John Rushton: The Man with the Plan for Appliances

By Allyssa Baird, YSN


Fresh to the BrandSource family is Appliance Man, a family-owned white-goods dealer in Sandy, Utah. Launched in the 1970s as Dan’s Maytag, the single-location showroom was purchased 10 years ago by John Rushton, who bought the business from his girlfriend’s dad upon his retirement and renamed it soon thereafter.

Rushton specializes in new and refurbished appliances, appliance parts, and service and installation. While still primarily a Maytag dealer in keeping with the company’s heritage, Appliance Man also carries the Speed Queen, Frigidaire, Crosley and Thor lines in addition to Maytag, Whirlpool and KitchenAid.

Rushton said he opted to join BrandSource after a visit from Member Relations Region Manager Richard Hall, who impressed him and his team with the group’s wide array of benefits and resources. He presently leverages BrandSource for co-op disbursements, digital price tags, rebates and website management, and plans to tap additional services going forward.

Rushton and his team pride themselves on being a local, family-owned business with roots in the community. They diligently serve their hometown of Sandy and neighboring locales and are a welcome addition to BrandSource.

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