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Nations Top Home Builders Prefer Hearth & Home Technologies


Survey designates company as number one provider of gas fireplaces

8/31/2005 (Minneapolis)

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According to survey results published in the June 27 issue of Home Builder Executive, leading home builders use Heatilator and Heat & Glo brand gas fireplaces from Hearth & Home Technologies more than any other brand.

Conducted and funded by Home Builder Executive, results from the fifth-annual category survey indicate that 70% of the surveyed leading home builders offer gas fireplaces from Hearth & Home Technologies for their homes.

This survey affirms that leading builders continue to rely on our Heatilator and Heat & Glo brand gas fireplaces to deliver the hearth experience homebuyers seek, said Roger Oxford, Senior Vice President, New Construction Channel, Hearth & Home Technologies. In addition to our strong brands, builders forge relationships with us because we offer a fully integrated and aligned national distribution network that ensures on-time installations and professional hearth service.

The magazines research staff surveyed purchasing executives from the nation's top builders such as Lennar, Pulte Homes and D.R. Horton to determine which suppliers/brands they are currently offering in their homes. Responses were weighted based on the builders' purchasing power.

Home Builder Executive is a bi-weekly publication that is published by Executive Media Corporation. It contains timely industry news stories, in-depth executive profile interviews and special category features.

Hearth & Home Technologies is the worlds largest fireplace manufacturer and a leading provider of hearth products for the home. The Hearth & Home Technologies family includes Heat & Glo, Heatilator and Quadra-Fire brand hearth products and Fireside Hearth & Home brand hearth retail stores. 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 www.hearthnhome.com.