Our 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 and sold American made appliances to countries all around the world.
Early Days at ABW
His son, Bob Dhyani, took the company in a different direction in the late 80’s. Still selling appliances – but this time 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. By word of mouth the company grew, 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, ABW has four appliance showrooms, plus a clearance center. If you are in the trade industry, you can expect a personal visit that will begin a lifelong relationship with ABW. Also, you can join the fun with ABW at several DC culinary events, including DC Metro Cooking and Taste of DC. Grateful to the community that has supported them and looking for ways to give back, ABW began “A Better World” – company sponsored cooking challenges raising awareness and funds for local charities.
ABW continues to find a better way. Believing that no matter how well designed an organization is and that a company is only as good as the people who live and work it they implemented “Quality of Life Matters” for all their employees. They stand behind everything they do, and when they need to, they go back to their roots and find a better way.
Since 1968, ABW Appliances mission is to provide every client the best experience from start to finish with appliance selection, installation, and service.
Read the blog, Re-Introducing ABW, to learn more about today’s ABW.