active ventilation products celebrates 21 years
Ethan is on the left and Martin is on the right

The picture above is Martin and I celebrating the purchase by having a toast right after the closing.

On April 13th, 2016 my brother, Martin Kolt, and I, Ethan Kolt, bought the 311 1st street building.  

What a monumental day that was for us. It took so many years for us to be able to purchase this 63,000 square foot building in Newburgh, New York.  

They say when you are an entrepreneur or business owner you take risks; well let me tell you as a person who craves predictability in his life that this endeavor has been nothing short of non-stop risks. Celebrating the purchase of our beloved building.

You have to sell a lot of roof vents to purchase a huge commercial building. This is not an easy feat, and at times seems impossible (or crazy). But at the end of the day, after a few cuts and bruises, we made it.

One of the distinguishing facts about Active Ventilation Products that sets it aside from other manufacturers is that they build both residential and commercial roof vents. Other companies focus on one or the other but not both. “I think the fact we build for both, gives us an edge” explains Ethan. “When you support both industries, it deepens your appreciation and understanding of building science and its complicated relationship with the weather”.

Learn more about AVP by reading our About AVP page.

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