Meet Our Team

Octavio - Northwest Fireplace

Octavio De la Vega

Owner

Octavio is the owner and founder of Northwest Fireplace and Chimney. He founded the company in 2012. He has been doing masonry work for 23 years. He is an immigrant from Mexico City, after moving to America he was always striving for the American Dream. And this company is his dream and passion. He loves what he does. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching and playing sports, and spending time with his family. He’s a great boss and the team is proud to call him our leader.

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Joseph Gonzalez

Lead Technician

Joseph is our most seasoned Lead Technician. He is in charge of a crew each day working on fireplace installations, chimney repairs, and other jobs. Joseph’s knowledge has allowed him to become a mentor to the newer employees. He always has an optimistic attitude and a good head on his shoulders. Joseph is very involved in his church, enjoys helping others, and is a very dedicated family man. We are grateful to have Joseph on our team.

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Lydia Ayala

Office Manager

Lydia is the Office Manager at our showroom. She interacts with customers, schedules services, interacts with vendors, and much more. She is always willing to learn new things and go the extra mile when needed. She is very hardworking. Lydia loves to golf, and spend time with her dog Buddy, and spend time with her family. We are grateful to have Lydia as our Office Manager.

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Emily Gonzalez

Marketing and Branding Manager

Emily is the Marketing and Branding Manager. She is the newest member of our office team. She is in charge of our social media, community outreach, as well as other things in the office. She always has a can-do spirit and is ready to help out in any way that she can. In her spare time, Emily loves to read and spend time with her friends and family. We welcome Emily to the team and are grateful for all the work she does. 

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Jared Kiselka

Fireplace Lead Technician

Jared is a Fireplace Lead Technician. He helps us provide excellent service to our customers, by providing them with help using his knowledge and know-how to make sure our customer’s fireplaces are in good condition. He is a Marine veteran who enjoys fishing and the great outdoors while spending time with his family. We are very proud of Jared and grateful that he is a part of our team.

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Zach Wittorp 

Technician Assistant

Zach has been with Northwest Fireplace and Chimney for three months. He is a young apprentice learning the trade of the comprehensive chimney and fireplace care that we provide. In his short time here he has greatly expanded his knowledge of fireplaces and chimneys. He has learned how to run gas lines, cut tiles, lay brick and stone veneers, and replace fireplace units ranging from wood-burning, gas, and electric. Outside of work he enjoys painting, playing music, and traveling. We are proud of Zach and all he’s done to make himself invaluable to our team.

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Gezler Olmedo

Fireplace Lead Technician

Gezler is a Fireplace Lead Technician. He is working on his second year here with us. He is an excellent mason and craftsman. He helps our company create beautiful fireplaces and chimneys with his attention to detail. He is a dedicated family man. He loves to play basketball and spend time with his family. We are grateful to have Gez as a part of our team.

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Kevin Olmedo

Technician Assistant

Kevin is in his first year of apprenticeship. He is well on his way to one day becoming a Leat Technician. Kevin has displayed fantastic abilities, one of them being his ability to be taught and his fast learning skills. He has become one of our most valuable Technician Assistants. Kevin enjoys attending concerts, playing basketball, and spending time with his fiance. We are proud of Kevin and grateful for his contribution to our team.

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Mike Ralston

Technician Assistant

Mike has been with the company for only a few months. He brings over 15 years of knowledge in masonry. And has quickly become valuable to our company. Mike enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with his family. We are grateful to have him with us at our company.

Now that you met our team, check out our service areas & don’t forget to call Northwest Fireplace and Chimney for all of your fireplace & chimney needs.