About Us

How We Help You

From industry representation and education, to member discounts and conferences, SEHPBA has your back.

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Who is ‘SEHPBA’?

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.

Who We Help

We represent all areas of the Hearth Patio & Barbecue Industry with Support, education and training.

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A Manufacturer member is a sole proprietorship, partnership, association or corporation who manufacturers, assembles, markets or imports hearth, patio and barbecue products.

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A Distributor member is a sole proprietorship, partnership, association or corporation who brokers or markets various products and brands hearth, patio and barbecue products to dealers and retailers. 

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Retail Dealers

A Dealer or Retailer member is a sole proprietorship, partnership, association or corporation who markets or hearth, patio and barbecue products to the end user. 

How We Help You.

Membership in the Southeast Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (SEHPBA) is open to hearth appliance retailers, outdoor living, service companies such as chimney sweeps and service companies. We also represent manufacturers, distributors and sales representatives.

As a member of SEHPBA, you are automatically a member of your the national HPBA, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. That means a powerful partner representing you both regionally and nationally as it relates to certifications, government, environment and manufacturing just to name a few benefits. You also enjoy discounts on everything from marketing to merchant services, as well as annual conferences and trade shows.

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How We Operate

Each state elects their representative to the SEHPBA, who serves a 2-year term. The state representatives meet several times a year at central locations and at industry events to help coordinate affiliate activities.

Committees are formed to handle various functions of your organization. We welcome you to join the board when the seat comes open for your state, or to serve on a committee of special interest to you. We welcome your support and participation! Your state representative is your first contact for issues facing you locally.

Find Your Representative

Your state representative can often help you find resolution with issues such as building code questions, or may help steer you in the right direction to others in the SEHPBA or HPBA to help fulfill your needs.

Trent Simmons

Past President

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

(334) 749-3559

Email Trent

Darlene Lewis

Board Member

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

(352) 332-4433

Email Darlene

Wendy Salter
Wendy Salter


Modern Gas Company
1335 US Hwy 82
Leesburg, GA 31763

(229) 435-6116

Email Wendy

North Carolina
Dick Hoffman

HPBA Representative

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

(828) 273-5476

Email Dick

South Carolina
Scott Scearce

Board Member

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

(336) 403-0981

Email Scott

Seth Lafollette

Board Member

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

(865) 453-3272

Email Seth

Connie Maier

Board member

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

(804) 780-3800

Email Connie

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