Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) is an international trade association established to represent and promote the interests of the hearth, patio and barbecue products industry in North America. The Association includes manufacturers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, service and installation firms, and other companies and individuals – all having business interests in and related to the hearth, patio, and barbecue products industry.
In 1980, the Fireplace Institute (FI) and the Wood Energy Institute (WEI) united to form the Wood Heating Alliance. The name was then changed in 1983 to the Hearth Products Association (HPA), a non-profit organization, in order to better reflect the diversity and range of products and services within the industry. In 2001, Hearth Products Association (HPA) merged with Barbecue Industry Association (BIA) to form Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA).
HPBA has eleven affiliates dedicated to serving industry members across North America. HPBA Pacific foster and promotes business for members in California, Nevada, and Hawaii.
HPBA’s members manufacture, import, distribute, sell, service, and represent products that include:
- Factory-built Fireplaces, Gas Logs, Inserts, and Accessories
- Wood, Pellet, Coal, and Gas stoves
- Barbecues, Grills, and Accessories
- Patio Furniture and Accessories
HPBA’s purposes include (but are not limited to):
- The promotion of education for the utilization and safe use of solid fuels and gas as energy sources.
- The dissemination of information regarding regulatory concerns, environmental concerns and other subjects of specific interest to both the
industry and public at large.
- The fostering of superior design quality, member product performance and services benefit the public and this industry.
HPBA Membership is offered in the following categories:
- Manufacturer’s Representative