Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
Archer TV and Appliance offers a wide range of appliances and electronics in its showroom on East Washington Street in Washington. They are an authorized US Cellular agent, providing a wide variety of cellphones and service plans.
“We are a locally owned appliance and electronics store,” owner Kevin Erpelding said.
Being local means helping the community is a priority for him and his employees.
“We support many local organizations,” Erpelding said.
Erpelding moved to Washington in May 1989 when he bought the business. At the time, it was located on the back side of the Washington Square next to the former YMCA building. The company moved to its spacious showroom 10 years ago.
They carry Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana and GE appliances. For televisions, you can get Samsung and LG. Archer’s services, delivers and installs everything it sells. It also offers repair services on other appliances.
“If you don't see what you're looking for on our sales floor let us know, we can special order for you at no additional cost,” Erpelding said.
He said the company began offering cellphones and cellphone service plans in the mid-1990s. As an agent for US Cellular, all of the staff selling cellphones and plans are employed by Archer’s.
The staff is knowledgeable about different cellphone plans and the features of cellphones. They can help you pick the right cellphone for your needs and budget.
Altogether Archer’s employs about 15 employees, most of them full time.
Archer’s sells and installs DISH satellite service and is an authorized agent for U-Haul and rents U-Haul trucks and equipment.
“We take pride in knowing our customers receive the best service we can provide at Archer’s,” Erpelding said.
The store is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.