Our customers are like our family and friends. We feed our passion every day to bring you warmth and comfort where it matters most.
Mike Van Buren, PEFounder & Vice-President
Mike Van Buren, PE, founder and President, has been creating unique hearth products for nearly two decades.
Sueann Van BurenPresident & Mike's Boss
Sueann takes pride in a reputation for great quality and unsurpassed customer satisfaction.
At Blazing Design, Inc., we understand the importance of excellent customer service.
We believe each team member is an extension of our business.
We feel fortunate to boast BEST IN THE BUSINESS when it comes to service and industry knowledge.
Phil SadewiczPro Service & Installation
Meet Phil Sadewicz. With Blazing Design since 2021, Phil has been in the heating business since 2016, previously working for a local propane fuel company. When Phil isn’t delighting his customers with his excellent service and installation skills, he loves spending time with his family. Phil also enjoys travel, hiking, river swimming and building and riding motorcycles. Phil, his wife Hannah and their sweet little Lillian live in Cambridge with their pup.
Dave AshleyPro Service & Installation
Meet David Ashley (‘s pups!) Dave has worked with Blazing Design since before Covid. He is an integral part of our service and installation team, bringing his experience and professional expertise to every client he serves. Dave possesses great talents in carpentry and woodworking, both enabling him to create beautiful fireplace finishes over the years. When he’s not working, Dave loves spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoys cooking, working outside and karate. Dave, his wife Carrie and his pups live in Hinesburg.
Ryan EllingsenPro Service & Installation
Blazing Design welcomed Ryan Ellingsen a few months ago. Hailing from Washington state, Ryan and his wife Robynn (together 8 years) have recently relocated to Vermont. Previously, Ryan owned a small roofing company in Washington. “… now I have found a new trade that I’m learning and loving it!!” In his spare time, Ryan enjoys working on and building cars and camping. Ryan, Robynn and their pups live in Panton.
Leslie RobertOffice Manager
Meet Leslie Robert. With over 25 years of service experience, Leslie is our Office Manager Extraordinaire!. Spinning many plates daily, keeping us all organized and on track, Leslie’s customers (and Blazing Design) appreciate her friendly and professional personality. When not at work, Leslie and her husband Ken enjoy cooking, spending time with friends and family and camping on lake Champlain.