Van Steenburgh

     Engineering Laboratories


Refrigerant Management Products

Over 25 Years Serving the Industry Worldwide




Van Steenburgh Engineering Laboratories

Our History

A pioneer, an inventor... describes our founder and president, Mr. Leon R. Van Steenburgh, Jr. Mr. Van Steenburgh's contributions to the industry date back to design development of the early mass-produced ice machines while an engineer with Manitowoc Corporation and Ice-O-Matic. Mr. Van Steenburgh currently holds dozens of industry related patents. Van Steenburgh Engineering Laboratories, Inc. was incorporated in 1982. In the early days of Van Steenburgh Engineering the company manufactured headstart receiver tanks to service remote capacity control equipment for Desert Aire systems. Mr. Van Steenburgh became concerned about the economical effects of dumping refrigerants into the atmosphere which fueled the development of his first reclaim system in the 1980's. The industry was quick to recognize the financial rewards of reclaiming refrigerant. Years prior to Federal legislation in 1993, banning the release of ozone depleting substances into the atmosphere, Mr. Van Steenburgh had developed and begun manufacturing the predecessor of today's Van Steenburgh Refrigerant Management Equipment.

Mr. Van Steenburgh's dedication to developing the finest reclamation equipment available today is and has always been driven by his passion to serve the HVAC industry with equipment which meets or exceeds EPA requirements and equipment which can handle high volume tasks and provide years of dependable operation. Van Steenburgh Engineering Laboratories, Inc. prides itself on the very best in technical assistance and custom applications. As a result of Mr. Van Steenburgh's vision and perseverance, our warranty is second to none in the industry.  


From these beginnings Van Steenburgh Engineering Laboratories, Inc. has evolved into one of the world's leading manufacturers of Refrigerant Management Equipment. International distribution began in 1988 and continues to thrive today. The manufacturing plant was originally located in Denver, Colorado but was moved to beautiful Estes Park, Colorado, the Gateway of the Rocky Mountain National Park, in 1994.