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Canada: An Introduction

By Richard Wright

Last year, a major topic of conversation and concern was the 2,000-plus wildfires burning in British Columbia, and polluting the air in places such as Vancouver to the extent that it was said to be “worse than that in Beijing.”

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Mornings in the Tub

By Bill Sendelback

For some it’s yoga, for others meditation, but for the Bourques it’s hot water and planning the day that leads to success (yep, even throughout the frigid Canadian winters).

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Known & Respected

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Known for its commercial foodservice appliances, Crown Verity adds residential appliances to its lineup.

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Not the Greatest

By Tom Lassiter

Patio furniture sales were impacted by the weather (surprise!), a weak loonie, and the U.S. president’s tariffs.

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A Formidable Team

By Tom Lassiter

CabanaCoast has visionary owners, quick-ship on everything, and a concentration on both specialty and commercial business.

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Join the MARCH Through All Four Seasons

Unique garden terraces, lively music spilling into the streets, exceptional cuisine centered around open-flame cooking... New Orleans is the city that celebrates the very indoor-outdoor lifestyle that our industry creates.

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2019 August Business Climate

In early August, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio, and barbecue products, asking them to compare August 2019 sales to August 2018. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 182 usable returns.

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Parting Shot: Diamond on Fire

The MONROE see-thru suspended fireplace is part of the VITA Collection that is handcrafted by craftsmen in southern Ontario. It is available in two fuel options – Vapor-Fire, using water as a fuel source, or gas (natural gas or propane).

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Where Creativity Thrives

By Tom Lassiter

Allen Gant, Jr., had a vision, of retaining Glen Raven’s past while taking it into the future; his goal was to stimulate employee collaboration and innovation.

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That Entrepreneurial Spirit

By Richard Wright

Karen and Paul Galindo have made a success of their marriage, and of three stores they ran under the names Greenhouse Mall, and Outside in Style, based in Texas. Now they’re closing those stores, and opening a women’s fashion shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Back to School

By Richard Wright

CEO Kathy Juckett takes 116-year-old Telescope Casual Furniture back to school; the results are impressive.

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2019 Apollo Awards

Finalists for the 2019 Apollo Awards have been named. On the night of Wednesday, September 11, at the Hilton Chicago hotel, the two winners will be named and recognized – not least by their peers.

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