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2016 January News

Items of interest to members of the hearth, barbecue, and patio industries.

Homecrest Outdoor Living

The Liberty Barrel Chair from Homecrest Outdoor Living is an updated chair featuring the wrap-around comfort of the traditional barrel chair with an industry-leading coil spring swivel rocker, while also incorporating the timeless design elements of the company’s Liberty Deep Seating collection. As a front porch vignette for two, or elegant dining for a crowd, the Liberty Barrel Chair creates an engaging seating option. Call (218) 631-1000 or visit

Veranda Classics

The Old World Fire Pit from Veranda Classics is made with TerraFab technology, which imitates a wood surface but is waterproof. Fire pits have aluminum substrates fully encapsulated in TerraFab compound for durability. Call (800) 443-1410 or visit


Home décor authority Joe Ruggiero offers a new collection of Sunbrella fabrics called Forms + Function. The collection takes stripes, menswear-inspired tweed and plaid and updates them for today’s designs. Call (336) 227-6211 or visit

Brown Jordan

The all new, fully revamped Brown Jordan Fires collection offers unprecedented choice and a range of incredible new, unique styles! Now available with the Triple Fuel Advantage, you're free to choose the fuel type that best fits your needs – Natural Gas (NG), Liquid Propane (LP) or Bioethanol.

With significant advances in both materials and technology, this versatile range of fire pits and fire tables provides a turnkey solution for all your fire design needs. Call (888) 488-4447 or visit

Heat & Glo

Heat & Glo offers Primo, a modern fireplace with styling and innovative heating technology. Primo is designed to bring sheetrock, wood panels or other elements in the home right up to the fireplace edge. In addition, a SafeSurface Wall allows for a television or artwork to be placed directly and safely above the fireplace.

Fire and heat output are managed with a wireless control offering flexibility to either mount on the wall or use as a remote.

PowerFlow Heat Management Technology lets the homeowner enjoy a warming fire, anytime. Choose from exterior and/or interior heat zones to redirect the flow of heat, sending warmth where you want it, all while cooling the glass and wall to safe temperatures.

Single-sided and see-through Primo models come in 48-, 60- and 72-in. sizes.

Primo comes in a choice of black granite surround and interior, or a clean face finish with black interior. Flames rise through translucent crushed glass for a modern flare; choices are cobalt, crystal, ebony or amber glass. For an added design fire statement, The Dunes modern white logs create a striking fireside experience.

LED lighting adds ambiance in a choice of green, blue, magenta or aqua lights. Call (888) 427-3973 or visit

Veranda Classics

Veranda Classics offers the Dynasty dining table top, which looks like wood and concrete but is made with aluminum substrates fully encapsulated in environmentally safe TerraFab. Call (800) 443-1410 or visit

Outdoor GreatRoom Company

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company offers the pub-height Marquee Entertainment Fire Island. The island comes with a center linear burner pan featuring textured glass accent pieces on each side set in a marble-ized Mocha Supercast top. Other features include a stainless-steel Crystal Fire burner and Empire Bar Stools. An LED under-counter light is optional. Call (866) 303-4028 or visit

Homecrest Outdoor Living

Homecrest Outdoor Living offers the Valero fire table in an intimate 19 in. coffee height and 24 ½ in. chat, dining and balcony heights. Valero fire tables are available with all Homecrest Natural Series table tops; softly curved side panels are available in aluminum, which may be powder-coated to match or contrast with the frame, as well as in resin wicker in Coco or Hampton, according to design preferences. Call (218) 631-1000 or visit

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Move Over, Fellas!

By Lisa Readie Mayer

The gals are stepping up to the grill, and that represents a sales opportunity for manufacturers and retailers.

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Waking Specialty Retailers!

By Bill Sendelback

Electric fires are the largest hearth category by far, and growing fast; the dollars (and loonies) are too many to be left to other channels.

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Queen of The Hill

By Tom Lassiter

Somewhat late in life, Linda Moran purchased Hill Company in Philadelphia and turned it into an award-winning patio furniture star.

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Outdoor Kitchens Rule!

By Lisa Readie Mayer

The trend is toward built-in grills, not cart grills, which means that dealers will be able to sell a slew of related products.

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2015 November Business Climate

In early December, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare November 2015 sales to November 2014. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 192 useable returns.

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