Vent-A-Hood

Honoring Ed Gober

Vent-A-Hood dedicated its showroom and learning center to the late Edward C. Gober.

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On November 21, Vent-A-Hood proudly dedicated its showroom and learning center in honor of the late Edward C. Gober, a beloved longtime past employee. His exemplary commitment and service to the company paved the way to educate our North American distributors, appliance dealers, and kitchen designers on the Vent-A-Hood product line and our superior patented technology. That focus continues as we host some 500 guests from across our distributor network in our learning center every year. (Pictured L to R: Blair Woodall, partner; Miles Woodall III, CEO; Blake Woodall, partner; and James Adams, Vice President of Sales for Vent-A-Hood.)

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Vent-A-Hood Patent

Another patent was awarded to Vent-A-Hood – this one for the ARS ductless hood.

Contemporary kitchen with stainless steel and wood units

Vent-A-Hood has some of the oldest and longest-standing patents in range hood ventilation from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Over the decades, the company has become something of an expert in the leadership position and design requirements it takes to earn a patent. Today, that includes its newest patent for the Air Recovery System (ARS) Duct Free Range Hood.  While ductless hoods have been on the market for some time, Vent-A-Hood vowed not to manufacture a ductless range hood until a design met its high standards for collecting cooking contaminants and cleaning the air to the best of abilities. The 4-phase cleaning system of the ARS duct free hood was the product that finally reached Vent-A-Hood’s high engineering standards — and, likewise, the unique recognition of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In a recent ceremony, the official patent was presented by CEO Miles Woodall III on a plaque to Bob Seloff, Vent-A-Hood engineer, for his instrumental role in developing the ARS line. For more about the ARS hood, visit: http://www.ventahood.com/index.php/products/ars

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Pictured above: Miles Woodall III and Bob Seloff

 

 

Range Hood Designs Go 3D

RICHARDSON, Texas (April 19, 2016) – Online range hood creation is now available in a whole new dimension. Vent-A-Hood, the company that created the modern residential range hood, has introduced the world’s first interactive online 3D hood building experience with the next generation of its Build-A-Hood website.

“At Vent-A-Hood, we are known for pushing the boundaries by offering new and innovative range hood features, displays and experiences to consumers,” said Miles Woodall III, CEO of Vent-A-Hood. “This new 3D experience allows customers, kitchen designers and the public at large to get a better and more comprehensive online design experience that will help ensure they get the exact Vent-A-Hood range hood of their dreams.”

Created using Autodesk® Configurator 360 (C360) technology, Build-A-Hood is a unique 3D range hood modeling service and the world’s first publically accessible C360 site. Consumers can freely choose widths, CFMs, ceiling heights, finishes, and decorative treatments. Model numbers and prices update in real time based on every selection consumers make during their online designing experience. Consumers can download JPEG and PNG images from every angle of the 3D range hood. Dimensional drawings, which are useful for consumers focusing on kitchen redesign and planning, can be exported in PDF format to ensure proper placement, size, and design.

“Build-A-Hood is the latest in 3D modeling technology showing once again that Vent-A-Hood consistently makes strides in ventilation through innovation. Our valued partnership with Autodesk allows Vent-A-Hood to truly push the boundaries and set new standards in our industry,” said Woodall.

To experience Build-A-Hood, please visit http://www.ventahood.com.

About Vent-A-Hood:

Founded in 1933, Vent-A-Hood, based in Richardson, Texas, is the oldest manufacturer of residential range hoods in America. Each product manufactured by Vent-A-Hood is individually engineered for performance in addition to style. Vent-A-Hood products are sold in all 50 states as well as Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.ventahood.com. You can also follow Vent-A-Hood on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VentAHood and Twitter at @ventahood_co.

For more information, please contact:

Lindsey Young, BizCom Associates 214.679.7996 / lindsey@bizcompr.com

Press Release: Vent-A-Hood Announces James Adams as Vice President of Sales

RICHARDSON, Texas – (April 06, 2016) – Vent-A-Hood, the company that created the modern residential range hood, has hired James Adams as Vice President of Sales.“Vent-A-Hood is a world-class company that makes the best range hoods on the market. I am very excited to be working with the wonderful and inspiring team that has pioneered this industry,” said Adams. “Big things are happening at Vent-A-Hood, and I look forward to being a part of the future success.”

