MAHPBA Members have access to FREE 2018 HPBExpo Tickets
    with their 2018 membership!

    Also, you're invited to MAHPBA's Members' Only HPBExpo Reception!  
    Registration coming soon!

  • Need your NFI Gas review and examination!??!  

    If you're able to travel to the Trenton, NJ, area in September, you could be in luck. Can you join us?  Let your voice be heard in the attached survey:   


    Hope to see you there!



  • NJ Issue

  • United We Stand!
    Please help MAHPBA Help Your Business

    The newly-enforced New Jersey Administrative Code 13:32A/
    NJ HVACR Licensing law WILL affect your business!

  • NJ Issue Town Hall Meeting 


    Members and Friends:  

    Thank you to those who were able to join us in Red Bank at our NJ Issue Town Hall Meeting.  On March 29, our NJ Issue Subcommittee members: Ron Kessner of Fireplaces Plus in Manahawkin, Brian Doroshuk of Fire Design Hearth in Denville, John Susnosky of Light My Fire in Fair Lawn, as well as Rich Sedgwick of R&D Cross Inc., Diane Rossi, Executive Director of MAHPBA, and I met with a group of hearth retailers in Red Bank, NJ.  After formal introductions, John Susnosky offered a “Then and Now – Somerset vs. Red Bank” overview.  Attorney Steve Corodemus followed with a summary of the NJ HVAC 13:32A, how it affects us, what has been accomplished thus far and goals for the future.  Our event ended with a 45-minute Q&A. 

    Your NJ-Issue Subcommittee is taking swift action to advocate on the behalf of the hearth industry.  Attorney Corodemus is reaching out to government officials and legislators and is acting on his strategic plan to resolve this crisis. 

    We have nearly raised $21,000 for legal fees (having spent over $12,300 to date) which will not take us to the finish line as we fight for hearth professionals to continue to install gas lines , continue to provide outstanding customer service, and continue to support their livelihoods.  We need your help.

    Our voice is strengthened in numbers – please consider becoming a MAHPBA member.  Donations are being accepted specific to this NJ crisis – please give now and let us hear your support. 

    MAHPBA will fight the fight – continue to look to mahpba.org for ongoing legal updates, videos, promotions and noteworthy news.  “Together Everyone Achieves More” – join our TEAM today!  It’s time for everyone to get fired up! 

    Yours truly,

    Kurt Evers

    Chairman MAHPBA Government Affairs Committee




    Better Homes Hearth & Patio, Inc.

    Bowden's Fireside - Fireplace Sales and Service

    Coastal Home Services

    Ember Fireplaces Inc.

    Energy Resources

    Fire Design

    Fireside Distributors, Inc./BAC Sales

    Fireplaces Plus, Inc.

    Hearth & Home

    Light My Fire, LLC

    National Chimney

    Northeast Distribution LTD

    Olympia Chimney Supply, Inc.

    Travis Industries, Inc.


  • Upcoming Events

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    April 28, 2017

    After a productive Town Hall Meeting in Red Bank, NJ on March 29, MAHPBA Government Affairs Committee and NJ Issue Sub-Committee members have been taking swift action to keep the momentum going. With legal counsel leading the way, MAHPBA representatives have attended several meetings with NJ State leaders - there is great potential and much excitement for what the future holds. Stay tuned for updates on mahpba.org and in the May 2017 Government Affairs Newsletter.
    With this activity comes financial strain and without support, our resources will not carry us across the finish line.  You've seen and heard our previous requests but MAHPBA is in a difficult position - our legal expenses of $25,747.64 to date will exceed our collected donations of $27,843.32 in the coming weeks!  We can't afford to stop now - we are getting closer and closer to our goal every day. We need your help!
    "We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give"
    - Winston Churchill
    MAHPBA representatives are committed to this cause but we need monetary donations from our members and friends in order to fulfill our goal.  
    While the NJ Issue may not pertain to you, when it comes to government affairs, the future is uncertain in any of the states we represent - something could happen in your own backyard!  
    Donations received will support legal activity and outreach across the region. Please help us by making a financial contribution of $500, $1,000, $2,000 or in the amount of your choosing.  
    Please don't delay - be a catalyst of change!