ProTeam started in a garage in 1983, where Larry Shideler, then the owner of a commercial cleaning operation, utilized PVC pipes, a powerful motor and several different filters to create the original lightweight backpack vacuum. He called it the QuarterVac®, and put it to work to astonishing results. He found the backpack vacuum dramatically improved worker productivity, effectiveness and ergonomic comfort. By combining a Four Level® Filtration system with a powerful motor for improved suction, the backpack also extracted and eliminated more dirt than a commercial upright, canister or dust mop. Today, ProTeam offers a wide range of innovative vacuums designed to tackle every cleaning situation while improving Indoor Air Quality, including canisters, uprights, wet/dry vacuums, cordless solutions and the world’s best-selling backpacks.