The family-owned company is located in Bristolville, Ohio but started in Niles, Ohio with Jason Crisp’s idea to create custom fire pits. Jason, a certified welder, and his wife Melissa Crisp, an artist, soon enlisted the entrepreneurial expertise of Melissa’s parents, Tom and Marlene Appel.
A month after forming the new business in June 2010, The Fire Pit Gallery sold its first two fire pits to a local Restaurant.
In April 2013, a photo of the Up North Fire Pit Sphere went viral on the Internet, sparking world-wide attention for The Fire Pit Gallery’s creations. The company soon shipped its first of many international orders to Australia.