DuraVent

Company History

Today, DuraVent has continued its success since its origins over 50 years ago. With 24 available product lines, DuraVent has a large portion of the Chimney Market and continues to innovate new products.


DuraVent is the premier company of the venting industry. With a broad range of engineered venting products, DuraVent has earned its reputation as the industry leader by offering innovative, safe, and professional products for the HVAC and Hearth markets.

1956

Dura-Vent opened for business in January of 1956 in Redwood City, CA by Dover Corporation, making type B vents for natural gas or liquid propane appliances.

1959

DuraChimney came on board as the company's first wood chimney system. For a short period of time during these early years, the company also made rain gutters and downspouts.

1982

Simpson Manufacturing purchased Dura-Vent and established a manufacturing plant in Vacaville, CA. Another manufacturing company was set up in Vicksburg, MS to supply the growing demand for venting products.

1992

DirectVent GS was developed for venting direct-vented gas fireplaces and stoves.

DirectVent is the industry's top vent for these popular appliances. Unitized construction and the patented twist-lock connection provides quick, safe and easy construction.

PelletVent was created by Simpson Dura-Vent as the first venting pipe for the newly developed pellet stoves. Pellets were a totally new fuel innovation and Simpson Dura-Vent developed the protocols for the venting standards. Every major pellet stove manufacturer in the industry now recommends PelletVent.

2004

DuraPlus HTC was developed to offer a high-class chimney for the unique requirements of Canadian standards.

2008

Simpson Dura-Vent acquired both the Ventinox product line from America Boa and Protech Systems, a highly respected manufacturer of Hearth, HVAC, and PHC products.

2010

The M&G Group acquired Simpson Dura-Vent on September 1, 2010, becoming one of 13 companies in the privately held M&G consortium. Simpson Dura-Vent becomes known as M&G DuraVent, Member of the M&G Group.

M&G Group, headquartered in the Netherlands, produces a wide range of flue and vent products in aluminum, stainless steel and plastic. It is the largest supplier of engineered venting systems for the high-efficiency heating market in Europe.

2012

M&G DuraVent acquired Security Chimneys International, Ltd in November 2012.

As a company who has built a reputation as one of the most trusted suppliers of quality chimney, Security Chimneys has been a great addition to DuraVent and has served to expand DuraVent’s market leading position of innovative products for the venting of residential and commercial appliances of all kinds.

2013

In April 2013, M&G DuraVent consolidated their east coast facilities (Albany, NY and Vicksburg, MS) during a relocation and expansion to a 140,000 sq. ft. facility in Jupiter Lane, Albany.

2017

To better serve their respective regional markets, DuraVent and Security Chimneys International are carved out of the M&G Group and begin conducting business as DuraVent / Security Chimneys focusing on the North American market.

DuraVent continues to be owned by Egeria Investments, the parent of the M&G Group.

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