Sequoia Industries Inc. emerged from founder and owner René Couture’s passion for agriculture and forestry. Having lived on a farm until the age of 12, Mr. Couture has a love of the land that runs deep.

Before Sequoia, Mr. Couture founded Bodco. One day, he decided to buy an American-made heating system that was designed to run on waste wood. At the time, no heating system in Québec that offered this possibility. Mr. Couture had noticed a lot of wood being wasted and figured that using it to run a heating system would go a long way toward solving the problem. With that in mind, Mr. Couture purchased the American-made system. Unfortunately, it turned out to be unpopular and bad for the environment. What’s more, Mr. Couture found several defects in the product. That’s when he decided to design an entirely new and improved product that was better for the environment.

The company was inspired by Mr. Couture’s desire to create an ecological, cost-effective and reliable product that would meet the heating needs of Québecers.

So, in 2005, Sequoia Industries was founded. In the first year alone, the company sold 36 units, mainly to customers in the agricultural sector.

Mr. Couture’s son, Alexandre, has been involved with the company from the very beginning. Having learned the basics of heating and best practices from his father, he’s gradually taken over running the company in recent years.

Driven by a desire to produce ever-greener and more efficient heating systems, Mr. Couture and his team launched the Blue Sky heating system, a highly efficient unit that happens to be the most environmentally friendly on the market. Sales of Blue Sky took off in 2013.

Sequoia now offers natural and effective solutions, at a time when energy and the environment are at the forefront of social concerns. The company is constantly perfecting its technology to offer a wider range of products that are higher quality and better for the environment.

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