Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation was established in 2001 by Mark Rogers. Mark started the business in Cape town, and focused on the installation of air conditioning units for the domestic market.
As the business grew, Mark brought his father, Graeme Rogers, on-board as a company Director and Shareholder. Graeme added a wealth of business acumen to the operational side of the business.
In 2005, Graeme Rogers retired, and Richard Lurie joined the business as Director and Shareholder. Over the next 5 years, Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation, moved into the contracting side of the industry.
Dealing with large scale projects, highlighted the need for a reliable ducting factory. Cape Sheet Metal Works was established in 2008, and under management of Anabela Salvador, successfully supplies the HVAC industry.
In 2009, Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation, started a Franchise side of their company. Janik Hendriksz signed the first franchise agreement, and opened Airvent Helderberg.
After a very successful growth period for Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation, Richard Lurie left the air conditioning industry, to start other new ventures.
Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation continued to do well in the Domestic and Contracting market, but was primarily focused on direct expansion type air conditioning systems. An opportunity became evident, to become more involved in the chilled water contracting side of the industry.
This resulted in the establishment of Airvent Central Plant Solutions. In 2013, Simon Phipps joined Mark Rogers, as a Director and Shareholder of Airvent Central Plant Solutions. The company started primarily as a chilled water maintenance company. After quick grow, Airvent Central Plant Solutions focuses on chilled water projects for the contracting side of the industry.
In 2013, Chris Emery become the Group Financial Director, and Johan Reeder became the Contracts Division Director. They were both members of our existing team, and have been instrumental in the growth and success of Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation.
In 2014, we continued with the growth of Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation, and established Airvent Johannesburg, taking our company nationally. Airvent Johannesburg focuses on the contracting side of the industry and has been successful in a number of large projects in the Gauteng region.
In 2014, Airvent Heat Pumps & Solar was established. The company was established due to an opportunity that air conditioning systems had become more integrated with the heating of water, offering a green technology solution, which is continuously becoming more important in the building industry. Jannie Heath joined Airvent Pumps & Solar as Managing Director and Shareholder, and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field.
Airvent Group was growing successfully, and with the growth, experienced and highly trained employees were needed, but unfortunately there was a lack of experience and training within this industry. The result of this, was that in 2015, the HVAC Training Academy was established. With our vision of excellence, HVAC Training Academy, successfully achieved the honour of getting merSETA Accredited. The company was established with the purpose of uplifting our staff and the Industry to a new level, under the management of Gavin Edwards. Part of this training journey, has been the training of the underprivileged, our social development program with a school in Genadendal, and a collaboration with The College of Cape Town, which has created much needed employment opportunities.
Furthermore, in 2017, Airvent Airconditioning & Ventilation established Airvent Southern Cape in George and has been successful in a number of projects in the Western Cape region.
Being an entrepreneur, Mark identified different business opportunities, and created an array of new businesses that fall under Airvent Group.
- Cape Sheet Metal Works – Established 2005
- Airvent Central Plant Solutions – Established 2013
- Airvent Heat Pumps & Solar – Established 2014
- HVAC Training Academy – Established 2015
- Airvent Controls & Electrical – Established 2016
- Airvent Southern Cape – Established 2017
Over the past fifteen years, the Airvent Group has continuously grown and now employs over 200 people across the different companies. The Airvent Team is proud of the successes that it has achieved and is excited about where the future will take us, not only within the business, but also within South Africa – a country that the Airvent Team feels privileged to be a part of.
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