Wells County Welcomes Premier Clock and Vacuum Service to Bluffton
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors are delighted to welcome a new business to our community, Premier Clock and Vacuum Service, located at 130 West Market Street in Bluffton. Owned and operated by Robert Vanover, this establishment specializes in antique, vintage, and contemporary clock and vacuum cleaner repair and restoration.
Robert’s passion for the intricate workings of vintage vacuum cleaners began at the tender age of eight. He would disassemble and attempt to repair various appliances, starting with a mixer when he was just nine years old. His early fascination with mechanical devices grew into a lifelong commitment to understanding their inner mechanisms, from dishwashers to dryers and, most notably, vacuum cleaners.
Over the years, Robert expanded his collection of vacuum cleaners and honed his repair skills. He now repairs and sells a wide range of vacuum cleaner models, including those dating back to 1929. His personal collection even includes a functioning vacuum cleaner from 1908, a testament to his repair expertise.
Robert’s love for antique clocks developed about 12 years ago, and he began collecting and repairing them. One of his proudest achievements was successfully repairing his very first clock with two broken springs. His skills were further refined during his tenure at the Clock Shoppe in Waynedale, under the guidance of owner Jim and Laurel Hansen. Robert’s dedication and expertise eventually led him to establish his own business, focusing on clocks and vacuum cleaners.
At Premier Clock and Vacuum Service, Robert specializes in the repair and restoration of antique clocks, some of which are over a century old. The clockmaking profession involves not just repairing but also preserving these timeless pieces of history. Whether it’s a family heirloom or a hidden gem discovered at a secondhand store, Robert can clean, oil, and bring new life to these special treasures.
Robert’s choice to establish his business in Bluffton goes beyond convenience or marketing strategies; it’s a reflection of his deep family roots in the community. His grandparents settled in Bluffton in 1964, and his brother, Michael, currently serves as a county commissioner. With a genuine commitment to the community, Robert aspires to be a valuable asset to Bluffton and its residents.
Premier Clock and Vacuum Service operates from Monday through Friday, with Tuesdays being their designated day off. Their business hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can find more information about Premier Clock and Vacuum Service on Facebook, their website at premier-vac.com, and on Yelp and Google.
Pictured in photo left to right:
Chandler Gerber, City of Bluffton
Ben Renkenberger, United Way of Wells County
Katherine Frauhiger, Premier Clock and Vacuum Service
Patricia Cousins, Premier Clock and Vacuum Service
Doug Brown, News Banner, Chamber Ambassador
Heather Morgan, National Oil & Gas, Chamber Ambassador
Robert Vanover, Premier Clock and Vacuum Service
Mike Lautzenheiser, Bluffton NOW
Taylor Vanover, Premier Clock and Vacuum Service
Conor Stephens, Premier Clock and Vacuum Service
Jayde Ketring, First Bank of Berne, Chamber Ambassador
Danielle Thompson, Flagstar Bank, Chamber Ambassador
Kevin Sills, Farm Bureau Insurance, Chamber Ambassador
Rachel Reinhard, Grace & Mercy Transitional Housing, Chamber Ambassador
Erin Prible, Executive Director, Wells County Chamber of Commerce