In the fall of 2017, Randy Kuckuck was playing golf with friends at a course in Monroe, MI. While it was a beautiful day, leaves covered the green at each hole, leaving the foursome to pick up the debris in order to have a clear putt.
The time it took to pick up the leaves and other debris was a tedious ordeal and significantly slowed the group down. Finally, one of Randy’s friends was ready to “FORE”get the leaves and debris and asked, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a little leaf blower that would fit in our golf bags?”
This was the start of ZoomBroom.
Randy thought about this comment a bit and mentioned it to his friend, Kevin Newcomer, the following week. While enjoying lunch, the two friends sketched out a golf “leaf blower” that turned into a prototype within a couple of weeks – initially known as the “Typhoon.”
After consulting and gaining feedback from family and friends, Kevin’s sister made a great point when she said, “This would be perfect for my mother-in-law. We just bought her a Black & Decker cordless leaf blower to clear off her deck, but it’s too big and bulky for her. She can’t get the battery pack on-and-off, and she has no place to store it in her apartment.”
Ding, ding. Another idea quickly came to the minds of both Randy and Kevin.
The home market might actually be a market that needs ZoomBroom more than the golf market. Back to the drawing board…
After a little more work and innovation, Randy and Kevin designed a second prototype for the home market
This prototype had the capabilities of a typical cordless leaf blower, but much more sleek, convenient, quiet, and lightweight – among other benefits. The built-in lithium-ion batteries that would run for over half an hour and would not need to be removed from product for charging.
Check out a short video that highlights the use and capabilities of the “Typhoon.”
Randy Kuckuck is one of the co-inventors of the ZoomBroom with extensive experience as CEO, COO and CFO in a variety of industries. He is mostly responsible for all administrative and operational activities, including sales strategy and distribution operations. LinkedIn profile
Kevin Newcomer is the other co-inventor of the ZoomBroom and has about two dozen patents in addition to the patent for the ZoomBroom. He has an engineering degree from Western Michigan University and is primarily responsible for all product development and production. LinkedIn profile
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