CANTON, MI - June 10, 2009 - RepairClinic.com, an online retailer of appliance parts, celebrated its tenth anniversary on Wednesday, June 10, with an outdoor barbecue/Nascar event for employees, customers and community members at their corporate location at 48600 Michigan Avenue in Canton. The company was founded in 1999 by two unlikely partners, Larry Beach and Chris Hall, each with his own set of unique experiences. Larry, previously, had founded another company called Creative Solutions, an accounting software firm, located in Dexter, MI. Chris owned his own appliance repair business in the Ann Arbor area. The two teamed up to offer consumers appliance parts online with a unique twist: they designed their site with the added benefit of free repair help. When a homeowner is struggling to fix his appliance, and he’s not even sure what to do first, the RepairClinic.com site can help him get started. The site offers diagrams and explanations to help do-it- yourselfers figure out what’s wrong with the appliance, and what parts may be needed to fix it, along with the advice for fixing it on their own.
On Wednesday, RepairClinic.com employees celebrated with a feast of food and fanfare. The celebration began with a delicious luncheon in an outdoor setting, along with a presentation from the CEO, highlighting historical milestones from the last 10 years and a slide show of funny moments, along with some monumental moments. Employees who had been with the company for 3, 5, and 7 + years were honored and recognized. Photos were taken; jokes were told about hair loss, tiny office spaces, and smiley faces, along with many “remember when” stories. In the end, more than 100 RepairClinic employees were very grateful to see their company thriving in a challenging Michigan economy. Afterwards, the retired number 11 FedEx Nascar arrived and was on display for the public all afternoon. Over 400 guests stopped by to see the car, have some hot dogs and ice cream, enjoyed music from a DJ, and let their kids play on the inflatable. RepairClinic employees also gave dozens of warehouse tours, wowing visitors with their high-tech distribution process. At one point, a few RepairClinic employees were even spotted “doing the hustle” on the lawn to some retro DJ music!
Founded in Canton, Michigan, in 1999, RepairClinic.com® is the most comprehensive online resource for do-it-yourself home appliance repair help, including online appliance parts sales and detailed appliance repair information. The site features more than 80 appliance brands—including Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, GE, Frigidaire, and LG—across 16 appliance types (e.g., washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, ovens, and dishwashers). Do-it-yourselfers use the helpful database, PartDetective®, to find the part they need or the leading-edge service, RepairGuru®, for free, customized repair help. Appliance parts are stocked in a 72,000 sq. ft. facility and shipped the same business day. Visit www.RepairClinic.com for more information.