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
- 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.
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.
The glass temperatures on a gas fireplace typically range ±500˚F. Even momentary contact at these extreme temperatures would result in serious burns to the skin.
Montigo’s patented COOL-Pack and Power COOL-Pack glass technologies have been designed to significantly increase safety by maintaining glass temperatures as low as 115˚F (46˚C).
COOL-Pack technology makes it safe to touch the glass, reducing associated liability risks for the property owner.
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.