De Anza Appliance Year to Date and Employment Opportunities

The demand for appliance repair this year couldn’t be greater.

After a few slow months to start the hear, the uncertainty the pandemic caused in the spring coupled with a traditional slow tax season work dropped off in March and April. We were worried but with the company’s savings and Payroll Protection loans all staffers were kept fully employed. De Anza Appliance takes COVID seriously and even in mid-March began implementing protections for our associates and customers. As an essential business in Santa Clara County we needed to stay open to ensure the safety and sanitation of the home and laundry services. Partnerships with larger manufacturers like Electrolux and Frigidaire allowed their warranty customers to receive same and next day service.

Come Memorial Day consumer confidence began to return while stay at home orders pushed households to use appliances more frequently uncovering repairs needed that may were overlooked. The first heatwave struck stressing refrigerators. Like a light switch the team went from filling 80% of our daily capacity to booking a 100% capacity a week out.

New partnerships in late 2019 and 2020 with luxury brands including Hestan, True Residential, and Viking brought new customers seeking both warranty and out-of-warranty repairs on boutique products. Expansions North to San Bruno in San Mateo County brought new customers in the door and dropping service call rates to the Fremont, Newark and Union City of Alameda County captured more business with our headquarters moving to North Santa Clara several years ago.

As the prolonged summer and extended stay-at-home orders waned through the summer the first fires hit in our backyard in the East San Jose Foothills and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Ash clouds coupled with the extended heat put further pressure on refrigerators. Grid failures due to the electrical storms and fires played havoc with appliance electronics. A week out turned to two weeks out as property manager clients even noted an incredible uptick in failures from their tenants.

According to property manager and homeowner clients found big box stores were suffering from prolonged backorders and cancellations of new appliances. Shortages started with rushes on stand-alone-freezers and top mounted refrigerators at the beginning of the pandemic. As manufacturing facilities temporarily shut down and shipping ground to a halt common entry level cooking and laundry appliances also experienced shortages. De Anza Appliance started recommending partners like Airport Appliance, Appliance Leaders, Davie’s Appliance, and University Electric. Clients couldn’t always get their first choice of brand or confirguation but found success in finding other lines like our newer partner Beko in stock.

Stresses began hitting manufacturers and parts distributors. Routine parts started to disappear from inventory and lead times to replenish grew longer and longer. De Anza Appliance stocked up on key dryer maintenance parts, cooktop components, oven ignitors, and key refrigerator components.

With a tech taking long-term medical leave pre pandemic, significant increased demand for repairs, expanded service area, and new manufacturer partnerships it’s time to grow the team. De Anza Appliance is seeking an experienced tech now with at least two years field experience or a year’s field experience with trade school completion. A top candidate will have been in the trade for at least five years, sealed system experience, and familiarity with most of the product lines De Anza Appliance services.

In addition to hiring an experienced technician now. De Anza Appliance will look towards onboarding an apprentice technician (or second experienced vet) and a new office staff member in the first quarter of 2021. We’re interviewing a new manufacturing partner as you read this article and depending where our new hire is based from and when our tech on medical leave returns, further expansion is underway to meet our manufacturer’s regional needs.

2020 wasn’t the year most of us hoped for and many of us struggled through but we’re happy to be here and excited to offer several new employees opportunities for new careers for life.

De Anza Appliance, founded in 1972 in Sunnyvale, California, is locally owned and operated by the Boucher Family. Spending over 30 years in Cupertino they are now located in Santa Clara. De Anza Appliance provides in-home appliance repair and maintenance for the Greater San Jose Metropolitan area in the Southern Bay Area from San Mateo and Union City to Gilroy. De Anza Appliance provides factory authorized appliance repair service for the Beko, Dacor, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Hestan, Insinkerator, True Residential, and Viking appliance brands.

If you have any questions about De Anza Appliance or this Press Release you may contact Chris Boucher at chris.boucher@deanzaappliance.com or call (408) 996-9111 x101.

De Anza Appliance Now Servicing San Mateo County

August 11, 2019 for Immediate Release

De Anza Appliance now provides appliance repair for San Mateo County including the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Emerald Hills, Foster City, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, and Woodside. De Anza Appliance already services Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Stanford providing an easy transition for appliance repair for the San Mateo Area.

Technician, Ken Thomas, lives in Mountain View making easy access for daily service during the Spring and Fall and weekly service in the Summer and WInter months. Ken’s previous experience with GE Factory Service and his work with De Anza Appliance on Electrolux, Frigidaire, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Whirlpool make him an excellent person to anchor appliance repair in the San Mateo Market.

