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About Us

Tanner's is a family owned and operated business for over 50 years, and it is our pleasure to serve you!

Ian Gittins

Fearless Leader/Owner

Our leader is a big kid at heart and an expert in all things regarding vacuum and sewing machines.  Not to mention a talented mechanic.   He loves people, sharing stories and leads with integrity and a helpful disposition.  


Rick Martinez

Sewing / Serger Tech Specialist

Rick our certified sewing machine and serger mechanic has been in the business for over 35 years.  You can't find a technician that know's more!  Always eager to solve problems, and help our customers with their machines troubleshooting or giving a helping hand to carry them in or out.


Sergio Marroquin

Vacuum And Sewing Tech Specialist

We are excited to offer you more of the best in all things vacuums and sewing machines.  Sergio, previously the owner of  Beverly Hills Vacuum,  brings his mechanical expertise, and extensive knowledge of vacuums and sewing machines to Tanner's.  We are proud to have him as part of the Tanner's team!  Stop by to say hi!  

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Teri Gittins

Multi-Talented Co-Owner

Teri creates and maintains our website, social media accounts, marketing etc.  She also teaches our customers how to use their embroidery software... AND is a 

professional artist and designer creating art for products such as fabric and home decor. Check out her art website at


Lisa Alexakis

Sewing Sales Manager/Instructor

Lisa heads our sewing machine department, orders products and teaches all our new owners how to use their sewing machines. She possess a wealth of information regarding sewing machines, sergers, quilting, sewing tips and techniques. Additionally she sews beautifully, is very creative and is always sharing her new sewing projects and information.    

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Linda Tidwell

Designer/Sewing & Fashion Instructor

Linda is our professional seamstress, pattern maker, sewing teacher and fashion designer. In addition to sewing beautiful and creative things, she teaches our kids and adult sewing classes from beginning to advanced in fashion, quilting, home decor and more. 


This is so true!   All of us at Tanner's appreciate your business.  You help feed and care for our families.  We are forever thankful, and in return, we do our best to offer you fabulous service, support and top quality products for your home. 

About Tanner's:

Tanners offers top quality service, and expert repair for all makes and models of vacuums, central vacuum systems, sewing machines, rewire lamps, and sharpen scissors and knives. Our repair technicians are professional, certified and #1 in the Los Angeles area.


We are committed to quality first, and have carefully chosen who we represent and what we sell!!! Our goal is to put quality back into your home, items that will not need to be replaced in "just a few years" and those which will have replaceable and available parts and accessories, as well as offering warranty repairs on everything we sell!!


Additionally, we believe in giving our customers support!  When you purchase a sewing machine, overlock machine, or embroidery software from us, you get free instruction on how to operate your machines or software for as long as you own them.

Low Price Guarantee:

We at Tanner's feel that our prices are among the best and we always strive to bring you lower prices on quality products every chance we get. So if you find a lower price somewhere else call us at 1-310-670-2429.  *Of course, the competitor must be an authorized dealer and have the product in stock, and must be selling it for above our cost for the item. Once we verify the lower price, availability, and dealer status of the competitor we will meet their price.


Please note: Price adjustments can only be made at the time of purchase! So be sure to inform us of the lower price (if you can find it) when you place your order, or before if possible. If we have already shipped the item, it is too late to change the price.



For the protection of our customers, all products and sales made over the phone must be shipped to the billing address of the credit card holder. If you choose a different shipping address, this address must be an alternate billing address for the credit card holder, that can be verified. Most credit card companies will add a second billing address either on a temporary or permanent basis. To add an alternate billing address on your card, call the toll-free customer service number found on the back of your card, or log into their website and your account.


By ordering products or services from our store (on-line, by phone, or by mail), you are agreeing to our store policies.

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