Announcing The Search For Chicago’s Ugliest Fireplace!

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Announcing The Search For Chicago’s Ugliest Fireplace!

July 9, Chicago, IL– North Star Stone of Libertyville, Illinois, a contractor that offers interior stone design, stone fireplaces, and custom stone exterior work for homes around Chicagoland, announces the start of their search to find Chicago’s Ugliest Fireplaces.

Geared towards home owners in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, entrants can take pictures of their ugliest and most out dated fireplaces and submit them to North Star Stone via the North Star Stone Facebook page and the North Star Stone website. Upon submission of their pictures, entrants are encouraged to gather friends and family to help vote for their entry to win “Chicago’s Ugliest Fireplace”. North Star Stone encourages participants to embrace social media in hopes of gaining the most votes for their ugly fireplace.

The grand prize offers the winner a complete remodel of their existing fireplace. North Star Stone will install stone over the winner’s existing brick or drywall fireplace. The prize also includes a choice of wood mantel. The total value of the grand prize is $4000.

North Star Stone is offering several random prizes to be awarded throughout the contest as well. Prizes include $500 gift certificates that can be applied to a stone fireplace transformation, as well as $1000 worth of custom made stone. There will be a total of $2000 in additional prizes given out before the contest ends in August.

The Chicago’s Ugliest Fireplace Contest runs July 9th through August 31, 2012 and is open to residents living within a 50 mile radius of Chicago. The voting period begins September 1st. Those with the most votes will be considered finalists. A panel of judges consisting of contractors, architects and interior designers throughout the Chicagoland area will choose the winners from the list of finalists. For more information, to enter and to get the full contest rules visit

About North Star Stone, Inc.

North Star Stone, Inc., founded in 2004 offers custom stone fireplaces, exterior stone work and interior stone design for homes throughout Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs. North Star Stone custom manufacturers stone veneer to transform old and outdated fireplaces, update home exteriors and add new style to interior structures like wine cellars, interior walls and stone columns. Find out more about the custom stonework that North Star Stone offers at

Press Contact:

Kristen Klawitter
Insignia IMC

Stone Fireplace Before N After

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Stone Fireplace Before and After

Stone Fireplace Before and After

Our stone veneers can be applied directly over brick. In this situation, we filled in the mirrored area with 2×4’s and Durock and then used our Wisconsin Prairie Style stone in the color of Caramelo. This is considered a drystack installation.

The project was located in Lincolnshire and took two days to complete.

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