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Phil Squarie,

President of Luxe Furniture Co. / Luxe BBQ Co.


Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “It’s the best place to gauge the temperature of the industry; there’s nothing better than Hearth & Home for that. I love the ‘new products’ in there as well.”

Susan Kiley,

Retail Owner of Bay Breeze Patio

Destin, FL

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “Good new product reviews. Nice balance between Hearth and Patio. Relevant demographic information.”

Chris Price,

Regional Sales Manager of Sunbrella

Athens, GA

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “I enjoy reading Richard’s ‘Perspective,’ and learning about the hearth and barbecue industries. I especially like reading the September casual show issue, specifically the ‘Sitting Pretty’ article to learn what the furniture manufacturers are thinking.

“I love the retailer comments, as sometimes there are true gems in the candid musings. I also like the fact that Richard, Jackie, and Tom have been together so long; they’ve created a lot of trust and good will.”

Jeni Forman,

Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales & Marketing, Dealer & Wholesale of Hearth & Home Technologies

Lakeville, MN

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “I enjoy reading Hearth & Home magazine because it highlights so many people and businesses who are passionate about the hearth business. The spotlights on businesses, articles on trends in product categories, and the insights on market conditions are some of my favorite elements.”

David Leung,

President of RATANA International


Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home:Hearth & Home has been my go-to source for news and business developments in the hearth and outdoor furniture industry. It covers trends, news, new products, and business developments in the hearth, barbecue, and patio furniture industries.”

Gregg and Keith Guidry,

Owner & Manager of Percy Guidry Manufacturing, Percy Guidry Hearth & Patio, Cajun Grill

Lafayette, LA

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home:

Gregg: “As a retail manager, the main reason to read Hearth & Home is to see the new products and trends. Also, to learn better ways to market, display, train sales staff, expand offerings, etc. To read what’s working in other markets, implement it, and see your company prosper is the greatest feeling.

“From a manufacturer’s point of view, the retailer has the pulse on the U.S. consumer, their wants and don’t wants. The retailer highlight articles are great resources. Hearth & Home also aids me in product design, where to expand, and where to eliminate.”

Keith: “Keeping up-to-date with current topics and products. H&H always has great content on marketing and suggestions on how to compete in this ever-changing marketplace.”

Dan Bonar,

Director of Sales & Marketing of ICC Industrial Chimney Company

Montréal, Québec

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home:Hearth & Home feels like it really has its finger on the industry’s pulse. Reading it gives me insight into my competition, my customers, and the industry as a whole. The industry numbers are helpful in planning, and it’s always exciting to see our products on the back cover!”

Karen Galindo,

Owner of Outside in Style

Austin, TX

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “Articles are always on point with an eye to truthful reporting, not advertorial BS. Hearth & Home hits key issues and does not sugar-coat the truth. It shares openly and honestly the issues facing the industry today. It publishes a variety of news that is pertinent to all aspects of the industry. It’s real journalism. Plus, they are huge industry supporters.”

Pamela Clark,

Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Gloster

Durham, NC

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “I like to know who is doing what. The published results of its surveys and studies show that it is a serious magazine. Lastly, I am still a consumer who enjoys the ads!”

Elaine Smith,

Pillow Obsessed President and Designer of Elaine Smith

West Palm Beach, FL

Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “When I started in this industry I was brand new to the ‘Casual Club.’ I related to the word Outdoor,
 but did not initially connect the meaning of Casual. Some of it was as 
foreign to me as football plays are still today! It was like a different language. Hearth & Home magazine was one of the trade magazines that became
 my industry ‘text book/dictionary’ for my Casual industry classes.

Everyone can gain by reading Hearth & Home. It keeps us in touch with each other, and discusses trends and happenings. I use it to train new staff members on what this industry is all about. Hearth & Home has a finger on
 the pulse of this ‘world’ and helps us better understand our specific challenges. It helps us to succeed together in this space.”