Vendor Partner Interview with Regency Fireplace Territory Manager, Darrell Abts
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I have been working with Regency Fireplace for little over 11 years now. Through hard work and dedication, I have been able to work up the ladder to a Territory Manger and with the ability to manage MN, MI, ND, SD and of course WI. This has given me a broad range of different retail locations (such as United Brick and Fireplace).
What is so great about Regency Fireplace products?
Regency Fireplace Products was founded over 35 years ago with a mission to produce the finest fireplace products available anywhere. Regency has heating solutions for any room in any home.
We believe in the four cornerstones of great fireplace products: high quality, good value, clean burning efficiency, and beautiful aesthetics. Simply put, we are a big team of designers, creators, marketers and innovators working together to achieve a common goal: creating quality products that bring people together. By researching current trends and styles we have created tasteful options and accessories that allow you to tailor the look of our fireplace to your home.
What are the best benefits of Regency Fireplace products?
Quality- The Regency Fireplace name means quality in every way. The product is created and built in a world-class manufacturing facility focused on getting every detail just right. Represented across North America by a carefully selected professional retail network; you can rely on knowledgeable dealers and installers who understand how to make our products run safely and to the optimum performance.
Exceptional Flame – The essence of each and every Regency fireplace is the unique flame. With its dancing flames and glowing embers, realistic logs or Horizon burners with glistening firebeads or crystals, your Regency fire is spectacular.
Lifetime Warranty– When you purchase a Regency fireplace, you own an award winning product designed for great looks, ease of use and superb performance. Quality is engineered into every component, from the heavy-duty steel firebox to intricate laser cut decorative accents. Each Regency fireplace is backed by the most comprehensive warranty program in the industry.
How is Regency more innovative than it’s competitors?
Regency is committed to research and development to ensure we maintain our reputation for innovation, quality, and value. By our team of more than 30 designers and engineers using the latest 3D CAD technology, cutting-edge manufacturing resources and certified in-house testing laboratories, we are able to respond quickly to market demands and regulation changes to create highly efficient, stunningly beautiful fireplaces.
How does Regency Fireplace stay “green”?
We understand that as a company it is our responsibility to engineer and carefully design our Wood Stoves and Inserts to meet the standards of Environmental Protection Agency. Our team of engineers have designed the firebox to create airflow around the wood so that it burns completely, resulting in very little ash and next to no polluting smoke into our environment.
Our Pro Series wood stoves and inserts are top performers in the clean burning category, providing an amazingly low 1.1 grams of particulate per hour. These clean burning emissions mean less smoke, less chimney maintenance cost and better for the environment.
Are there any fireplace trends on the horizon for 2017?
The City Series line from Regency Fireplace is a product the homeowners have been asking for. The City Series has a great clean line view and the ability to place your TV or wood mantle as close to the Viewing area as you would like.
What question do you wish fireplace consumers would ask more before they purchase a fireplace?
Why should I buy a Fireplace that may be a bit more money or from a reputable company? This is a lifetime time product, it will be installed in your home. The fireplace should not be considered as a throwaway household item. Also, to consider that removing and changing a fireplace out in the future can be one of the most costly items in your home.
As a vendor partner, what makes United Brick and Fireplace a great place to work with?
United Brick and Fireplace is a great partner of Regency Fireplace because they are willing to attend all of our training classes. They have a fantastic showroom with the ability to help homeowners out from A to Z with their projects. The big key factor is we have been doing business together since 1995.