Jim is a local product who met Anne on active duty in the US Army in 1981. They married in 1983 and have traveled the mid-west after the military for the engineer or nursing profession. Returning home with their 4 children to RI in 1998, they opened a Bed & Breakfast in Narragansett and Jim worked at Raytheon in Portsmouth. Anne has since returned to full time employment as a Nurse Practitioner at Thundermist Health Clinic while Jim tried his hand at franchising with the Sears store for over 6 years. Not feeling the true fulfillment of total customer support he has gone all-in with the new A&B Family Appliance Store.
Anne is a crucial element of the management team, and so are many South Countyites as the sales, service and delivery teams. The store receives product from a very capable supplier and distributor called BrandSource/AVB with offices across the country. They carry all the top brands and deliver to the store on a regular basis.
The store focuses on large and small appliances, dinette sets (from a New England supplier), generators and snow blowers, TVs and more. We even offer used appliances for when a new one is just not the right fit. In fact, we offer ‘appliance trade-in’ days where you get credit for your working appliance, and many other promotions that are unique to this store.
Look for the ‘Open for Business’ sign and enjoy a totally local and family friendly kind of appliance store. As Jim loves to say, ‘Shop from your neighbor with clout like the mayor.’