Member Benefits

Member Benefits

Government Affairs & Advocacy

  • Protection against unfair regulation
  • Involvement in codes and standards
  • Updates on upcoming opportunities and threats
  • Support with local advocacy issues, including burn bans or unfair bylaws

Networking

  • At EXPO
  • At regional events
  • Local and national networking opportunities
  • Local and national fellowship

Communication & Public Relations

  • Website and social media interaction
  • HPBAC The Voice Newsletter
  • Bulletins and press releases
  • Annual Report
  • Membership Kit
  • Access to other useful resources and educational information
  • Market Research and Industry statistics

Regional Events & Meetings

  • Up to five free badges to EXPO – Save up to $375
  • Yearly regional events and socials

Free Magazine Subscriptions

  • Hearth & Home – Value $120 US
  • Canadian Homes & Cottages – Value $17.90
  • Patio and Hearth Products Review

Education & Training Programs

  • In class training
  • On-line training programs and special discounts on HPBAC select webinars
  • Free webinars on important topics including issues related to running your
  • business
  • EXPO Education schedule
  • HPB Education Foundation Manuals

It is difficult to put a dollar value on some of the work the association does for the industry. We like to call it priceless.

Affinity Programs

Did you know that you have exclusive access to discounts on products and services you use every day just by being a member of HPBAC? HPBAC has partnered with savings4members to provide you discounts on: Esso fuel cards, credit card processing, office supplies, shipping and more! Each vendor is carefully selected for unmatched value, savings, and unbeatable customer service. CLICK HERE to EXPLORE your HPBAC member benefits!

ESSO Gasoline, Diesel, Service Stations and Fuel Cards

Earn rebates at Canada’s largest retail network with more than 1,800 stations. The Esso Business Card Program gives you exceptional fuel savings at 7 cents per litre through 1/31/2019 then save 3.4 cents per litre. Esso’s easy-to-use fuel online portal helps you reduce and eliminate unwanted driver spending to drive more money to your bottom line. The online portal also makes it easy to pay bills, manage cards and track expenses.  Plus, reward your employees and yourself with the Esso Extra™ and Aerolplan® programs.

Log in to the Member’s Only section to how to register for the program.

Errors & Omissions Insurance for WETT Inspection Services

We are the official suppliers of Errors & Omissions Insurance for WETT Inspection Services in Canada. In partnership with HPBAC, we offer the most comprehensive coverage available, including Inspection Services Liability (Errors & Omissions $1,000,000 to $2,000,000. This is also available as a separate policy with premiums starting at $1,000.

We offer the most competitive pricing coverage available with significant savings and improved coverage.

Did you know that under Commerial General Liability coverage there is an exclusion specific to the inspection service you provide? In the wording in the policy under ‘Common Exclusions’ it states that “This inusrance does not apply to:
1.a (6) the preparation of approval of maps, drawings, plans, opinions, reports, surveys, change orders, designs or specifications. (7) Supervisory, inspection, architectural or engineering services.”

Free Legal Assist hotline, Accident and Sickness Insurance coverage available as well.

Log in to the Member’s Only section to how to register for the program.

Global Payments Credit Card Processing

Global Payments is a world leader in financial technology solutions. Accept Visa®, Visa Debit, Mastercard®, INTERAC® Debit, American Express, JCB, Discover®, Diner’s Club and UnionPay® cards in a streamlined manner with our POS systems, online and mobile payment solutions.

Member Benefits Include:

  • Fully Transparent Pricing – cost plus pricing that is easy to understand.
  • Waived Fees – no setup, monthly, PCI or hidden fees.
  • Month-to-Month Contract – leave anytime with no penalty.
  • Locked Fees – No “bait-and-switch” pricing.
  • Extensive product suite with unique, industry specific solutions (wired/wireless terminals, online & mobile).
  • 24/7 Multi-Lingual Support – plus, 4 hour onsite support.

Global Payments is the largest publicly-traded acquirer in Canada, bank neutral, payments-focused and a strong advocate for their clients for over 45 years. 

Log in to the Member’s Only section to how to register for the program.

