Austin, Texas, USA
About ABC Vacuum …
Richard’s father started ABC Vacuum Warehouse back in 1977. Richard worked for the company under his father, until leaving for college,working towards a dual degree in psychology and political science. Throughout college, Richard began his entrepreneurship, running two small businesses while earning his degree. Upon graduation, he started his career at the corporate office of pizza giant Papa Johns. This is where Richard first started familiarizing himself with online sales, as the company sought to become the pioneer of online pizza delivery. During the same time, in the hopes of expanding sales, Richard’s father asked him to help set up a website for ABC VacuumWarehouse. The website was such a successful venture that Richard went back to the family business full-time. ABC Vacuum Warehouse joined eBay in 2000, and the business has grown exponentially from the natural extension of customers the online platform offers. The success of the business allows Richard to help his community by creating jobs, getting involved in scholarships and operating his business according to various green initiatives. Richard also helps fellow small businesses get off the ground and become successful.
I’m extremely passionate about small business and what it represents for us as a country. Owning my own business allows me to innovate, explore new markets, adjust to the changing retail landscape quickly, and share independence with others.