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About Us

Our Mission Statement:

“Exceed expectations before, during, and after the sale by providing outstanding customer service and high quality products.”
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Specializing in Multifamily Properties
Huge Inventory
Trained Sales & Service Staff

Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom is the 25th largest appliance dealer in the Nation, Colorado’s largest independently owned appliance retailer, and is growing fast in the Columbus market. CEO Chuck Ewing started the company in 1986 from his garage and grew it into 17 locations throughout Colorado and Ohio by carving a niche in a market typically held by big-box retailers.

  Appliance Factory Wholesale Distribution is a division of Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom. This relationship offers us the ability and resources to satisfy any project, large or small. Wholesale Distribution’s intent is to revolutionize the appliance purchase process for the multifamily industry by offering product, pricing, and service that is unsurpassed by any competitor.

  Our inventory size and availability is the largest in Colorado with over 150,000 appliances and over 20 million dollars worth of inventory in stock. With quality customer service, trusted name brands, guaranteed unbeatable savings, and the best selection, why shop anywhere else?

  We realize the importance of a healthy and growing business. Buying from a distributor that takes personal care of your needs is crucial. We are committed to bringing the multi-family apartment industry the best customer service and the widest selection of the highest quality appliances at the best price possible; to keep your customers satisfied.

  Give us a call to open an account with us and we’ll discuss how Appliance Factory Wholesale Distribution will benefit you!

Meet the Team

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Hugh Tapson
Director of Sales and Operations
Fine Lines Builder Sales | Parts & Service | Multi Family

   Holding a BBA degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Hugh has successfully completed various internal and external management training programs and has worked his way up the ladder over the past 24 years in various organizations. 

   Hugh has held positions as Director of Sales and Operations, Regional Procurement and Logistics Manager, Human Resources Training and Development Manager in large listed corporate retail and wholesale companies, namely: EDCON Pty Ltd., DAWN Manufacturing & Distribution Pty Ltd. "Wholesale Hardware Distributors", Metro Cash and Carry Wholesale Pty Ltd., and Techtronic Industries Pty Ltd. 

   Hugh grew up in Kwazulu Natal-Amanzimtoti and moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in the late seventies. He played rugby until the age of 34. He was selected to attend provincial (state) tryouts and received Honors (Letter) for rugby in 1982. Hugh moved to the USA in 2011. For fun, Hugh enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and is an avid ice hockey supporter.

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Dan Maez
Operations Manager
Fine Lines Builder Sales | Parts & Service | Multi Family

   Dan holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Business Management from The Metropolitan State University of Denver. With more than 22 years of retail experience, he brings an extensive amount of knowledge about the industry. In June 2017, he joined Appliance Factory as Operations Manger where his responsibilities include overseeing the internal service department and assisting in the management of business operations.  


   Dan is a proud Colorado native and in his free time he enjoys visiting local breweries, working on his house, hiking, spending time with friends and family and finding the next best taco shop.

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Chris McNees
Senior Project Manager

   Chris started with the company in June of 2016. During his time with the company, he has held multiple positions. He has worked his way up from delivery and installs to senior project manager. He is in charge of the day to day field operations.

   Chris is a father of 3 boys, ages 20, 17, and 7. They keep him very busy. When he has free time, he enjoys playing poker, online and in the casinos. He also likes to camp and fish with friends and family. 

Nicholas Moore
Project Manager

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David Miller
Account Manager

   David started with Appliance Factory Mattress Kingdom as a salesman in November  of  2011. During that time, he has worked in 3 different stores for the company. He was then promoted up to Store Manager. From there he moved into the Wholesale (Multifamily) Division where he brings over 30 years of customer service experience and 8 years of appliance industry knowledge to his customers. David puts 110% into every job he does to ensure his customers are completely satisfied.

   He was raised in Zephyrhills, Florida and went to Tampa Tech for computer programming. He moved to Colorado in 2007 from Arizona with his wife and 14 kids. Although has lived in Colorado for 14 years he still does not know how to ski.

Thomas Edwards
Account Manager - Southern Colorado

   Bio Pending

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Nick Kump
Account Manager

   Nick started with Appliance Factory in the Spring of 2017 as a Used Store Manager.  After having a Successful career driving sales in his store he was promoted to District Manager for the Used Appliance Department.  He successfully helped increased sales in all the stores as well as created a great working environment.  Nick joined the Wholesale Division in the Fall of 2018 as an Account Manager for Summit County.

   Nick moved to Colorado in 2009 from Orange County, New York to enjoy the great skiing, hiking and camping that Colorado has to offer.

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Corena Holguin
Account Manager

   Corena has been with Appliance Factory for two years. During that time, she’s been able to collaborate with amazing team members and experienced immense professional growth. Her current focus is in the Multi-Family Wholesale Division.


   As a mother of three amazing kids and an active member in her community, life keeps Corena pretty busy. Free minutes for herself are spent gardening, enjoying local shopping, and (like a true Colorado-Native) spending time in the mountains. Corena’s cheerfulness and sincerity make her a natural at establishing and developing relationships with her clients. She is eager to take on new challenges and continue growing the Appliance Factory Brand!

