Meet The Owner – Everett Vacuum

October 22, 2022

Everett, Everett Economy

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Mile Lane (l) and David Lane (r) have owned Everett Vacuum since 2012

Sadly the old reader board will not be coming to the new location.

The slogan is already on the front window at the new location.

The unique thing about Everett Vacuum is that it has always been a family business.

It’s also been located in the same spot since 1944 but that is about to change.

“November 1st we’ll be opening in our new location at 2415 Hewitt next to the Firefighter’s Hall,” said David Lane who runs the store with his father Mike.

They bought the business in 2012 after Laurie Steinberg, David’s father-in-law, passed away in 2011.

“We’re excited to keep this business going in Everett”, said Mike.

The property at 2318 Broadway is the site of a historic house dating back to 1896. A shop was built in front that offered dolls and crafts until 1944 when a door to door vacuum salesman named Ted Hagen bought the property to sell used vacuums in the shop and raise his family in the house.

Since the early 1960s no one has lived in the house which was converted into a space for storage of vacuums and parts as the business grew.

Fast forward to 2022 and the property has now been sold and there are plans for a 20-unit apartment complex on the site.

“Everett Vacuum has continued to grow and the move will give us needed room,” David told me. “Also we won’t have to be carrying vacuums and parts up two flights of stairs.”

Vacuum repair accounts for a large part of the business at Everett Vacuum. “People are remembering the fact that better quality items last over time,” David explained. “I work on things that are fifteen to twenty years old and some that are even older.”

David and Mike work on commercial cleaning equipment used by professionals and Electrolux Vacuums passed on to families over the decades. Most of their sales of new vacuums come from people who have brought in items for repair. “We educate and do service,” David said.

The shop on Broadway will close on October 26th and the new location on Hewitt will open on November 1st. Sadly their popular overhead sign will not be making the move but their slogan is already up in the window of the new space. “Everything we sell sucks.”

Learn more about the father and son team on their website, Their phone number is (425) 252-4355 and they are open Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm and Saturday 11am – 3pm.


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