The Dirt Devil started in the backyard of a Cleveland home, where Phillip A. Geier created one of the first vacuum companies in 1905. Geier and his company manufactured hand crafted metal vacuum cleaners. As time and technology moved forward, so did the innovations for vacuum products. Since 1981, the Dirt Devil has made giant strides in home vacuum appliances and innovations in home cleaning. Dirt Devil sales went from $5M in 1981 to over $408M in 2000. Dirt Devils can be found at almost any retailer such as K-Mart or Wal-Mart stores. By 1984, Dirt Devil introduces the Hand Vac that forever changed the game of home vacuum appliances. Dirt Devil now manufactures and sells upright vacuums, hand vacs, stick vacuums, canister vacs, and carpet washers. Find incredible offers on quality vacs with Dirt Devil.