Purpose Statement

  • To provide a format for the education, Interaction and unification of industry members.
  • To promote all aspects of the hearth, patio & barbecue industries to the general public, as well as regulators, legislators, environmental agencies and other concerned interests.
  • To perpetuate the existence of an established, organized, functional and mobile body of industry members that is able to respond to industry concerns that may arise, particularly potential regulatory initiatives.
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The Northeast Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (NEHPBA) has been representing the interests of the hearth industry in the Northeast since 1985. We are the first and largest regional affiliate of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) – the national trade association representing the industry’s legislative, regulatory policy and business interests in Washington, DC.  

Our mission is to promote all aspects of the hearth, patio and barbecue industries, to educate consumers on the benefits, proper use and maintenance of all hearth systems and products, and to communicate effectively with legislators and regulators while advocating for the interests of our members in our region’s state governments. NEHPBA is the collective voice of our industry on all government affairs matters that impact our members.

NEHPBA is member oriented, and member focused. We provide an infrastructure and format for the education, interaction, and unification of all those operating in the hearth industry. Our continuing education programs are a valuable professional resource for local building officials, home inspectors and all authorities who have jurisdiction over hearth safety. Our Association governance consists of an elected 15-member Board of Directors that is representative of all membership categories and states within the organization.  

Our membership is made up of the Northeast’s top professionals and companies from the hearth industry: manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, service providers, and associated members.

NEHPBA maintains permanent offices in Sudbury, Massachusetts.  Membership is open to hearth, patio and/or barbecue-related businesses in the six New England states and New York. One of the smallest affiliates geographically, NEHPBA consistently boasts one of the most active and involved memberships in the country.

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Members of the Northeast Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (NEHPBA) and its regional Affiliates are the leading companies that produce, sell, or service appliances and accessories in the hearth and barbecue industries in North America. Join today to take advantage of all the benefits your company will receive.