Warranty appliance repair partners Electrolux, Frigidaire, and True Residential were eager to extend their service for appliance repair in the Peninsula and San Mateo County.

De Anza Appliance’s retail partners UAirport Appliance, and Davie’s Appliance offer delivery and installation options in the San Mateo Area.

Customers can call (408) 996-9111 during business hours to schedule or request an appointment online

De Anza Appliance, founded in 1972 in Sunnyvale, California, is locally owned and operated by the Boucher Family. Spending over 30 years in Cupertino they are now located in Santa Clara. De Anza Appliance provides in-home appliance repair and maintenance for the Greater San Jose Metropolitan area in the Southern Bay Area from San Mateo and Union City to Gilroy. De Anza Appliance provides factory authorized appliance repair service for the Beko, Dacor, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Insinkerator, True Residential, and Viking appliance brands.

If you have any questions about De Anza Appliance or this Press Release you may contact Chris Boucher at chris.boucher@deanzaappliance.com or call (408) 996-9111 x101.

De Anza Appliance Extends Service Area to Gilroy

August 7, 2019 for Immediate Release

De Anza Appliance now serves Santa Clara County’s south county including Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and San Martin.

Technician, Tony Rubio, lives in South San Jose making easy access for daily service during the Spring and Fall and weekly service in the Summer and WInter months. Tony’s experience with GE, LG, Samsung, and Whirlpool appliance repair with his previous employer and work with Beko, Dacor, Electrolux, Frigidaire, True, and Viking appliance repair with De Anza Appliance makes him a well-rounded appliance technician to anchor for Gilroy area.

Warranty appliance repair partners Beko,Electrolux, Frigidaire, and True Residential were eager to extend their service for appliance repair in South San Jose to Gilroy to ensure quality appliance repair in the Southern Santa Clara County market.

De Anza Appliance’s retail partners University Electric and Airport Appliance offer delivery and installation options in the Morgan Hill and Gilroy areas.

Customers can call (408) 996-9111 during business hours to schedule or request an appointment online

De Anza Appliance, founded in 1972 in Sunnyvale, California, is locally owned and operated by the Boucher Family. Spending over 30 years in Cupertino they are now located in Santa Clara. De Anza Appliance provides in-home appliance repair and maintenance for the Greater San Jose Metropolitan area in the Southern Bay Area from San Mateo and Union City to Gilroy. De Anza Appliance provides factory authorized appliance repair service for the Beko, Dacor, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Insinkerator, True Residential, and Viking appliance brands.

If you have any questions about De Anza Appliance or this Press Release you may contact Chris Boucher at chris.boucher@deanzaappliance.com or call (408) 996-9111 x101.

De Anza Appliance Earns Preferred Service Provider Status with Electrolux and Frigidaire

July 27, 2020 for Immediate Release

De Anza Appliance earns the Preferred Service Provider with Electrolux and Frigidaire for warranty support and appliance repair for their brands in the Greater San Jose Metropolitan area, Santa Clara County, and parts of Alameda and San Mateo County. Recently Electrolux’s team needed extended partnership in the Bay Area’s Peninsula area and expanded cities to include Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Emerald Hills, Foster City, Hillsborough Menlo Park, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, and Woodside.

Preferred appliance service status allows De Anza Appliance to warranty appliance repair appointments directly from clients for Electrolux and Frigidaire warranty in service markets stretching from San Bruno and Union City to the Los Gatos city limits and Gilroy during the initial manufacturer’s warranty. Normally most appliance warranty repairs need to be logged with a manufacturer’s centralized call center. 

To schedule Electrolux or Frigidaire first year warranty repair, clients just need to provide proof of purchase to their dispatcher prior to scheduling or allow the appliance technician to photograph on the day of the appointment.. Valid proof of appliance purchases could include a sales receipt or delivery receipt. If a client just purchased or moved into a residence, escrow, lease agreement documents, or formal letter from a contractor showing completion date of a product also validates Electrolux and Frigidaire warranty. If all else fails the date of manufacture is embedded within the serial code and can use that to establish appliance warranties.

Any mechanical or electrical defect within the appliance is covered for the first year of ownership on most product warranties. Cosmetic damage, customer education, household connections, and installation corrections are covered for the first thirty days of ownership. If there are ever questions about what is or is not covered, clients can refer to their use and care manual or ask De Anza Appliance’s customer dispatch team prior to scheduling.

