Welcome to Stocks Appliances
Brisbane’s Most Experienced And Committed Appliance Retailer
At the ripe age of 8 years old, Jim Stock moved into his new home at the back of Stocks Ashgrove – little did he know that this would become the business he owns and runs today. In his youth, Jim started his career in the family business by spending his Saturday’s cleaning fridges and loading the cardboard for a tip run.
After travelling Europe then spending 6 years living and some time working in the home appliance industry in the United Kingdom, it was Don & Margaret Stock who successfully convinced their son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Louise, to come home, just in time to open the new store in Clayfield on June 8th, 1998.
Growing The Family Business
Not afraid of hard work, Jim committed to 7 days a week while their oldest child, Will, was only a newborn. With Jim’s background in Accounting and Louise’s background in Sales, combined with a lifetime of exposure and experience in home appliances, they were the perfect couple to take over the Stocks business.
It was a challenge opening a new store, however the hard work paid off as the reputation for quality and personalised customer service mixed with the best products available in the market spread like wildfire.
Now happily married with two beautiful children, Jim and Louise remain actively involved in the day to day operation of the business. Their passion, pride and love for helping people achieve their dream kitchen and bathroom will forever go unmatched.
Growing up in the area, attending local schools and now owning a business in the local area, Jim and Louise are also active members of their local community. They support many schools and community groups by donating appliances for both charity and school fundraising events.
At Stocks Appliances
we treat our staff like family
We are very proud to have the best staff in Australia.
We believe in old-fashioned customer service and have the most experienced people in the industry who combined have over 100 years experience. With continual product knowledge, hands on training and keeping up to date with latest products and trends, we ensure our customers receive the very best and up to date advice. We are a small business and all of our staff take care of our customers personally for all of their needs from purchase, delivery, after sales follow up and also service issues. We provide a personal experience for our customers. Our genuine desire to ensure our customers’ needs are met sets us apart from our opposition.
Kathy has over 15 years hospitality, retail and customer service experience and has specialised in bathroom, tapware and appliance sales for 9+ years. She is passionate about providing customers with the best products that align with their lifestyle and design choices.
Columb came to the white goods industry after a career in hospitality where he fine-tuned his customer service skills. Having moved from London, he focused on building a career working within the Building industry focusing on home design and interiors. After working at a boutique Appliance store in Fortitude Valley, he moved on to manage the Miele Customer Centre in Brisbane before joining the team at Stocks Appliances at our Ashgrove Store.
Ben was born into the bathroom and appliance industry with his family owning and operating a specialist bathroom retail store (Christiaan’s) for 31 years. Ben specialises in providing complete home fit outs and works hand in hand with architects, interior designers, builders and home owners to achieve the desired end result.
Ben Brannelly brings to Stocks 22 years of success within our specialised industry. A wealth of knowledge across kitchen, bathroom and laundry products is a valued asset to our business. Having worked closely with the major and minor players in our marketplace has given Ben a unique perspective that serves our client base well.
Jo joined the industry because she is passionate about food – cooking it and enjoying it. She associates food and the kitchen with love of family. With her experience and knowledge, she would love to work with you to create your dream kitchen.
Gavin has been working within the bathroom industry for 20+ years. He has worked closely with Architects, Interior Designers, builders and the home owner, to find the best outcome for their project. Gavin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Stocks new bathroom showroom at Clayfield.
With over 15 years experience in the home appliance industry, Margaret decided to use her knowledge and take on a new challenge by moving into the Commercial division. For a small family business Margaret makes big things happen and is proud to offer prompt service, mutual respect and a wealth of knowledge to all builders, developers, architects and construction companies.
Jim and Louise have made Business Development so easy for Patty as she believes in supporting local businesses, local families and quality products which embodies the essence of the ‘Stocks Appliances brand’.
Julie works in Administration and is an invaluable part of the Stocks team.
Stocks Appliances is not just a workplace, it’s a family. And after six months of assisting the sales staff by working for their delivery company, in 2016 it seemed only logical to move over and join the Stocks family in Sales Administration.
Chantelle is an integral part of the Stocks team, bringing 5 years of administration experience and knowledge to the company.