Barron's

Meet Our Team

Keith and Lisa Barron

The Owners

Husband and wife team Keith and Lisa Barron have been the proud owners of Barron’s Home Appliance Centre since 1998. To this day you will still find both of them working alongside their team of professional technicians, sales representatives, and administrators to offer Central Vancouver Island the very best possible service in the major appliance industry.

The Administrators

Nicole Scharbach

Nicole Scharbach

Nicole joined our company as a customer service representative in 2015. With her many years of sales and service experience, Nicole continues to impress both customers and staff with her friendly, helpful approach.

Miranda Short

Miranda Short

Miranda joined the company as our bookkeeper in 2008. Now our office manager, Miranda holds a diploma in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, and continues her studies towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with an eventual designation as a Certified Public Accountant. She is a highly valued member of our team, keeping all of the behind the scenes data flowing smoothly with the help of her administrative team.

Anna Costello

Anna Costello

Anna is a level 2 bookkeeper who holds a Secretarial Certification and a variety of computer office and accounting certificates. Anna joined us as a sales and administrations representative in 2013 and now serves as the gifted liaison between the store’s many departments.

The Service Managers

Chris Van Zandwyk

Chris Van Zandwyk

Chris, our assistant service manager joined the company back in 2014. Also a family member, Chris is in charge of our Parts Department, and with his years of customer service experience he serves as a lively and energetic intermediary between the Barron’s Service Department, the Technicians, and the Administration Team alike. Working towards his Level C Fitter’s Certification, Chris has quickly become a customer “favourite” and our undisputed ambassador of fun!

Paul Barron Sr.

Paul Barron Sr.

Brother to our owner Keith Barron, Paul was recruited in 2001 to head up the Barron’s Service Department. As our service manager, Paul oversees our entire staff of Certified Road Technicians and, as most of our customers know, is the official “voice” of Barron’s Service Centre. With his good natured, easy-going character Paul is well loved by staff, distributors, manufacturers, and customers alike.

Our Road Technicians

Greg Gamble

Greg Gamble

Greg is our senior technician and has been with our company since 2001. Greg is a Red Seal, nationally certified technician with both a CFC Refrigeration Licence and a Level C Gas Ticket for appliance repair. He specializes in high end appliance installations and his work has been featured in many house and home magazines.

Curtis Clothier

Curtis is a provincially certified technician with a CFC Refrigeration Licence and a Level C Gas Ticket. This “Gentle Giant” joined our team in 2006, and after a 5 year hiatus starting in 2011 has now returned in 2016 to continue his career with Barron’s. Our customers love his kind, friendly character and continue to request him as their technician.

John Frame

John Frame

John has been with us since 2007 and is a certified technician with a CFC Refrigeration Licence. He is a favourite with our customers who appreciate his attention to detail and his dedication to repairing appliances in a courteous, professional manner.

Ken Fraser

Ken Fraser

Ken is a certified technician with a CFC Refrigeration Licence. He is praised by our customers for his easygoing personal service. Ken has been with our company since 2008 and continues to be helpful and informative to clients and staff alike.

Phil Neary

Phil Neary

Phil has been with our company since 2013. He is a provincially certified technician with both Level B Gas Ticket and an HVAC Certification. With a background in appliance service management, Phil is a client favourite who provides a high level of professional customer service.

Jake Skocic

Jake Skocic

Jake is a Red Seal, nationally certified technician who has been with our company since 2015. Jake has both a CFC Refrigeration Licence and a Level B Gas Ticket in appliance repair. With his great enthusiasm, and fun spirit, Jake quickly became one of our customers’ favourite technicians.

David Buchanan

David Buchanan

David is a provincially certified technician with a CFC Refrigeration Licence and an HVAC Certification. David joined our team in 2014 and continues to work full time as an appliance technician at the same time as working towards his Journeyman Certification. Our customers love him.

Jesse Flowerdew

Jesse Flowerdew

Jesse has been with our company since 2007 and is our second senior technician. He is provincially certified with a CFC Refrigeration Licence, an HVAC Certification, and a Level C Gas Ticket. With his vast experience, Jesse is a value member of our service team.

Our Shop Technicians

Kyle Stephen

Kyle is in his 4th year as a certified plumbing apprentice. He holds a CFC Refrigeration Licence and is working towards a Level B Gas Fitters Certification. In the near future, Kyle will be joining our team of road technicians in the Nanaimo Area.

Orville Henry

Orville Henry

Orville has been a beloved fixture of the appliance service industry for over 35 years. He joined us as a certified in-house technician in 2011, and his loyal customers follow him in his career to this day. A true Renaissance man, Orville delights the staff and the community with his music, his magic, and his fun-loving nature.

Keith MacNeil

Keith MacNeil

Keith, having relocated with his father Brian in 2012, joined our team of in-house technicians in 2015 with a Forklift Operator Certification, and he is currently studying to obtain his Level C Gas Fitters Certification. Keith adds the joy of youth to the shop and has a promising career ahead of him.

Joyce Nicklom & Tim Nicklom

Joyce Nicklom & Tim Nicklom

Husband and wife team, Tim and Joyce came to Barron’s in 2015. With a 25 year background in mechanics, and a CFC Refrigeration Licence, Tim joined our In House Technical staff with ease. Joyce, who is in charge of quality control in the Refurbished Appliance Department, adds a softer and more balanced touch to our shop. She is a much loved mother figure to our younger staff and a caring friend to all.

The Electronics Team

Paul Barron Jr.

Paul Barron Jr.

As one of the longest standing members of the Barron’s staff, nephew Paul joined the company as a road technician in 2000. In more recent years, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Paul’s career path has naturally progressed to the Electronics Department. His intuitive computer programming skills have continues to forward innovative and exciting applications in his field.

Brian MacNeil

Brian MacNeil

Brian has been a cherished family friend since 1971. He relocated to Nanaimo in 2012 to establish the Barron’s Electronics Department. With a dedicated background in electronics manufacturing and a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology, Brian has successfully elevated his department to the impressive status of being the only Electronic Board Repair Clinic in Western Canada. The Barron’s Electronics Department now proudly serves customers across all of North America.

Barron's Home Appliance Centre Ltd

7-2480 Kenworth Road

Nanaimo, BC V9T 3Y3


Email

generalservice@barronshac.com


All emails will be followed up within 5 business days
 

(Please contact the office directly through phone or in person for appointment scheduling)

Nanaimo

250-751-1968


Gabriola
250-247-9565


Parksville/Qualicum

250-752-9191


Fax

250-751-1767


Hours of Operation


Store Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Road Technician Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

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