Finding a fireplace or wood-burning stove in central Illinois in the mid-1970s was a difficult task. With an opportunity to fill a void in the area, founder Mark Coats opened the doors to Marx Fireplaces & Lighting in 1976 with the goal of providing high-quality fireplace and stove products to the local residents of Springfield, Illinois.
Mark’s initial business model focused on the distribution of wood-burning stoves, furnaces and accessories. However, as trends and styles change, the business needed to adapt. Mark learned as customers began to spend more time outdoors, their desire for BBQ and outdoor living products grew and an expansion was needed.
Our current location on South 6th Street in Springfield opened in 1989. Having a larger location positioned the Marx to better serve customers throughout the Midwest. Today, Marx Fireplaces & Lighting has the largest showroom for fireplace, lighting and outdoor living products in central Illinois.
Our mission is to be a full-line supplier of BBQ grills & accessories, outdoor living products and hearth & home technologies to the United States. Above all, we strive to provide the latest technologies and highest quality products available at an affordable price.