Since the very beginnings of the outdoor community festival now known as The Big Event, Askew Appliance has been proudly taking part in the festivities in one form or another. This year on March 17th, 2018, Askew Appliance will be back to take part as Gold Sponsors of The Big Event.
Owner Tim Askew said, “Askew Appliances enjoys participating in the festival to support The Lake Oconee Area Builders Association and our Lake Oconee community.” Visitors to their booth on the day of the festival will find many of the latest brands and appliances on display, including Wolf products. “We always enjoy The Big Event, because it’s a great way to visit with our existing customers, and the festival really pulls the community together.”
Family owned and operated, Askew Appliance sets itself apart from the competition by not only selling great appliances, but also servicing what they sell. For over 40 years, Askew Appliance has provided excellent products and service at a reasonable price to the lake area, and surrounding areas, including Augusta, Atlanta, and Macon. Doug Askew opened his company in 1972, and watched his business grow exponentially with the impoundment of Lake Oconee, which brought the need for a wider variety of products and more high-end appliances to suit the luxury home market. As the range of products and brands expanded, so did the need for quality service, which led, in 1983, to the hiring of Tommy Armour, who eventually became Askew Appliance’s service manager.
Doug has since turned the company over to his oldest son Tim, who got to know the business by working in all areas, including deliveries, installations, sales, and service. Tim carries on the family tradition of selling great products from quality manufacturers, and ensuring quality personnel for delivering, installing, and servicing those products. The Askew family sees The Big Event as a great way to connect with the public and show them the excellence that Askew Appliances has to offer homeowners.
“We would definitely recommend that any Lake Oconee area business take part in The Big Event,” Tim said. “It’s a great way to show support for the builder’s association and the community, and it’s also a great way to grow a business.”
Come visit with Askew Appliance and the many other great companies who will be taking part in the 18-year tradition that is The Big Event on March 17, 2018, and enjoy an all-day festival of family fun.