Arizona Wholesale Award

SAHBA 2016 Trade Partner of the Year

We're pleased to announce that Arizona Wholesale has been awarded 2016 Trade Partner of the Year by the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association. It's a coveted honor and Arizona Wholesale commends Larry Gibbons the manager and leader of the Arizona Wholesale team in Tucson, as well as our other valued associates in Tucson.

We value our HBA memberships in Tucson (SAHBA) and Phoenix (HBACA). Clearly, the resources and time that Larry and the Tucson team have expended in support of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association have not gone unnoticed. Great job, Team!

Arizona Wholesale has over 70 years serving the home building industry throughout the state. We're proud of our heritage, and proud that we're a family-owned local business. Larry himself is a proud member of the founding family.

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Arizona Wholesale

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

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Mattamy Homes Testimonial

Mattamy Homes Testimonial

Our team at Arizona Wholesale just LOVES getting testimonials from our customers. This testimonial is a little different. It's a testimonial from a new home buyer at one of our valued home builder customers, Mattamy Homes. We're delighted to supply Mattamy Homes with a great selection of Whirlpool and KitchenAid appliances, and to also represent Mattamy Homes through our unique Design Center center services. Here's what this home buyer had to say about their purchase experience:

I don’t often write letters of appreciation, but wanted to let corporate know how nice it is to meet such wonderful people who work for Mattamy…….from Lynn Lott and Mike Collins, to Mary Kay the design consultant, all the way to Paul and Bryan, the “builders”……………….you can tell immediately that the Mattamy organization is “picky” about hiring these folks …………….EVERY ONE we have come in contact with has been nothing but gracious………….and you have no idea how much that means on the consumer end of the deal…………………………I hate to say it, but customer service in every industry is at an all time low, and your people here in Tucson are certainly the exception……………….to the person, they have been accommodating, friendly, eager to answer the myrid of questions, etc. etc. Even the sub- contractors are so nice………when you do a drive-by they all wave, and seem so happy and enthusiastic about their jobs!

Kudos to all the Mattamy folks in Tucson, and the Arizona Wholesale team members who helped these customers along with their home buying experience.

If you're one of our builder customers, contractor, remodeler, designer, or end user home owner email us a note, and attach a photo if possible. You may be the next happy buyer featured here!


Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

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

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Tips for Selecting Appliances

Appliance Help for New Homebuyers

Arizona Wholesale Supply is Arizona's Leading Builder Distributor

Appliance-Package

New homebuyers have to make a lot of choices when selecting all the finishes, and products that go into their dream home. Fortunately, production home builders preselect options and upgrades that are suitable for their homes. Even so, making appliance selections can be very challenging. Here are a few tips in choosing appliances:

  1. Narrow the field. If your builder has a list of models and packages that are available to you, part of your work is already done. Don't waste time looking at brands or models that aren't available for the home you are purchasing. Even If you are building a custom home, there will still be some constraints based on the size of your kitchen, location of gas, water, and electric lines, etc.

  2. Budget and plan accordingly. If it's been a number of years since you purchased major appliances, get prepared for some sticker shock. Today's appliances will save money on energy usage, and still are a very good buy when factoring inflation over the years. However, when you want a built-in refrigerator, combo ovens, and other premium appliances such as wine storage units, built-in warming drawers, steam ovens and coffee makers, you're going well into 5 figures ($XX,XXX.XX).

  3. Consider brands. At Arizona Wholesale Supply, we carry the popular priced major production brands GE, Whirlpool, and Frigidaire (Electrolux). We also are your supplier for upscale brands, such as GE Profile, Electrolux, KitchenAid, and Bosch, as well as a host of luxury brands such as Jenn-Air, Monogram, Viking, SubZero-Wolf, Thermador, Miele and many more. Most production home builders offer selections from only a single brand or two, and even semi-custom builders usually stick with a few preferred brands. For that matter, new home buyers tend to pick most or all their appliances from a single brand that they prefer. It not only narrows choices to products that the buyer is going to be comfortable with, appliance brands tend to have matching handles, knobs, etc.

  4. Work with a professional. Arizona Wholesale Supply consultants have many years experience with home builders, designers, and new home buyers. If your builder or design professional is one of the many that we supply, you can make an appointment at one of our locations to select your appliances.

Arizona Wholesale Supply is a family owned company, based right here in Arizona, and we've been at this for over 70 years.


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Arizona Wholesale

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

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All About Houzz

Whozz on Houzz?

So, you Tweet on Twitter, Hangout on Google+ Hangouts, and Pin on Pinterest. I won't even ask about Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, or Blab. But are you on Houzz? If not, why not? For those engaged in the design community, with over 35 million unique views per month, Houzz could become your #1 source of new business!

Houzz

Here's how Houzz describes its business:

Houzz has built a marketplace for home products and professional services. By integrating content, community and commerce, and by bringing all industry players together (service providers, homeowners, manufacturers, brands, etc.), Houzz has created an ecosystem for home renovation and design.

