Our History

Moffitt has been providing industrial ventilation solutions for over 60 years. Our history stretches back to 1961 when Bill Moffitt (Pictured right, with John Moffitt) started the company with little more than some blueprints and a passion for ventilation.

From a small office near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Moffitt provided ventilation equipment to steel mills and foundries all around the Northeast. Moffitt was known for its Gravity Ventilators and its superior industrial ventilation service.

In the early 1980s, Bill Moffitt and his company relocated to Jacksonville, Florida. At this new location, Bill expanded the product line to include powered ventilation equipment.

Bill and John Moffitt

John & Bill Moffitt, 2011

The "Invention" of Natural Ventilation

See the Moffitt Caveman in Action

Moffitt began to offer ventilation contracting services in 2005 with the founding of the Moffitt installation division. This enabled Moffitt to offer complete turn-key installation services and become a one-stop-shop for ventilation.

A steady footing in production and installation allowed Moffitt to refocus on market expansion throughout the U.S. by establishing a system of local field offices throughout the country.

Throughout the next decade Moffitt then continued to expand its product line, installation services, and worldwide sales reach. In 2016 Moffitt opened its newest factory Moffitt West in Denison, TX. Then, in 2020, Moffitt began to add District Solutions Providers to the team.

Bill Moffitt Our History

Bill Moffitt, c. 1960

Moffitt Today

Throughout our history Moffitt has grown from a one-man operation in the Northeastern U.S. to a large company with team members around the globe. What used to be called Gravity Ventilators are now called Natural Ventilators, and innovative technologies like CFD modeling allow for more precise and more effective ventilation systems.

The company is now led by John Moffitt, Bill's son, who carries on his father's legacy as President. John has inherited Bill's passion for industrial ventilation and dedication to ensure that the customer is completely satisfied. John leads Moffitt from the corporate headquarters in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Alongside his ever-growing team, John continues to spread the message of natural ventilation and environmentally friendly natural solutions.

That is why we've been Ventilation's Natural Solution since 1961.

Moffitt Team

October 2019

Moffitt 10/2019