WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – June 8, 2011-- Builders and contractors have ranked BEAM by Electrolux as the highest quality central vacuum systems on the market for the seventh year in a row, according to an annual survey of more than 3,000 builders and contractors.
“Builders and buyers of new homes have great experiences with BEAM Central Vacuum Systems,” says Brian Campbell, senior product manager for BEAM. “For builders, that means more satisfied customers and few call-backs. For home buyers, it means years of reliable, deep-cleaning performance and healthier indoor air.”
The survey sponsored by Hanley Wood, the publisher of Builder magazine examined respondents’ familiarity, usage and quality perceptions of brands in 81 product categories from appliances to windows.
To determine builders’ quality preferences, respondents rated central vacuum brands on a scale of one to seven, with seven being “excellent.” BEAM earned an average score of 5.51.
The survey also found that the number of builders who installed BEAM systems in their homes increased by 31 percent since Hanley Wood’s previous survey released in 2010. More than one-fifth of builders and contractors have had BEAM Central Vacuum Systems installed in their homes during the past two years.
Campbell credits continuous innovation combined with an unmatched network of independent dealers for BEAM’s growth in the new home market. BEAM products also are manufactured in facilities that recently were recertified as meeting the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 9001 quality standards. ISO 9001 is the world’s best known process and quality standard critical to the exchange of goods and services.
“We continue to raise the bar for cleaning power, filtration, convenience, quiet operation, and reliability,” Campbell says. “Builders and contractors also appreciate the outstanding installation capabilities of BEAM dealers.”
Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems is the world’s leading producer and marketer of built-in central vacuums. The company’s BEAM, Electrolux and Eureka Central Vacuum Systems are sold in 50 countries around the world. Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems is a division of Electrolux Home Care Products North America.