Who Reads Hearth & Home? Gene & MaryAnn Schurer, Pam Keefer (daughter), and all the employees at Aquarius Pool & Patio!
Special Interests/Hobbies: “We have been going to Saint Marten for over 30 years, where there’s absolutely nothing to do but let the mind go to the limbo stage.”
Problems/Issues Facing the Patio Furniture Industry: “The new generation is not as interested in the quality vs. price (online shoppers) formula. Luxury money is being spent on cars, RVs, etc.”
Key Trends in the Patio Industry Today: “Deep seating with fire pits. It’s great to see the blue fabrics coming back and some nice new umbrellas and outdoor recliners.”
Forecast for the Patio Furnishings Industry in 2018: “I think there will be more ‘home’ looking backyards – more upscale lights, fire pits and accessories.”
Years Reading Hearth & Home: “Over 30 years - great reading and good stories.”
Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “Hearth & Home is always a magazine you want to grab and look at. We’re fortunate to have great people at Hearth & Home who do a great job of keeping us up-to-date in the wonderful world of the great outdoors. It’s always great to see everyone at the Casual Market. Keep up the wonderful work. (You have) the best magazine.”
Article(s) Ideas: “Keeping up with other areas where dollars are being spent (RVs, vacations, etc.). Publish some articles on costs of running a business – operational costs, etc., and always keep up with new furniture trends, email marketing, and diversity of products to sell along with patio furniture.”