Membership Benefits for 2015 Thank you again to our 2014 Gold



Membership Benefits for 2015 Thank you again to our 2014 Gold
October 2014
Membership Benefits for 2015 Savings
Hearth Benefits Marketplace is a savings program specifically designed to help you reduce costs and increase profitability. Save up to 20% off your annual operating expenses!  Tuition discounts for the HEARTH/NFI Certification Program (GAS, PELLET & WOOD). Obtain valuable CEUs through the Academy of Continuing Education and at the NEHPBA Annual Meeting.  Member's Only Coupon Program is available on the NEHBPA website where you can print and use discount coupons from participating HPBA and NEHPBA manufacturers and distributors! 
Free passes to: ‐ HPBExpo Government Affairs
Confidence that you will learn of all pending legislation that impacts your business and be provided with the tools you need to be heard. ‐ NEHPBA “Beer‐in‐the‐Bathtub” Reception at HPBExpo.  One membership fee = two organizations. Once you join, you will automatically become a member of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) at the same time. Enjoy a free HPBA Member Directory & Products Guide. Receive the Nor’easter, a member newsletter, and stay informed on regional matters.  Participate in online networking with other NEHPBA members via a members‐only forum on our website, Gifts
Membership Certificate and Membership window decals (from both NEHPBA & HPBA). Use the NEHPBA Logo in your marketing to enhance your presence and status as an industry member AND professional! Check your mailbox for Renewal Invoices. Deadline for renewing for 2015 is 12/31/14!
Thank you again to our 2014 Gold Sponsors Go to to renew your membership! Welcome the New 2014 NEHPBA Members!
Ace Chimney Experts Ronkonkoma, NY Service F&G Pools & Stoves, Inc. Newburgh, NY Retailer Air Inc. Stove & Fireplace Branford, CT Retailer Firecomfort Goshen, NY Retailer Black Magic Chimney Sweeps Manchester Center, VT Service Frank Webb's Hearth & Home Haverhill, MA Retailer Brick Stone & Fireplace Center Moriches, NY Retailer Jackson Fireplace & Patio, Inc. Hampton Falls, NH Retailer Buell Fuels LLC Deansboro, NY Retailer Colonial Fireplace LLC Wilmington, MA Retailer J.N. Chimney Sweep Inc. North Brookfield, MA Service Michael's Chimney Service & Restoration Ossining, NY Associate Service Taylor Heating Rochester, NY Retailer MWM Sales Associates North Yarmouth, ME Rep TugEdge Outdoor, Inc. Pulaski, NY Retailer NY State Chimney Sweep Guild Middle Grove, NY Service The Pyromaniac, LLC Branford, CT Retailer Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply, Inc. Norton, MA Retailer White Mountain Stove Shop LLC Conway, NH Retailer On Duty Chimney Sweep LLC Ashburnham, MA Retailer SAF Fire N' Stone, LLC Tilton, NH Retailer We are very excited to have these new members join us in 2014!
We cannot wait to see what 2015 brings!
Milestone Members for 2014 Thank you so much for your dedication to NEHPBA! 25 Year Members
10 Year Members
Accent Sales & Marketing, Inc. Carver, MA Woodstoves & Fireplaces Unlimited Middleboro, MA Fireplace Showcase Seekonk, MA Fireside Hearth & Leisure Lisbon, NH 20 Year Members Home Heating Headquarters Johnstown, NY Jetmore Fireplace Center Wantagh, NY Yankee Fireplace & Grill City Middleton, MA 15 Year Members
Fashionable Fireplaces Rochester, NY Son's Chimney & Stove Shop Milford, NH Stove Keepers Brookline, NH The Stove Place Shrewsbury, MA Home Comfort Warehouse White River Junction, VT Squier Lumber & Hardware Monson, MA The Fireplace Shop Wappingers Falls, NY Town & Country East Conway, NH Dunrite Chimney & Stove Centereach, NY 5 Year Members
Atlantic Chimney Randolph, MA Butler's Sales & Service, Inc. Auburn, NY Buy The Fire Oxford, ME Thank you again to our 2014 Silver Sponsor New England Marketing Group Guilford, CT Clapper's Home & Hearth Sudbury, MA Coleman & Associates, Inc. Ogdensburg, NY Novicky's Fireside, Inc. Brookfield, CT Osterman Propane Whitinsville, MA Spicer Advanced Gas Salem, CT Eased Edges Laconia, NH Edge Home & Hearth, Inc. Center Sandwich, NH Embers Stoves & Fireplaces South Portland, ME Superior Hearth, Spas & Leisure ‐ Avon Avon, CT Terleckey Premium Wood Pellet & Sales Amsterdam, NY Fireside Living Laconia, NH Fireside Distributers, Inc. Raleigh, NC The Tinderbox, Ltd. Fleischmanns, NY Greater Boston Chimney Sweeps, Inc. Reading, MA Martin's Outdoor Power Equipment, LLC Seneca Falls, NY Town & Country Agway Dansville, NY Victorian Enterprises Fremont, NH Wakefield Fireplace and Grills Wakefield, RI Mid Hudson Custom Chimney Tops, Inc. Clinton Corners, NY McCuin Fuels, Inc. Highgate, VT Northeast Distribution LTD NEHPBA Government Affairs Committee
