Hearth Products Controls (Dayton, Ohio) brings more than four decades of experience to the hearth industry as it continues to pave the way for innovation with its outdoor firepits, fire rings, fire-on-water features, replacement parts, and accessories.
After getting its start as a division of The Maddox Company in 1975, HPC became its own corporation in 2001 and has wasted no time becoming an industry leader with the release of its Outdoor Fire Products line in 2003.
Sean Steimle, HPC COO, explains that the HPC division started as a distributor and manufacturer of replacement parts for gas logs and fireplaces, which it still excels in today because dealers look to them to supply reliable parts for safe, trusted maintenance. "We are still doing this business today," Steimle says. "When the warranty runs out on different products, dealers call us."
As HPC expanded into the firepit marketplace, it soon noticed that it was relatively easy for companies to make firepits without many guidelines. The company decided it wanted to set safety standards for the industry to improve the quality of the products. It also makes quality control a priority by manufacturing its entire product line at its facilities in Dayton. "We worked really hard with CSA to develop a safety standard for the entire industry," Steimle says. "HPC really set the safety standards."