The Story of Bob’s Original Sweeper Shop Erlanger, Kentucky
Bob’s Original Sweeper Shop in Erlanger is our original sweeper shop location! Our founder, Ron Kirkwood, opened this store in 1971 under the name “Tri County Kirby Company”. Initially, he sold only Kirby vacuums after selling them door-to- door for many years.
The business quickly grew from selling only Kirby vacuum cleaners to selling and servicing a variety of the best vacuum cleaner brands. Ron changed the name to Tri-County Sweeper and aimed to serve the Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties in Northern Kentucky. Eventually, the Kentucky company would expand to open two additional stores in Cold Spring and Florence.
In 1998, Bob, Ron’s youngest son, took over the company after working alongside his dad every day for twenty years. Together, he and his wife, Bonnie planned a new flagship store to replace the original Erlanger sweeper shop. In 2003, the original Erlanger building was demolished to make room for a brand new, 5,000 square foot establishment, allowing us to serve our customers better than ever!
Today, Bob and Bonnie own and operate a total of three Northern Kentucky stores that also serve the Greater Cincinnati region. To us, you aren’t just another customer…you are family. Stop in and see us today!
Erlanger, KY 41018