Who Reads Hearth & Home?
Paul Miles, for one!
Occupation: “Director of Sales, Valor Fireplaces”
Special Interests/Hobbies: “Hockey, skiing and physiotherapy!”
Problems/Issues Facing the Hearth Industry: “The uncertainty of government regulation. Some regulators don’t seem to have a good grasp of the benefits of hearth products as efficient, super-clean zone heaters that offer homeowners home comfort and security.”
Key Trends in the Industry Today: “Continued growth for renovation products with specialty design for applications and continued efficiency improvements.”
Forecast for the Hearth Industry in 2017: “Steady growth in the renovation sector. Lots of work updating old fireplaces will keep dealers busy for years. I can’t predict new housing any more than I can the stock market.”
Years Reading Hearth & Home: “I’ve been in the business since Hearth & Home started in 1980; it’s like the sun and the moon – always there!”
Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “To keep up with the industry and what’s happening. Trade magazines are essential.”
Article(s) Ideas: “I like the stats and survey work; that’s very important.”