Mid‐term elections are almost upon us! Do you know who you’re voting for? Do you know where they stand on issues that affect our industry? Let us tell you about an easy way to follow what’s happening at the local, state, and national level and how to get in touch with your legislators with the click of a button! The HPBA Government Affairs Committee has created a Legislative Action Center that puts all this information right at your fingertips. Go to and click on the Government Affairs link. Choose Legislative Action Center, create an account, enter your address and zip code, and everything you need to know is right there! You can contact your legislators by e‐mail, fax, phone, Twitter, or a regular, old‐fashioned letter. It’s not too late to take action on issues that you care about. We’d love to hear about it if you’ve tried it! Since our last newsletter, we’ve attended the 48th New England Building Officials Education Association (NEBOEA) Conference at UMass, Amherst. Diane Rossi, Shannon Rodgers and Rick Vlahos all manned the booth on Monday, meeting and speaking with local AHJ’s (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) to encourage them to look to NEHPBA members as our industry experts and to also explain the NFI certification process and how it relates to the Handbooks for Building Officials for both Solid Fuel & Gas Hearth Systems. Then Rick & Shannon were able to present two 1.5 hour CEU presentations to about 35 attendees. It is our mission to continue to engage AHJ’s through Building Officials Associations as well as local Propane Gas Associations. We are working on identifying local and regional groups and hope to attend their Annual Meetings and Expos and/or provide educational opportunities for them at their local monthly or quarterly meetings. By sharing our knowledge with building officials and propane gas experts, we hope to keep our name and expertise in the forefront when they have questions regarding hearth products. In light of the above, we would like to create a Speakers Bureau to accommodate the anticipated requests from these AHJ groups. NEHPBA Government Affairs would provide you with a broad‐content presentation, which could be individualized to local code and interest. We also ask that you be willing to share your knowledge and experience if there are questions following the presentation. Some of you may already be doing this and could possibly mentor others who may be interested in sharing their passion and expertise with these groups. Travel would be required only in your local area and we’re looking for two‐to‐
three presenters from each of NEHPBA’s seven‐state area. If you’d be interested in becoming a presenter, please contact Diane Rossi at NEHPBA at 603/669‐2740, ext 6# or [email protected] or email me at [email protected] To our New York Members – hopefully, you received our in‐depth email explaining the NYSERDA/NY Renewable Heat incentive program. Please click here or go to
20Heat%20NY.pdf for all the information (and then some!) you’ll need to help your customers participate in this program. We’ll end the way we started – Don’t forget to vote! Exercise your right! If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain! Look to the NEHPBA website for the H.E.L.P. Manual updates as soon as the election results are in.. Educational Opportunities
2015 C.E.U. Program 2015 National Fireplace Institute By purchasing a subscription through NEHPBA’s “Continuing Education for U” (C.E.U.) Program, you can take as many or as few classes as needed. Access a wide variety of over 150 classes available online totaling over 252 CEUs! Special Discount Offer Member: $125 per‐person/subscription* Receive training online in areas crucial to the hearth industry *While supplies last
The National Fireplace Institute® is the professional certification division of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), a 501(c)3 non‐profit education organization for the hearth industry. To download either an NFI or C.E.U. brochure log onto: 2015 February NFI Courses in Portsmouth, NH
GAS PELLET WOOD Monday, 2/16 Tuesday, 2/17 Wednesday, 2/18 Want to be a Thanks to our 2014 Bronze Sponsors NEHPBA Sponsor for 2015? Commit Now ‐ Pay Later! Need more information? Check out the Sponsor brochure online:‐Sponsorship National Chimney B.A.C. Sales, Inc. Ray Murray, Inc. Empire Distributing Skamol Family & Business Directions, LLC Sterling Distributors Hargrove Gas Logs Stoll Fireplace Inc. Hearthstone QHHP, Inc. Stove Builder International Hitzer Inc. Travis Industries
Jotul North America Valor Radiant Gas Fireplaces
We wish to be a: ______ Gold Sponsor $6,000 ______ Silver Sponsor $3,600 _____ Bronze Sponsor $2,000 _____ Copper Sponsor $1,200 _____ Additional Booth $400 each Don’t Miss Sponsoring NEHPBA’s 30th Anniversary! DID YOU KNOW You Can Gain MORE Booth Space if you Register as a Sponsor BEFORE December 31, 2014? Thanks to our 2014 Copper Sponsors AJ Manufacturing, LLC Amantii Atlantic Sales Group Inc. Bernard Dalsin Manufacturing BioPellet LLC Coleman and Associates Empire Comfort Systems HWAM North America Kingsman‐Marquis M&G DuraVent Morso‐Hearthlink RH Peterson Company Rasmussen Gas Logs & Grills Regency Fireplace Products Russo Products, Inc. Rutland Products S&M Distributing Co. Stuv America Thermo‐Rite Manufacturing Co. Total Hearth Vermont Castings Group Woodman's Parts Plus
Z‐Flex U.S., Inc.
