House of Vacuums
Keeping The Blue Ridge Clean

Living In A Vacuum

Pursuit of Cleaning Perfection

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My family and I are getting ready to head to Charlotte, NC tomorrow to attend the VDTA (Vacuum Dealer Trade Association) conference. We have all been working on the business non-stop and I think that we have it in a place where we can step away for a weekend. The sacrifice of time will be worthwhile with the gains in knowledge and networking that will come with attending the conference.

We all have our marching orders for the event. My wife, Jen, and my mother, Pam, will be going around to booths to try to learn as much as they can about the vacs we currently carry. My father, Rex, will be attending Central Vacuum seminars and I will be going to marketing and leadership classes. So, while it is a "get away", we can't "get away" from the work!

We will be meeting with some of the largest companies in the industry including Hong Kong-based TTI (owner of Hoover, Royal, Dirt Devil, Oreck and Vax), Britain-based Dyson, Germany-based Miele, and our favorite, the USA-based Tacony Corporation (Riccar, Fuller, Simplicity, Carpet Pro, and Maytag Floorcare).

Some of the products I am really excited to see in person are the new Miele CX-1 bagless canister series, the Dyson V10 stick vac and, hopefully, something new from Riccar. We will have full coverage of these and more coming up in our social media feeds (found below). 

There is so much we want to do and look at, I'm not going to take up the time or space here. Just stay tuned and we will let you know what is going to be the hot ticket for your home in 2018!