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HPBA Pacific Affiliate to Hold August Training & Business Seminar Events

HPBA Pacific Affiliate to Hold August Training & Business Seminar Events

There will be two 2-day hands-on gas technical training events to serve industry members in the Pacific region. One will be held in West Sacramento, California on August 13 & 14.  The other will take place in Ontario, California on August 20 & 21. Both events will be taught by hearth industry veteran trainer Bob Wise. Wise has over three decades in the hearth, chimney, HVAC, plumbing, and gas fired appliances career. Early in his career, he worked for SoCalGas. Wise went on to be a trainer with several manufacturers of hearth products.

On August 19th, the day preceding the...

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Accessories - Set the Stage for Summer Fun With Clean Outdoor Furniture

Accessories - Set the Stage for Summer Fun With Clean Outdoor Furniture

TUSCALOOSA, AL – With the first big holiday of the summer on the books, outdoor entertaining season is officially in full swing. Between barbeques, family gatherings and pool parties, outdoor settings will be working overtime and are sure to see food spills, pet stains, and simple exposure to the elements over the next few months. 

That’s why it’s a good idea to freshen up customers’ outdoor settings before the next round of festivities. Users can follow these simple cleaning steps for Phifer’s GeoBella® Indoor/Outdoor High Performance and Phifertex® Outdoor fabrics to get things...

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Jardinico Quad Sidepost Umbrella Named Finalist in 2019 HD Awards

Jardinico Quad Sidepost Umbrella Named Finalist in 2019 HD Awards

BALDWIN PARK, CA – Jardinico, designers and manufacturers of commercial shade and umbrellas, announces its selection as a finalist in the HD Awards within the outdoor furniture category. The Jardinico JCP.501 Quad Sidepost Umbrella was singled out by the editors of Hospitality Design magazine from the more than 300 entries as one of the four outdoor furniture category finalists. The category winner will be announced at the HD Awards celebration being held at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City on June 5th. “We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the finalists in the outdoor category of this prestigious...

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Watermark Living Reduces Custom Order Lead Times For Wholesale Customers

Watermark Living Reduces Custom Order Lead Times For Wholesale Customers

LARGO, FL – Watermark Living announces a major reduction in the lead time for receipt of custom ordered casual furnishings. The current three-week turnaround from order to shipment is a reduction from the previous 5 to 6-week time frame. All 18 casual furnishing collections from Watermark Living produced from multiple finish selections as well as hundreds of fabric options are now available to Watermark Living’s customers with the shortened lead time. 

“Through consolidation of services and computerization of our warehousing, we have been able to cut time off of that required to process custom outdoor furnishings,” said Chad...

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Homecrest Adds New Sales Representation

Homecrest Adds New Sales Representation

Homecrest continues to add experienced retailers and industry veterans to the Homecrest sales team with a number of exciting East Coast announcements. These moves support a mission to bring a great sales team and compelling products to the marketplace through our independent sales reps.

Dobbins & Son: Industry veterans and retailers Gray Dobbins, Justin Carter and Pam Mulcahy have joined the Homecrest team, providing sales leadership in Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. Homecrest welcomes both the industry and retail experience this dynamic team brings to the brand.

After attending the University of Florida, Gray joined...

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Brown Jordan International Acquires Castelle Furniture Company, Inc.

Brown Jordan International Acquires Castelle Furniture Company, Inc.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – Brown Jordan International, Inc. has acquired the assets of Castelle Furniture Co., Inc. and its Costa Rican operations. The transaction combines leading providers of outdoor casual furniture to the residential and hospitality markets into a company generating consolidated net sales of nearly $400 million.  The combined company will be headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, and will maintain manufacturing, design and administrative operations in five states in the U.S. as well as Juarez, Mexico and Costa Rica.

“We have long admired Castelle’s manufacturing capabilities and its very productive Costa Rica facility. We are...

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Pit Boss Grills Acquires A-MAZE-N Smokin’ Products

Pit Boss Grills Acquires A-MAZE-N Smokin’ Products

PHOENIX, AZ - Pit Boss Grills has acquired A-MAZE-N Smokin’ Products, operated by Rhonda and Todd Johnson of Eagan, Minn. In 2016, A-MAZE-N had three employees, and by 2018 they had the company into an international business. Seeking options to increase operations, The Johnsons began investigating new opportunities for expansion. 

“We had a couple of options when it came to growth. After watching Pit Boss grow over the years and witnessing their success with taking products to market, we wanted that same accomplishment for our product,” said Rhonda. “We are excited to continue to help grow A-MAZE-N, as...

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CASTELLE Retailers to Experience No Price Increase Due to Tariffs

CASTELLE Retailers to Experience No Price Increase Due to Tariffs

SUNRISE, FL - Effective Friday, May 10th, a 25% tariff was placed on furniture products imported from China into the United States. This action will result in price increases for the vast majority of the casual furnishings market.  However, retailers of Castelle, manufactured entirely in Costa Rica, will see no increase in Castelle product as these goods are not subject to the tariffs.

“With all Castelle products made in the Americas, Castelle will not be subject to the 25% tariff that began on May 10th, 2019.  As such, retailers will not lose profits or sales that could result...

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