This product is really more than a brand. Some 5 years ago we (Leigh and I ) got involved with the fine folks from LakeAir. The company has been around for over 35 years! We started out by helping them design a better website. From websites we moved to better product photography. Before long we were learning the ins and outs of the air purifier business. We helped re-write specifications sheets. We helped testing products to be sure they were still performing to specifications. We produced product and how to videos for the company. Next thing you know we were answering customer service calls. I personally handled the more difficult ones as I seem to have a way of listening to people and then doing what I can to make their problems mine and finding good logical answers for them.
Skip forward a few years and there were health issues in the ownership’s family. Larger and larger responsibilities were added to both Leigh and I. Poor health compounded by old age was slowly forcing a change in the management of LakeAir, then corporately known as AirAware Inc. We had grown to love the brand. We had poured so much of ourselves into it that we could not bare to see it just disappear. Every week we would get notes from customers telling us how these air purifiers had improved and in some cases changed their lives. The stories told of a product that was lasting 20 years and longer. What surprised me most I think is that this correspondence came in from all over the Americas and Europe.
In 2016 we bought LakeAir and now we are blessed to be able to create products that help people breathe cleaner and safer air at home and where they work. We personally work on building every unit. We punch, bend, weld the materials into shape. We keep track of stock test and package the products for sale. We love what we do and are here more hours than not. When we took over the company we focused on our goals and came up with a slogan “LakeAir ~ Clean Air Everywhere” It is our goal every day to keep making products and informing the public how clean air is so important in their world. We hope you will support our company and our efforts and make clean air a part of your life.
One of the ways we are trying to encourage the world to embrace clean air is through our “free air purifiers for schools” program. We hope that if educators, parents and students experience the benefits of cleaner air in the classroom they will work to improve the classroom environment for all children. According to the US Government Accounting Office and US Department of Education some states report having poor IAQ in approximately 24% of their schools. There is growing evidence that poor IAQ can produce verbal, perceptual, motor, and behavioral disabilities in children.
LakeAir has become more than a brand for us. LakeAir symbolizes a way of life. Clean air is one part of living a healthier life. Protecting your family from the growing indoor pollution problems we face at home, school and work is just one thing we can do. We need to hold others accountable for polluting our airways, rivers, streams and land. I hope you will join with Leigh and I in making our goal one for all people. I hope you will understand this is more than a brand. I hope you will chime in when we say ” LakeAir ~ Clean Air Everywhere”.