Happy New Year!

Here’s to all of you! Cheers to new adventures to come in 2013!

We hope everyone is having a safe and happy new year!

Celebrating the Holidays

How do you celebrate the holidays?

However you and your loved ones celebrate, we hope you have a wonderful evening and enjoy the holidays!


Arizona Wholesale Holiday Party

Thursday December 6th, Please RSVP

AWS Holiday Party

Don't miss out. This is THE Big Holiday Party of the Year!




From Simple to Daring, Try Concrete Staining

The commonly-chosen approach for concrete floors is to find something to cover them with – engineered wood flooring, carpeting with a nice thick pad, or ceramic tile. But with today’s acid-staining options, you may want to take advantage of concrete’s versatility. For less than a cover-up you can create a unique and intriguing floor either inside or outside your home.

Concrete staining allows you to turn your concrete patio from its traditional greyish white to rich terracotta, or maybe you want to take a real design leap with a choice like the one above in your rec room. Acid staining using coloring salts provides an appealing variety of colors and tones with almost no limit to your pattern choices. Skilled artisans can turn your simple floor to something that completely changes the feel of a space.

Cracks and discolorations can be hidden with a layer of thinset concrete, and then the palette is limited only by your imagination. Concrete can be colored to look like stone or tile, or you can create something that is only possible with concrete options. The final finish can shine like this one or stay matte, depending upon your approach and preference.

Check out our website at http://www.arizonawholesalesupply.com/contentpage.aspx?Id=7826 for some more examples of what you can do with concrete, or schedule a visit at one of our design centers and we can show you some more ideas for turning concrete into sophisticated and appealing flooring for anywhere in your home.

Jenn-Air Happy Hour at Arizona Wholesale Supply in Scottsdale

Last Thursday, July 12, Jenn-Air hosted a Happy Hour at Arizona Wholesale Supply in their showroom at the Scottsdale Design Center. Over thirty builders, designers, influencers, and other members of the design community came to enjoy a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres prepared by Jenn-Air culinary expert Nancy Eaton.

Jenn-Air Market Manager, Rob Aschieris, was on hand to greet the group and answer questions about the latest in kitchen appliances from Jenn-Air.

Rob Aschieris Jenn-Air Market Manager

Among the guests was Nancy Hugo, CKD, Designers Circle writer and blogger, along with Maria Muto-Porter, Muto Communications, also an experienced writer, speaker, and blogger for the design trade. Other noteworthy guests from the industry came from Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, and The Home Hunter's Tiffany and Diane Hunter.

Nancy Hugo CKD, Designers Circle, Maria Muto-Porter, Muto Communications

Meritage Homes, LaBlonde Custom Homes, Legacy Design Build, Dick Lloyd Custom Homes, and Jim Arneson of Quantum Capital, were a few of the attendees from the building community.

Terry Thomas owner AZ Wholesale, Kelli Lloyd of Dick Lloyd Custom Homes, Jim Smith VP AZ Wholesale

Of course, Arizona Wholesale Supply was out in force to greet the guests and help with their questions.

Jeff Smith, Rick Williams, and Tom McIntyre of Arizona Wholesale

A good time was had by all.


Reminder: July 12th Happy Hour at AZ Wholesale Scottsdale


Don't miss out – Cool off- RSVP Today!

Escape the heat. Relax and enjoy. View the latest from Jenn-Air and visit with your friends and associates at Arizona Wholesale Scottsdale showroom.

  • Thursday, July 12th
  • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Arizona Wholesale Supply Company
  • 15156 N.Hayden Road, Suite #115
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85260

RSVP Patti Wells builder@awsco.net or 480 596-0092 by July 9th.



Today’s Appliance Colors and Finishes

Stainless Steel continues to head the list of kitchen appliance colors as it has for some time. Black and White are also considered standards by the big brands in appliances, though the luxury brands don’t seem to favor White, and several of these high priced brands do not offer any appliances in White.

Viking Range Company can build to order appliances across a large color palette.

A few other high end range brands such as La Cornue also offer some interesting and unique color selections.

In addition to having two different styles of Stainless Steel (Euro and Pro) as well as their Floating Black Glass appliances, Jenn-Air has offered an Oiled Bronze finish for several years.

Whirlpool has introduced new black and white appliances dubbed the Ice Collection. They’re gleaming white or black with brushed stainless handles.


We’ll blog separately in a future post on another appliance finish, appliances with cabinet panels. In the meantime, the sales associates at Arizona Wholesale Supply are ready, willing, and able to help you find the just right kitchen appliance colors for you:

Arizona Wholesale Supply Co.

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663


Whirlpool Annual Arizona Builder Event at Scottsdale Design Center

On Thursday May 17, Whirlpool held its annual Arizona builder event at the Scottsdale Design Center. Great attendance, excellent refreshments (catered by Paris Café), and new products from Whirlpool and its family of brands – KitchenAid, Maytag, and Jenn-Air made for a very pleasant evening. Enjoy the pictures below of hosts and guests. See our follow-up blog tomorrow on Whirlpool product introductions highlighted at the showing. http://blog.arizonawholesalesupply.com/

Jason Blosser and Allare Kelley of Whirlpool greet customers at the Whirlpool Corporation annual builder reception, at the Scottsdale Design Center

(l. to r.) Rich McClaskey Shea Homes, Alan Ridd Shea Homes, and Jeff Smith Arizona Wholesale Supply

(l. to r.) Mystery Appliance Sales Person Arizona Wholesale Supply, Steve Carron Whirlpool, Michele Garrett Whirlpool Corporation

(l. to r.) Michele Garrett Whirlpool Corporation, Michele LaBlonde LaBlonde Homes

Best of Breed vs. Matched Appliance Suite


For the last few days we’ve been reviewing two different approaches to purchasing appliances. They are the Best of Breed method in which buyers purchase the best appliance that fits their budget in a given product category, and the Matched Appliance Suite in which buyers decide on a brand first and make their selection of each specific product category from within the brand that they have chosen.

Below are some advantages to each approach:

Best of Breed Advantages
1. A prospective buyer determines the best appliance for her needs within each individual product category: dishwasher, cooktop, oven, refrigerator, etc. from all the brands available.
2. She makes price/value tradeoffs within each category to get the best appliance values within her budget.

Matched Appliance Suite Advantages
1. The brand quality image across all product platforms is consistent with the home value for resale purposes, eg. a Frigidaire kitchen for a first home buyer vs. a Miele kitchen for a luxury home.
2. The kitchen has an integrated appearance with matched handles, knobs, digital graphics, etc.
*3. A buyer can take advantage of brand package offers such as free dishwasher and ventilation with complete kitchen purchase, escalating rebates, and free installation offers. She can save $4,000 or more on a complete luxury kitchen purchase with a single brand package promotion

It’s important for buyers to spend some time with a trusted sales associate to review these two methods and select the approach that works best for the buyer. Considering the complexity of the various purchase incentives that are available these days, the sales associate will be invaluable in guiding you to the approach that works best for you. Arizona Wholesale Supply Company has been Arizona’s leading appliance distributor for over sixty years. Visit their website or call today for expert advice on your upcoming appliance purchase:

or call today at Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

*Appliance manufacturers offer a variety of incentives during the year to encourage purchasers to select their brand. These incentives are time bounded and often require the buyer to purchase more than one appliance.