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Nova Fireplace Went Interstellar with a Galactic Ceiling Mural

By Morgan Bricca April 28, 2018

When Martin Nova was 18 years old, and newly arrived from Michoacan, Mexico, he was picked up on a street corner by a chimney sweep for a days work. He ended up working for this chimney sweep for the next 6 years at $10/ hour. He didn’t start making $20 an hour until he had worked 20 years in the business. In the meantime, Martin learned English, started a family, and saved up his money with the dream someday of owning his own business. In 2004, Martin bought a chimney sweep business from a retiring colleague. The business grew and became successful. In 2016 he purchased the exclusive rights to sell several brands of fireplaces under the condition he had to open a showroom within two years.

He spent 18 months looking for the right space, and 6 months building out the showroom.

Today, April 28, 2018, the Nova Fireplace showroom officially opens.

City at Night Mural Painted for Exterior of Nova Fireplaces

City at Night Mural Painted for Exterior of Nova Fireplaces

Martin wanted his store to be beautiful and engaging for customers, so he invested $20,000 in custom mural art throughout the store. In a play on the name of the business, Nova Fireplace, he went with a galaxy theme, including a colorful supernova painting, to cover the entire 700 square foot showroom ceiling.

Galactic Mural with Supernova Painting on Business Ceiling

Galactic Mural with Supernova Painting on Business Ceiling

Decorative Ceiling Art Painted for Nova Fireplaces in Belmont

Decorative Ceiling Art Painted for Nova Fireplaces in Belmont

After many years of sweat and hard work, the opening of this showroom is a dream realized for Martin. There will be a grand opening event there today from 11-4 and you are invited! I will be there from 1-3. Come and enjoy handmade tacos, check out the art and hearths, and congratulate Martin on his journey.

Nova Fireplace Grand Opening Celebration
April 28, 2018, 11 am -4 pm
1336 El Camino Real in Belmont

Earth Wall Mural with Paint Speckled Morgan Bricca

Earth Wall Mural and a Happy Business Owner

I hope to see you there!

Warm regards,

 

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca is a mural artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients run the gamut from professional creatives, including architects and designers to building owners, school administrators and community advocates. When she is not making art, Morgan enjoys sipping boba tea with her kids and taking naps on the couch.