STAFFORD -  Ron Kessner, owner of Fireplaces Plus in Manahawkin was recently named President of the Mid Atlantic Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association. 

Kessner has played a number of important roles in the industry in recent years. Last year, New Jersey passed important legislation which created licensing for “Master Hearth Specialist.” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed S1303/A3118, the “Master Hearth Specialist Bill” into law on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Kessner's previous was serving as the Vice President and Governmental Committee Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association. Kessner was in the passing of the Master Hearth Specialist" law in in New Jersey.  

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The need for this licensing was created in 2007 when New Jersey established a license for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration contractors. “Experience and education are the keys to public safety” said Kessner. “The passage of the Master Hearth Specialist bill does more than just save jobs. It also protects the public by now requiring the Hearth Professional to be experienced, educated and state licensed.”

Kessner and his wife Faye began Fireplaces Plus Inc. way back in 1987 in Manahawkin. Their much larger showroom and warehouse is located at 660 East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin. 

The Kessner's have installed and serviced, tens of thousands of Fireplaces, Stoves and other Hearth related products. Fireplaces Plus has long satisfied the alternative heating needs and decorative desires of many families in the area. They sell, install and service the best products the industry has to offer. Whether you are having a new house constructed, renovating an existing house or updating an existing fireplace, our industry and factory trained personnel can help you find the right products for your home.

At Fireplaces Plus, we spend countless hours making sure that we understand the products we offer and how they perform so that we can provide proper advice and service, both before and after the sale. We enjoy what we do and demonstrate it through our friendly, professional service. Our showroom located in Manahawkin, NJ has more than 100 displays of Gas Fireplaces, Wood Fireplaces, Electric Fireplaces, Gas Stoves, Electric Stoves, Wood/Coal Stoves, Gas Logs, Glass Doors and more.

Their friendly, helpful staff is professional with NFI Certified installers.