Customers are big fans of Broan-NuTone. Henry Broan founded the firm in 1932 with the Motordor kitchen fan; today Broan-NuTone is a top maker of residential ventilation products and a subsidiary of Nortek. The company makes and markets ventilation and ceiling fans, heaters, indoor air quality products, and trash compactors. Its NuTone-branded products include central vacuums, intercom systems, medicine cabinets, speakers, and doorbells. Range hoods are sold under the Best and Broan brands. Broan-NuTone sells its products through retail stores the likes of Lowe's and The Home Depot, as well as through distributors. The company also makes products under private label for GE, Sears, Whirlpool, and others.