Representing the Hearth Industry

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By advocating and educating on behalf of its members of manufacturers, distributors, manufacturer representatives, service organizations, and retail dealers of hearth, patio, and barbecue products through safety, training and certification.


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We are the Southeastern U.S. affiliate of the Hearth Patio Barbecue Association (HPBA). SEHPBA (Southeast Hearth Patio Barbecue Association) is a non-profit trade association representing the manufacturers, distributors, manufacturer representatives and retail dealers of hearth, patio, barbecue products and accessories. We also proudly represent businesses who service this range of products such as chimney service companies.

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Trent Simmons

Past President

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps
227 S 8th Street
Opelika, AL. 36801

(334) 749-3559

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Darlene Lewis

Board Member

American Patio & Fireplace
618 Northwest 60th Street Gainsville, FL 32607

(352) 332-4433

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Wendy Salter
Wendy Salter


Modern Gas Company
1335 US Hwy 82
Leesburg, GA 31763

(229) 435-6116

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North Carolina
Dick Hoffman

HPBA Representative

RGH Enterprises Inc
P O Box 8509
Asheville, NC. 28814

(828) 273-5476

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South Carolina
Scott Scearce

Board Member

CUI Distribution
1026 Old Stage Coach Road Simpsonville. SC. 29681

(336) 403-0981

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Seth Lafollette

Board Member

Sevier County Utility District (SCUD)
420 Robert Henderson Road
Sevierville, TN 37862

(865) 453-3272

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Connie Maier

Board member

Hearth and Home Shoppe
154 Mechanicsville Turnpike Mechanicsville, VA. 23111

(804) 780-3800

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Member Resources

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Part of membership is discounts and access to conferences, certification and training events. 

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The Hearth Industry

Better Together

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) and its affiliates, is the North American industry association for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, representatives, service firms, and allied associates for all types of fireplace, stove, heater, barbecue, and outdoor living appliances and accessories. HPBA provides professional member services and industry support in government relations, events, market research, education, certifications, consumer education, and industry promotion.