Staples Business Advantage Office Supplies

Save 20% on paper, ink & toner. 

Get the most out of your exclusive program through Staples Business Advantage. You’ll get great perks plus, you’ll save time and money when you order everything from one place.
 
Benefits Include:
  • Save at least 5% on more than 140,000 products.
  • Deep discounts on your favourite’s list of 800 items.
  • Save 20% on paper, ink and toner.
  • Free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Everything your business needs at an everyday low price:

  • Coffee and snacks
  • Desks, chairs and office décor
  • Office essentials and technology
  • Cleaning supplies
Your members-only pricing is completely customizable to help you save on your most commonly purchased items, contact your dedicated account manager to receive a price-comparison.
Log in to the Member’s Only section to how to register for the program.

Constant Contact Email Marketing

Email marketing from Constant Contact. Easy. Effective. Affordable.
A free 60-day trial lets you explore the features and benefits of the Email Marketing or Online Survey tools. There’s no software to download. No risk. No obligation. No credit card required.

Benefits Include:

  • 20% off 6 months prepaid*
  • 25% off 12 months prepaid*
  • Manage contacts and grow your email list
  • Customizable templates with drag-and-drop editing
  • Social media integration and real-time reporting

Constant Contact allows you to manage your email lists all in one place, with easy to use importing and updating tools. You can even segment your lists to send focussed, tailored email newsletters and promotions.

Email templates make creating an email easy. You will be provided with a wide selection of email templates and our step-by-step point-and-click Email Wizard to create your email in no time. No technical expertise required!

Use Constant Contact for more than just email! In fact, we can take your emails you have created and transform them into Social Media posts that are sent right to your page. Get real-time reports about who is opening, clicking and sharing your content. You can create events with registration portals with a few clicks of a button,

You can even create events with registration portals with a few clicks of a button, coupons and surveys, and autoresponders, driving action in all kinds of ways from one easy to use location.

Log in to the Member’s Only section to see how to access the program.

Synchrony Consumer Financing

Competitive rates in the US and Canada 

Synchrony finances a wide range of home purchases and projects for in, on and around the home – for categories such as interiors, exteriors, indoor comfort systems, furnishings, electronics and outdoor living.

Benefits Include:

  • Increased cash flow
  • Approval decisions in less than 15 seconds
  • If approved new account number and credit line are available for immediate use
  • 10 week specials calendar that drops the rates on the 18 and 36 month promotions
  • Free POP advertisements to hang throughout your store
  • Inside sales team to help train your employees at no additional cost

Customers will have more time to pay off their purchase(s) whether it is 6, 12, or even more months and it is easier to budget vs. a major credit card where you have 30 days before interest is billed.

Log in to the Member’s Only section to see how to access the program.

WEB ROI

The main purpose of WEB ROI – in partnership with the HPBAC – is to deliver those leads using the same principles your company runs on: Quality. Accountability. Professionalism. Honesty.

As a digital marketing agency located in Milton ON, WEB ROI offers a full-suite of services custom-fitted to your business:

  • Website development
  • Search engine optimization
  • Pay-per-click advertising
  • Social media marketing
  • Lead nurturing
  • Measuring results

And as an HPBAC partner, WEB ROI understands what messaging resonates with people looking for fireplaces, BBQs and other hearth and patio products you offer.

Do you feel like you’re getting the most from your current website? Do you wonder if your current web services provider truly “gets” you? No?

Then discover what an award-winning, full-service marketing agency can do for you.

Log in to the Member’s Only page to see how to access the program.

Choice Hotels Canada Discounted Rates

Travelling Just Got Easier

The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association of Canada has teamed up with Choice Hotels® to make Business & Leisure travel a little more enjoyable and convenient – and save up to 20%!

To give you some background, Choice Hotels® includes ComfortTM, Quality®, Clarion® and a few others like the upscale Ascend Hotel Collection®. There are over 325 Choice locations spanning all provinces – and over 6,300 worldwide. Hotels are conveniently located near major airports, key highways and business districts. You’ll also be able to connect easily with colleagues and friends using free high-speed Internet, and jump-start your day with free breakfast at most locations.

