Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses is on Channel 9 News

9News Reporter Jennifer Ryan gets our CEO Chuck Ewing ready for his close-up during the initial filming of the interview April 28.

Our CEO Chuck Ewing was profiled on the Channel 9 News morning show on Friday, May 13 by Jennifer Ryan. Just in case you missed it, here’s an excpert from the online blurb:

STARTING OVER: Appliance Factory Outlet
If you grew up in Colorado, you have likely heard of a store called Appliance Factory Outlet. It has been around for a quarter of a century, which is a big accomplishment when it comes to small businesses.

 ”Business has been good,” Appliance Factory Chief Executive Officer Chuck Ewing said.

Ewing is a fourth generation Coloradan. His multi-million dollar business has been helping families find affordable appliances for 25 years. But if you ask him, becoming a profitable salesman was never part of Ewing’s master plan.

“I just stumbled into the appliance business really,” Ewing said. “I started selling appliances because I wanted to support my music career.”

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Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses is Searching for a New Mascot

Is your pet our new mascot?

In honor of our 25th anniversary, Appliance Factory Outlet is on the hunt for a NEW mascot! Could your lovable dog or furry kitten be our new poster child? We love our animals at Appliance Factory and encourage you to show the world you love yours! Submit a photo of your pet to our Facebook contest applications page and share with friends and family to encourage voting. The pet with the most amount of votes will be picked to star in our advertising and marketing campaigns for a whole year. Don’t think we forgot about the owner, though. If your pet wins, you’ll get a $150 gift card to go towards a minimum purchase of $599, a Serta Medium-sized Woogie Pet Bed and an entire gift package of ecofriendly ktichen cleaners by Eco-Sential.

Second and Third place prizes are available, too! For more information on second and third place prizes, click here. To enter the contest, go to our Facebook page here.

All these luxurious prizes could be yours.

First Place Prizes:

  • Your Pet featured in our advertising and marketing throughout the year!
  • $150 gift card to go towards a minimum purchase of $599
  • A Medium-size Serta Woogie Pet Bed
  • An EcoSential Kitchen Cleaning Care package which includes stainless steel cleaner, smooth cooktop cleaner, all-over surface cleaner, cloths and cleaning pads
  • Your Pet will be famous in Colorado! ;)

Announcing Appliance Factory Outlet’s 25th Anniversary!

Appliance Factory Outlet's 25th Anniversary is here.Ever placed a classified ad with some old junk you were trying to get rid? One man did, and it turned into an almost $50 million company just 25 years later. That company is Appliance Factory Outlet, and today we are announcing our 25th Anniversary. To celebrate, we’re offering special offers and deals all month—this weeks promotion is 50% off everything from stainless steel kitchen packages to premium front load laundry.

 CEO Chuck Ewing turned his venture into a profitable and local business. We’re glad we’ve been able to provide the Front Range with affordable, dependable major home appliances since 1986, while supporting both the Colorado economy and workforce.

 In an environment where Fortune 500 companies normally dominate the market, Appliance Factory Outlet has become the largest independent appliance retailer in Colorado, growing exponentially each year.

 “There’s never a silver bullet or one specific thing that makes an organization successful,” said Ewing. “During the economic downturn, for example, our success stemmed from having quality employees, organization, and superior products which bring great value to the consumer.”

 The company held strong against the economic downturn of 2008 and has plans to expand its store in Colorado Springs, as well as expand into Lakewood, Aurora and Littleton.

 “It has been an astonishing 25 years and we are proud to support the Colorado economy as a local retailer,” said Ewing. “We are proud to offer brand new boxed products and special buys at a guaranteed better price and that we can truly save the consumer hundreds of dollars on quality appliances through our superior sales, delivery and custom installation service.”

 About Appliance Factory Outlet
Locally owned and operated since 1986, Appliance Factory Outlet sells direct to the public. Chuck Ewing, owner and CEO, carved his niche in a market typically held by big box retailers. From its humble beginnings in a garage, Appliance Factory Outlet has grown into Colorado’s largest and the nation’s 34th largest independent appliance dealer.

Spring Cleaning: Four Easy Tips for Cleaning your Dishwasher

 This is the first article in a series that we’ll be doing to celebrate the coming of Spring: Spring Cleaning for your Appliances!

