Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) is an international not-for-profit trade association first established in 1980 to represent and promote the interests of the hearth products industry in North America. In 2002, the Hearth Products Association (HPA) merged with the Barbecue Industry Association (BIA) to form HPBA. 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 industries.HPBA’s members manufacture, import, distribute, sell, service, and represent products that include:
- factory-built fireplaces, gas logs, inserts, and accessories
- wood, pellet, coal, gas and electric stoves
- barbecues, grills, smokers and accessories
- patio furniture and accessories
For more information about HPBA, visit: HPBA.org.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
California Air Pollution Control Officers Association
CAPCOA, the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association, is a non-profit association of the air pollution control officers from all 35 local air quality agencies throughout California. CAPCOA was formed in 1976 to promote clean air and to provide a forum for sharing of knowledge, experience, and information among the air quality regulatory agencies around the State. The Association promotes unity and efficiency, and strives to encourage consistency in methods and practices of air pollution control. It is an organization of air quality professionals — leaders in their field.
California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency. Established by the Legislature in 1974, seven core responsibilities guide the Energy Commission:
The California Energy Commission building.
- Forecasting future energy needs;
- Promoting energy efficiency and conservation by setting the state’s appliance and building energy efficiency standards;
- Supporting energy research that advances energy science and technology through research, development and demonstration projects;
- Developing renewable energy resources;
- Advancing alternative and renewable transportation fuels and technologies;
- Certifying thermal power plants 50 megawatts and larger;
- Planning for and directing state response to energy emergencies.
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HPBA Consumer Research
Would you like to sell more hearth products?
This extensive 75-page study, funded by HPBA every 2 years will give you invaluable information on how your customer thinks and what they want. What messaging can you do in your marketing to entice homeowners to your store? What ARE the percentages of homeowners who desire specific products…and which are those? Are you up against DIYers more than you think? How can you overcome the resistance to price? The dealer who does NOT read this will wonder why his competitor is doing so well. To get a copy, please contact the affiliate office.
Do you know what grill inventory to buy next season?
This every-two-year survey monitors the trends in consumer desires for their outdoor cooking. Did you know that one-third of gas grill owners report repair problems? Is this an opportunity for you? Should you sell more quality grills or start a grill repair business? The pace of grill purchasing is up and so is the price. With over one-third of grill owners using dry rubs, does that give you an add-on sale opportunity? Who in the family initiates the grill purchase? Is there an opportunity to sell two grills to a family?
Safety Tips (3.66 x 8.5) (Click Here to View the Safety Tips)
Use these free flyer handouts for retailers and consumers
Be Sure your customers are knowledgeable about how safely enjoy their hearth.
Product Fact Sheets:
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