Where great ideas begin & great products are found!

Located in both South Bend Indiana and Portage Michigan we specializing in fireplaces, outdoor grills, stone, wood\gas stoves, custom fireplace doors, gas logs, electric fireplaces, wood & cast mantels, inserts, surrounds, chimney caps and pipe, tool sets…and more!

South Bend Indiana Location


Monday – Friday  8:00am – 5:00pm 
Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm

51129 State Road 933 North
South Bend, IN 46637

Portage Michigan Location


Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm

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

Hearth & Home Design Inspiration Gallery


Hearth & Home Design Center has been locally owned and operated by Herb and Mary Ann Herendeen since 1977. It was originally known as The Practical Answer, and sold woodburning stoves. The company incorporated as Hearth & Home Design Center in 1987, adding fireplace distribution in 1991. Philip J. MacGregor partnered with Herb and Mary Ann to distribute to the builders of Michiana in1992.

Drew Herendeen joined the company in 1998 as Operations Manager overseeing the distribution of Majestic, Vermont Castings and Napoleon products to Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Kentucky. Hearth Products Distributing (HPD) was formed to service the dealer market.