Appliances need spring cleaning love, too, and cleaning an appliance thoroughly can extend its lifetime significantly.  Spending a small amount of time cleaning the gunk and goo out of your appliance could save you massive amounts of cash in the long run.

Aggh! My arms are too short!

 This week’s article is about cleaning out your dishwasher. Since most people don’t properly rinse their dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, this appliance can get clogged by food. You’ve seen when old dishwashers don’t clean properly: bits of food stuck to the underside of your dishes and inside your glasses even after the wash cycle is over. It might be that all you have to do is clean it.

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Denver Water Rebates are Being Reduced March 16, 2011

Water

Save Water, Save Cashola.

Did you make a commitment to become more energy efficient for the New Year? It’s almost the end of February now, so hopefully you’re still going strong on those resolutions. If you haven’t done anything yet to save more energy, you may want to start now before it’s too late.  

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Kitchen Appliance Measurements

One of the most overlooked steps in buying an appliance is getting the right measurements. Not all kitchen appliance brands have standard measurements, so getting your kitchen’s specific space requirements should be one of the first steps you take when deciding on a good investment. Some important factors to consider:

  • Keep appliances size-appropriate. Large-capacity models in small kitchens lack visual appeal and practicality.
  • Measure your home’s entry ways so you can be sure you’ll be able to get your new appliance inside the house.
  • Remember to take measurements of width, height and depth of where your appliance will sit.
  • Be aware of the space an appliance will need to open and close.

This is what a counter depth fridge looks like. Photo from TinaRobinsonDesign.com

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Appliance Factory Parts Donates Parts for Those in Need

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 Appliance Factory Parts Donates Parts for Those in Need

28 Dec 2010

 Appliance Factory Parts, inside Appliance Factory Outlet, is looking for non-profit organizations to collaborate with to donate appliance parts to those in need. The company has committed to donating $2000 of parts to individuals in need who are unable to afford the parts to fix their appliances.

 “We help appliance owners do it themselves,” said CEO Chuck Ewing, quoting the company’s motto. The company prides itself on being a great resource for do-it-yourself consumers and those who don’t want to bother with the cost of having a repairman to fix the appliance, whether they are looking for cosmetic or mechanical parts.

 What makes Appliance Factory Parts unique is that they carry all parts for all brands, have 10 locations across the Front Range and their highly-rated customer service.

 “We provide quality information to individuals who are working on their appliances themselves,” said Ewing. This means the company not only provides the right part, but they also provide information on how to replace that part.

 The donation drive comes at a time when consumers are most strapped for cash—the holiday season. Since the 1950s, consumers have reveled in the joy of home appliances and our daily lives have come to depend on their working properly. A broken appliance can not only be a major inconvenience but can even halt daily life for busy families that rely on their appliances to work properly. Appliance Factory Outlet would like to help those who need parts for their appliances, and is looking for non-profit organizations that can put them in touch with those individuals.

 Appliance Factory Parts offers appliance owners an affordable opportunity to fix their appliances themselves. The company provides parts for all major appliances, with service across Colorado including six locations in Denver, as well as in Longmont, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. To collaborate with Appliance Factory Parts on their donation drive, please contact their corporate office at 303-782-5100 or email info@appliancefactory.com.

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Contact:
Chuck Ewing, CEO Appliance Factory Outlet
303-782-5100
ceo@appliancefactory.com
http://www.appliancefactory.com
http://www.facebook.com/appliancefactory

Christmas Eve Delivery Available for Gift of Appliances

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17 December 2010 

Christmas Eve Delivery Available for Gift of Appliances 

DENVER, CO—It’s Christmas Eve, and there’s a giant French-door refrigerator next to the tree. Appliances are becoming one of the new gift items that are being given this holiday season. Imagine: the wife comes downstairs, and the refrigerator has been unboxed, polished up, and even gift-wrapped with a giant red bow.

 Appliance sales are trending upwards, according to forecasts by IBM and other trend-watching organizations. Appliance Factory Outlet demonstrated record Black Friday sales, and in order to help customers make their present one to remember, are guaranteeing customers Christmas Eve delivery, with special gift-wrapping options.

 “In order for Appliance Factory Outlet to fill the needs of our customers and really add to their Christmas, we are getting all hands on board to deliver appliances for Christmas Eve to make it a special present for the consumers,” said Chuck Ewing, CEO.

