The premiere trade show for the hearth, patio and barbecue industries, HPBExpo attracts thousands of industry professionals annually to buy, sell, and learn about the latest products and technologies. Held in a different city each year, HPBExpo includes hundreds of indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as opportunities to network, socialize, and attend educational seminars.
Get smart. Discounted rates on training and education resources are offered including business management, sales marketing, and technical training programs through the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF).
Get certified. The National Fireplace Institute® (NFI) is a nationally recognized certification program for hearth planners and installers. HPBA Members are entitled to discounts on training materials and exams.
Extensive education courses are provided annually at HPBA affiliate meetings and at the HPBExpo Education program.
Stay in the Loop. HPBA’s Government Affairs Department keeps tabs on regulations, legislation, and codes and standards affecting our industry. More importantly, we work on your behalf to avoid unwarranted limits on product design and installation while preserving the environment, safety, and consumer satisfaction.
Information & Publications
HPBA's Annual Membership Directory. HPBA’s Annual Membership Directory & Products Guide (known as the industry “bible”) gives you a complete list of association members, with detailed product and brand information. Or, get the same information online with the HPBA e-Directory, http://hpbamemberdirectory.org/memberlogin.cfm, which is updated every month.
HPBA's Annual Report. HPBA publishes an annual report each year. The report is a roundup of activities and financial status of the association.
HPBA’s Hot News. Stay Informed. HPBA’s Hot News, published monthly exclusively for HPBA members, is a quick and easy-to-read executive update covering association activities and industry developments. Click here for the latest issue and click here for archived copies.
HPBA Journal and Bulletin. Each month HPBA takes a look at the business side of retailing through the HPBA Journal that appears in Hearth & Home magazine and the HPBA Bulletin that appears in Casual Living magazines - sent to every member as a membership benefit. Here, you’ll find stories and ideas on retail business practices as well as the activities of the HPBA developed to support your industry. To download current and archived copies, click here.
Access Online Resources. HPBA’s updated website offers the latest information on association activities, industry events, and consumer information. And, as a member, you get exclusive access to the password protected members-only area which provides value-added information, expert analyses of critical issues, and important information about member services. Plus, attract new business through our consumer pages which offer manufacturer and dealer locators, making it easy for consumers to find specific product information and nearby HPBA member retailers.
HPBA’s Product Fact Sheets. Your customers don’t know the difference between fireplaces, stoves, and heaters or what kind of grill to buy? HPBA’s Product Fact Sheets explain consumer options in clear, concise, and easy to read brochures.
Get Noticed. HPBA’s professional communications staff has the media connections and the know-how to get the word out about the latest industry innovations, raise public awareness, and promote sales through ongoing public relations campaigns that few companies could afford independently.
Find Out Industry Trends. Companies that participate in HPBA's numerous statistical data gathering efforts have exclusive access to accurate, up-to-date industry statistics not available anywhere else - information they can use to make positive tactical and strategic management decisions.
Meetings & Conferences
- HPBA Board and Committee Meetings
- Annual HPBA Affiliate Meetings
Chill Out. The HPBExpo and Affiliate Annual meetings provide opportunity to share ideas, relax with colleagues, or take the family for a “getaway.” Annual get-togethers at the HPBExpo, include affiliate receptions and meetings.
|"These statistics--on consumer product usage, buyer profiles and buying preferences--help us determine sound strategies for new product development as well as sales and marketing programs."
- Bob Dischner, Lennox Hearth Products
Get Exclusive Member Benefits. Using the collective purchasing power of our membership enables HPBA to provide members with a variety of cost saving benefit programs. With membership in HPBA, you gain access to the following Preferred Business & Member Benefit Programs. HPBA Members click here for more information.
- Business Liability Insurance (Veracity)
- Business Liability Insurance (Canadian Brokerlink - Canadian Members)
- Car Rental Discounts (Hertz)
- Credit Card Processing Solution (TransFirst)
- Employment Background Screening - Canadian (LABORCHEX)
- Health Insurance (MMIC)
- Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan
- Inbound or Outbound Shipping & Freight Discounts (Meridian One)