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About HPBA

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), based just outside of Washington, DC, 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.

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Industry Promotions

HPBA works to elevate the industry's profile through media relations and public education campaigns. Grilling and smoking can happen anytime or anywhere. HPBA encourages consumers to barbecue in the winter and for breakfast, and to create the best outdoor living space for them. For the hearth industry, annual efforts kick off in October, National Fireplace Month, through the entire fireplace, stove, and heater season.









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Government & Advocacy

Government Affairs

HPBA promotes industry growth and the importance of small businesses by advocating for the industry's interests at all levels of government. Leveraging its industry-specific expertise and relationships with policymakers, HPBA’s Government Affairs team compiles and analyzes only what you need for today and tomorrow.

Grassroots Organizing

Grassroots Organizing

HPBA could not successfully advocate to policymakers without the help of its members. The Legislative Action Center is the members-only online portal to join grassroots efforts. Learn More ›

Legislative & Regulatory Efforts

Legislative & Regulatory Efforts

From Capitol Hill to local town hall meetings, HPBA works to prevent public policies, legislation, and regulation from restricting how its members do business.  Learn More ›

Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis

It could take hours to sift through what congressional bills or government agency regulations apply to you––and then even longer to dissect dense policy documents and other legalese. HPBA does all of the legwork for its members! Learn More

Government Affairs Leadership Academy 

HPBA is excited to launch the Government Affairs Leadership Academy (GALA), Government Affairs Academy reimagined. This new iteration will be a pivotal tool for industry professionals seeking to grow and enhance their advocacy skills and emerge as leaders in a thriving hearth, patio, and barbecue industries. Since 2006, the Tom Pugh Government Affairs Academy has cultivated industry champions to advocate at all levels of government. However, GALA will take this legacy to new lengths. GALA offers a comprehensive experience, not only nurturing advocacy capabilities but also honing essential leadership skills crucial for our industry's future.

Contact your local HPBA Affiliate for more information to register. 


Contact the Government Affairs Department.

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Market Research

Market Research

HPBA collects industry statistics, conducts surveys, measures industry performance, identifies trends, and produces industry benchmarks. The information is used to promote the industry to the general public and other interested parties. HPBA also uses the statistical data collected to protect the industry from unnecessary or poorly conceived regulatory and/or environmental proposals.

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Education & Certification

Education & Certification


Expo Education

Expo Education

At HPBExpo, attendees can learn how to increase sales, improve business efficiency, and strengthen technical competencies. CEUs and NFI certification renewals are also available! Learn More ›


National Fireplace Institute

Certifications for hearth professionals involved in planning and installing residential appliance and venting systems are offered in three categories: gas, woodburning, and pellet. Learn More › 

HPB Foundation

HE@RTH Online 

HE@RTH Online Training offers access to affordable, effective training and CEU's – without the travel expenses and time away from work. Take on-demand classes at any time. Learn More ›