Manufactured by In-O-Vate Technologies
810 Saturn Street, #21, Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: 888-443-7937, Fax: 800-308-9345
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Meet The Dryerbox Team
Innovation and Persistence
Inventing, developing and manufacturing clothes dryer related items--that's In-O-Vate.  We're dryer venting specialists guided by two important principles: saving energy and reducing the fire hazard.  When our products are installed, the rewards are collected by a multitude of recipients; the homeowner, builder, tradesmen, architect, distributor, appliance manufacturer, fire protection personnel and the building official.

Organized in Jupiter Florida as In-O-Vate Technologies Incorporated, we're a privately owned company with our manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh, PA.  Our flagship product, the Dryerbox® is sold and installed throughout the North American continent and repeatedly used by practically every major builder.
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We've been successful because of the value we place on developing long-term relationships based on flawless customer support.  Some of our customers have been with us for 15 years.  In addition to customer service, In-O-Vate stands for dependable quality, revolutionary innovation and on-time delivery on each Dryerbox, Dryer-Ell and accessory.  That's what drives us and that's our promise to you.  We execute that promise by investing aggressively in manufacturing improvements, product design innovations, back-office technology, efficient distribution and in the people who have contributed to the company's growth and achievement.

Since 1995, we've received six patents and are continuously investing in better technology, new tooling and expanding our distribution centers.  Our research and development lab in Jupiter is busy innovating and improving the line.  We're better than ever and proud to have a shelf full of awards to show for it. Our products are "green" and add significantly to your safekeeping.  We are grateful to you, our customer.

Vision Statement
  • To provide an innovative line of products to the dryer venting industry and to surpass our customers delivery and product-quality expectations.
  • To maintain a steadfast commitment to innovation of product.
In-O-Vate Product Sites

Dryerbox® Dryer-Ell® DryerFlex™ DryerJack™
Protects Dryer Exhaust
Hose Neatly in the Wall
500% More Efficient
Dryer Duct Elbow
Safe & Efficient
UL Listing Ducting
Airflow Efficient
Roof Terminations
Dryer Placard™ Dryer Wall Vent™ LintAlert® In-O-Vate
Simplifies Code Required
Run Length Notification
Durable, Low Profile
Dryer Wall Vents
Simplifies Code Required
Run Length Notification
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Rick Harpenau - Owner/Inventor/President
As a General Contractor for 13 years, building custom homes and developing residential communities, Rick has always been around and cherished construction, engineering, and inventing. Growing up with 7 other brothers and sisters, he would jump on the opportunity to take things apart and rebuild them or manage to fix anything that was broken in the house.

Hobbies/Interests: Rick's been playing beach volleyball for 25 years and tries to get in 3 games a week. He also tries to get a few slalom ski sets in a week when the water is warm along with staying in shape for the next sprint triathlon. His son is in the Army and getting his masters in Washington DC. Hunt for Red October is his favorite movie and a big bowl of cereal in the morning is a must.

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James Ortiz - Vice President of Operations
After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, James longed for palm trees and sunshine. With a background in sales and promotions, he gladly welcomed the opportunity, where he now develops and maintains sales relationships with distributors, builders, and contractors.

Hobbies/Interests: James lives for Steeler and Penn State football. When he's not at work, you can find him on the volleyball court, playing and coaching youth travel teams. New to scuba diving, he plans on enjoying the many reefs Florida has to offer.

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Cliff Budnick - VP of New Business Development
Cliff Budnick - VP of New Business Development After being only the third person in 10 years to complete Florida Atlantic University’s MBA program in less than a year, Cliff has parlayed his entrepreneurial abilities and superb interpersonal skills to help manage the LintAlert®. From distribution to sales, Cliff is your point man for anything and everything related to the LintAlert®

Hobbies/Interests: Cliff is usually outdoors and active in all that South Florida has to offer. He enjoys surfing, golfing, boating, diving, fishing, tennis and more, though nothing beats quality time with his friends and family. Cliff is also an avid traveler and has visited over 25 countries and counting.

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Bobby Chisholm - Product Manager
Bobby Chisholm - Product Manager After graduating from Clarion University on a golf scholarship, Bobby decided to move into a warmer climate where the golf season never ends. His extensive sales and online marketing background landed him a sales position overlooking some of the newer, energy efficient products that In-O-Vate released.

Hobbies/Interests: Bobby tries to golf every weekend and maintain his five handicap. He loves snorkeling, boating, fishing, jogging, playing and coaching softball. He also spends a lot of his free time with his dog Mia and takes her to the beach a couple times a week, attempting to wear her out.

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Missy Clark - Customer Service Manager
Missy Clark - Customer Service Manager After graduating from Daytona State College and moving further down south in Florida Missy decided that her children were old enough for her to end her stint as a stay at home mom. With more than 5 years in the financial world focused on the customer experience it was an easy transition for her to join our team as the Customer Service Manager.

Hobbies/Interests: Missy enjoys spending time with her 2 children and husband typically you can find her at the beach or somewhere on the water. Missy also enjoys running several times a week and often participates in 5K's.

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Todd M. Peach - Vice President of Marketing
A native Floridian, it took 18 years of marketing and management experience in other parts of the country to realize that the draw of the sunshine state is impossible to resist. Luckily, this also afforded a skill set that runs a broad gamut of disciplines. Todd brings extensive experience in technology, marketing management, copy writing and graphic design to the great team at In-O-Vate Technologies Incorporated.

Hobbies/Interests: After a long history as a workaholic-bachelor with no outside interests, Todd was rescued by his beautiful and talented wife who has shown him that exploring the less traveled parts of Florida helps to make a well-rounded and happy professional life.

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