h i s t o r y
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
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.