We own and operate the only Stove, Fireplace, and Hot Tub retail business in Hood River, OR. Except for pools, we offer the same products and services as the late Mid-Columbia Pool and Spa.
Thank you for visiting TrueGorge.com to see what we do. We hope you see something interesting and outrageously cool. :) We strive to educate people on the fireplaces we sell as well as the many uses of fine concrete we provide to the Columbia River Gorge.
We are a family owned business here in the Columbia Gorge. Our 2,000 square foot retail showroom is located in Hood River, OR. We are one hour East of Portland, OR. My wife, Andrea, and I decided to relocate from Seattle 4 years ago to raise our three girls here in the Gorge. I love my girls more than anything in this world. They motivate me to become a better father, husband, and business owner.
We enjoy creating unique ways to use fine concrete to provide, art, design, and function for people. Concrete is a great medium to work with. It allows us to manipulate it in custom ways unlike any other other material. Additionally, we are able to use up to 10% post-consumer-waste to create our pieces and have little to no waste during the mixing process. Concrete has a warm feel to it when you run your hands over it. It's absolutely timeless. We're especially proud of our custom sinks. We can make virtually any shape! Integrated sinks are very easy to clean and maintain.
I have spent 14 years in the fireplace industry, working with many different stove & fireplaces manufacturers; installing them in new constructions and retrofitting them into existing homes. We work with gas, wood, electric, , and pellet stoves and inserts. It's amazing to see a room's transformation when a new fireplace is installed. It's so cozy and inviting to warm up next to a fire right in your favorite room of the house.
Besides selling wood, gas, electric, and pellet fireplaces, True Gorge Artisans also installs and services. In the last decade, we have completed over 3,200 stoves installations. True Gorge Artisans has become a trusted stove installation company in the Columbia Gorge area.
We have LA SPAS & Clearwater Spas in our Hood River showroom. We have mutiple units on display. Both manufactures have been in business for over 37 years! They offer excellent warranties. By have two different brands, we are able to offer many different options to suit many different needs.
In addition, we carry the BIG GREEN EGG! "The Ultimate Cooking Experience" A ceramic bbq, grill, and smoker all in one! This is a BBQ that will last you 30+ years!
WHO WE ARE:
Owner: Chris Welvaert with wife, Andrea, and daughters, Alexis, Ashlyn, & Tia
Customer Service: Amy Hawk with husband, Steve, and children, Savanna & Cruise
Customer Service: Paul Abrahamson
Installation Assistant: Elijah Converse
Office: Ashley Post with husband, Jonathan