In 1956 at the age of thirty-four Eardly T. Petersen was out of work With an unshaken belief in God that he had done the right thing in leaving a top sales position in a New York City based textile firm, he answered an ad for a salesman. The product he was subsequently shown was, in 1956, totally unique. It was an all-steel vacuum cleaner that, using a unique, patented cyclonic cone system (rather than a bag), developed and then maintained extremely high cleaning power. It also filtered the exhaust air to the tiny, microscopic size of three microns. This vacuum worked on the same principle that Nature employed in the awesome power of a tornado. It was called the Filter Queen. Mr. Petersen became the Distributor of this machine for the State of New Jersey and part of Delaware. He opened three stores and hired a workforce to help market the product. As he went along, he added other vacuum lines to this flagship product - the Filter Queen - and began to build his business. Eardly T. Petersen Company today is an S-Corporation registered in the State of NJ. Mr. Petersen, now semi-retired but still almost as energetic and active in his eighties as in his thirties, controls the finances and remains as President. His two sons, Keith and Douglas, as Vice-Presidents oversee the day-to-day Sales and Service operations. The current staff includes third-generation family members, and, as a debt-free company the business is firmly on course for the future. Niche Marketing: The Eardly T. Petersen Company has always sought to position itself as a market leader in product lines and service. The company focus is on the highest-quality product lines at competitive prices, backed up with factory-trained and certified service technicians. Each division is always represented by at least one industry-leading manufacturer's product line -- names such as Miele, Lindhaus, Sebo, Honda, Stihl, Toro and LawnBoy, Echo, Walker, Alpine/Ecoquest, Everpure, Pullman/Holt, Numatic, Advanced Vapor Technologies/LadyBug and others represent an integral part of the company's business. The company's desire is to form an equal partnership with the Manufacturer, themselves and the Customer.