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About Us
A-1 Vacuum & Sewing has been serving the Reno market for over 40 years. For the last 10 years, we have grown the store into a top 5 retailer for Baby Lock and Top 25 in Janome, as well as a top 10 national retailer for Elna sewing machines. We accomplished  this by providing not only the best comprehensive service available, but the absolute best deals in town. Our buying power allows us to give you the best pricing on the best products available. 

Operating on a long tradition of integrity and fairness, we're dedicated to building lifelong relationships with our patrons and treating our customers as valued members of our growing  A-1 family. Whether you're looking for a basic sewing machine for mending purposes or a high-end vacuum cleaner with a powerful filtration system, we're here to help you select the products that best suit your individual lifestyle and budget needs!

Come in and experience the difference in quality and service at A-1 Vacuum & Sewing today. And don't take our word for it, take a look at our reviews on:
Meet The Owners: 

Peter Chang:  

Peter is the founder of A-1 Vacuum and Sewing and has spent the last 25 years in the  Vacuum and Sewing retail and service industry.  Through his hard work and his caring and compassion for his customers, Peter has built one of the largest Single Site stores in the country in our small corner of Nevada solely through word of mouth.  Peter's prices are legendary and the majority of our customers are sent to our store through friends who suggest meeting Peter and working to get one of his "crazy deals".    

Jeanne Mulligan :  
An early customer of Peter's on both the vacuum and sewing sides of the store, Jeanne's been both a Babylock and Janome educator since Peter started offering classes.  She's been passionate about sewing crafting and creating since she was a young girl.  She's crazy about her family, and outside of work enjoys her twins and husband. 

Patrick Mulligan:
Patrick spent the last 20 years in the Software space helping companies identify and hire senior executives.  A born tinkerer, he's enjoyed becoming one of A-1's certified sewing technicians and is loving the tangible nature of this business.  Having made the transition from talking to executives in far away cities all day to meeting our wonderful customers face to face in the store keeps him smiling and passionate about A-1.  In his spare time he loves to spend time with his family while climbing rocks, mountain biking, skiing, and travelling.

Meet Our Employees

Dax Kemp:
Dax is our Senior Sewing Service technician and Service Supervisor.  He's been A-1 for two years now and is a certified BabyLock service tech, a certified Janome service tech and a master vacuum mechanic.  He's quick to help customers with their machines and loves the new challenges he faces every day.  He especially loves sweets and goodies brought in by appreciative customers.

Sandy Gifford:  
Sandy is the Babylock Educator for A-1 Vacuum and Sewing. Her love and fascination of sewing started at the age of seven when her grandmother introduced me to her Singer treadle machine.  While her passion is embroidery she loves all aspects of the sewing and crafting world.  She finds it very heart warming and uplifting to share with like minded people.  Her mission is to make sure her students have the knowledge and confidence to use their machines to its fullest capability.  Sewing should be relaxing and fun not stressful and she will do her best to make that happen for all of you!  She is very proud to be affiliated with the A-1 family where a customer comes in the shop and leaves as a friend.