Keith Richardson, President, Featured in Phoenix Business Journal's "People on the Move"
Friday, May 28, 2021
As industry leaders in retail & 2-step distribution centers, Keith and his team have changed the hearth & outdoor living industry, becoming the largest fireplace and BBQ supplier in the southwestern US.
Keith Richardson, President
Keith Richardson is President of both Arizona Fireplaces and AF Distributors – industry leaders in retail and 2-step distribution centers that serve the southwest. Under Keith’s direction, the companies represent the largest combined part of the family business. The other related companies include AF Steel Fabricators (fabricators and installers of structural steel in metro Phoenix for large commercial and residential builders), Modern Flames, LLC (manufacturer and inter-national brand of electric fireplaces), and Grand Canyon Gas logs (manufacturer of gas logs and burners).
Under Keith’s direction, the companies enjoy a strong and energetic team of 280 talented employees who are striving to bring change to the hearth & outdoor living industry. Keith’s appreciation for technology and design shows in the products they display at the company’s two state-of-the-art showrooms. Clients and customers experience the products firsthand as they tour their retail space, experiencing the warmth and cool-to-the-touch hearth products: fireplaces, gas & electric, outdoor grills and fire tables and features, gas logs and accessories, up close and personal. With over 140,000 sf of warehouse space, their inventory ranks second-to-none.
Phoenix Business Journal listed Arizona Fireplaces (Arizona Fasteners Corp) as Arizona’s 28th Largest Phoenix-Area Family-Owned Companies for 2018. Also, for the past 4 years Arizona Fireplaces has been ranked by INC5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in America.
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