The company says they are pulling out all the stops to do Christmas Eve delivery. Appliance Factory Outlet plans to put bows on the appliances, wrap them, and offer special installation packages to provide that special Christmas for their customers in Colorado.

 Christmas Eve delivery is available for customers from all ten Appliance Factory Outlet locations throughout Colorado, including Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and seven locations in Denver.

 The increase in sales has been a result of the consumer’s desire to update the modern home. Induction cooking has gained recent popularity, as has re-doing the kitchen and other areas of the home. People are spending more time in the kitchen as the central room of the house and also focusing more on the décor of the laundry room.

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Contact:

Chuck Ewing
CEO, Appliance Factory Outlet
303-782-5100
info@appliancefactory.com
http://www.appliancefactory.com
http://www.facebook.com/appliancefactory

Appliance Factory Outlet Honors Thanksgiving & Family while Big Box Stores Plan to Open

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 Appliance Factory Outlet Honors Thanksgiving & Family while Big Box Stores Plan to Open

 17 November 2010

 DENVER, CO—There are numerous rumors of big box retailers opening up on Thanksgiving Day despite the holiday. Local retailers, such as Appliance Factory Outlet, feel pressured to follow the lead of the big box stores, but are staying closed on the holiday to support their employees and allow people to spend time with their families.   

 Appliance Factory Outlet wants to preserve the Thanksgiving tradition, says Chuck Ewing, CEO of Appliance Factory Outlet.

 Appliance Factory Outlet is offering guaranteed discount Black Friday pricing starting November 1, and will continue to until November 29.

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Appliance Factory Outlet Corporate Office—303-782-5100

info@appliancefactory.com

A Brief History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day Formation

Joint Honor Guard members participate in a 2008 Veterans Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. (Photo/Cherie Cullen, U.S. Dept. of Defense)

The significance of November 11 started with the unofficial end of World War I, which happened when the Allied nations and Germany implemented a temporary cessation of war hostilities– also known as an “armistice.”  This armistice went into effect on November 11, 1918, at 11:00am. Seven months later the treaty of Versailles was signed and WWI was officially over. At the time it was the greatest war the world had ever seen, so it is also known as the Great War. Its ending had a deep impact on the citizens of the U.S and abroad, as people thought it would be “the war to end all wars.”

In 1919, Woodrow Wilson was the first president to recognize the new day by proclaiming it Armistice Day. He said that the day was meant for “pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory” of the war. Armistice Day was meant to be honored by closing down business for a two minute period beginning at 11:00am, as well as holding parades and having speeches. 

Armistice Day was recognized by the states as a legal holiday in 1926, and it wasn’t until 12 years later, in 1938, that Congress declared November 11 a legal Federal holiday. 

So how did Armistice Day become Veteran’s Day? After WWII and the Korean War created millions more war veterans, President Eisenhower changed the name of the legal holiday in 1954 to “Veteran’s Day,” in order to honor and recognize new veterans from these wars. 

In 1968, Congress passed the Monday Holiday Law—they moved Federal holidays to the first Monday after the actual date, to give Federal employees a longer weekend in hopes that people would travel and participate in recreational and cultural activities, which would stimulate the economy. 

Many states & veterans service organizations did not agree with this new law, since Armistice Day had significant historical meaning to U.S. citizens. In response to this, President Gerald Ford returned the observance of Veteran’s day to the original November 11 date, beginning in 1978. 

Every year on November 11, national ceremonies for veterans past and present take place to honor their willingness to serve and to sacrifice for the common good. This year, Appliance Factory Outlet is offering Veterans Day specials in honor of our troops. There are Veterans Day events going on all week, so take a look and find a way to honor our vets!

Consumers Save Big with Black Friday pricing for Appliances on Veteran’s Day

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 Consumers Save Big with Black Friday pricing for Appliances on Veteran’s Day 

11 November 2010 

DENVER, CO—Consumers across the nation and in Colorado are saving huge amounts of money on Veteran’s Day with Black Friday pricing. 

“These are the same prices they are going to see on Black Friday,” said Chuck Ewing, CEO of Appliance Factory Outlet, a local retailer in Colorado. 

Due to soft appliances sales, manufactures are overstocked on inventory and huge savings have been passed on to the consumers on hundreds of product that are never-before-seen great buys. 