Based in Sweden, the Electrolux Appliance Group has been in business for over a century and pioneered early vacuum and clothes washers. In 1986 they purchased the US based Frigidaire Appliances and still have manufacturing plants and corporate offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Today they manufacture small appliances, residential major appliances, and commercial appliances. The Electrolux Group also includes Frigidaire Gallery & Professional collections, Electrolux’s premier Icon, Kelvinator, Tappan, and White-Westinghouse.

To shop locally for Electrolux and Frigidaire Appliances visit University Electric in Santa Clara, Davie’s Appliance in Redwood City, or Airport Appliance in Hayward.

De Anza Appliance, founded in 1972 in Sunnyvale, California, is locally owned and operated by the Boucher Family. Spending over 30 years in Cupertino they are now located in Santa Clara. De Anza Appliance provides in-home appliance repair and maintenance for the Greater San Jose Metropolitan area in the Southern Bay Area from San Mateo and Union City to Gilroy. De Anza Appliance provides factory authorized appliance repair service for the Beko, Dacor, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Insinkerator, True Residential, and Viking appliance brands.

If you have any questions about De Anza Appliance or this Press Release you may contact Chris Boucher at chris.boucher@deanzaappliance.com or call (408) 996-9111 x101.

De Anza Appliance now in Fremont and Tri-City area.

De Anza Appliance is expanding their territory to the Tri-City area of Alameda County to include the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. De Anza Appliance has tested the market for several years for success with out of area rates and now are able to normalize them with Santa Clara County and the Greater San Jose Area Metropolitan area rates.

“The combination of hiring an experienced veteran appliance repair technician, several staff members living near the region, and moving the office from Cupertino to North Santa Clara provides the perfect opportunity to bring the De Anza Appliance experience to customers in Fremont, Newark, and Union City.”

-Chris Boucher, Hiring Manager

Several appliance manufacturing partners like Beko, Dacor,Electrolux, Frigidaire, Insinkerator, Moen, True Manufacturing are eager for the expanded assistance to help their clients under initial warranties.

De Anza Appliance founded in Sunnyvale in 1972 by Bill Boucher spent most of it’s history providing appliance repair in the Cupertino area. Currently second general owner Roger Boucher moved the business to North Santa Clara in 2017 and now services Santa Clara County and parts of Alameda and San Mateo counties.

For more information contact Chris Boucher, Vice President of Marketing & Operations at (408) 996-9111 or chris.boucher@deanzaappliance.com.

De Anza Appliance, A Diamond Among Peers

For Immediate Release 2/21/20

In 2019, De Anza Appliance went through a rigorous customer satisfaction screening process and business credential audits for the Diamond Certified Award through the American Ratings Corporation. After surveying over four-hundred random past customers and audits social media reviews De Anza Appliance was rated “Highest in Quality and Helpful Expertise” with 90% positive customer experiences. Only one other appliance repair company in Santa Clara County and the Greater San Jose Metropolitan area currently hold this prestigious designation.

In addition to surveying past clients the Diamond Certified program runs background checks on principals, verifies insurance and state license, and trains customer service practices ensuring your appliance repair experience has repeatable, flawless experiences. 

American Ratings Company provides initial screening and the Diamond Certified award, they will monitor customer feedback and provide an annual quality checks to maintain certification. Should a customer ever be dissatisfied with their repair service with De Anza Appliance or any Diamond Certified company they can file for mediation with the American Ratings Corporation and they guarantee work up to $1,000.

The American Ratings Corporation identifies the highest quality local companies since 1990. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area they are dedicated to ensuring customers have confidence in the companies they choose. All customer surveying metrics are performed ongoing and with the highest integrity and accuracy.

De Anza Appliance, founded in 1972 in Sunnyvale, California, is locally owned and operated by the Boucher Family. Spending over 30 years in Cupertino they are now located in Santa Clara. De Anza Appliance provides in-home appliance repair and maintenance for the Greater San Jose Metropolitan area in the Southern Bay Area from San Mateo and Union City to Gilroy. De Anza Appliance provides factory authorized appliance repair service for the Beko, Dacor, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Krushr, Insinkerator, True Residential, and Viking appliance brands.

If you have any questions about De Anza Appliance or this Press Release you may contact Chris Boucher at chris.boucher@deanzaappliance.com or call (408) 996-9111 x101.