Who Reads Hearth & Home?
Michael Van Buren, for one!
Occupation: Co-Owner, Blazing Design, Licensed Professional Engineer, NFI instructor, Licensed Real Estate Agent
“Blazing Design is a full-service design, installation and maintenance firm specializing in exceptional gas fireplaces, inserts, fire pits and aesthetic gas flames servicing architects, builders, landscape designers and homeowners across Vermont and New England.”
Special Interests/Hobbies: “Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Grand Prix Race Fan, Motorcycling, Sailing, Pizza Firing, Family Travel.”
How Is Your Business Faring This Year? “Very well. We’re continuing to grow and expanding into new retail space.”
Problems Facing the Hearth Industry: “I think one of the biggest problems is educating regulators on the variation within hearth product categories.”
Health of the Hearth Products Market in the U.S. and Canada: “Robust and changing all the time.”
Years Reading Hearth & Home: “Twenty-five years.”
Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “The publication keeps the industry up on trends and issues affecting all of us. Love the articles about our fellow colleagues in the market!”
Article Idea(s): “Husband/wife teams. Maintaining work/life balance with a busy business. Keeping healthy while working too many hours. Employee retention in a competitive market. The importance of community involvement in business.”