Appliance Factory Outlet has the same product as the big box stores, and consumers will be able to shop locally and support the Colorado economy, all while getting guaranteed better pricing, more personal service, and even a better selection buy shopping at Appliance Factory Outlet.

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Appliance Factory Outlet Corporate Office
303-782-5100
info@appliancefactory.com

Consumers save with Black Friday pricing at Appliance Factory Outlet

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 Consumers save with Black Friday pricing at Appliance Factory Outlet

1 November 2010

DENVER, CO—Consumers are getting Black Friday deals at Appliance Factory Outlet almost a month before the biggest shopping day of the year. The Denver-based appliance retailer had record sales of Black Friday product over this last weekend.

 “We discounted our products down to Black Friday prices and are giving unbelievable savings to our consumers,” said Chuck Ewing, CEO of Appliance Factory Outlet.

 Appliance Factory Outlet has already sold over $300,000 worth of Black Friday product such as French-door stainless refrigerators, new steam laundry in various colors and kitchen ranges. Consumers are getting legitimate Black Friday pricing and saving a tremendous amount of money on products right now, and Appliance Factory Outlet says this will continue on through the day after Thanksgiving.

 The early roll-out of Black Friday pricing by Appliance Factory Outlet, as well as Sears, Best Buy, and Ultimate Electronics, is giving consumers the chance to get their appliances before the holiday season and avoid the long lines of the Black Friday rush.

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Appliance Factory Outlet Corporate Office—info@appliancefactory.com

Appliance Manufacturers & Retailers Discount Product Nov 1 for Black Friday Sales

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 Appliance Manufacturers & Retailers Discount Product Nov 1 for Black Friday Sales

27 October 2010

DENVER, CO—More than a month before Thanksgiving, appliance manufacturers such as GE, Frigidaire, and LG Appliance, and retailers, are launching Black Friday sales. Chuck Ewing, CEO of Appliance Factory Outlet, a local appliance retailer, attended a meeting of large appliance dealers in Chicago this summer, where retailers were told to look for Black Friday pricing to start for appliances and electronics around November 1 this year, or even earlier.

 “These are the lowest prices I’ve ever seen in the appliance industry,” said Ewing.

 Big box stores like Sears and Lowe’s, and Appliance Factory Outlet’s early roll-out was precipitated by LG Appliance’s Black Friday prices for retailers that were brought out in July of this year. This trend of lowering prices earlier and earlier in the season may be due to a recent trend in consumers not wanting to go out on the official Black Friday date, according to a recent article in the New York Times.

 This early discount pricing is a major benefit to consumers, giving them the chance to get lower prices without the rush, and the shopping convenience of avoiding long lines and of being able to get their appliances and other products before the holiday season.

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Appliance Factory Outlet Corporate Office—info@appliancefactory.com

The GE Profile Gas on Glass Range: Stunning!

The JGB428 - the New Gas on Glass Range from GE Profile.

The JGB428 Gas on Glass Range from GE Profile balances style and practicality.

You’ve seen the new electric ranges with smooth, glass cooktops and radiant burners. They have a sleek style and are incredibly easy to clean up after any cooking session, and the ceramic glass is also durable. 

For those that envy that sleek glass look, but prefer the traditional reliability of the gas range, your answer is here. GE Profile just released the new Gas on Glass range that has all the attractiveness of a ceramic glass surface, but the reliability of gas and the control of your cooking heat that a gas range gives you.

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Bosch: Pro-Environment Since the Beginning

Bosch has always been energy efficient, and has been committed to environmental protection and resource conservation for 25 years. Being a German company, their appliances have always been engineered to European standards, something that American consumers may not know. Now, however, Bosch is making it known. They’ve recently introduced their “Green Technology Inside” symbol to help consumers identify the most energy efficient appliances they produce.

Green Technology Inside According to the Bosch website, the logo “symbolises our commitment to developing the most efficient home appliances and producing them according to our strict ecological guidelines.”

 Their newly developed product line has dropped energy usage all across the board, without sacrificing performance. The biggest reduction in energy usage was for their line of Refrigerator-Freezers, which use a whopping 61% less energy than their older versions. Their laundry had a 46% drop in energy usage, and their dishwashers, what Bosch is best known for in the U.S., had a 25% drop.

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