In 2012, Rutland Appliances was just an idea that began in my garage. The idea was born out of necessity and the knowledge that there was a need in my community. I began acquiring and reconditioning used appliances to like new condition, offering them for sale at a fraction of the price of new. I envisioned a business that would always offer a higher level of quality and service. I stayed true to that vision, offering quality products and a level of service typically only offered by more established businesses. I never wavered and I was true to my word, even if it meant losing money in order to do the right thing. In the winter of 2014, with help from a few hard working individuals, my garage business began to take off. By April of that year, we signed the lease on our first storefront. Appliance Depot was born! In less than a year, we moved to our present location in Rutland, VT, doubling our weekly revenue overnight! Today, Rutland Appliances sells new and reconditioned merchandise. Since moving to our current location, we've grown into Rutland's premier locally owned destination for major household appliances. Along the way, we have stayed true to my vision. Everyday, our customers remind us how rewarding it is to serve this community with their appreciation and kind words, leaving reviews of their positive experience with our company. I am convinced that our continued commitment to that vision is what has made us the company we are today. Our story is an example of how a company can be successful, remain sustainable and give the community the quality and service it deserves. Our story is the reason we deserve to be chosen to win this award.