Antique Appliances, our talented and dedicated craftsmen are
our chief asset. It is through teamwork, skill and dedication
that we are able to recreate the beautiful antique refrigerators
and stoves shown on this website. We take pride in introducing
the good folks that have restored our current line of stock
and who will turn your old appliances into a truly unique
and functional conversation piece.
Jowers was born and raised in Clayton,
graduated Auburn University with degree in business management
and marketing. John grew up in the family business established
by his father in 1948, and has been in the business full time
since 1980. He is a certified AHAM-NARDA refrigerator repair
specialist. John has an extensive history in appliance marketing,
repair and restoration. John likes to run the shop, but
enjoys hitting the road as well. If your antique appliance
is delivered by our truck, John will be driving it!
wife, was born in Ames, Iowa and raised in Huntsville, Alabama.
She graduated from Auburn University with degree in Art Education. Cathy
teaches art in local schools and is artistic advisor
for AntiqueAppliances.Com and lends her talents for those
Jowers, John & Cathy's son was
born and raised in Clayton. Austin recently graduated
from Clemson University with a degree in marketing.
Bring the third generation into the business is exciting.
Austin grew up working here in the summers and during holidays
and knows the business up one side and down the other.
He handles all internet marketing, inside sales for our antique
appliances as well as replacment parts. Austin and his
new bride, Leslie, live in nearby Mt. Airy, Ga, and their
spare time is taken up by their dogs Jak-Jak and Duke.
- Joey was born and raised right here in Rabun County. Joey
is a talented young man with extensive experience in metal
fabrication. If it’s broken or missing we just tell
Joey to make a new one! Joey also designs and installs our
refrigeration systems and restores many of our gas stoves.
He's a "jack of all trades". Joey is a welcome addition
to our restoration team. He spends his off time restoring
old cars and rumaging through junk yards to see what treasures
he can find. He likes heavy metal music.
McAdams - Every masterpiece
has to start with a good foundation. Steve is our foundation
specialist. Every appliance we restore comes by Steve in some
form or fashion. Be it to sandblast the skeleton of a stove
or the shell of a refrigerator, Steve meticulously takes each
piece back to the original metal so that it can begin a new,
magnificent life. Steve is originally from Dacula, Georgia
and moved to Rabun County two years ago. Steve is happily
married and has six children, which he lovingly refers to
as "The Brady Bunch." Steve and his wife play in
a local band and Steve enjoys bass fishing in his spare time.
The breakdown of a project is often one of the most important
phases of restoration. If you don't know how it came apart,
you won't know how to put it back together. Chase is in charge
of disassembling and carefully cataloging most of our projects.
He also tackles small parts refinishing, gas valve rebuilding,
and even small parts sandblasting. When it comes time for
reassembly, Chase is there lending a hand with this phase
too. Born and raised in Rabun County, he enjoys hunting, fishing,
gun collecting/repairing, and reading. While a fan of most
any exotic cuisine, Chase favors Chinese.
Saucier - Our original Frenchman
is back! After some time away, we're happy to have Larry in
the shop with us again. His specialty is gas stoves and he
knows them inside and out. Be it a Roper, Magic Chef, or rare
brand there probably isn't a stove he can't tackle. His favorite
has always been the Chambers, and when he's not restoring
them you'll find him working on his hotrod. Larry is originally
from France and has three children.
An interesting fact about this devilishly
handsome fellow: the flavor of the his music will vary depending
on the kind of stove he's restoring.