OUR STORE FRONT TODAY
Our store in historic Old Town Pocatello has nearly 7,500 square feet of show room space. We also feature three professionally designed complete kitchens showcasing the final look when you work with Pocatello Electric to install a suite of new appliances. This allows you to not only visualize what your new appliances and kitchen space will look like but also gives you ideas about your new kitchen.
We carry major brands such as MAYTAG, WHIRLPOOL, KITCHENAID, AMANA, and JENN-AIR. Not only do we carry high end appliances but midrange and lower end major appliances in ranges, refrigerators, washers, dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, and trash compactors. If it’s an accessory item you need such as cleaning products for dishwashers, ranges, washers, laundry detergent, maybe a water filter for your refrigerator we can take of those needs as well. We can also order parts for any of your appliance repair needs.
If it’s not an appliance you are looking for and you are looking to make your life more comfortable, come in and check out our sleep center featuring our complete bed line by SERTA. We have anywhere to lower end beds for the guest bedroom to the top of the line the new ( i comfort) adjustable bed, giving you the best night’s sleep you have ever had. To complete your new bed purchase we also carry sheets, mattress pads, pillows as well as frames and head and foot boards.
We offer competitive pricing, friendly, knowledgeable sales staff as well as delivery and service. Come in and you will understand why Pocatello Electric has been in business since "1902"
OUR SALES DEPARTMENT
Pocatello Electric has been here for you the customers since 1902. We still strive to ensure that you are our number one priority and we are here to make your purchasing experience a pleasant and easy one. Our sales staff is trained on all products and can guide you through your needs and educate you on the product.
We are a member of NationWide one of the largest independent buying groups in the nation, which means that we have the same buying power as the big box stores. We pass that saving’s on to you our customers. Not only do you get our commitment that we are going to take care of you and make sure you get the product you need but you also receive the benefits of our everyday low pricing.
OUR DELIVERY DEPARTMENT
Once you have purchased your product from us, our commitment does not stop there. Our delivery department will ensure that your product is delivered not only in your home and professionally installed but they will answer any questions and show you how to work your new appliance. Our installation includes replacing venting material and dryer and range cords, at no cost to you. When the installation is complete we will then haul off your old appliances as part of our professional and personal service to you at no additional charge.
OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT
To continue with our commitment to you our customer, we now take it to the next step. "We service what we sell." If you need service on your product you don’t need to worry about finding someone. You call the same helpful, friendly, professional staff that you have dealt with before knowing that you will be taken care of.
Our service department has been with Pocatello Electric for over 30 years, because of their many years with Pocatello Electric, you can be assured that your product will be diagnosed and repaired by the most knowledgeable and professional service tech’s available to you. They will not only come to your home for the service call, but you can bring your product in for a free estimate on the repair. If you’re not sure you want to repair your old product, don’t worry they will always give you an estimate of repair before ordering any unnecessary parts, keeping their integrity and honesty and your costs down. We service all brands of appliances and electronics in and out of warranty.
OVER 117 YEARS OF SERVICE
The first owner of POCATELLO ELECTRIC was Max Schaefer, who opened the store in 1902. He sold the business to Ed Hall in the early 1930’s.
An early history of the store notes that the store sold Radios, appliances, lighting fixtures and "gave free air and water at the curb"—water for the horses and air for automobile tires.
After World War II, Al Vigliaturo, a Navy veteran, went to work for Hall and in 1947; the two drew up a contract which allowed Al to buy the business. In 1973, Al was the sole owner.
Al wanting to keep it a true family owned and ran business brought in his wife Helen and two sons Mike and Steve. Steve later left the business but Mike stayed on to help his father carry out his dream of keeping the business in the family.
Mike served as a Navigational Petty Officer aboard a Nuclear submarine the Sculpin, returned home to continue working with his father and then attended Idaho State University. Mike earned a bachelor’s in Business Management and Organization and Marketing. Mike worked for his dad for 15 years before buying the business from him in 1989.
Mike has made a lot of changes at Pocatello Electric but the one thing that remains the same is the integrity and honesty of the friendly, knowledgeable, staff that continues to work with you our customers. To bring you the best service that Pocatello has to offer. Our commitment to you still remains even after "117" years in business serving southeast Idaho as one the oldest appliance stores in Idaho.