If you're business is related to architecture, home building, home renovation, improvement, or design, then Houzz could easily become your best social media tool. Houzz has a very holistic approach to the industry and to running a social platform. Here are the fundamental elements of the Houzz business model:

  • Photo Database
  • IdeaBooks
  • Editorial Content
  • Professional Directory

Though Houzz started as a mobile app, and still gets extraordinary wide use in the mobile environment, Houzz has become the overall largest website and online community in the home design, decorating, and improvement industry regardless of platform.

If you're already using Houzz, please leave us a note in the comments section describing your Houzz experience. How long have you been on Houzz? How are you using Houzz? Are you making new connections, getting views, engaging with contemporaries in your field? Share your experiences with us. We'd love to hear from you.


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

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Soft Water and Reverse Osmosis for New Homes

Water Systems for Home Builders


Water Softner

Quality™ Water Softener

Quality™ RO System

Quality™ RO System

Quality™ Water Softeners and Quality™ Reverse Osmosis exclusively from Arizona Wholesale Supply.

Now, home builders can offer an exclusive brand of water filtration systems to their home buyers. Not available at big box stores or appliance dealers, the Quality™brand is proprietary to Arizona Wholesale Supply. It’s competitively priced and a good value for new homebuyers.

Made in Arizona, Quality™ water products are designed for Arizona’s harsh water conditions. The Quality™ product line carries one of the best warranties in the industry, and is certified by the Arizona Water Quality Association.

We’ll coordinate the delivery and installation, all provided by the factory, and you get all the credit. Your home buyer will thank you when they move into their new house with the benefits of fresh, pure drinking water, and freedom from hard water scale and lime buildup.

To find out more about Quality™ Water Softeners and Reverse Osmosis click on the brief YouTube videos below:

Quality™ Reverse Osmosis

Quality™ Water Softeners

Call Bill Parks today at 602 258-7901 to get started. Arizona Wholesale Supply – Serving Arizona builders for 70 years.


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

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Builder Distributors

What is a builder distributor? Why should you care?

Answers from one of Arizona's Largest.

Production home builders, custom home builders, architects, designers, and other members of the construction trade need wholesale builder distributors for much of their supply chain in order to complete their projects on budget and on time. But WHAT OR WHO IS A BUILDER DISTRIBUTOR? To answer this question, we've created a checklist. To really be a builder distributor, your supplier should be able to meet most, if not all, of the criteria on the checklist at the bottom of this page.

QUICK TIP: One test to assess whether a firm fits the description of a contract distributor is to find out how the company describes itself. Look for clues in their name such as words like wholesale, distributor, builder, contract, supply, or supplier in the company name. Check the About Us heading of their webpage. You may be surprised to find that there are some leading so called distributors in town with websites that don't mention their connection to the contract side of the business.

Check the Arizona Wholesale Supply About Us page by clicking on the image below:

Builder Distributor Checklist:

  • Offers products and brands that the contractor or trade professional needs.
  • Maintains a warehouse facility to store and distribute products.
  • Has a fleet of trucks and drivers dedicated to delivering the products to the jobsite.
  • Employs trained installers.
  • Has billing capabilities.
  • Provides adequate showrooms open to the trade.
  • Can supply references from other contractors.
  • Member in good standing of key builder organizations: HBACA and/or SAHBA.

  • Works with the design community where applicable NARI, ASID, NKBA, etc.
  • Has a dedicated outside sales staff.

Don't make it hard on yourself by having a haphazard and ill-conceived supply chain. Review this checklist and assess your business relationships with your suppliers. Make sure you're trade partners have the capabilities that you need for the future and are a good match for your business model.

Call or visit the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply to find out how they can serve your business needs.


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

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Retro Appliances at K. Hovnanian Homes

New Homes with Old Style Appliances

Arizona Wholeale Supply Featured Builder

K. Hovnanian Homes

The Meadows at 97th Ave. and Deer Valley Road

Expect the unexpected. When it comes to appliances, the big builders don't take a lot of chances. For most family new home communities you're likely to see dishwasher, range, over-the-range microwave, and refrigerator from one of the two big brands GE or Whirlpool.

But homebuilder K. Hovnanian stepped out of the appliance box in one of the model homes in their new model complex at The Meadows. They decided to be a little different. Maybe that's an understatement. These retro-look appliances in bright turquoise are WAY different from what we're used to seeing.

The appliances are stunning because of their color and retro design, but more than that they're whimsical and fun. I stood in the model and watched prospective home buyers flow through. The appliances didn't just capture their attention. Their faces lit up with big smiles. And why not. The kitchen look is just plain delightful.

Northstar

Now, would you really want these appliances in your house? Northstar is the brand. They come from Elmira Stove Works, a Canadian outfit. Famous for their 1890's style woodburning and gas ranges, Northstar is big step forward to the 1950's for Elmira.

However, outside of the retro look, the appliances themselves are in fact very contemporary. The range is self-cleaning, and comes complete with warming drawer, and a digital display which is subtly hidden beneath the analog clock. The French door refrigerator is frost-free. It features an interior water dispenser, and factory-installed icemaker.