Earn Rewards When You Travel

With the Choice Privileges® rewards program, you can earn points every time you stay at one of our hotels. You’re never far from your next reward. The points add up fast and it’s free! For a limited time, we have a Choice Privileges bonus points offer! Earn a welcome bonus of 500 points when you sign up for our rewards program and another 500 bonus points after your first stay.

Log in to the Member’s Only section to see how to access the program.

UniFirst Workwear and Facility Services

20%-40% off work apparel rentals & leases* 

Rental Program: Your choice of clothing; plus weekly pick-up water-wash and delivery services
Lease Program: The rental program without the weekly water-wash service.

Additional Rental & Lease Program Benefits Include:

  • Discounted emblem/service and delivery charges
  • Pressing, repairs, size exchanges, and automatic garment replacement due to normal wear and tear included in weekly rates.
  • Negotiated lost/damage charges

Facility Services: On a regular schedule UniFirst will visit your place of business to pick up soiled floor mats, mops, and wiping products and replace them with fresh hygienically clean ones. UniFirst can also restock your restroom supplies with hand soaps, sanitizers, paper towels, sanitary tissue and air fresheners.

Log in to the Member’s Only section to see how to access the program.

United Tranz Actions Check Guarantee

Eliminate the risk of accepting fraudulent checks 
Eliminate the fear of accepting checks and the burden of check collections forever. Because with UTA, the leading check guarantee company in America, if your customers checks bounce, we will reimburse you IN FULL and will assume the tedious and difficult check collections process, not you.
Benefits Include:
  • No start-up fees or monthly minimums
  • Highest floor limits with automatic approvals
  • Electronic authorization program with instant check approval
  • Cost effective FLAT RATE programs
  • Direct Debit & Hold Check programs
  • COD/Mail order program
  • Works with your current banking relationship
  • Live knowledgeable reps to assist you 24/7

 

Log in to the Member’s Only section to see how to access the program.

UPS Small Parcel & Freight Shipping

Save 40% off small package & 25% off imports 

The UPS Members Benefit Program – It’s free to sign up and there are no minimum shipping requirements. You can take advantage of the following discounts with a new or existing UPS account.

Small Package Services:
  • 40% off shipments within Canada
  • 40% off shipments to the U.S.
  • 40% off shipments to worldwide destinations
  • 25% off imports into Canada
Freight Services:
  • Savings start at 75% off heavyweight, LTL (Less-than-Truckload) shipments of 150 lbs. or more.
Also Included:
  • 20% off brokerage entry preparation fees
  • FREE Automatic Daily Pickup (Weekly service charge waived)
  • FREE UPS On-Call Pickup®
  • FREE Freight Collect 3rd Party Service (Surcharge waived)
UPS is committed to providing value that goes beyond cost and on-time delivery with customized solutions and reliable services for shipping, tracking and billing to help you drive greater efficiencies and streamline internal processes.

Log in to the Member’s Only section to see how to access the program.

Good Marketing Group

Marketing Designs & Expertise

HPBA members receive a 50% discount ($49/month instead of $99) on our turn-key, on-line marketing tool, Contact 1:1™. Hire an advertising agency that specializes in the HPB industry and enjoy access to a designated graphic designer and experienced marketing account manager working to keep your advertising efforts consistent and professional, while you run the rest of your business. Contact 1:1™ has off-the-shelf, turn-key marketing materials, data & information, business resources and both, on-line and traditional programs customized to the industry, ready to be personalized to your company’s brand and implemented quickly and professionally.

Log in to the Member’s Only section to see how to access the program.

Lamprey Small Package Auditing

100% credit for all late and mis-billed shipments 

Lamprey Systems tracks and monitors all FedEx/UPS ground, air and international shipments, disputing all service failures and incorrect charges on your behalf.

  • Immediately start receiving weekly shipment reports and audit details by account
  • Get a no cost evaluation of your current contract and rates

No Risk, No Obligation
No long term contracts, shipping minimums, software fees or any other additional charges.

 

Log in to the Member’s Only section to see how to access the program.