CaptiveAire® is the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems. As the industry’s innovator, CaptiveAire® sets the standard for commercial kitchen ventilation equipment and service, and offers the most competitive pricing. CaptiveAire® is also known for the fastest and most reliable lead times in the industry.
CaptiveAire’s integrated kitchen ventilation packages include hoods, exhaust fans, electrical controls, direct-fired heaters, grease duct systems, fire suppression systems, grease filters and utility distribution systems. CaptiveAire’s clients include independent restaurants, national chains, and other public and private institutions.
“CaptiveAire’s customers are loyal,” says CaptiveAire President Bob Luddy. “We are grateful for the opportunity to provide them the best commercial kitchen ventilation products at the best cost. Every one of CaptiveAire’s over 800 employees works hard to provide the fast, high-quality service our customers need and have come to expect.”
CaptiveAire maintains a network of over 70 sales offices in the U.S. and Canada and six strategically located manufacturing plants in North Carolina, Iowa, Oklahoma, California, Pennsylvania and Florida. “CaptiveAire’s local sales and engineering offices across the country allow us to respond quickly to customer inquiries and needs,” says Luddy.
North Carolina-based CaptiveAire began in a one-room facility in 1976. In 2008, CaptiveAire’s sales reached $224 million. INC. magazine has repeatedly named CaptiveAire one of the top 500 fastest growing private companies in America. CaptiveAire is continually voted “Best in Class” by industry dealers and consultants, according to Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. CaptiveAire has been recognized as one of the 100 largest private companies in North Carolina (Business North Carolina magazine) and one of the top 50 fastest growing private companies in the Raleigh Triangle (Triangle Business Journal).