Our community will always be the foundation to any business in Red Deer. From your first year in business as you’re starting to the learn the ropes to the monumental moments that validate your hard-earned work, the Red Deer community will always be there for support.
This week’s sponsor spotlight focuses on Trail Appliances and their family made success in all the communities they work in. This year, they supported the Kinsmen Dream Home through their donation of all installations, delivery, and appliances below cost.
Family owned and operated since 1974, Trail Appliances is currently the leading independent appliance retailer in Western Canada with 15 stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Today, two generations of the Broderick family are actively involved in a business that began with renting appliances from their bottle depot on Macleod Trail in Calgary. Since then, the company has been built on service, old fashioned values, community involvement and pride in providing the market’s most innovative products at the best price.
Trail Appliances has always offered excellence in customer service, sales, delivery, and after-sales support. The company continues to grow and employs over 600 employees throughout Western Canada. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of their team, Trail Appliances is regularly recognized with both consumer and industry awards.
“Without the community, we wouldn’t be the company we are today. That is why we take the time to say thank you and return that support.”
Trail Appliances has always been heavily involved in the community. We take pride in our community and get joy out of the support we can give. In 2009, one of their employees, Mavis Goss, was diagnosed with a terminal illness, one of the ways that she decided to respond to this was to organize a charitable golf tournament. The Ronald McDonald House of Central Alberta was just in the final stages of completion and Mavis, who understood how important it was to have your family with you when battling illness, felt this was a valuable charity to support. That first year, Mavis raised over $160,000.00 in support of the Ronald McDonald House. Unfortunately, Mavis passed away during the planning of the second year, but her memory and caused lived on. With the support of other Trail Appliance Employees and the Broderick Family, the Mavis Goss Charitable Foundation continued on for another five years and raised over $400,000.00 in support of Women’s and Children’s charities in the Central Alberta Region.
As you can see, Trail Appliances has gone above and beyond to give back to the communities they work in. It’s because of businesses like them, that we see the positive impact in places like our jobs, schools, and homes.
Thank you Trail Appliances, your footprint in our community will forever be appreciated.