United Buyers Group (UBG) is dedicated to the hearth industry. We unite a network of more than 285 Specialty Fireplace Stores across the United States and Canada. Formed in 2000, UBG has grown to become the largest group of its kind representing independent businesses specializing in the fireplace industry.

United Buyers Group is aligned with many of the best manufacturers and service providers in the hearth industry. We regard our partnerships with suppliers as key to the overall success of our group and our members; consequently, we also strive to help our suppliers grow their respective market shares.

Our strength in our coverage of North America’s rural and urban markets gives our vendors the ability to have their products professionally represented and installed for homeowners in both Canada and the United States.

The combined volume of purchases we generate enables our members to enjoy added exclusive benefits and also provides our vendor partners the support of the largest group of quality hearth retailers in North America.

Our Members

United Buyers Group Members are the Premier Specialty Stores servicing the hearth  industry. They offer the best selection of fireplaces, inserts, stoves, BBQ grills and related accessories found throughout Canada and the United States. UBG accepts membership applications from professional business owners who not only have showrooms but also have years of experience and a strong reputation in their local market place. Each of our members is dedicated to using their knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure the homeowner’s satisfaction throughout the entire process, from selecting the proper hearth or grill appliance to its installation and service.

Our Mission

UBG strives to be the best conduit for specialty hearth dealers to increase their profitability, secure unique protected product lines, and be part of a group of A dealers who care about each other and the industry. UBG strives also to be the best conduit for select manufacturer partners to connect with the best A hearth dealers in North America to help them penetrate the market with their product, increasing market share and profitability.

Relationships with both members and partners will always be built on honesty, mutual trust, and respect. If the relationships are whole and healthy and the product is of high quality, we believe that the sale of product will follow. When the triangular relationship between partners, members, and UBG is built on trust and mutual respect, then a synergy will occur where all three entities will prosper much more than we could do individually.

Our Vision

To unite a network of independent business people, elevating one another to achieve everyone’s full potential.

Hearth & Home Article About United Buyers Group

Put together a group of dealers who want to be more competitive and more profitable in their markets, and you have a buying group – make that 290 hearth product stores throughout North America. Now add in almost four-dozen top hearth and grill manufacturers, and service providers, and you have the United Buyers Group (UBG).