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Our Story – A Passion for Venting

Dryer venting gets a bad rap. Everyone knows they need to vent their dryer, but builder’s don’t usually give them much space to do it. Even if your laundry room is big, the access to your venting might be zilch.

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Our founder was winding down a successful career in HVAC flex duct when a couple of major appliance manufacturers contacted him to see if there was something easier to install a dryer but that would still meet safety standards. After riding a few installer’s trucks, and bringing in his son to run the emerging company, they patented and began manufacturing snap-lock which made their way around the US installing millions of new clothes dryers safely.

Hello Builder’s Best

30+ years, 15+ patents, 1000+ SKUs, 6+ models of semi rigid aluminum duct, 7+ models of metal hoods, specialty elbows, close clearance periscopes and 2 facilities later (that is not a complete list) Builder’s Best supplies national companies with a wide range of venting products. It is our mission to provide quality venting materials at reasonable prices using American labor. We serve and support our community helping local hospitals, libraries, blind and impaired labor employers and Relay for Life, with the hope of helping to make the world a better place to live and work.


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Our headquarters is in Jacksonville, Texas. We are centrally located in the rolling hills of east Texas, not far from Interstate 20, two hours east of Dallas and four hours north of Houston.  We also maintain a plant in Plant City, Florida.

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SAF-T-DUCT® is designed specifically for clothes dryers.

Snap-Lock™ fittings, pre-treated ends, heavy duty aluminum and close clearance are features included the SAF-T-DUCT® product line.

Products include:

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Metalflex is the strongest duct we make. V750 Air Duct, V350-U Air Duct, and V250 Air Duct are included in this line.

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Thermofin® or T-Fin® is the original, durable high pressure UL® listed duct. It is easily formed by hand into curves and small radius elbows.