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 as General & Shop Managers, 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.
Maranda - Director of Operations
Maranda ensures smooth operation behind the scenes in our office and maintains our operating systems. She is currently digitizing our store with new software. Maranda is our liaison with manufacturers we do warranty service for, and also takes care of our branding, graphics, and store appearance.
Jessica - Financial Controller
With several years experience with bookkeeping, and office management, Jessica has helped our Parts Department become more organized and efficient. Positive and enthusiastic, she is our ‘Parts Detective’ – always willing to help our customers find the exact part for their appliance.
Nicole - Sales Manager
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.
Mary Jane - Administrator
Sister to owner Keith Barron, Mary Jane started as part of our quality control team in 2016. She now assists in our sales and administration departments, ensuring our files are kept in an organized fashion. Kind, funny and positive, Mary Jane helps to make every day at our store a pleasure.
Thia - Service Manager
Thia ensures customers receive timely and efficient in-home service with our technicians. She is a speedy learner, and with several years experience in customer service, she is quick to implement new methods of operating our Service Department to better assist our customers.
Jessie - Service Administrator
Jessie joined us in 2022, and has several years experience in customer service and dispatch. She quickly became an asset to our service department, and our customers appreciate her quick and thorough service.
Tristan - Parts Manager
With an extensive background in shipping, receiving and parts, Tristan joined our team in 2017 as our Parts Manager. With Tristan’s expertise, Barron’s Parts department is being expanded and modernized.
Mina - Emotional Support
Mina is an 8 year old rescue dog from Oklahoma, and joined our service department in 2021. She is our quietest and sweetest addition to our front office. Mina is training to become a parts inspector and loves snuggles and treats.
Greg - Certified Technician
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.
Paul - Certified Technician
Jesse - Certified Technician
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.
John - Certified 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.
Joel - Certified Technician
Joel joined us as an In-Shop technician in 2019 and is working towards his HVAC Red Seal Certificate. He is also a member of our Health And Safety Committee, ensuring safety standards are met in our shop. Joel now services appliances as a road technician, and our customers love his professional and positive attitude.
Zach - Appliance Technician
Zach is quickly learning to repair major appliances in our shop. He joined our team in 2020 and we love his positive attitude, teamwork and willingness to learn. Zach is provincially certified with a CFC Refrigeration Licence. He is working towards his Appliance Service Technician Certification, and we can’t wait to see him excel in this career.
Brian – Electronics 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.
Jayme - Electronics Technician
Jayme is an Electrical Apprentice and is learning to repair electronic boards for major appliances in our Electronics Department. She is a quick learner, always up for a challenge and we love having her as part of the team in our shop.
Dave - Certified Technician
Dave is the newest member of our In Shop Repair team. He has several years of experience in HVAC service, electrical and home renovations. He is currently focusing on sealed system repairs on fridges, and is quickly mastering the refrigeration department.
Noor - Appliance Technician
Noor recently moved to Canada and joined our shop repair team. He has several years experience repairing home appliances, including refrigerators and air conditioners. He is already an integral part of the team, and quickly learned the ropes in our shop.
Ken - Appliance Technician
Ken is an Electrical Apprentice and has switched careers to join our appliance repair team. He is quickly learning to diagnose and repair in our fast paced shop environment and is working towards his Red Seal in Appliance Repair.