Roy and Mickey Pearson founded Pearson’s as an appliance repair business in 1954. The company gradually extended into sales to be Fairfield’s largest independent appliance and television business. The Pearsons ran the business for some 20 years until the 1970s, when Roy Pearson was ready to pass the reins to his four sons: Roy, Steve, Dan and Pat.
Pearson’s moved in 1984 to its low-overhead warehouse in Cordelia near the Interstate 80/Interstate 680 interchange. Pearson’s bought Karlstad’s Appliance & TV in Woodland in 1989 (it closed in 2015), Chandler’s Appliance in Vacaville in 1994 and Harbison’s Appliance in Napa in 2015.
The company’s focus is on providing top-notch service and quality appliances at the best price.
“Pearson’s has grown and prospered in the tough retail business because of the combination of dedicated family customer service; experienced, knowledgeable sales person; and membership in Nationwide Buying Group,” the Pearsons say. “Pearson’s is able to offer the best of all worlds: superior customer service and the top brand names at the guaranteed lowest prices.”
The Nationwide Buying Group allows Pearson’s and other small companies to compete with the chain stores. The group includes hundreds of family owned appliance businesses throughout the country that have banded together to negotiate wholesale prices and programs from the top name-brand suppliers in the business.
“With more than $8 billion in appliance purchases and with 2,600 locations, this is the largest appliance and TV buying group in the nation – more than all the chain stores combined,” the Pearsons say. “Pearson’s is proud to be a member of this buying group, which makes it possible to offer the best service and selection at the guaranteed lowest prices.”
The sales staff at Pearson’s are trained and experienced professionals. Each member of the sales team attends continuous and specialized training on all of the products the company sells to be able to provide the facts to customers so their choice is easier and more clear.
“Our knowledgeable salespeople know what questions to ask so they can show you the product that best fits your needs,” the Pearsons say.
The company offers complete professional delivery and installation of all refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, ranges, built-in ovens, cooktops, washers, dryers, hoods and more from a local inventory that’s valued at more than $2 million.
Runners up: Home Depot, Lowe’s
At Fairfield: 4685 Central Way
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday
E-mail: [email protected]