The Firebird

The Firebird was started in 1977 with a vision of providing self-sufficient home heating. The founders began with selling a single brand of wood stove out of their garage. A few years later, The Firebird began selling a small selection of drip irrigation components.

Under current ownership since 1988, The Firebird has grown into the leading stove, fireplace, and irrigation supplier in Santa Fe & northern New Mexico.

Our mission has been, and continues to be, providing our customers with quality products at a fair price, that provide long term value, service after the sale, and a high level of business ethics.

Kelley Nace

Kelley escaped from North Dakota at a young age. He has an economics degree from Univ. of Colorado, Boulder. He has a NM contractors license, and is one of the few in New Mexico to hold multiple certifications from the national Irrigation Association.

Mark Shubatt

Mark has a fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hiking, skiing, ice climbing, and cycling in New Mexico and Arizona. He also is an amateur astronomer.

Kent Timm

Kent has a degree in photography, and for 12 years managed a camera and video store in Highland Park, Illinois. He has also sold camping & mountaineering supplies. He enjoys travelling, skiing, and golf.

David Whitson

Born & raised in Bristol, Tennessee, he spent many years in Houston as a corporate photographer & professional musician. In Santa Fe David is also active in the Christian ministry.

Phil Martinez

A native Santa Fean, Phil is retired from a long career with the gas company, where he served as a Senior Service Tech, Foreman, and Operations Supervisor.  He enjoys hunting & fishing in his spare time.