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.
Miranda Short – CFO
Miranda joined the company as our bookkeeper in 2008. Now our Chief Financial Officer (CFO), 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.
Delia joined Barron’s in 2016 as our Senior Bookkeeper and Financial Administrator. Delia has 12 years of experience and is a certified administrator and bookkeeper. Delia’s kind and even-keeled character gives the entire staff “safe anchor” in the day-to-day running of the store.
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. As our Event Planner, Nicole keeps the team’s spirits high.
Anika became part of the Barron’s team in 2016. With her experience in retail Anika is a natural as a customer sales and electronics representative and social media liaison.
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 administrator
for our service department.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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. Kyle joined our team in 2016 and has fast become a customer favorite.
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 – Manager
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.
Keith, having relocated with his father Brian in 2012, joined our team of in-house technicians in 2015 with a Forklift Operator Certification, and has since obtained his Level C Gas Fitters Certification. Currently functioning as shop manager, Keith adds the joy of youth to the shop and has a promising career ahead of him.
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.
John is an electrician apprentice who became an in-shop technician for Barron’s in 2017. With his good natured, energetic personality, John has fast become an integral member of our team.
David started part time with Barron’s in 2015. Currently David is taking his Refrigeration Mechanics Level 1 course and plans to join our service team full time in May, 2018.
Joyce came to Barron’s in 2015 and is in charge of quality control in the Refurbished Appliance Department. She 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.