New Biz: Enviro-Niagara Hearth & Barbecue
Enviro-Niagara Hearth & Barbecue held its grand opening Thursday. Owner Mike Konderka (middle) cut the ribbon with the help of (left) Regional Councillor Paul Grenier, Bones the Niagara Ice Dogs mascot, (right) City of Thorold Mayor Ted Luciani and Town of Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn.
Politicians, family and friends helped Enviro-Niagara Hearth & Barbecue celebrate its grand opening Thursday Feb. 16. The new business is located at 2255 Hwy. 20, bordering between Welland, Thorold and Pelham.
The mayors of all three cities are happy to see the new business and expressed wishes for their success.
City of Thorold Mayor Ted Luciani noted that the business employs 15 people.
“That’s where all the job creation is,” Mayor Luciani said. “We welcome the little guys.”
“That’s where the employment growth is in all of Ontario, all of Canada,” he said. “Smaller businesses.”
“We are happy to have them here and we’re here to serve business owners like Mike (Konderka),” he said.
Welland Mayor Frank Campion noted the importance of businesses like this in the community.
“Businesses like this, in Thorold, Welland, Pelham, they are very important to the community,” Mayor Campion said. “We have seen so many job losses with big places closing up, it’s great to see that we turned that corner, people are staying in business and expanding.”
Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn noted that the business will be serving all of Niagara Region, having an impact on the region.
“This is a business that will serve the Niagara Region,” Town of Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn said. “We are very excited when new business comes to the area.”
“Whenever a new business comes or expands it is good for all of Niagara which is indicated by all three area mayors being here to support,” he said.
Enviro-Niagara Hearth & Barbecue owner Mike Konderka is no strange to business, he also owns Enviro-Niagara Heating & Air Conditioning which has been in business for several years.
He created Enviro-Niagara Hearth & Barbecue after noticing a big market not being served locally.
“There is a big market in outdoor custom lifestyle,” Konderka said. “So, what we are focusing on is more high-end stuff, tailored to building a better fireplace, a better barbecue and we are going to specialize in outdoor custom kitchens.”
“We have a couple of dealers that really can help us build some fantastic outdoor lifestyles,” he said.
Enviro-Niagara Hearth & Barbecue is located at 2255 Hwy. 20 Unit 8 in Welland, phone 905-892-2228. They are in the process of creating a website, hearthandbbqniagara.ca, watch for it in the future.