Hearth & Home Design Center, Inc.

Serving South Bend Indiana and
Portage, Kalamazoo and all of Southwest Michigan w
e specialize in:


Outdoor grills


Wood\Gas Stoves

Custom fireplace doors

Gas logs

Electric fireplaces

Wood & Cast Mantels



Veneer stone

Chimney Caps and Pipe

Tool sets…and more!

Where great ideas begin & great products are found!

Hearth & Home wants to be your one stop shopping spot…Our completed showroom will inspire you! Our service is second to none and you’ll always get prompt, courteous service at our home!

Hearth & Home Design Center has been locally owned and operated by Herb and Mary Ann Herendeen since 1977. We were originally known as The Practical Answer, and sold woodburning stoves. The company incorporated as Hearth & Home Design Center in 1987. Second generation, Drew Herendeen, joined the company in 1998 as Operations Manager. He orchestrated the opening of an additional store location in Portage, MI in 2011. This satellite store is located inside the Hannapel Home Center on Shaver Road and has grown under the direction of Mike Baker, who joined our team in 2016.

Hearth & Home became a Premier Dealer for Heat & Glo and Heatilator fireplaces in 2013. We also carry Monessen, Vermont Castings, Quadra Fire, and other leading brands known within the fireplace industry. From sales, service and installation, we are the one stop that can handle all your needs.

Years Serving Home Owners

Nice place, nice people


Very helpful.  Came out to my home to see exactly what I needed.  Wow!!


Nice people and excellent products, love to stop in and browse


Let us help you build your dream, visit one of our showrooms for inspiring ideas!

“Thank you for your great service from the young lady answering the phone (window to any business) to Bert and the service call- He answered all my questions and my unit is better than new. 


Contact Us

South Bend Indiana Location

51129 IN-933 South Bend, IN 46637


Portage Michigan Location

8800 Shaver Rd. Portage, MI 49024
(Inside Hannapel Home Center)