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Glass Fronts Safety Will you be ready for January 1, 2015? Are you aware of the new safety mandate for gas fireplace glass fronts? Member Reception to kick off the 2015 HPBExpo at Here's what you need to know...  The revised standard takes effect January 1, 2015.
 Only compliant units may be manufactured after January 1, 2015.
 Non‐complying units can still be sold after the effective date. There is no deadline for such sales.
 Decorative elements are allowed.
 Standard applies only to gas fireplaces and glass‐fronted heaters with glass surface temperatures that exceed 77.8°C or 172°F. It does not apply to solid‐fuel burning appliances.
For installers:  Manufacturers must supply a barrier on all glass‐fronted gas products with glass surface temperatures that exceed 77.8°C (172°F).  Barrier must be in place when the product is installed.
 Installer must call the client's attention to the barrier and explain why it is required. Barriers are intended to protect children and other at‐risk individuals.
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 Remember... if you do not follow the new requirements you may be the one in jeopardy.
What about your showroom? Retailers need to contact the manufacturers they represent. The new standard does not affect existing installations but HPBA's position is that the safety of children should be paramount. You may want to retrofit the gas fireplaces in your showroom. Your past customers may also want to retrofit their appliances using aftermarket barriers. While it is not mandatory to have a safety screen on all showroom models it is certainly wise. If you have any questions on this or other safety issues please contact HPBA. Article courtesy of HPBA of Canada. Android & iPhone
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904 Hanover Street, Suite #3
Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: (603) 669-2740
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NEHPBA’S “A.C.E.” Ambassadors
NEHPBA Ambassadors. Who are they and what is their mission? NEHPBA has identified those reps below as the “best of the
best” in our region, those who are committed to you, this industry and this organization. They are the eyes, ears and
communicators for you, the members. They are tasked with contacting two companies per week to either renew or become
NEHPBA members.
How can you help? In two ways: first, talk to them about NEHPBA, tell them why you are or are not a member. Second, there is
“strength in numbers” - help to build a stronger association by talking to people who can become Associate members companies who indirectly deal with us (tool companies, insurance companies, financial institutions, business systems providers,
public relations firms, etc.) .
We would like to thank the following Ambassadors for their commitment:
Bob Anderson, Northeast Distribution LTD.
Kris Boutin, S&M Distributing Co.
Adam Brewster, Accent Sales & Marketing
Mike Corbitt, Hearthstone QHHP, Inc.
Bob DeGraff, Empire Distributing
Joel Etter, Hearth & Home Technologies
Tim Gerencer, MWM Sales Associates
Tina Hemming, Napoleon Products
Mike Karas, IKM Associates
John Lester, Hearth & Home Technologies
Kirk Meloney, B.A.C. Sales, Inc.
Ken Rajesky, Hearth & Home Technologies
Shannon Rodgers, Jotul North America
In addition, we thank the following Ambassadors for their recruiting success:
Bob DeGraff, Empire Distributing (3 members)
Bob Anderson, Northeast Distribution LTD (1 member)
Ken Rajesky, Hearth & Home Technologies (1 member)
Tim Gerencer, MWM Sales Associates (1 member)
Think you have what it takes to be a NEHPBA Ambassador? Give Diane a call!