Queen City Audio Video & Appl.
At the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) finals last weekend, I was walking to my seat and sold two LCD panels on the way. You become the business that way because people recognize you as Queen City. You become a walking billboard in town. We do take the personal approach. There are not that many companies where you can pick up the phone and call the owner. My number is listed, so if you do need me, you can call me. It’s been a blessing for us and helped us grow the business. Dad (Woody Player) founded the company in 1952. He was
A big part of 2006 was a complete wash for Chip Player, owner of Queen City Audio, Video and Appliance. And he’s hoping for more of the same this year. In a year marked by commodity pricing and stiff competition, a new breed of washers and dryers—such as the Whirlpool Duet Fabric Care System and the LG Tromm SteamWasher—as well as other high-end appliances, helped boost Queen City’s sales by $4 million, landing the Charlotte, N.C.-based business in Dealerscope’s 101 Club of top U.S. retailers. “We really tried to get our salespeople to focus on selling higher-end products,” Player said, noting that appliance
Syntax-Brillian has expanded its Olevia brand by making deals with new partners in North and South America and Asia. In North America, the manufacturer has signed with Circuit City outlet The Source, Queen City, Digital Delivery Group and Pamida. They’ve also launched a marketing program involving ESPN and other ABC properties which begins in September and will last until March of next year. Grupo-Denim will introduce Olevia LCDs in Venezuela, while a joint venture of Syntax-Brillian and Group Senna of Brazil (Olevia Senna do Brasil) will handle Brazil. South China House of Technology will distribute the brand in mainland China