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Backwoods Ten One Seven Inc. began in the small community of Windygates in southern Manitoba, Canada in August 2012. Brian Sawatzky and Randy Hoeppner saw the need for knowledgeable, honest alternative heating solutions for our frigid Manitoba winters.

We serve all of Manitoba and surrounding areas with certified W.E.T.T. installations of fireplaces, furnaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves and inserts.

We look forward to helping you find your best heating source. 

Our Process (In full detail)

Here is a step-by-step process of how we do it at Backwoods:

  1. It begins with you contacting us via email, phone, online submission, or text. In which you describe what you are looking for, and what type of heating you want in your house. We provide wood, pellet, gas, and electric heating. Or if you just want to talk to someone, we are always here 8-5
  2. It is best if you know a bit of information about your house but if not you can always send pictures of where you would like it inside and outside. If the job you are looking for is a bit more complex then we will require someone to come out and do an in-house estimate. For fireplaces we offer a free service in which we will create a 3D mock-up design to see if it will fit in the space you want, and for you to be able to see the design of finishing and overall look. This process helps you feel more comfortable about what you will be getting in the end.
  3. All of our prices on our website will be updated, if you want a rough cost of a full installation we can provide that. Once we have more information about your house we will do up an accurate quote, and if you decide to proceed forward, we would require a deposit to book you in. We are usually booking 2-5 months in advance, its slower in summer and busier in fall/winter. 
  4. We set a rough date for install to make sure that we have everything in stock. We will contact you about a week in advance to confirm date and time.
  5. We can do full or part installations which include, unit, hearth (if required), chimney/venting, WETT inspection, finishing on fireplaces, chimney chase. We do not do gas hook-ups and you will be required to get a plumber in to do gas hook-ups. If you require something more specific like shelving units beside your fireplace, just talk to us and we will be able to provide whether we will be able to assist you.
  6. Once the install is done, you are required to pay the remaining balance. If you need financing we work with Financeit, which you can view on our website under the Financing tab. You can pay with credit card, e-transfer, cash or cheque. Whatever is easiest for you. (Although we don't prefer credit card...3% adds up quickly!)
  7. Our installers will demonstrate how to use your unit and the fire starter that is included with all full installs. So don't be worried, you will know exactly how your unit works. Also feel free to challenge their knowledge, that is what we are here for!
  8. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us. Enjoy your fire!