Lumbermen’s and Fireplace & Stone Center have NFI Certified Specialists on staff.
The National Fireplace Institute® is the professional certification division of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), a non-profit educational organization for the hearth industry. NFI's objective is to increase public safety by establishing meaningful credentials for professionals involved in planning and installing residential hearth appliances and venting systems.
NFI certifies planners and installers in three hearth
product categories based on fuel type:
• NFI Gas Specialist
• NFI Woodburning Specialist
• NFI Pellet Specialist
A fireplace or stove can add beauty, warmth and value to your home and set the mood for memorable gatherings of family and friends. But choosing and installing a hearth system without adequate expertise is like playing with fire. That is why our industry is making quality training and credentials its mission.
Planning and installing fireplaces, stoves and their venting systems requires experience, technical knowledge and skill. Numerous decisions -- from proper floor protection to appliance sizing and placement to venting system compatibility and height-should all be made with the expertise of a specialist.
One of the ways to identify a competent specialist is to check their credentials. The National Fireplace Institute®, an independent, non-profit certification agency, has created the standard for certification in the hearth industry. Only those who pass a rigorous examination covering fundamentals of proper installation receive NFI Specialist Certification.
Certification is a good indication of commitment to the highest professional standards. That’s why Lumbermen’s is proud to offer you professional planning from NFI Certified Specialists. Call us today for assistance with your new fireplace or stove.