About Us

ABOUT Our Vacuum Cleaner Store

Here at Bob’s Original Sweeper Shops in Erlanger, Florence and Cold Spring, we focus on helping our customers get exactly what they need. Looking for the best vacuum cleaner for your home? Looking for honest assistance on a vacuum cleaner repair? Or do you simply need some replacement vacuum cleaner bags? Your dirt is our business.

We’ve been a part of the Northern Kentucky community since 1971, when Ron Kirkwood opened the first vacuum cleaner store in Erlanger. He founded his business on a strong work ethic and family values, always reciting mantras like, “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right,” and “It doesn’t cost you a thing to be nice to people.” His son, Bob feels the same way. Since then, Bob and his wife Bonnie have carried on our 45-year tradition of experience, friendly service and honest, expert cleaning advice.


Friendly, Knowledegable Staff

Expert advice on choosing a vacuum, vacuum cleaner repair, stain removal and more.

Largest Selection

We provide the area’s largest selection of new vacuum cleaners, quality used vacuums and parts inventory.

Personalized Assistance

We get you the right make and model vacuum for your needs.

Try Before You Buy

Test a vacuum and let us show you the features before you buy it.

Price Match

We’ll meet or beat any other store’s price!

Total Support

We’re loyal back to you! We’re here with expert support before and after your purchase.

Free Estimates

Get on the spot free estimates for service and repairs.

Timely Service

We promise quick and efficient repair service by experienced service technicians.


_Store - Outside 1982
Bob Kirkwood 1968
Bonnie Kirkwood
Bob Kirkwood
_Bob and Ron
_Store Being Built
Bob and Bonnie Kirkwood