Our Talented Professionals
At 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.
John 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. During his time off he enjoys time with family, working in his greenhouse and gardening.
Cathy Jowers, John’s wife, was born in Ames, Iowa and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University with degree in Art Education. Cathy taught art classes in local schools until she retired in 2018. She is a artistic advisor for AntiqueAppliances.Com and lends her talents for those special projects. Since Retirement Cathy has enjoyed every spare moment in here home art studio doing her own art projects.
Joey Penland – 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! He’s a “jack of all trades”. Joey is a welcome addition to our restoration team and we don`t know what we would do without him.
Jeremy Rose – Jeremy was born and raised in Rabun County. He graduated from North Ga Technical College with a motorcycle tech degree. Jeremy has experience not only working on stoves but cooking with them when he ran two fine dining kitchens. He has always excelled at working with his hands. Starting at a young age building and repairing motorcycles and antique cars with his father. He has been around antiques most of his life learning from his grandparents.
Jared Stephens – Jared’s the son of a Southern Baptist pastor and has lived across North Georgia, currently calling Cornelia his home. Not only is he the shop’s refrigerator technician, he’s also our personal “Geek Squad.” While not at work Jared’s time is spent working on and building computers, remodeling homes, practicing on his trumpet or guitars, and spending time with his wife.
Pepper Watts– Pepper was born and raised right here in Rabun County. She is the office manager at our shop and stays busy all day answering emails, telephone calls, and keeping all of the guys in line. She also keeps up with the website by updating as much as possible. In Pepper`s off time she loves to spend time with her family and attending her son`s sports games.