For my last blog, I highlighted a family-run dry cleaning business so while I’m on the topic of household-related items I wanted to talk about a family-run appliance repair store called York Appliance Vacuums.
The first time I visited the store, I happened to be in the area and so stopped in, as I was having problems with my Shop-Vac. I was very pleased that within 10 minutes, they were able to fix my problem efficiently and at a reasonable price. In fact, I was even given a longer cord to replace my other one, making it much better.
In more recent times, I was having trouble with my Dyson vacuum, so I called up York Appliance to ask for help, as I’ve been pleased with their service in the past. They don’t normally work on Dyson vacuums (Dyson apparently does their own repairs) but they took the time to look at it for about 15 minutes and gave me suggestions and ideas that might fix the problem.
Often these days in business, people are just looking for instant gratification and hang up the phone if they don’t get a sale right away. Even though this call would not result in a sale, the owner spent some time to keep a customer like myself happy and engaged.
If you’re looking to support a family business, or for a reputable place to buy, service, or fix your vacuums, take a look at York Appliance.
As much as I’m trying to share information about companies that are across Canada and North America, I do like to occasionally give a shout out to local businesses that I’m familiar with. One such company is Stork Cleaners, a laundry and dry cleaning business that’s been serving the local community since 1964.
Stork Cleaners happens to be owned by a gentleman named Fred, who lives in my neighbourhood. The store was originally owned by Fred’s dad but is now run by him and his sister-in law. The business has a large following and loyal clientele because they do great work. Fred even offers a pick-up and drop-off service, knowing that many of his customers are busy and can’t always make it over to the store.
I personally go to him for my shirts and suits, but I’ve noticed that a lot of people go to him for special items, such as: wedding dresses, expensive coats, blankets, and other miscellaneous items.
Fred is extremely efficient, organized, and always a pleasure to deal with. If you happen to lose your ticket, Fred keeps his own records so that he can easily keep track of everything and find your items. If you’re in a time crunch, Fred will do his best to make things work and will package or put your clothes on hangers depending on your preferences. On top of that, he’s very reasonably priced and easy to work with.
someone looking for a cleaner or to wash more delicate items, I’d
suggest Fred and the team at Stork Cleaners.