gas logs were super friendly, courteous, kept their masks on the whole time. When we scheduled originally, it was looking pretty bleak... read more

    Jacson Lowe
    October 26, 2021

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