Adams is no stranger to the Vent-A-Hood business. He started his career at Vent-A-Hood as a regional sales manager in April 1997 where he oversaw distributors and quickly became a respected member of the team. He was promoted to national sales manager in July 2001 and worked to take Vent-A-Hood into new areas of the United

In 2008, Adams joined Elica, Inc., a global manufacturer of residential range hoods, serving as regional manager for the west coast and then regional manager for the east. Now he rejoins Vent-A-Hood as the organization is on track to produce its strongest year of sales in the company’s 83-year-history.

“We are very happy to have James back on the team in the elevated role of vice president,” said Miles Woodall III, CEO of Vent-A-Hood. “He knows our product lines,our manufacturing processes, and our close relationship with distributors across North America. He is fantastic at what he does and joins us at a critical time of growth at Vent-A-Hood.”

Adams graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and the University of Texas at Dallas with a master’s degree in management. For more information about Vent-A-Hood visit http://www.ventahood.com.

About Vent-A-Hood:

Founded in 1933, Vent-A-Hood, based in Richardson, Texas, is the oldest manufacturer of residential range hoods in America. Each product manufactured by Vent-A-Hood is individually engineered for performance in addition to style. Vent-A-Hood products are sold in all 50 states as well as Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.ventahood.com. You can also follow Vent-A-Hood on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VentAHood and Twitter at @ventahood_co.

For more information, please contact:

Lindsey Young, BizCom Associates 214.679.7996 / lindsey@bizcompr.com

New Build A Hood Program

Vent-A-Hood is proud to offer the world’s first interactive 3D hood building experience, as well as the world’s first publicly accessibly C360 site, with the newly revamped Build-A-Hood portal.  With Build-A-Hood, consumers can design and customize their dream hood in just a few clicks – all while keeping their budget in mind.

Once consumers access the site, they can select a Vent-A-Hood model and make it fit perfectly into their kitchen by selecting their preference of finish, CFM, ceiling height, width, and duct cover.  As each selection is made, pricing is automatically updated.  Three dimensional drawings, which are used frequently by designers, builders, and architects, can be exported in any angle in PDF, JPEG, and PNG format to ensure the proper fitment and placement of the range hood.Vent-A-Hood is proud to introduce to you and your customers the Build-A-Hood tool. Welcome to the future of hood design! We look forward to your feedback.

 

Please click here to start building your new Vent-A-Hood

National Kitchen and Bath Month

Create Your Kitchen Hood Design in National Kitchen and Bath Month

If you feel the urge to remodel or spruce up your home this time of year, you’re not alone. October is National Kitchen and Bath Month. Created by the National Kitchen and Bath Association in 1982, the annual event honors that time of the year when the kids are back in school and families are preparing for the holiday season just around the corner. It marks the perfect time to take on that home improvement project and perhaps make a grand statement for your home in the process.

Paying homage to those two areas of the home – kitchens and baths – that get so much use, it’s no wonder an entire month gets this dedication. And, likewise, Vent-A-Hood sees a lot of activity on those range hood orders that are Quick Ship items, on the shelves and ready to go, to beat the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Winter holiday get-togethers.

The Right Range Hood for the Job

Appliances, in particular, play a big role in kitchen updates. And range hoods continue to play an integral part in making the kitchen fit the form and function of active homeowners looking for the very best in cooking equipment.

Whether it’s the signature patented Magic Lung blower that offers the whisper quiet technology for cooking and conversation in the kitchen, or the popular finishes in stainless steel, hammered copper, paint colors and more – Vent-A-Hood continues to offer an array of kitchen hood installation to fit any need.

Available in wall mount, island, and under-cabinet models to fit the various design needs and layout of a particular kitchen, the imagination can get carried away when it comes to range hood designs.

National Kitchen and Bath Month is also the perfect time to remind consumers to spend where it matters – seeking not only the right look for the kitchen, but also the right power to match the ventilation demands of an individual cooking surface.

No Noisy Kitchen Hoods

Noisy hoods are a common problem for consumers who think more power is always better. But, there is a need to educate even the most serious cooks about the proper CFM needed for the wide variety of stoves and cooktops on the market today. A commercial range with six gas burners that get equal use for big meals requires a more powerful range hood installation than a four range electric cooktop that may only have one or two burners going at a time for a small meal.

