Heat & Glo, Mendota Wholesale
I am a master gas fitter/HVAC installer and have a customer who I'm working with installing HVAC for new construction and the customer wants 2 fireplaces. In working with her she has decided on Heat & Glo or Mendota. I'm looking to get a good price so I can pass this along to her as the budget is getting tight.
To me it looks like the fireplace line of business is all sewn up and there are no deals out there. Anyone know if I can purchase fireplaces for new construction at wholesale or at least a reasonable price?
installing distributor near you
You can contact FireSide Hearth & Home in Manassas about setting up an account. They cater almost exclusively to the builder channel. Other competing brands do have similar installing distributors such as MASCO.
To walk into a hearth retailer and think you're going to get a discount is dreaming. Most of these shops won't even discount to chimney sweeps who send them business, much less a builder they may or may not ever see again.
A word of caution: some mfrs. will not warranty equipment sold off the internet. Buy locally where you have someone to turn to for support and service. That in and of itself does hold value.