Trendsetter: Eric Tamminga 


Eric Tamminga and his brothers had a vision of creating a quality fire pit that could withstand the seasons weather changes in Canada, and soon after came Iron Embers in 2011. Their strong work ethic and personal values carried the company from humble beginnings in a home garage, through tough decisions, and ultimately to entrepreneurial success. Throughout 2020 they had incredible growth. The market for outdoor products was booming which led the team to grow from 2 full-time employees to 35 in less than 18 months.

“The most challenging part of being a business owner is knowing that you are responsible for the critical strategic decisions of the company at the end of the day. It’s up to you to make a call on whether to seize the opportunity and push to grow or take things slower and minimize risk. It’s up to you to choose what type of people to hire and to be an example of the culture you would like to see.” says Eric. ERIC TAMMINGA ANSWERS SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS CAREER AND GIVES US A PEEK INSIDE HIS PERSONAL LIFE. Iron Ember wanted to create a team that shares similar values and strives for greatness in their respective crafts. Excellence is a quality that is a pillar of the company culture and sets them apart from competition. They want to create lasting, happy customers. Providing an unmatched 10 year guarantee gives the clients a peace of mind that they are buying a truly unique and premium piece.

CANADIAN HOME TRENDS If you could have lunch with any one person in the world, who would you pick and why? 

ERIC TAMMINGA Keanu Reeves, he seems like a cool guy. 

CHT If you could go back 20 years, what advice would you give your younger self? 

ET Tesla and Bitcoin are going to blow up. 

CHT Name one thing on your bucket list. ET Take a year off work to travel the world with my wife and son. Iron Embers,

Did You Know?

One of their most eye catching designs is the Pyramid Outdoor Fireplace. These pyramids range from 3 feet to 6 feet which makes them look striking in any setting – from backyards to ski resorts. The Pyramid Outdoor Fireplace is the pinnacle of campfire containers. With its open design, the Pyramid provides an outstanding view of your fire with sloped sides that contain the fire in its natural shape; a pyramid. Iron Embers uses heavy duty stainless steel mesh to fully enclose the Pyramid so you do not have to worry about burning a hole through your spark screen.

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