Why Choose Montigo?
When it comes to choosing a fireplace, or a manufacturer that you can work with to build one for you, there are a number of factors you’ll consider.
- Ease of installation
With decades of manufacturing excellence, excellent relationships with architects and designers, and an instinctive drive to lead the fireplace revolution Montigo wraps all these factors into the perfect fireplace – the ideal fit for your style and space.
1976: The Days Before Gas Fireplaces
In 1976, Montigo president and founder, Dan Binzer, started installing zero-clearance wood burning fireplaces for local builders in Vancouver, BC. Over the years, demand grew for a gas alternative, and Dan engineered and manufactured the first ever sandpan logset. The logset was installed in a zero-clearance wood burning fireplace shell, resulting in one of the first zero-clearance gas fireplaces on the market.
1985: Gas Fireplace Manufacturing Begins
Demand for gas grew rapidly, especially among multi-unit developments so Dan started a company called Canadian Heating that would offer full service design, engineering and manufacturing for gas fireplaces. Under the Montigo brand, Canadian Heating began manufacturing and selling a wide selection of zero-clearance gas fireplaces throughout Canada and in 1985, development began for the latest and greatest in gas fireplace technology – direct venting.
1994: Manufacturing Excellence Is Achieved
Development and advancement of the gas fireplace continued over the years with continual developments to improve the efficiency of the fireplaces and perfected manufacturing processes to deliver an optimum fireplace each and every time – even for completely custom units.
Present: Montigo Leads the Way with Modern Fireplace Design
As one of the first to bring a linear designed fireplace to market, Montigo now offers the largest selection of linear fireplaces demanded by designers, architects and homeowners wanting to create a modern and contemporary space.
All Montigo manufacturing processes have been perfected to ensure consistent operation, efficiency, and flame.
With Montigo’s on-site lab, every standard Montigo fireplace is manufactured, tested and certified to meet stringent CSA guidelines, ensuring optimum quality, performance, and safety. Every custom engineered commercial fireplace can be CSA certified if the client requires documentation for building codes and public safety requirements.
Unlike independent custom fireplace manufacturers, all Montigo fireplaces are built using CSA certified components and manufacturing processes.
Residential and Commercial Power Venting
Power venting is a great system that enables you to install a fireplace just about anywhere! You no longer need to locate your fireplace near an exterior wall or have a vertical chimney. You can locate your fireplace wherever you like, running venting in any direction with the assistance of fans to move the air through and eventually out of the building. With power venting, Montigo is also able to increase the BTU of the fireplace to provide you with more flame than a non-power vented system.
Rain and Wind Tested Termination Systems
Montigo designs and manufactures an extensive line of termination systems. They are always designed with aesthetics and function in mind. In addition to our invisible louvered termination system for multi-unit commercial applications, Montigo is the only manufacturer with termination systems that have passed the rain and wind test – vitally important in wet, coastal regions such as the Pacific Northwest.
With the unique combination of leading edge design and engineering, combined with perfected manufacturing processes you can count on every Montigo gas fireplaces to work as well as they look.
Canadian and US Manufacturing Facilities
Montigo operates manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States. CSA Certified stock fireplaces are manufactured in the US and Canadian plant, and custom engineered fireplaces are produced in Canada. This ensures efficient delivery of product throughout North America.