Since 2005, Midwest Vacuums has been owned and operated by Sarah DeGondea. In the beginning, the business started out as a central vacuum only business which was named “Plugged In”.  Since that point in time, we have acquired vacuum stores and grew the business to include upright & canister vacuums,  cleaning essentials and then later changed the name to “Midwest Vacuums”. As recently as 2019 we acquired Erv’s vacuum in Olathe, KS along with their 20-year veteran Darren. Erv’s will remain dedicated to serving customers’ needs and will stock the same products as usual.

As talented as Sarah is, she couldn’t go it alone without the help from her tenured retail team!

  • Jim is responsible for anything central vacuum related, along with inside sales & repairs
  • Joe is responsible for the Lee’s Summit location, Austin is responsible for service
  • Ken is responsible for the Lawrence location along with Kelly, who is our sewing machine service technician
  • Darren is the service & sales person in our Olathe location

Ironically enough we want earn your business, but we also realize that there are many places to purchase vacuums today both locally in the Kansas City market and nationally on-line. Sadly most of those same places don’t repair vacuums, nor do they carry the parts. This is why we stock over 100 different types of replacement belts and bags for vacuums. We also service the most popular bag-less vacuums that you see on TV.

The vacuum brands and cleaning essentials that we carry in our stores you won’t find in typical department stores, these products are usually exclusive to specialty stores like ours. When you are ready, stop into one of our stores and let one of our associates explain and then demonstrate the difference between brands or products you are concerned about. Please remember this is what we do 100% of the time and when you are ready to make that purchase keep in mind:


FREE Extended Warranty


FREE Annual Inspection


FREE Loaner Vacuum


Price Match Guarantee

Our Mission

To sell and offer the best cleaning products, so customers can benefit by having clean homes.

Our Vision

To become the principle retailer in the Kansas City market when it comes to cleaning products and cleaning systems for our customer’s homes.

What We Value at Midwest Vacuums

People– Retain the best team members, that have the customer’s best interest in mind. Attract and market to customers that can also appreciate the advice and dedication of loyal employees.

ProductsOrder and stock the best products that will yield the best experience for owners and customers.

ProcessIntegrate systems that help us facilitate positive outcomes for the customers and the owners.

John & Luann Flanders

“When we took our vacuum to Midwest Vacuums for service, we had no idea what to expect. Sarah was not only very knowledgeable, and personable, she was also very professional. We got straight answers, . . .”

– John & Luann Flanders

Kristin Parvin

“Sarah, Just wanted to tell you how much I love my central vac. My vacuum time now is cut in half. I love how the hose will reach my entire house without out having . . .”

– Kristin Parvin

Dale & Debbie Hoerl

“Sarah (and her crew) are wonderful! This has been a great purchase and a great experience! If you are in the market for a vacuum, call Midwest Vacuums – you will absolutely love the . . .”

– Dale & Debbie Hoerl

Rob R.

“The best vacuums repair and sales in Kansas City. I have no hesitation in recommending Midwest Vacuums. Thanks for everything Sarah!”

– Rob R