Building Products Magazine selected the RED Series for innovation and value to contractors and consumers.

Heat & Glo’s RED Series direct vent gas fireplaces have received the Most Valuable Product (MVP) Award for 2010 by BUILDING PRODUCTS Magazine. Only 31 building products and tools were named MVPs by the magazine, selected for their innovation and value to contractors and consumers.

For builders and architects, the Heat & Glo RED Series are configure-to-order fireplaces that are guaranteed to make clients say “wow.” They offer builders increased profits through a wide variety of up-sell opportunities for both residential and commercial applications.

“We are honored to receive the MVP Award for our RED Series fireplaces,” said Peter Dircks, vice president of marketing for Heat & Glo. “The RED Series sets the industry benchmark for modern linear fireplaces combining a beautiful finished look with many innovative features and options. With so many potential configurations, builders and homebuyers can choose the look and style that best meets their design needs. The RED Series is also a great option for commercial properties such as hotel lobbies and restaurants.”

The RED Series takes modern design to a new level with recessed glass that creates the illusion of open flames. A variety of stone and glass media options, enhanced LED lighting illumination and stunning optional porcelain and granite liners define this innovative product line. Featuring 40-inch, 40-inch see through and 60 inch models, the RED Series offers 21 unique configurations with more options and styling than any other modern fireplace on the market.

“Fireplaces consistently rank as one of the most desired amenities in new homes by homeowners.” said Dircks. “Today’s contemporary style fireplaces, like the RED Series, are steadily gaining popularity with consumers due to changing trends and demographics. These fireplaces are desired for their unique style and artistry, versus traditional looking fireplaces. The rules have changed.”

RED Series fireplaces feature direct vent gas technology, preferred in green building programs including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Home Building Standards, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and LEED® for Homes.

“While the residential construction industry sees hundreds of new product introductions each year, the MVP winners stand apart for their thoughtful design, smart technologies, or even pure wow factor,” said Jean Dimeo, editorial director for BUILDING PRODUCTS and “In a struggling economy, it’s innovations like these that can help contractors woo customers, save time and money, and surpass the competition.”

The Most Valuable Product Awards were open to all categories of residential building products, materials, and tools introduced between January 2009 and January 2010. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges made up of residential building pros. Each Most Valuable Product Award winner is featured in the summer 2010 issue of BUILDING PRODUCTS and on the magazine’s website,

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Heat & Glo® is a brand of Hearth & Home Technologies™. Heat & Glo brings together elegance and innovation to offer hearth products with distinct design, sophistication and style that set apart virtually any room of the home. Visit

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About Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.
Hearth & Home Technologies (HHT) is the world’s leading provider of whole hearth systems including fireplaces, stoves and inserts, as well as furnaces that utilize biomass fuels. Its family of brands includes Harman™, Heatilator®, Heat & Glo®, Quadra-Fire® and Fireside Hearth & Home® retail stores and builder design centers – the most professional hearth distribution network in the country. HHT offers a wide variety of energy efficient and environmentally sustainable hearth products, which are manufactured, packaged and delivered with respect for the environment. Hearth & Home Technologies is a subsidiary of HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI), the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the United States. More information can be found at

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