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Work With Meaning

Not just a job - a life changing, world changing career.

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our mission

Our mission from Day 1 has been to provide the highest quality products and service to our users at the lowest possible price. For over 40 years, this goal has directed our every move, ensuring that our customers’ best interests always come first. We are dedicated to providing a sustainable and reliable solution for the lifetime of our products, and as a result, our customers have grown to trust CaptiveAire as a name they can count on.

Great company all the way around. Positive leadership with people helping one another with the goal of a better company.

Manufacturing/Production Team Member

Our company

CaptiveAire is home to over 1,200 employees, 90+ sales offices, 6 manufacturing plants, 2 R&D labs, and a nationwide service team. True to our entrepreneurial roots, we utilize a flat management structure, meaning we have very little tolerance for bureaucracy and time wasting. Employees are actively encouraged and expected to solve problems in real-time, and are given all of the necessary resources to do so. We’ve found that this allows us to serve our customers to the best of our ability and keeps our team happy and engaged.

Each day presents a new set of challenges and with those challenges comes professional and personal growth. I feel as though I have been enrolled at CaptiveAire University for 15 years.

regional sales manager

Our culture

CaptiveAire is a unique place to work. We continuously improve our methods at all levels, we strive for excellence daily, and we uphold integrity at all times. Responsibility and self-reliance are expected from every individual; you won’t find hand-holding here. We believe execution is the ultimate determinant of success, as outcome matters far more than the process it took to reach it. It’s a rigorous kind of place and not for the faint of heart, but one that gives a true purpose for living and contributing to this world.

CaptiveAire is a refreshingly sane place to work. I’ve worked at a variety of companies over the years ranging from bearable to insufferable. The work here is interesting and the people are great. We have all of this plus a great work/life balance.

software engineer

Our founder & CEO

Bob Luddy grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and has been entrepreneurially minded since he got his first job on a bread delivery truck at age 11. After attending college and opening a fiberglass manufacturing business, serving in Vietnam, and starting a family, he founded CaptiveAire in 1976 with $1,300 capital. From Day 1, his mission was to serve the User as best as he possibly could. Over forty years later, that mission continues to be his driving goal.

How you think will determine your future.

Bob Luddy

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Our people

  • CaptiveAire has a track record of continual growth, longevity, and stability. This ensures job security and provides opportunities for people who want to grow with a company and have a long-term career without fear of lay offs.

    Corporate Accountant

  • CaptiveAire empowers employees to get results. My needs are always met and usually exceeded.

    Software Engineer

  • CaptiveAire has a high level of standards and values that are more than just superficial. This provides a sense of pride and satisfaction in work that most jobs lack.

    engineering manager

  • I like working for a manager that works just as hard and harder then I do. This makes me want to work even harder and push to try to get on the same level as the manager. There is room to “move up” in this company if you are willing to work for it.

    Technical Sales & Field Service Engineer

  • CaptiveAire is an incredibly welcoming and supportive place. Recognition and appreciation are continual, and employees are encouraged to take risks to meet big goals. Mistakes are learning opportunities, not failures.

    Corporate Operations Staff

  • Not many companies can create an environment for employees to feel as though they are entrepreneurs. I feel as though I am running a small business, without the headache of actually owning one.

    Regional Sales Manager

  • CaptiveAire provides me with the flexibility to maximize family time while still working hard in the field. You get to manage yourself and set your own schedule without the big boss behind you watching your every move.

    Field Service Technician

  • CaptiveAire challenges us but rewards us in so many ways - great hours, monthly bonus, catered lunch, gift cards, etc.

    Manufacturing/Production Team Member

Our community involvements

Bob, our founder, is passionate about education. His goal is to help every child have the chance to fulfill their potential and make a difference in the world. A true entrepreneur, Bob began applying his skills to the education sector in 1998. Over the past 20 years, he has founded three school systems: Franklin Academy, a public charter K-12 school; St. Thomas More Academy, a Catholic classical high school; and Thales Academy, a growing chain of independent Pre-K-12 schools. The Luddy Schools currently educate over 4,000 students every year, with new campuses continually being developed and established. CaptiveAire is proud to support the growth of these schools, impacting thousands of lives for generations.

If there’s one thing that can be done to make this a far better world, it’s educating our students to their highest potential.

Bob Luddy

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