Our Experts

Meet the Team

Tom Proctor

Tom Proctor


Central Vacuum Experts of Chapel Hill, NC is owned by Tom Proctor. Tom founded the parent company, Vacuum Cleaner Hospital, in 1986 as a portable vacuum sales and repair store. In 1988, they expanded into central vacuums with the MD brand and their c.v. business has grown to cover the entire state and parts of Virginia. Tom enjoys his home builder relationships and serves on the local HBA, Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce and the national Vacuum Dealer Trade Association boards.

jeremy senior installer

Jeremy Womble

Senior Installer
Jeremy is very experienced in new home construction installation, retrofitting existing homes, leading teams of installers and technicians, and all aspects of commercial and wet/dry central vacuum installations. He is our expert problem solver on service calls, and with over 1 3 years at CVE, is as good an installer as any in our industry today. Jeremy is a Pittsboro native and an avid musici an and singer.
Tom Proctor

Owen Slominayj

Owen is a skilled installer with an engineering mind, who joined Central Vacuum Experts in 2018. He loves the challenge of installing complex systems, and takes pride in his work. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking projects. He’s designed and built everything from bookshelves to furniture.  Owen’s engineering background and love of woodworking make him the perfect person to install and service central vacuum systems.

Joshua Hendricks

Joshua Hendricks is a skilled installer who has many years of experience in the trades, working in HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, and central vacuum system repair. Joshua was known to Central Vacuum Experts for several years before he joined our team, so his integration in early 2022 was effortless. When he is not on a job site installing central vacuum systems, Joshua can often be found at the gym, playing and watching various sports with friends, or taking his dog “the boy” for long walks.

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