Folks, I am new to this forum and site and think it is great! We are remodeling a game room and later a room with an existing (old!) fireplace. We are looking to install a free standing wood stove in the game room and an insert into the existing fireplace to supplement our heating and for atmosphere. In starting our "journey" we have found that different shops are loyal to different manufacturers. We seem to have limited our decision to either a QuadraFire vendor or a Regency vendor after hearing that Vermont Castings has had quality issues of late. Both vendors have been in business for 30 years and have an excellent reputation so I guess the decission comes down to these two stove manufacturers. Any thoughts on who is best? I have not seen any negatives on either of these brands and don't know how to decide. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!