Fiery passion for family business: Hearth and Patio

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July 2, 2020

Although the children of the Hearth & Patio family business have come to work for the business at different times in their lives, they all came for one purpose: To keep the legacy of offering well-made products at good prices and offering outstanding customer service.

The business first began with Don and Mildred Marze, who purchased the fireplace and patio store in 1985. It’s now run by their daughter, Donna Spurr, their son, Scott Marze and his wife, Cindy. What started as a small business has grown to offer outdoor furniture, grills, stoves and even more types of fireplaces. 

In 2016 the family expanded and purchased the building beside the original Hearth & Patio on Monroe Road, which now showcases cast aluminum, aluminum and RealisTeak collections and the business’ newest growing category, electric fireplaces. Visitors are able to walk between the two buildings and will see a beautiful display of plants from Mildred Marze’s own personal flower garden, a legacy she left for the location.

The Marze family believes in treating everyone who walks through the door as an extension of their family. Because of that, they have many repeat customers and are now seeing the third generations of families coming through to purchase from them.

“It makes us happy knowing the quality time our customers will spend relaxing by their new fireplace or enjoying their new outdoor furniture,” Cindy Marze says. 

4332 Monroe Rd 

Charlotte, NC 28205 


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