We have been affiliated with the Oreck company for over 20 years. We have put a lot of Oreck vacuums into homes in Northern Michigan over the years.
In May 2013, the Oreck company filed for bankruptcy. The company was purchased out of bankruptcy by TTI, who is better known as the Chinese owner/manufacturer of Ryobi power tools, Hoover, Royal, and Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners. While we don’t have anything personally against the Chinese, we certainly have a few words about what this company has done to the quality of the old American quality standards like Hoover and Royal.
Please do check us for availability and current status with this company. While we have some of the American Made Orecks in stock. We are kind of playing the “wait and see” game. So far, we don’t like what we see. We got stuck in the middle of the take over with Royal and Hoover, and it was frustrating for both us and our customers.
We still service the Oreck vacuums and stock parts, but if it’s a light weight upright you are looking for, you might want to pop in and check out the Freedoms by Simplicity.