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Innovative design, handcrafted with care, unique to each installation. From private luxury homes, to hotels, casinos, restaurants, and other public spaces, a fire feature is the heart of every warm and inviting space.

No other manufacturer has had such a consistent and dramatic impact on design trends. Many of the innovations taken for granted in the market today were originally developed by the commercial fireplace engineering team at Montigo.

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.

  • Style
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Experience
  • Beauty
  • Value
  • Customization
  • Ease of installation
  • Technology

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.

 

Our History

1976: The Days Before Gas Fireplaces

In 1976, president and founder, Dan Binzer started installing zero-clearance wood burning fireplaces to 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 the 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 and Dan Binzer 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 to market a linear designed fireplace, Montigo now offers the largest selection of linear fireplaces demanded by designers, architects and homeowners wanting to create a modern and contemporary space.

Technology

Montigo leads the industry in the development of new technologies to improve safety, enhance and work with the latest design styles, and increase performance.

Over the past 40 years, many of the inner components of each Montigo fireplace have been engineered and re-engineered, resulting in the most efficient operation and the nicest looking flame on the market.

COOL-Pack System

The accessibility and safety of the commercial fireplace was completely transformed with the invention of our patented passive and power COOL-Pack systems for cool-touch glass.

This advanced technology reduces liability issues in commercial appliances such as restaurants, hotel lobbies, casinos and spas. Montigo’s COOL-Pack system can be installed in any commercial fireplace, located between the interior and the exterior glass, keeping the exterior glass cool-to-touch.

CSA Certification

All Montigo manufacturing processes have been perfected to ensure consistent operation, efficiency, and flame.

With Montigo’s on-site CSA accredited 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.

 

Design

Unlimited Installation Possibilities

Architects, designers, and homeowners alike, will appreciate the ability to feature fire in just about any location. With our proprietary power venting system and team of expert engineers, a Montigo fireplace can be installed anywhere – even 550ft away from the closest venting location!

 

 

Choice of Burn Unit Style

With most of our traditional series Montigo fireplaces, you have the option of four different burn units. These include our Builder’s Logset, Deluxe Logset, Linear Burner, and River Rock Burner.

Louver Termination System

If you’re designing a multi-unit building, you will appreciate Montigo’s expertise in termination systems and especially their latest development – the Louver Termination System. With this product there is no visible exterior venting!

Performance

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.

Compact Installation Parameters

When it comes to installation, Montigo designs and engineers each fireplace to have the most compact installation parameters. This means less confining installation parameters behind the fireplace wall.

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.

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Manufacturing

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.

Professional Installation

All Montigo fireplaces are installed by a certified dealer in your area. Montigo’s team of engineers and installation specialists work with each dealer to ensure each fireplace is installed efficiently.

We now work with architects, designers and dealers throughout North America and around the world to bring Montigo’s warmth and beauty to any commercial and residential space.