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.
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.
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.
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.