Local appliance store goes the extra mile

2012-03-10T00:00:00Z 2012-03-21T11:01:14Z Local appliance store goes the extra mileBy Jean Hansen Advertorial Writer Sioux City Journal
March 10, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Shopping for appliances at your locally owned Kollman Appliance store offers several advantages over shopping at Big Box stores.

"We do things that Big Box stores can't or won't," said John Kollman, owner of Kollman Appliance, 409 W. Seventh St.

Following are some of the benefits of shopping locally:

- Kollman Appliance has its own service technicians in-house to care for products, whether they be grills or appliances.

- The store has its own delivery staff.

- Kollman Appliance is a member of Brand Source, a national buying group with several billion dollars of buying power.

"It allows us to be extremely competitive with national companies," he said.

- Kollman Appliance is a local business providing jobs.

"Money is spent here and stays here. It helps local charities and organizations, a lot of things national companies don't do very well," he said.

- When people are able to find products and services locally, it helps the whole community.

Kollman Appliance is the only remaining locally owned and operated full-service appliance dealer in Siouxland. Over the years, it has evolved into a GE showcase dealer.

The business is home to the GE Monogram, Profile and Cafe appliance lines, which can be viewed firsthand in their state-of-the-art showroom.

"As new products come out, we strive to be the first to offer the latest and greatest and have it here for people to see. We're a full-line appliance store to serve the customer looking for exceptional cooking equipment in a price range that fits their lifestyle and budget," said Kollman.

The Cafe line has been expanded to include built-in products for customers who like professional looking appliances. Profile, Cafe and Monogram all come with rebates to help defray the costs for premium appliances.

While other businesses expect customers to take care of the rebates, Kollman Appliance goes the extra mile and handles the rebates for you.

"We give all of the information you need and we mail it in to make sure you get the rebates you're entitled to. It's just another service we provide at Kollman Appliance," he said.

In the past 10 years, Kollman Appliance has added professional-quality grill lines - the Holland Grill, the Big Green Egg and Traeger Grill - along with the accessories, supplies and spices. Kollman Appliance has become an expert in the high-end grilling business.

"Grills as cooking equipment have become a growing part of Kollman Appliance's business, and the store frequently has demonstrations to show the public what the grills can do," he said.

In recent years, Kollman Appliance has also added Sleep Source, a mattress store located next door. It features the Tempur-Pedic, Majestic Sleep, HGTV Green Home and iComfort bedding products.

In the Tempur-Pedic line, Sleep Source carries the AlluraBed, the Cloud Supreme, the Cloud Luxe, the RhapsodyBed, and the Contour Signature bed.

In the Majestic Sleep Line by Serta, Sleep Source offers the Dominic Hall, Anthony's Quest and Wyatts Reign models.

More than 25 mattress sets are on display in Sleep Source's spacious showroom.

"We have something for everyone," he said.

At Sleep Source, customers are encouraged to lie down on the bed to get a feel for the comfort level they need.

Between the two stores, 11 people are employed and contribute to the city's tax base.

"We will continue to try to provide outstanding sales and service to our community," he said.

Kollman Appliance/Sleep Source offers free and fast delivery of their products, as well as factory-trained service representatives who offer quality service after the sale. For more information about Kollman Appliance, visit the store at 409 W. Seventh St., or call (712) 255-6650. For more information about Sleep Source, visit the store at 407 W. Seventh St., or call (712) 293-2128.

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