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Bissell Corporate Office Address

Bissell, Inc.
2345 Walker Avenue NW
Grand Rapids , Michigan 49544

Contact Bissell

Phone Number: (616) 453-4451
Fax Number: (616) 791-0662
Email: Email Bissell

Bissell Facts

Founder: Melville Bissell
Date Founded: 1876
Founding Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Number of Employees: 2500

Bissell Executives

CEO: Mark J. Bissell
CFO: Jim Nicholson
COO: Skyler Bissell

Bissell History

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Bissell was founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by Melville Bissell, who invented a carpet sweeping device for the crockery shop that he and his wife Anna owned. Bissell got a patent for his machine in 1876. By 1883, Bissell had a manufacturing plant and by 1890, the company was making and selling approximately 100 carpet sweepers each day, both in the US and internationally.

bisell 2 Melville passed away in 1889 and his wife Anna took over the company, actively working as CEO and chairwoman of the board until 1934. Anna was the first female CEO in the US.

Over the years the company has continued to expand and grow, as well as develop new technology.  In 1956 the company invented the first manual carpet and rug shampoo machine, removing the chore of washing these by hand.

In 1979, the company introduced the first deep cleaning carpet shampoo machine. bissell 4

In 2001, the SpotBot was introduced by the company, making it the first portable deep cleaner specially designed for pet messes.

In 2004 the company acquired a license for the  Woolite trademark for all carpet and upholstery cleaning formulas for $62 million.

The company’s main focus today is on pet clean up machines, including vacuums, wet/dry floor mops, and specialized carpet cleaning, as well as hardwood floor cleaning machines. bissell 1

While other companies have seen their sales decline over the years, Bissell has seen steady revenue, with annual revenue in 2017 of $800 million.

In 2009, the company surpassed Hoover to take the #1 position in floor care products in North America, with a 20% market share. Company headquarters remain in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Bissell FAQs

Question 1: What is the phone number for Bissell?
Answer 1: The phone number for Bissell is (616) 453-4451.

Question 2: Who is the CEO of Bissell?
Answer 2: The CEO of Bissell is Mark J. Bissell.

Question 3: Who founded Bissell?
Answer 3: Bissell was founded by Melville Bissell in 1876.

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