In 1983 Chris Barker returned from South Africa to Hawkes Bay with an idea he had seen in America – Central Vacuum.
Being the inventor that he was, he set about designing and engineering the first built-in vacuum machines in New Zealand. Over many years the design evolved and improved and when Greg Plumus, a former plumbing engineer, bought the business he took the central vacuums nationwide. We are still servicing machines that are more than 20 years old that Greg installed.
Seeing a need to not only get the dust out of a house but to also bring in clean dry air, Greg introduced ventilation to our customers.
“Dust out, air in” was his simple formula for great indoor air quality and a nice place to live in.
In 2019 Greg retired to go fishing and Andy and Paula Tomkins took over the business.
With the same focus for delivering great products and exceptional service, they have worked with some of the country's smartest engineers and suppliers to bring not only great central vacuum products but industry-leading ventilation and extraction products.
Focusing on the construction industry sets HomeSol, Vacuum One, and Ventilation One apart from the others and has made them a trusted industry partner.
Over the years the machines have changed and improved but the same promise has remained the same. “You’ll love the air you breathe!”