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A. E. Carter Distributing

A.E. Carter Distributing is a third generation family business started by Arch Eugene Carter and his brother Bert, in 1912, as a door-to-door distributor of Eureka Vacuum Cleaners. After World War II, the establishment began wholesaling Eureka, focusing on its growing network of retail dealers. Allen Carter joined the company in 1946, just to help his dad for two weeks and he is still here! Allen became president in 1957 and is still active in the business today. Brad Carter continues to guide the company today, ensuring the Carter legacy of customer service.

During the early 1970s, A.E. Carter expanded its parts selections to include all parts lines, including Eureka, Hoover, Kirby, Royal, Panasonic, Sharp, Sanyo, Oreck, Bissell, etc. Other product lines sold today are Ametek motors, DVC paper bags, Envirocare micro-lined bags, Cleveland Wood Product (CWP) brush rolls, and Core chemicals.

In 1990, the company improved its selection of built-in products to include central vacuums, Cen-tec built-in kits, Vaculine fittings, pipe, Hayden Supervalves, HP Products, and supplies. Today A.E. Carter is a leading supplier to the central vacuum industry. In April 1999, A.E. Carter opened its central California warehouse to provide next day service to its California customers. In August 2002, the company broadened its vacuum selection. Presently, these selections are Sanitaire, Sanitaire System-Pro, Panasonic, Cirrus, Sanyo, Royal, Aggresor, Eureka Built-In, Hoky, Koblenz, and Top Vac.

Today, A.E. Carter is a multistate, full line wholesaler of vacuums, vacuum parts, central vacuum items and chemicals, offering the industry Fast, Fair and Friendly customer service. A.E. Carter is fast, with same day shipping and overnight delivery to most western states. Competitive freight programs and thousands of items on sale each month, which are among the lowest in the industry, make A.E Carter fair. Finally, combined with live receptionists, great customer service attitude, and its staff of parts experts, A.E. Carter is friendly. Call toll-free 1-800-877-8544.

During A.E. Carter’s 93-year history, it has won numerous awards and top sales honors. Their sales staff has over 100 years of combined industry knowledge and experience. A.E. Carter believes that its customer service focus is the driving force behind its continuous growth, and why A.E. Carter looks forward to another rewarding 93 years!