Now offering up to 6 months of interest-free financing

Now offering up to 6 months of interest-free financing

Our value, our guarantee… At AES Hearth & Patio you can buy with the confidence that you are receiving the best price. If within 30 days of purchase, you find the identical new or special order product at a lower price from a local authorized dealer within 30 miles of our showrooms, just bring or mail us proof of the lower price, and we’ll refund the difference!


NEWVILLE: 717-486-7690
CAMP HILL: 717-761-1617

About AES Hearth & Patio

In 1997 Rick Soccio and his wife Monica, both in their twenties, bought an 18th century brick house in the village of Huntsdale in south central Pennsylvania. When the first winter came, they found that the house was difficult to heat adequately and began thinking of a new heating system.

Trained in HVAC, Rick had become aware of alternative energy heating sources such as wood, coal, wood pellets and gas. The fact that wood and pellet products are a renewable energy source appealed to Rick, and he began to shop for a supplemental heating appliance.

He soon found what he was looking for in a local home-based business in Carlisle called AES Heating (Alternative Energy Systems).  In the process of buying a Franco Belge oil stove, Rick discovered that the entire business was also for sale, and visualized a hearth shop specializing in alternative fuels while providing heat for families in his neighborhood and surrounding areas.

In 1998 the business was purchased and renamed AES Hearthplace.  Rick opened a showroom in half of his house, and became a certified installer and service provider.  In three years, the business was large enough to move out of the house into a 3500 square foot showroom at 1743 Pine Road, Newville enabling AES to present the largest number of burn models in the area, with all forms of alternative energy from all the major manufacturers.  In order to grow in expertise and services of chimneys, AES also purchased Blue Sky Chimney Service, and the sales and service area began to rapidly grow.

In 2010 AES acquired Killian’s Fireplace Shoppe in Camp Hill, located at 4303 Carlisle Pike. The showroom in Camp Hill features several custom stone and brick hearth fireplace designs, and is set for an exciting remodel and expansion, with an expected completion in the summer of 2019.

AES’s hearth professionals listen to the needs and wants of each person, and offer expert advice for each situation.  AES specializes in custom hearth design of all kinds, for both indoor and outdoor applications, as AES has expanded into outdoor living products.   AES carries grills, grill accessories, firepits, outdoor furniture, and Sunair retractable awnings.

Because AES Hearthplace became so much more than a stove and fireplace shop, the company was renamed AES Hearth & Patio.  Stop in to say hello, or talk to the professionals about your heating or patio needs.  Each and every person who walks through the door is an important visitor to AES Hearth & Patio.

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Our mission is to provide quality products and services that enhance the indoor and outdoor living environment of our customers. Our knowledgeable and caring team of experts strive to offer an excellent, professional experience both within the home and the doors of our business, building long-term relationships with our clients.

Our Staff

Rick Soccio

Owner, President
  • Owner and General Manager/President since 1998
  • Performs most site surveys for new jobs
  • Project Manager for commercial jobs
  • Certified Chimney Professional
  • Previously worked in HVAC design
  • Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Bill Baublitz

Sales Associate
  • Serving our Camp Hill location
  • NFI Certified in Gas, Pellet & Wood
  • In the hearth industry since 1990

Jessica Whistler

Administrative Assistant
  • Serving our Newville location

Krista Thumma

Administration Manager
  • Service & Install Scheduling Coordinator
  • Customer Care

Steve Noyes

Sales & Showroom Manager
  • Serving our Camp Hill location

Gail Kershner

Customer Care
  • Serving our Camp Hill location

Sarah Sweigart

Customer Care & Administration
  • Serving our Newville location
  • Parts, Service & Accessory Sales

Matthew Frost

Service & Install Technician
  • Specializing in Wood, Pellet & Coal Products
  • Chimney Inspector and Repairer
  • Certified Chimney Professional
  • CSIA certified

Carlton Levy

Service and Install Technician

Todd Myers

Service & Install Technician
  • Specializing in Gas & Pellet Products
  • Certified Chimney Professional
  • NFI Certified in Gas & Pellet Products
  • In the hearth industry since 2004

Bryce Myers

Service & Install Apprentice

Chris Kelly

Hearth & Patio Professional
  • Hearth & Patio Professional
  • Chimney Sweep & Factory Trained

Joe Boshinski

Service Technician

Andrew Kramer

Service and Install Technician
  • Hearth & Patio Professional
  • Chimney Sweep & Factory Trained

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