Whether you want a new stove or fireplace to cozy up to this fall or need your chimney cleaned and inspected, Installation Services LLC on the Sterling Highway has you covered. Their spacious showroom next to Peninsula Harley Davidson has a wide variety of quality wood, gas, pellet and oil stoves to choose from. Owner Randy Bostrom is a certified Master Hearth Professional that does beautiful custom rock and tile work that gives your home fireplace a unique one of a kind design and appearance. “I started out in plumbing and installing boilers some 35 years ago and have since installed woodstoves and chimneys throughout Alaska from Seward to Nome and Barrow and many villages in-between,” Bostrom told the Dispatch on a crisp autumn morning. “In 2009 I decided to become self-employed and to specialize in installing hearth products, stoves and chimneys, hence our name Installation Services,” he explained.
Randy’s success led him to open his first shop in a commercial building 5 miles north of Kenai, “The idea was to stock a few stoves and pipe to sell, but soon I needed help to staff the store while I was doing installations. Then last year I had the chance to sell that place and relocate this new location where we can really display what we have to offer. We’ve put together a small team of professionals now that really work well together to be sure our customers are happy and warm. Our reputation means everything to us we put our quality of work and your family’s safety first and we’re proud of the testimonials and customer references we’ve accumulated,” said Randy. Most people don’t think about chimney maintenance until winter approaches but according to Bostrom the best time to chimney sweep is in the spring, “The best time to clean your chimney is in the spring when you are done burning for the season. Hearth professionals are busy in the fall and can’t keep up with demands when burning season gets underway. Plus it’s difficult to do some repairs when the roof is frosty or snow covered and you always get the best pricing and neatest repairs when in the spring and summer,” he said.
Even though fall is upon us Randy still promises quick response and installation during permanent fund dividend sale pricing, “We can have you up and making fire in a few days and our Excel chimney pipe is guaranteed even if you have a chimney fire.” Installation Services LLC is licensed, bonded & insured and serves the Kenai Peninsula from Seward to Anchor Point. Visit the store just north of Soldotna and meet Kelly and find out more about their outdoor fire pits that make summer last longer in Alaska, or call 262-4338 for an appointment. You can also visit their website at www.installationservices.com.