The ABW story began in 1958 when Mr. Dhyani came to America to find a better way of life for himself and his family. After completing his Master’s degree at American University, he began a moving and storage company that sold American made appliances to countries all around the world.
Early Days at ABW
His son, Bob Dhyani, took ABW Appliances in a different direction in the late 80’s. Still selling appliances – but with a focus on selling luxury appliances to homebuilders. The original DC office closed and Bob turned the existing Silver Spring, MD warehouse into an appliance showroom.
As a small local appliance dealer, he forged strong relationships with other local businesses. The company grew steadily using purely its positive reputation, enabling an expansion and the opening of a second location in Rockville. This appliance showroom became an excellent resource for the end user. Now the company was able to serve homeowners as well as the trade community.
Bob semi-retired in the late 1990s and Juan Caripa became CEO. Under his leadership, the company moved into Northern, VA with openings in Ashburn and Arlington. During this time the company began a service department to provide the best customer service to their clients. By creating their own Gourmet Demo Division, the company extended their reach by offering complimentary cooking demonstrations and hosting numerous events during the year.
Today, we have four appliance showrooms, plus two clearance outlets. If you are in the trade industry, you can expect a personal visit from us that will begin a lifelong relationship. You can also join the fun with ABW at several DC culinary events, including DC Metro Cooking and Taste of DC. We’re incredibly grateful to the community that has supported us and we’re always looking for ways to give back. Thus ABW began the “A Better World” initiative. Which is comprised of company sponsored cooking challenges and events founded to raise awareness and funds for local charities.
We believe that a company is only as good as the people in it, which is why ABW has come further and further each year to demonstrate to all employees that “Quality of Life Matters.” We stand behind everything we do and always strive to consistently find a better way.
Since 1968, ABW Appliances mission has been to provide every client the best experience from start to finish from appliance selection, installation, and service.
Read the blog, Re-Introducing ABW, to learn more about today’s ABW.