Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm (Pacific Time Zone)
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ABOUT US: Ventry Solutions, Inc.
Please forgive this being such a long page! We plan to break it up into multiple pages by topic in the near future.
Whether you are a dealer of ours or an end user of the product, it may help you to know...
Above: James, Sara, Joan
James and John Neils
Knowing who is making a product and why can be very enlightening. Ventry Solutions, Inc. makes only the best equipment possible and provides outstanding customer service—before, during and after the sale. Pertinent to fire/rescue customers, we have four staff members with experience as fire fighters and first responders. Including our friend and subcontractor Myron, we have 123 years of combined firefighting experience between six of us shown in our office Christmas photo!
We are often “helped” around the office by James’s sons Walter and William, and Joan’s son Reylen, shown below. On special occasions, Ken’s grandsons join us, too. James’s dog Graycee spends most days with us at the shop. She is shown below sitting on a box of paper in our shop this January.
Pictures and day-to-day fun stuff around the shop are posted on our Facebook page (no account required)
Mission statement: To build the best equipment—in safety, quality, and value—while keeping the designs simple for minimal maintenance and intuitive, cost-effective operation.
Our goal is to build safety equipment that lasts forever! Like the 1941 Ford 9N Tractor we use at the shop for plowing snow, we want VENTRY and LENTRY Units to perform safely and effectively for a very very long time. Our designs are driven by customer needs and feedback, in an unending pursuit of innovation and improvement. As a result, we make our living selling our products, not their parts! We believe this is good business, proven by the loyalty of our customers and the track record of our products.
Ventry Solutions, Inc. has been family owned and operated since 1968. We were originally incorporated in 1972 under the name Quality Builders Inc of Bozeman. The dba J. Neils Enterprises, Inc. was adopted after we began manufacturing fans. In the year 2010, we have officially changed the business name from Quality Builders Inc. dba J Neils Enterprises to Ventry Solutions, Inc. (Why did we change it? Click here for the press release.)
Our products are engineered and manufactured in the USA at our Hauser, Idaho facility and we are very efficient so five of us keep everything running smoothly and get products out the door fast. All of us volunteer in our community, and four of us are volunteers with the local fire department. Quite a bit of our manufacturing process involves other members of the department, the local community, and various small businesses. In this way, our livelihoods are interconnected with many others’ which serves as a driving force in making only products of the highest quality and efficacy to ensure safety and continued demand.
We are privileged to serve brave, hard working customers across the United States and Canada and to be expanding internationally every year. We hold ourselves and our dealers to the highest ethical standards and appreciate every single order, taking special pride in earning repeat business. It is our great and sincere pleasure to produce products we know save lives and contribute to the betterment of communities both local and worldwide.
We built our first PPV fan in 1989, when John Neils first joined the Hauser Lake Fire Department. Since then, VENTRY® Fans (originally known as Windjammer™ Fans) have become well-known in the fire fighting industry for their durability and effectiveness. Our second product line, LENTRY® Generator Lights, arose from one of our sharp customers who was so impressed with the legs on the fans that he told us, “You”ve got to put those legs on a generator light!”
Veteran Owned Small Business
John Neils served in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive. He was a heavy equipment mechanic with the 864th Engineer Battalion, Company A. As a result of John’s service, Ventry Solutions, Inc. is a Veteran Owned Small Business.
For those interested in solar energy, we offer the Solar Miser Window Energy Meter, which John Neils invented many years ago. It is an insolation meter which tells you the net energy flow through windows, helping you take advantage of energy gains when heating and energy losses when cooling.