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August 15, 2023

HPBA member, Empire Group expands presence in North American Hearth Industry

Empire Group, the parent company of Empire Comfort Systems, announced the acquisition of Canadian Heating Products, Inc. (dba Montigo Fireplaces) of Langley, British Columbia, Canada (“Montigo”).

“We look forward to our companies working together to offer our customers more diverse products and services. Very rarely does 1 plus 1 equal 3, but with little crossover in products and customers, we feel that this acquisition will make both companies stronger,” said Nick Bauer, 4th generation President of Empire.

“For more than 40 years, Montigo has led the way delivering industry first innovation and design through its broad range of product categories. Today, we look forward to continuing this commitment with the enhanced support this acquisition will bring,” said Pat Bradley, President and CEO of Montigo.

About Empire – A Family-Owned Tradition
Empire Comfort Systems grew out of a small sheet metal shop founded by Henry Bauer in 1932 in the city of Belleville, Illinois. The family tradition continues as Nick Bauer and Jane Bauer represent the fourth generation of Bauers at Empire Comfort Systems. The company currently manufactures hearth products, grills, and space heaters in 8 locations throughout North America.

About Montigo
Canadian Heating Products is a North American based manufacturer of residential and commercial gas fireplaces that are marketed and sold under the Montigo brand name. The Company’s product offerings includes gas fireplaces for the residential market as well as highly-customized and semi-custom linear gas fireplaces for the residential and commercial markets.

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