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Gerry Desnoyers

Our original founder, Gerry Desnoyers


Grand Central Vac was formerly known as JMJ Easy Vac when our original founders, Gerry and Rita Desnoyers, got involved in the Central Vac business as a part-time venture around 1965 after building their dream home in East Longmeadow. Now, over 55 years later, a third generation has joined the team to continue what they started.

Eventually, Dan Desnoyers, son of Gerry and Rita, met Gerry Goldrick of Suffield, founder of Grand Central Systems since 1981. The two of them joined forces in 2007 taking on the new name of Grand Central Vac, Inc. Both men spent much of their careers designing and servicing central vacuum systems systems, being recognized as leaders in the field.

Sadly, Gerry passed away in Sept. 2017, but he is still fondly remembered for his quick wit and mechanical engineering background. (He had retired from Hamilton Standard to care for his wife, Alice.) Rita and Gerry are always fondly remembered as well for the dedication they had to building their dream. May they all rest in peace, and may perpetual Light shine upon them.

While having been located locally on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield since 1988, you can now find us on the southbound side of Route 5 at 1838 Riverdale Street. Of course, no matter where we are, Grand Central Vac can always offer you the best selection of manufacturer's products using all methods of dirt filtration and accessories at the best price/value relationship in the western MA and northern CT region.

Our many years of experience can be put to work for you with just a phone call or e-mail to find out what products are best suited to your specific needs. As always, there is no cost or obligation in contacting us and getting our recommendations and pricing for your project; so, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.


I had barely any information regarding my central vac system, and he was able to get me the exact right part I needed to repair my system.

One of the best businesses we have ever dealt with...wish we had done this YEARS ago!

Stayed within budget - & installed the equipment on time!

Pleasure doing business with this company.

They sell solidly made systems...One of my best subcontractors.

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