Now, if you're still not convinced and worried about the upstart Northstar brand, we'll share a little secret. The design and look is 100% Northstar, but (except for the microwave oven) these appliances are all manufactured in the U.S. by a very well-known appliance company.

To see these appliances in all their stunning glory for yourself, visit the model homes at The Meadows by K. Hovnanian at 97th Ave. and Deer Valley Road, in Peoria. For more information about Northstar Appliances contact the appliance professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply

About K.Hovnanian Homes

“The First Name in Lasting Value.®

Founded in 1959, K. Hovnanian ranks among the largest homebuilding companies in the U.S. K. Hovnanian designs, constructs and markets a variety of for-sale housing in 202 residential communities in 16 states.


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New Scottsdale Builder Design Studio

Arizona Wholesale Supply Launches NEW Selection Center for Builders

New Builder Design Studio and New Major Appliance Showroom

Two Separate Showrooms – One Great Company

To meet the diverse needs of new home builders for homebuyer selection centers, and to also satisfy various major appliance clients, Arizona Wholesale Supply has created a dual showroom concept at the Scottsdale Design Center.

Appliance Showroom

Appliance Showroom

Builder Design Studio

Builder Design Studio

The existing Arizona Wholesale Supply Scottsdale appliance showroom has been remodeled and updated with a fresh look and new appliances. In addition, an adjacent showroom suite has been converted into a homebuilder selection center. In this all new builder design studio design consultants working by appointment assist homebuyers in selecting their options and upgrades. This new facility has a broad selection of floor covering products – carpet, tile, hardwoods, etc. as well as many other design and decorator options, eg. window treatments, countertops, closet organizers, cabinets, backsplashes, and more.

View the Arizona Wholesale Supply unique “two showrooms in one” approach by clicking on the brief video below:

For more information on the various builder services available call Bill Parks at Arizona Wholesale Supply 602 258-7901. To schedule an appointment at the appliance showroom call your nearest showroom below.


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Arizona Wholesale Supply Customers Talk

Trade Partners and their customers love Arizona Wholesale Supply!

Read what Arizona Wholesale Supply customers have to say about their experiences, then find out for yourself! Whether it's hombuilders or their buyers – designers or their clients, at Arizona Wholesale Supply customers reign supreme. Here are a few comments excerpted from the Arizona Wholesale Supply testimonial page:

We’ve been working with Arizona Wholesale for the past 5 years. They exemplify what a great partnership is all about. Together we have developed processes that have made our business operations more efficient and successful. Their Design Center incorporates not only their own products and services, but also products from other AV Homes Trade Partners. This has resulted in a better experience for our Homebuyers, and an increased capture in upgrades. AZW has always catered to our needs as a Homebuilder. We look forward to continued success together in the coming years. – Ken Kulinowski | Vice President of Purchasing | AV Homes

Thank you Arizona Wholesale for another great buying experience. This our 4th house renovation, and each time you have supplied all of our appliances – Harry and Marcia F.

As new home purchasers at Canta Mia homes by Vitalla, Goodyear, AZ, we have had the pleasure, on three separate occasions, of spending time and resources with your associate, Ms. Monika Herrmann, Design Consultant, as our home is being built. Ms. Herrmann should be awarded for a job well done! Customer service is an attitude, not a procedure-and she deserves our sincerest appreciation Mr. and Mrs. Roger C.

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Dorado Designs works on projects ranging from kitchen remodels to design and construction of new homes. Over the last four years, Arizona Wholesale has demonstrated to us that they care about us and our clientele. We receive quotes and specifications in a timely fashion. Furthermore, our customers enjoy the product knowledge that the salespeople have. Specifically Arizona Wholesale’s sales staff is very willing and able to explain the features and benefits that should be considered when selecting appliances for a project. We feel as though it is great for our customers to experience the personal attention and expertise that Arizona Wholesale offers – Elizabeth Spangler | CEO | Dorado Designs

 

To read additional comments from Arizona Wholesale Supply customers click on the link below:

Arizona Wholesale Supply Testimonials

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Arizona Wholesale Supply Offsite Design Studio

Learn About Homebuyer Selection Centers

Arizona Wholesale Supply Builder Services

Of course, everyone knows that Arizona Wholesale Supply (AWS) is Arizona's largest builder distributor with operations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson. It's also no surprise that homebuilders often send their new home buyers to one of these AWS showroom locations to select their appliances, floor coverings, and window treatments. BUT, very few people know that Arizona Wholesale Supply operates an offsite design studio for one of Arizona's leading homebuilders.

Mattamy Homes

At this builder specific design studio, home buyers select not only appliances, floor coverings, and window treatments, but Arizona Wholesale Supply design consultants also help home buyers with their selections of cabinets, countertops, lighting options, and much more. Click on the YouTube video below to visit this amazing facility:

In addition to operating separate builder design studios, AWS trained consultants make house calls! That's right, Arizona Wholesale Supply sends its own design consultants to builder selection centers in model home complexes to meet with buyers and assist them in selecting their options and upgrades.

Model Home Complex

Model Home Complex

For more information about Arizona Wholesale Supply's design studio services contact Bill Parks at 602 258-7901.
 

Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

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

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