And if your kitchen is the center gathering spot for company and conversation, a noisy hood that drowns out guests is not the ideal answer for your space. And Vent-A-Hood is so dedicated to the sound feature (or lack, thereof) of its Magic Lung blower, that it conducted a third-party sound test to ensure that its range hood design offered superior function at the most comfortable sound level available on the market.

So, here’s to all of the kitchens and baths that are on the to-do list out there. May this month inspire many to fulfill their dreams as creating their own custom kitchen hood ideas become a reality.

Celebrating Manufacturing in the Modern Age

While many people have a very dated idea about this country’s manufacturing industry and commonly describe it as a dangerous workplace created for low-skilled workers lacking higher educations, there are companies proudly advancing their fields, keeping and creating more jobs in America and sustaining profitable companies with legendary reputations. At Vent-A-Hood we know this point-of-view first-hand and we want others to know this as well.

Manufacturing industry in the United States

Today, the U.S. manufacturing industry is an admirable field requiring skilled workers with knowledge of technology changes and advances in automation, engineering, robots and more.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the United States manufacturing industry supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs and more than 12 million Americans, 9 percent of the workforce, are employed directly in manufacturing. With statistics like this, it is no wonder we have a day set aside to recognize the manufacturing mavericks and workers who continue to build this industry up to make it one of most productive in the world.

October 2 was National Manufacturing Day in North America. Since the inaugural Manufacturing Day on October 5, 2012, the annual event held on the first Friday of October continues to grow in popularity and help educate the public about the important role the manufacturing industry plays and how it effects society today.

This event is an opportunity to celebrate the U.S. companies, policies and more that are striving to make our economy stronger by supporting technological growth in the manufacturing industry. These initiatives to inspire more innovations help make American manufacturing a globally competitive industry and create new business opportunities as well as new jobs across the country.

The National Association of Manufacturers sites manufacturers in the United States perform more than three-quarters of all private-sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.

Vent-A-Hood – The first manufacturer of kitchen ventilation and range hoods

As a family-owned business and a contributor to manufacturing since 1933, we would like to recognize everyone who has helped build the Vent-A-Hood brand to become one of the most recognized names in range hoods. We have long been a champion for American-made kitchen appliances and have been generating local jobs in North Texas and across the nation for more than 80 years.

Vent-A-Hood was the first manufacturer of home cooking ventilation and range hoods. Our first range hoods were manufactured in a house with a dirt floor in Dallas, and then sold door-to-door. The Vent-A-Hood employees would go out and make a sale, then return to the shop to make the hood for the customer.

Manufacturing industry continues to grow, so does Vent-A-Hood

Since then the manufacturing industry has grown substantially and incorporated more technological advances into the process. This has allowed Vent-A-Hood to grow from local door-to-door sales to national recognition with an excellent reputation beyond just the kitchen ventilation industry by offering a top-quality in-stock range hood. Over the years, as homeowners develop bigger ideas for kitchen renovations and kitchen designs, we continually innovate our handmade custom range hood series to fit any interior design needs.

As the manufacturing industry continues to push the boundaries of invention, Vent-A-Hood is constantly pushing the limits of technology in the kitchen ventilation category. Our patented Magic Lung blower system sets our range hoods apart by providing one of the most quiet and powerful ventilation systems that effectively traps all cooking contaminants, liquefies grease vapor and removes heat-polluted air. The Magic Lung system with multi-blower technology allows CFM to double, triple or quadruple with very little effect on the sound levels.

As the U.S. manufacturing industry continues to grow, we hope to raise awareness among people across the nation about the importance our industry plays in the every day lives of millions of Americans and the vast amount of skills required to succeed in the American manufacturing industry.

Pinspiration

Everyone has a unique sense of style when it comes to designing and decorating a home. At Vent-A-Hood, if we have learned anything while working with our amazing customers across North America, they get their inspiration from so many places when deciding on a range hood for the kitchen. And it’s true. There are many different ways to find inspiration for future home updates, remodeling projects, décor trends and more. From the traditional magazines at bookstores, to fix-it DIY publications in hardware stores, monthly subscriptions, and online portals, the possibilities are endless. One great resource people love to turn to for inspiration is Pinterest. This online database of ideas from happy “pinners” around the world is a great place to start when looking for new upgrade ideas in the kitchen or different color palettes for the family room. Pinterest brings a whole collection of images and ideas together in one place to help homeowners and future homeowners generate different ideas on home improvement projects. Here’s to your inspiration!

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