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About Captive Aire

Captive Aire, the nation’s largest leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation, was started over 30 years ago in a one-room facility. As one of the fastest growing private companies, the industry’s innovator has evolved from a one-room office into a network of over 70 sales offices and six dedicated manufacturing plants. Their growth can easily be attributed to their dedication to quality customer service, faster lead times and competitive pricing. Continually voted “Best in Class” by industry dealers in Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine, this leader in commercial ventilation has a track record that no one can compete with.

"Best in Class" Once Again

For 12 consecutive years, Captive Aire has been recognized by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine and other industry professionals for their dedication to quality craftsmanship and customer service. They’ve taken home the title of “Best in Class” in multiple categories, including (but not limited to) Commercial Ventilation, Dealers, Operators, and Consultant classes.



Superior Shipping

Smart customers always seems to ask – “How fast can it get here?” If you’re asking about a Captive Aire ventilation system, the answer is “fast.” Captive Aire maintains the fastest lead times in the industry. With six strategically placed manufacturing facilities scattered around the US, Captive Aire can ensure you receive product faster. Simple as that.



Custom Commercial Ventilation

Every commercial kitchen is different, right? What works for your French bistro wouldn’t fly in your neighbor’s BBQ pit, and vice versa. Even those specializing in the same cuisine have needs unique to their restaurant. That’s why Captive Aire ventilation systems are completely customizable! They offer an array of vent hoods and exhaust systems so you can modify and configure them to your needs. If you don’t find something that works for you, give us a call! We’ll create a custom order just for you.