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Nicole Wilson
Account Manager - Northern Colorado

  Nicole started out in the retail store as a Sales manager before becoming an Account Manager for Appliance Factory Wholesale Distribution. 


   Prior to that, Nicole was a store manager of two retail stores and has worked her way up the ladder to management with various customer service positions for over 10 years.


   Nicole grew up in a small town in La Veta Colorado and has been a native since. In her spare time she enjoys working on cars, going to the race track, extreme couponing, and spending time with her two children Carson and Ava.

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Brian Akin
Account Manager

   Brian started with Appliance Factory in the Spring of 2018 after moving to Colorado from Dallas, Texas. In October of that year, he joined the Multi-Family Department serving apartments in the Denver area. Before starting with Appliance Factory, Brian’s had various careers in the oil and gas industry, retail, and the ski and snowboarding industry.

   Brian attended school at Texas A&M and grew up in Fayetteville, NC. When not at work he loves to spend his time skiing, hiking, and playing with his dog Porkie.  

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Sam Mitchell
Account Manager - Southern Colorado

   Sam has been with Appliance Factory for over 5 years and currently operates in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo territories.

   He has a degree in Avionics and a strong background in Retail and Restaurant Management.  Constantly striving to provide clients with prompt, professional service, he is dedicated to cultivating relationships and exceeding customers expectations.  In his free time he enjoys live music, rock climbing, mountain biking, and sending time with family.  

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Justin Matthews
Account Manager

   Justin joined Appliance Factory in 2012 as an inventory and operations manager, and was offered the opportunity to help grow the burgeoning multi-family department.  He got to work quickly and began developing systems that we use every day. Justin's specialty is renovation projects - both large and small. He brings years of technical and operational knowledge to the table.  He takes great pride in helping solve challenges by looking at problems from a customer-forward approach.


   Justin grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended college at SUNY, in New York. He moved to Colorado in 2003 after meeting his wife, a Colorado Native, and realizing his fondness for the mountains. He spends his time-off enjoying hobbies such as above-treeline camping, mountain biking, sailing, and restoring antique furniture.  He also uses vital skills learned in college to aid in his favorite pastime, which is design and prototyping.


   Justin and his wife live in Olde Town Arvada with their two dogs.  You may catch them on a Jeep trail or enjoying a patio lunch at one of their favorite haunts.

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Ngoc Le
Office Manager

   Ngoc is an outstanding Sales Administrator and Office Manager whose passion, considerate nature, and dedication have all earned her the reputation as a purpose-driven professional. Deeply passionate about providing support and streamlining processes, there is nothing she finds more rewarding than seeing the individuals she has assisted thrive. In her present supporting role within the internal sales department of an esteemed multifamily appliance distributor, she helps Account Managers with various key tasks, including but not limited to creating customer accounts, taking orders, and receiving payments. Ngoc's eager to help out, loves a challenge, and will make sure you’re treated like one of the family.


   When she isn’t working, you can find Ngoc playing volleyball or spending quality time with her two Sharpeis, Buddy and Boba. Originally from Vietnam, she speaks Vietnamese fluently.

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Leo Rangel
Parts Manager

   Leo has worked at Appliance factory for 7 years and has managed the parts dept since 2018. He's worked through the delivery and installation departments and is also trained in appliance repair. Leo's technical background enables him to help his customers and the coworkers around him. His dedication to the company and positive attitude has made him a vital member of the wholesale team. 


   Leo is a native of Mexico but has lived in Colorado since he was 1. He enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son going camping, and hiking. He is also an avid fan of soccer. 

Dustin Parrish
xxxxx Manager

   Bio pending

Melissa Murphy
Procurement Manager

   Melissa graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Colorado State University. She started with the company in May of 2017 in the purchasing department as an assistant and has recently moved into the Procurement Management position in our Wholesale department.

  Melissa grew up in Henderson, Nevada and moved to Colorado when she was 9 years ago. She loves some good sushi, breweries, camping, days at the lake, ok looking for her next spot to travel to. You can find her spending a lot of time with her friends, family and her dog Berkeley.

Jake Kavalar
Fine Lines Delivery Manager

   Jake started with Appliance Factory in December of 2019. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jake moved to Colorado to pursue a Master's of Science Degree in Supply Chain Management at the University of Colorado, Boulder. During his time at CU Boulder, he was awarded the Supply Chain Management's Outstanding Master's Student Award for 2019. Prior to earning this degree, Jake was a longtime Youth Camping Professional, holding many leadership roles in camp operations.


   Outside of the office, Jake can be found skiing in the mountains, playing disc golf, watching his hometown sports teams, or practicing his long time hobby of woodworking.


   Jake is excited to play a pivotal role in ensuring high quality installations for Appliance Factory customers specializing in our Fine Lines products as a well as new-builder properties. He looks forward to growing with the company and creating excellent customer service for our clients

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