Richard Brown is a veteran of the Fireplace business. In 1979, he took over a manufacturing business, Hearth Shoppe Products, which produced the patented Safe-T-Grate. He then became involved with a leading manufacturer of Firebacks and worked on additional patents involving Fireback support and the "1/2 Kettle".
In recent years he has been involved with numerous companies in the industry, including Pilgrim Fireplace Equipment, David Kimberly Doors and HY-C Caps.
Richard is a skilled (sponsored!) Raquetball player as well as a blues enthusiast and harmonica player.
Richard is now retired from the hearth biz and you can catch him at various open mikes in the Sarasota, FL area.