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801 West 26th Street • Erie, PA • 16508 • 814-456-2896 • www.yaples.com
 
 

Wellie Yaple Sr. started with the Hoover Company in 1948, selling vacuums door-to-door. In 1957, he went into business for himself, and Yaple's Vacuum was born. They opened their doors at 23rd and French Streets and had great success. Sewing machines were added several years later, thus becoming Yaple's Vacuum and Sewing Center. The business moved to the corner of 26th and Liberty in 1976 due a major fire at the original location, and there they have remained for over 35 years.

Wellie Yaple II took over the business after his father's retirement. He continued his father's legacy of business with a hand shake and a smile. He chose to sell quality products he felt he could support. He appreciated the original style of the business. In fact, they continued to use hand-written receipts until 2008 when they upgraded to the POS system. The business has expanded over the years, but one thing that hasn't changed is the personal touch you find at a locally-owned family business.

Kristen Yaple became the third-generation owner in 2011 after the untimely passing of her father, Wellie Yaple II. “I am very proud of what my father and grandfather accomplished, and I hope I can continue to do the same,” says Yaple. “I've learned everything I know about the vacuum and sewing industry from them, as well as the values of supporting locally-owned family businesses. We offer the quality products, as well as the service and experience that you cannot find at the big-box stores. We see new customers every day. We see our loyal repeat customers every day too. After all, she says with a smile, “Our business is picking up.”

Yaple's Vacuum Cleaner and Sewing Center sells top brands like Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, Singer, Hoover, Sebo, Sanitaire, Royal, Panasonic, Simplicity, Dyson, Oreck and Miele. They also service most brands of sewing machines and vacuums for the tri-state area, as well as perform warranty repairs on many. With over 150 years combined experience, the friendly, knowledgeable staff at Yaple's is able to provide the same great service people have come to expect in over 55 years of business.Wellie Yaple Sr. started with the Hoover Company in 1948, selling vacuums door-to-door. In 1957, he went into business for himself, and Yaple's Vacuum was born. They opened their doors at 23rd and French Streets and had great success. Sewing machines were added several years later, thus becoming Yaple's Vacuum and Sewing Center. The business moved to the corner of 26th and Liberty in 1976 due a major fire at the original location, and there they have remained for over 35 years.

Wellie Yaple II took over the business after his father's retirement. He continued his father's legacy of business with a hand shake and a smile. He chose to sell quality products he felt he could support. He appreciated the original style of the business. In fact, they continued to use hand-written receipts until 2008 when they upgraded to the POS system. The business has expanded over the years, but one thing that hasn't changed is the personal touch you find at a locally-owned family business.

Kristen Yaple became the third-generation owner in 2011 after the untimely passing of her father, Wellie Yaple II. “I am very proud of what my father and grandfather accomplished, and I hope I can continue to do the same,” says Yaple. “I've learned everything I know about the vacuum and sewing industry from them, as well as the values of supporting locally-owned family businesses. We offer the quality products, as well as the service and experience that you cannot find at the big-box stores. We see new customers every day. We see our loyal repeat customers every day too. After all, she says with a smile, “Our business is picking up.”

Yaple's Vacuum Cleaner and Sewing Center sells top brands like Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, Singer, Hoover, Sebo, Sanitaire, Royal, Panasonic, Simplicity, Dyson, Oreck and Miele. They also service most brands of sewing machines and vacuums for the tri-state area, as well as perform warranty repairs on many. With over 150 years combined experience, the friendly, knowledgeable staff at Yaple's is able to provide the same great service people have come to expect in over 55 years of business.

 
 
 
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