Our Story

Locally owned and operated since 1988, East Coast Appliance, the largest independent appliance dealer in Virginia, sells all the major brands of appliances. We sell it ALL - new, scratch & dent and our very own refurbished appliances. If you need an appliance we can fill your needs at whatever your budget!

East Coast Appliance belongs to ASSOCIATED VOLUME BUYERS MARKETING GROUP with a combined purchase power of over 14 billion dollars in appliances. That is why we can guarantee the best price always.

East Coast Appliance is committed to providing the absolute best customer experience in buying an appliance anywhere! Rob Nicholson, president and owner of East Coast Appliance explains, "What sets us apart from our competitors is our huge selection of every major brand, our everyday low prices, we service what we sell and that we are locally owned and operate with real people to talk to."

The local chain was founded by owner Rob Nicholson after he left the U.S. Navy in 1988 and started a small appliance retail sales and service operation. The business quickly grew to include retail locations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Portsmouth. In 2005 Nicholson opened the Laskin Road superstore in Virginia Beach with more than 40,000 square feet of space for sales and inventory. The new store was an immediate success and Nicholson began closing the smaller stores in order to focus on his proven superstore concept. The Chesapeake location opened in 2006 and followed in 2007 with Newport News. We are currently planning and building a new location on the corner of Raby Road and Military Highway opening in the spring of 2017.

We also have a new concept store , Builders Direct , that serves architects , designers, builders and home owners desiring built in and/or high end appliance solutions. This new concept store is located at 2000 Virginia Beach Blvd next to our Laskin Super store.