Out of the rural, coal-mining town of Price, Utah, Love-Less Ash Company was founded in July of 1988. Mike Loveless invented the original Ash Vacuum in 1983 because his wife, Colleen, had had it with the dust that was associated with their wood stove. The original ash vacuum was used for 5 years in their home while friends and family wanted one just like it. Finally, they ventured into the business of manufacturing ash vacuums for resale and did it in a one-car garage. Mike handled all research and development while Colleen handled the business end of things. Mike received his first patent in 1989, his second in 1993, his third in 1997 and his 4th in 1999.
In April of 1997, a second specialty vacuum was introduced to market. This was a 16 gallon "Dustless" Wet/Dry & Drywall Vacuum. It had been on the drawing board for 3–4 years.
Wet/Dry & Drywall Vacuums will handle the very fine dust such as sheet rock and sanded concrete dust and the consumer can change from dry to wet and back to dry applications without changing the filters and still maintain great suction. The 16002 was introduced in 1998 and the "Quiet" 16004 QV hit the market in 1999.
The Turbo Drywall Sander was introduced to market in November of 2000. It was 3 years in the making. This new tool is revolutionizing sanding drywall. This sander is powered by the suction of our drywall vac. The head vibrates to do the sanding for you while the tube draws the dust right into the vacuum. The remodeling industry had been asking for a product like this for years and we were pleased to make it available. A totally "dust free" solution to a very messy job.
The company has changed its manufacturing facility three times. It moved from a one-car garage to a new and larger shop, to the facility it is in presently.