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Martha & A.J. Urban,

Midwestern Propane Founders

Hearthside Grill & Fireplace Ltd. opened the doors to its showroom in Belleville, Illinois

in 2000. Additional showroom space was opened in 2014 showcasing gorgeous outdoor living items. Today, Hearthside Grill & Fireplace Ltd. is the place to shop for hearth & home and all of your outdoor living wishes in southern Illinois, where the Urban family's roots

run deep.


Mark Urban, fourth generation owner,

started working for Midwestern

Propane at the age of 16 and has held

multiple positions within the company.

Darrell & Don Urban were the beloved

third generation owners of Midwestern

Propane Gas Company. Mark's

great-grandparents and founders,

A.J. and Martha Urban, opened offices in downtown Belleville in 1936 selling

butane, a new energy fuel for cooking and heating, to customers from Cairo to Chicago.


Mark was honored to initiate and purchase Hearthside Grill & Fireplace Ltd. from his uncle's idea of a retail specialty store to compliment the propane endeavor! Hearthside Grill & Fireplace Ltd. and Midwestern Propane occupy the same building at 418 South Belt East just east of the Belleville fairgrounds.

We are proud to offer quality products with exceptional service to our local region! Hearthside Grill & Fireplace Ltd. is family owned and operated that will meet you with a smile, respect, and knowledge.

Mark Urban, owner & operator

Hearthside Grill & Fireplace Ltd.

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