ABOUT Our Vacuum Cleaner Store
Bob’s Original Sweeper Shop in KY has been serving the needs of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 1971. Originally founded by Bob’s father Ron, the company has grown from a one location Kirby vacuum shop, to three sweeper shops that provide a full range of services!
We can repair your favorite old time sweeper, sell you one of the hottest new products on the market, or come to your home and give you a FREE in-home central vacuum estimate! Read more about our history below and find out how we’ve served the community for almost 50 years!
We aren't just another sweeper shop...thats our PROMISE To You
Ron Kirkwood opened Tri County Kirby Company. The business quickly grew from selling Kirby vacuums door to door to selling and servicing a vast array 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.
Bob Kirkwood, at the young age of 8, started working in the shop with his dad pricing bags, sweeping floors and moving stock. His mother, Rita, said he smiled since the beginning. Clearly, he was born for customer service!
Bob and Bonnie started dating and Bonnie started helping out at the store too. Thirty years later, she’d help run all three locations alongside her husband, Bob.
Ron knew it was time to expand to a second location and chose Highland Heights, Kentucky in Campbell County. This store was re-located to Cold Spring in April of 2001, where it still remains.
The name of the Tri County Sweeper business was changed to include our family name, Kirkwood.
After 20 years of working side by side, Ron retires and passes the reigns of the family vacuum cleaner store to Bob and his wife Bonnie. During these years, several of Bob’s siblings, children, nieces and nephews worked at the store and became a part of the family business and its story.
As Northern Kentucky grew, so did Bob’s Original Sweeper Shop. Together, Ron and Bob opened the Florence location to better serve Boone County.
The original Erlanger location was demolished to make room for a brand new, 5,000 square foot building built to serve our customers even better. And that’s where the spirit of Ron Kirkwood and Bob’s Original Sweeper shop continue today!
After 24 years of operating under the Kirkwood family name, Bob and Bonnie decided to re-brand their business as Bob’s Original Sweeper Shop. As one of the oldest sweeper shops in the area, Bob (and family) has been serving the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky region by providing the very best in customer service, expert advice, and long lasting products.
Another huge milestone for Bob and Bonnie was the move of our Florence store location! After 19 years, it was time to expand, upgrade, and modernize one of our busiest locations!