Our Team

Mike Van Buren, PE, founder and President, has been creating unique hearth products for nearly two decades.  In 2000 he started Blazing Design, Inc. to bring custom fireplaces and fire features to homes and businesses.  

Blazing Design has grown since the early days.  To better serve clients, Mike and his partner (and spouse) Sueann opened a showroom at 446 Shunpike Road in Williston, Vermont, offering complete sales, maintenance and repair services for all your hearth product needs. 


Both graduates of the University of Vermont, Mike and Sueann take pride in a reputation for great quality and unsurpassed customer satisfaction.  In addition to owning and operating Blazing Design, Mike and Sueann are parents to three bright young women, Allison, Katie and Rose!  They reside, with their youngest daughter Rose and fur baby Murphy, in Essex Junction.

Memberships and Affiliations


National Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association

New England Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association

National Fireplace Institute of America

Vermont Home Builder’s and Remodeler’s Association

American Institute of Architects Vermont

Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Blazing Design proudly supports The Vermont Children's Trust Foundation. 

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