Vaportek was incorporated as a Wisconsin company in 1979. As vice president of the Ventures Division of Will Ross, Inc. in Milwaukee, John D. Bryson was "instrumental in creating unique systems that use natural essential oils sealed inside a breathable membrane to produce a safe, effective, odor-neutralizing dry vapor." Bryson purchased the assets and property rights from Will Ross, and Vaportek was born.
Vaportek has expanded into additional markets through the years, including industrial and janitorial. More recently, Vaportek's industrial products have made a "significant" impact on the disaster restoration industry.