A “Cool” Kitchen

When you think of your kitchen, what is your first thought?  (That’s a rhetorical question….)

The point I’m making is that your first thought is probably not about the ventilation…..but it should be!

Over 75 years ago, someone did think about it, and invented the range hood that is commonly used today.  That company was Vent-A-Hood.


Corporate History

“Vent-A-Hood® Limited is a shining example of the entrepreneurial spirit. In 1937, Carr P. Collins, Sr., a Dallas financier and founder of Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company, financed this family-owned company. Miles Woodall, Jr., nephew of Collins, was recruited in 1938 to manage the company. Today, his son, Miles Woodall III, is CEO of the company. The company moved to Richardson in 1961.

Vent-A-Hood® was the first manufacturer of home cooking ventilation and range hoods. The first range hoods were manufactured in a house with a dirt floor in Dallas, and then sold door-to-door. The owners would literally go out and make a sale, then return to the shop to make the hood for the customer. The primary ingredient in the success of kitchen exhaust hoods is Vent-A-Hood®’s uniquely designed, fire safe, “Magic Lung®” blower system. Throughout the years, hoods have been improved, but the original concept is central to the design and remains unequalled in the field of ventilation.

Vent-A-Hood® has developed an excellent reputation throughout the ventilation industry by offering a top quality “in stock” range hood, as well as handmade craftsmanship in their “custom” hood series. Each ventilation system manufactured by Vent-A-Hood® is individually engineered for performance in addition to style. Company longevity and product quality have given the name Vent-A-Hood® instant product recognition.

Currently housed in a modern manufacturing facility, Vent-A-Hood® employs a highly skilled workforce to achieve quality craftsmanship. A national as well as an international marketing program includes an impressive roster of distributors, many of which are second generation. Vent-A-Hood® products are sold in all fifty states, as well as Canada.

Vent-A-Hood® has experienced steady and consistent growth throughout its history and continues to have excellent growth potential. In 2005 it enlarged its manufacturing space 50% to keep up with range hood demand. The company looks forward to a bright future.”

Excerpted from Historic Richardson: An Illustrated History,
Historical Publishing Network, 2001:

So, when I talk about a “cool” kitchen, I’m thinking about the practical and the designer aspects of the range hood.  From a practical standpoint, it is important to exhaust heat, odor, and grease from the kitchen.  From a designer standpoint, the hood can be a dramatic focal point for the entire kitchen.
Take a look at the Vent-A-Hood website for some examples of amazing hoods!
To learn more, and to see some examples in person, visit the A-1 Appliance showroom in Nashville, TN.  We can help you make one of the most important decisions for your new kitchen.phone1 (1)Seller of things essential to life as we know it…..  For social media links, visit http://www.kimtag.com/nashvillesmart

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