Kipper has transitioned from our sister company, Great Plains Appliance Parts, to become our Service Manager. At Great Plains Appliance Parts, Kipper worked to streamline the process of researching parts and answering any installation questions from our technicians and CSRs. He has worked with Sub-Zero, Wolf, and ASKO at the distributer level for the past fourteen years as an installer, trainer, CSR, as well as sales support for designers, dealers, servicers and installers. To this day, his favorite part of his job is the people: both those he works with and the amazing customers of Sub-Zero and Wolf. Kipper is excited for the opportunity to interact with more of American Appliance’s customers and looks forward to tackling new challenges.
Key to Great Service: “The most important skill with a customer is listening. What is the real problem and how can we help? It all boils down to treating the customer fairly and with respect.”
Jeff has been a technician for four years, and received Sub-Zero and Wolf training in Madison from the manufacturer. Initially attracted to working on Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances because of their workmanship and general quality, once he learned American Appliance’s core values, he knew he was in the right place.
Key to Great Service: “Listen closely to all the customer has to say, and not just about their appliances. You’ll learn more about their expectations and needs, leading to an effective repair and a better service experience.”
David has been a Sub-Zero and Wolf technician for two years, with extensive training at the Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove headquarters in Madison. He loves working on high-end products, whose quality is backed up by glowing customer reviews. He also loves the great support structure at American Appliance, as no tech is ever truly alone in the field.
Key to Great Service: “I always communicate my findings as I go, so the customer remains a part of the process.”
Though new to the industry, Nicholas has the mechanical aptitude to excel, as he has been diagnosing and repairing automotive vehicles since 2002. He understands that these luxury appliances, like the high-end vehicles he’s worked on, are a beloved investment of their owners, and he looks forward to the opportunity of caring for their investment.
Key to Great Service: “Treat the customer’s home and appliance as if it were your own. Treat them as you would want to be treated: keep them informed on what you will be doing and why it needs to be done.”
After four years working side-by-side with Factory Certified technicians, leaning the technical ins and outs, Jefferson is excited to begin his own journey as a technician with Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. That he gets to build a career for himself and his family representing a manufacturer at the top of its game is only icing on the cake.
Key to Great Service: “You must be friendly, approachable and most important of all, knowledgeable of the ins and outs of the product. My goal is to build rapport and trust first, so my customers have a better service experience.”
Joe has been a technician for 27 years, 13 of which he has spent working on Sub-Zero and Wolf’s amazing products. Having worked many years in the industry, he can confidently say that what American Appliance is doing in repair, and their approach to customer service, are totally unique. When he first read about American Appliance, he knew he wanted to work there.
Key to Great Service: “Keep the customer informed at every step.”
With 13 years’ experience as a Sub-Zero and Wolf technician, there isn’t much Doug hasn’t seen. He loves his job, loves the appliances he works on and the great customers. Most of all, he loves American Appliance, because it treats its employees with respect and integrity. The free donuts help too.
Key to Great Service: “Be efficient, but don’t rush things. Take the time needed to do the job right. For example, I make sure to open the part box before I take anything apart. This simple step ensures I never waste the customer’s time.”
Chris has been a Sub-Zero and Wolf technician for seven years, and the seven years before that he ran his own installation company as a sub-contractor for Sub-Zero and Wolf. He loves being a part of the innovative Sub-Zero and Wolf community, and enjoys hearing the pride and excitement with which customers talk about their appliances. While he loved installation, he found himself attracted to the technical side of repair and the problem-solving that comes with it. Working with the great team at American Appliance is a much-appreciated bonus.
Key to Great Service: “I try to build trust with every customer by sharing my expertise and resolving the issue.”
This is Bryan’s 13th year working for American Appliance on Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, and his 28th year servicing appliances overall. It was actually the appeal of working for American Appliance, and our focus on providing the best service experience possible for our customers, that led Bryan to become a dedicated Sub-Zero and Wolf service tech. He hasn’t regretted the decision for a moment.
Key to Great Service: “1. Respect the customer’s home. 2. Always listen to what the customer has to say.”
George has been a Sub-Zero and Wolf technician for five years, and was trained at Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove HQ, which he found to be an amazing experience! He loves the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove company, the feel of their brand, the quality of their products, and all they stand for; it’s what led him to become one of their technicians. Lucky for him, American Appliance is truly an extension of the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove company. In 2018, George moved to the Roaring Fork Valley to become the Valley’s designated Factory Certified technician. He is excited to get to know the area and the wonderful people that live there.
Key to Great Service: “Time matters to our customers, so it’s up to us to fix it right the first time.”
Greg is going on his 8th year as a Sub-Zero and Wolf technician. The unique service challenges posed by these intricately engineered appliances, and working to keep them in peak working order, is what got him hooked on the job. That said, the manufacturer training at Madison gave him the skills needed to meet the challenge, and the technicians at American Appliance share their experiences so all can continue to learn and improve.
Key to Great Service: “Be honest. Always.”