Our Heritage

Founded by David Oreck in 1963, Oreck began as a manufacturer of upright vacuum cleaners for the U.S. hotel industry. Today the company produces and sells vacuums, air purifiers, floor machines and cleaning products throughout the U.S., Canada and parts of Europe.

David Oreck had an obvious yet radical idea: design a lightweight powerful vacuum to relieve the drudgery felt by hotel housekeepers using the much heavier models available to them. Naturally, hotel staff wanted to buy these vastly improved vacuum cleaners for their own use at home. And so, David's original idea evolved: Oreck Corporation began selling its unique products to residential consumers as well.

Oreck has earned its reputation for making the finest vacuums available. That singular, consumer-satisfying goal continues to drive Oreck: to provide easy-to-use, lightweight, and durable vacuums and other cleaning tools — each with exceptional power — for every room in the house.

What does that mean for the Oreck legacy of excellence?

For decades, the Oreck family of consumers have expressed their affinity for the benefits of owning an Oreck, often telling us ""I have an Oreck… I love my Oreck!"" We hear you — and that's why we're committed to making products that make cleaning just a little bit easier for all our customers!