Month: June 2013

From the Current Issue of D CEO Magazine…

To read the complete article and learn more about the  Dallas Entrepreneurs of the Year 2013 nominees click D Magazine. Below is an excerpt about Vent-A-Hood.

William “Skip” Woodall III  Vent-A-Hood/Milestone Distributors // CEO, VAH Ltd.

Kirk Woodall Vent-A-Hood/Milestone Distributors // CEO, Milestone Distributors

Blair Woodall Vent-A-Hood/Milestone Distributors // Executive Committee Member

Blake E. Woodall  Vent-A-Hood/Milestone Distributors // Vice President of Sales 

Designing products is William Miles “Skip” Woodall’s passion. He gets to indulge it every day as CEO of a division of the company founded and still operated by his family after 80 years.

The Vent-A-Hood brand got its start in 1933 with an inventor who had an idea for residential vent hoods. The company was supported by Dallas financier Carr P. Collins, who hired his nephew, Miles Woodall Jr., to manage it.

Today, the operational reins are in the hands of Woodall’s sons, Skip, who serves as  CEO of VAH Ltd.; Blake E. Woodall, who’s vice president of sales; Kirk Woodall, CEO of Milestone Distributors; and Blair P. Woodall, Executive Committee member.

Skip Woodall has worked at Vent-A-Hood since he was 12 years old, starting out on the assembly line. He says he knows how to do every job in the company, but the one he enjoys most is design. He holds a number of patents and has several pending.

The company’s products are manufactured in its Richardson factory. Revenue, which comes from its three divisions, Vent-A-Hood Ltd., Vent-A-Hood Realty, and Milestone Distributors, has grown 37 percent during the past three years. It’s up 20 percent so far in 2013.

“Our big secret is that we keep our employees,” Woodall says. “We have several people who have worked here 25 or 30 years.”
Glenda Vosburgh

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Heat Index

On this first official day of summer 2013, temperatures are steadily heading into the triple digits here in Texas.  So get out of the heat and into the kitchen to see why the Vent-A-Hood Magic Lung blower is the answer to the hot air and byproducts produced when creating that summer supper.  Thankfully, Vent-A-Hood makes sure that your kitchen is not as hot as a Texas summer.

Kitchen and Bath Reader’s choice survey

The Kitchen and Bath Association is holding its first ever reader’s choice award contest. This award honors the best of the best in the kitchen and bath industry and we would like you all to go to the link below and vote as often as you want for Vent-A-Hood to win in the ventilation category. The voting is open now through June 28th.
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1223311/KBB-Readers-Choice-Award

June Edition: from the Vent-A-Hood Vault

As we continue to celebrate Vent-A-Hood’s 80th anniversary, check out this vintage photo of Vent-A-Hood in a parade in the 1940’s or 1950’s. To view the picture please click parade below. The second link is of a referral coupon. These were used as part of the advertising campaign in the 1950’s. To view this please click referral coupon copy.

Parade

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