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Trinity Western University Memorial Garden: Feature Project

Solus Hemi firepit lit at memorial garden university of trinity western langley BC

A scholarship and courtyard renovation honor the life of Jordan Thiessen.

A very special fire pit was installed at the Trinity Western University in British Columbia. It is in memory of the life of Jordan Thiessen who was a student at the university. During his time at the university Jordan felt that the unloved and uncared for Douglas Courtyard could be a beautiful space. With some planting and a fire pit it would offer a place for students to relax and enjoy on campus.  Something he shared with his parents during a campus visit.

When Jordan sadly lost his life on October 18 2012, just 12 days after he married his university sweetheart, the family wanted to do something in his memory. His parents, Shirley and Carey set up the Jordan Thiessen Memorial Scholarship endowment but they wanted to do more. They recognized the deep impact that the University had on Jordan’s short life. They felt that making over the Douglas courtyard would not only honor Jordan, but it would also benefit all future students. Shirley threw herself into raising funds for both the scholarship and the courtyard project. The Jordan Thiessen Memorial Courtyard was dedicated September 14, 2013. On what would have been Jordan’s 24th birthday.


Trinity Western University
Hemi Fire Pit at Jordan Thiessen Memorial Garden at Trinity Western University

The memorial garden is now a wonderful place for students to enjoy, which gives great pleasure to Jordan’s parents.  If you would like to give to the courtyard project, or to the Jordan Thiessen Memorial Scholarship, please email Shirley Thiessen at

For more information on Solus fire pits and water features please contact us.

TF: 1.877.255.3146



Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for  commercial projects.  Contact us to discuss your project.

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Solus Decor Renovation and Relocation

Hemi Outdoor Fire Pit Solus

Solus Decor Relocation


After many happy years at 1445 Powell Street in Vancouver we are relocating to a much larger facility at 109 Braid Street with a mix of emotions. We have many happy memories from Powell Street looking back at what we have achieved and seeing how the fire and water features have developed.  However, we are hugely excited about 2017 and the additional space at Powell Street allowing the team to have greater space and efficiency for the manufacture of our fire and water features.  All our products are made from hand cast concrete, a skilled technique requiring specialist equipment and an accomplished team to manage all aspects of the processes.


Solus Decor Renovation


The Renovation of the new facility has been spearheaded by our General Manager Gam Yeo who has given the same attention to the renovation and relocation as he does with our fire and water features on a day to day basis.  The relocation and greater space has enabled us to invest in new equipment, which in most cases have been custom made for Solus Decor products.



Solus custom hopper for pouring concrete to create firepits
Customized Hopper



Our custom hopper above is for pouring concrete, this hopper will significantly increase our efficiency in pouring. It can hold enough concrete for up to four 36’’ Hemi Fire Bowls, whilst providing our pouring team with much improved ergonomics.


Click to find out more about our Hemi Fire Pits



One of the big changes in the new facility is the new push rack system, but what are the benefits of a push rack system?



New push rack system


  • Exceptional use of space, eliminating unnecessary aisles – good use of space is good, green thinking!
  • Allows for both selectivity and dense storage
  • More picking face locations
  • Fewer moving mechanical parts
  • Accommodates all pallet sizes
  • Allows us to rack, cure and store 560 units in a footprint of 40 feet x 70 feet


It’s safe to say we are looking forward to an exciting 2017 in a new location, working with our customers on their own renovation projects.


Click here to get in touch and see how we can help you with your own renovation project.


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Location, Location; fire pits around the world

What do all these locations have in common?

  • 5-star resorts in the Caribbean 
  • A palace in Saudi Arabia
  • Casual restaurants in Toronto
  • Golf courses in Alberta
  • Wineries in Washington
  • Hotels in California
  • Breweries in Texas
  • Ski hills in Colorado
  • Theatres in Kansas
  • Condo associations in Montreal
  • Community centres in Vancouver
  • Universities in BC
  • Churches
  • Public gardens
  • Medical centres
  • Funeral homes

They are all recipients of Solus fire pits and water features. It never fails to amaze the crew at Solus in what wonderful and weird locations our products end up or in what corner of the world.

Having successfully shipped to every continent including Asia, Australia, Africa, North America and Europe, we have just South America and Antarctica to fill our global quest to ship to all corners of the earth.

As you may be aware Solus has expanded and opened its overseas office in the UK to sell all over Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa with CE appliances in early 2016.  Plans in 2017 include Australasia.

The Modern Hawaii
Hemi 36″ firebowls at The Modern Resort (Hawaii)
St Regis Resort
Elevated Halo 48″ firebowl at the St-Regis Resort (California)
Snow King resort
Elevated Halo 48″ firepit at The Snow King Mountain Resort (Wyoming)
Hemi 36 at Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver
Hemi 36″ firebowl Fairmount Pacific Rim Presidential suite (Vancouver)


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Enter The Greatest Gift Father’s Day Contest today!

The Greatest Gift Father's Day Contest

Are you in the market for the best Father’s Day gift ever? If so, you must enter The Greatest Gift Father’s Day Contest!

Solus is searching for the best, the greatest, the most unusual or perhaps the funniest piece of wisdom, advice or joke ever given to you by your dad. It may have been last month, last year or four decades ago but it stuck and resonated with you and we want to hear about it.

Here’s how it works. You provide us with the story and a picture of you and your dad and we will select two winners from the top 25 entrants who receive the most amount of votes.

Both winners will receive a 36” Hemi fire bowl (a $3000 value) – gas or propane, to offer their dad in lieu of Father’s Day. We will even cover shipping to your dad’s home (an additional $500 value). Note: it will not be shipped by Father’s Day. Solus firebowls come with a fully certified burner and are built to withstand North American winters.  It will require installation by a licensed or certified gas installer but at least you’ll have the appliance.

We will announce the winner by Friday, June 13th, giving you the opportunity to let your father know just in time for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 15th.

You must be at least 13 years of age to enter and of course, your father must be alive. Contest excludes residents of Québec, Hawaii and Alaska.

1) Visit our contest page on Facebook and register before June 8th at 11pm PST.
2) Write the story about your dad
3) Upload a photo of you and your dad
4) Get as many votes for your submission by sharing it to friends & family on Facebook, Twitter and your other social media accounts. Just be careful not to let your dad see.

Remember, we will choose 2 winners from the 25 entrants who receive the most amount of votes so get sharing!

We can’t wait to hear your stories!



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Winter promotion: Hemi 36″ firebowl reduced by $900

Hemi 36" firebowl

Solus Decor is excited to announce that our most popular fire pit is now easier to own than ever before. Our Solus Signature fire pit, the Hemi 36″ fire bowl, has been reduced by $900!

Long before fire pits became standard features in backyards, patios, and rooftops, we ventured into this market with our flagship model, a 36″ round fire pit made from our hand-cast concrete.

We have come a long way from this “Vancouver original” fire bowl and now offer a full range of fire pit styles, models and burners along with high-quality accessories.

As a small business that strives to be on the cutting edge of fire pit development, we invest a lot of time, effort and resources into making a better fire pit experience for our customers.

The Hemi 36″ fire bowl has been such a success that we continue to open more and more markets around the world, especially in Europe and Australia. Because of this increased demand, we’ve increased our production which has allowed us to benefit from economies of scale, enabling us to pass these savings onto you.

The Solus Signature Firepit comes in our 4 best selling colours – cinder, shiitake, linen, and portland and is available with a certified 60,000 BTU burner.

If you are considering purchasing a fire pit, this is the time to do it as this promotion won’t last forever. Feel free to ask your questions with one of our design specialists today at 1 877 255 3146.

Published – January 27th, 2014