Smart Vent Products, Inc. Partners with Parr Lumber

Industry Leading Foundation Flood Vents Expand Offerings in the Northwest


Continuing its dedication to being a nationwide leader in flood mitigation products, Smart Vent Products, Inc., is pleased to announce a new partnership with Parr Lumber. Parr Lumber is a leading provider of building materials and services to professional contractors and homeowners in the Northwest.

The award-winning SMART VENT® offers the most advanced flood protection in the industry. An automatic foundation flood vent system, SMART VENT protects buildings from the devastation and destruction that hurricanes, floods or other natural disasters can cause. The entire line of SMART VENT automatic foundation flood vents are certified by the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and accepted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Each standard model is certified for 200 square feet of flood coverage per unit.

“Our new partnership with Smart Vent Products, Inc., provides Parr Lumber locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, access to a high quality product line, that adds value to our disaster preparedness product offering,” said Tom Pickett, a Senior Buyer at Parr Lumber Co. “The SMART VENT product line provides one more tool in our tool box, to help our communities and individual property owners prepare for, and recover from, a natural disaster.”

To ensure that all Parr Lumber locations were properly trained, Greg Boyle Distribution Coordinator and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) for SMART VENT spearheaded an extensive product knowledge session with each of the Parr Lumber branches. Builders, contractors, and homeowners can rely on the Parr Lumber staff to be a knowledgeable resource on the SMART VENT product line.

“By training each Parr Lumber location on the SMART VENT product line and flood regulations, we are confident that anyone walking into their locations will leave with the correct SMART VENT model and an increased awareness of why it’s important to flood vents,” said Boyle. “Parr Lumber is an integral part to our success in the Northwest and we are extremely pleased to be partnering with them.”

Parr Locations in Oregon that are properly trained and certified as Authorized Smart Vent Dealers include: Salem, Albany, Rockwood, West Linn, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Raleigh Hills,, Prineville, Klamath Falls, Medford, Burns, Eugene, and Newberg. In Washington, it includes Parr Lumber’s Marysville, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Pasco locations.

To locate the closest Parr Lumber to you or other dealers across the country visit SMART VENTs Professional locator page at http://www.smartvent.com/locator. For a free property evaluation you can contact one of their staffed Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) at 877-441-8368 or visit http://www.smartvent.com.

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About Smart Vent Products

Smart Vent Products, Inc. is the worldwide leading manufacturer of foundation flood venting systems and takes pride in having the a FEMA-Accepted and ICC-ES Certified flood vent product line. Founded in 2001, products are made in the United States out of marine grade 316 stainless steel. The company is fully committed to ideals of responsible corporate citizenship, and making efforts to educate consumers, design professionals, and government officials on floodplain management techniques. For more information, visit www.smartvent.com.