Bert’s History

Local service for all major brands of vacuum cleaners in medicine hat

In 1958 Bert’s Vacuum opened on Aberdeen Street. The small repair and sales shop has had many changes since. It moved locations to Maple Avenue for a short period in the 1970’s and then to it’s current location on South Railway Street in 1979. After 62 years Bert’s has evolved from a small vacuum shop to an inviting place to shop all things cleaning. The product offering has expanded from just vacuums to include professional floorcare equipment and janitorial supplies. Services have expanded to not just repair vacuums; but, to also to repair floor care equipment and install central vacuum systems. Rentals have been streamlined to carpet cleaners and vacuums. The showroom has been opened up and modernized. We are proud to offer a first class experience and invite you to come check us out!

Meet the Team

Kris Kautz

Kris is the current owner of Bert’s Vacuums, having taken ownership in 2014. He had no previous experience in the field; however, with hands-on experience, training and certification he has become well versed in the industry.

Kris grew up in Nanton, AB moving to Medicine Hat in 1993. He is married with 1 adult child and 1 teenage child. He volunteers his time with Medicine Hat Minor Hockey.
Email :kris@bertsvacs.com

Pam Bohnet

“I’m a fixture at Bert’s & I feel as though I’m part of the stores’ fixtures after working at the store for over 12 years.”

Pam has been in customer service for over 24 years and has been with Bert’s Vacuums since 2007. She started at Bert’s without any basic knowledge in the field; however, over the years with hands-on experience and training she has become an expert in vacuum parts and sales. Pam’s primary role is inventory control and customer service.

Pam grew up in Medicine Hat and currently is married with 2 teenage children. Volunteering in the community is a large part of her life and is celebrating her 11th year with Girl Guides of Canada, Cypress Hills Area.
Email :pam@bertsvacs.com

Jason Janhsen

Jason is an Electronics Technician by trade and has been with Bert’s Vacuums since 2016. His technical background has allowed him to quickly learn the industry and products he works on. His primary role is outside services and equipment repairs.

Jason grew up in Lethbridge, AB and moved to Medicine Hat in 1996. He is married with 3 special needs children, 1 teenage step-daughter and 1 adult step-son. In his little free time he likes to attend Yoga.
Email :jason@bertsvacs.com

The Bert’s Vac Team.

Professional Awards & Affiliations

Named Top New Dealer 2014 by BEAM Member of Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Member of the Vacuum & Sewing Dealers Trade Association (VDTA) is certified for Central Vacuum Installation and Services by the VDTA Cyclo Vac Award: Brand Expansion and Development 2019

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