Garner’s new 13,500-square-foot showroom opened last month in downtown Raleigh.

Luxe showroom features 10 live kitchens

By Alan Wolf, YSN

BrandSource member Garner Appliance & Mattress has opened a second showroom.

The 46-year-old family business opened the doors to its new 13,500-square-foot luxury showplace last month in downtown Raleigh, N.C., about 6 miles away from its sister store in the bedroom community of Garner.

The new addition features 10 live and uniquely designed kitchen galleries, which allow customers to “test drive” premium appliances in a simulated home environment, the company said.

President and co-owner Amgad Saad his team was excited to unveil the new location in advance of the holiday selling season. “We look forward to inviting customers to experience our unique appliance showroom,” he said, adding that Garner’s longevity is a testament to the value of a hometown retailer with premium brands and white-glove service.

The company was founded in 1977 by Saad’s father Mones as a small TV repair business. Since then, Garner has grown into a top independent appliance dealer within North Carolina’s Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill), with 31 employees, more than 1,000 monthly deliveries and annual sales north of $20 million. Saad attributes the business’s success to its vendor neutrality and personalized shopping experience that tailors product demos to each customer’s unique lifestyle.

Saad operates the company along with his sister and co-owner Rita Hines, who serves as treasurer and also sits on the AVB BrandSource board. Rounding out the management team is Vice President and co-owner Randy Pleasant.

YSN publisher AVB BrandSource is the nation’s largest merchandising and marketing co-op for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.

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