About Us

Established in 1986

Welcome to Vern's Appliance, where experience meets excellence. Founded in 1986 by Vern Kalmakoff, our journey began in Brandon, Manitoba, and has since evolved into a trusted destination for appliance sales, repairs, and service. What started as a passion for appliances grew into a thriving business, guided by our commitment to exceptional service and customer satisfaction.

Our Story

Vern Kalmakoff's journey is a testament to the power of dedication and determination. Growing up in Brandon, Manitoba, Vern's path to appliance expertise wasn't always straightforward. He explored various professions until a chance encounter with a mentor ignited his passion for appliance sales and repairs. Under his mentor's guidance, Vern honed his skills and realized his innate talent for understanding the intricacies of appliances.

Driven by his thirst for knowledge, Vern pursued formal education in Appliance and Refrigeration repair, equipping him with the technical expertise that would soon become the cornerstone of our business. Inspired by his newfound proficiency, Vern embarked on a bold venture, placing an ad in the local paper for "appliance repair and wanted old appliances." This marked the beginning of Vern's journey as an entrepreneur.

From humble beginnings, Vern's commitment to quality and innovation shone through. He transformed a small space into a haven for used appliances, meticulously testing each washer and dryer with a bucket of water, ensuring only the best found their way into our inventory. Over the years, Vern's dedication paid off, and the business expanded to house over 500 brand-new appliances, offering an extensive selection to meet the diverse needs of Brandon and its surrounding communities.

Our Mission and Vision

At Vern's Appliance, our mission is simple yet profound: to provide a seamless experience from start to finish. We understand the importance of finding the perfect appliance for your needs, and our commitment to a hassle-free purchasing journey sets us apart. From our vast inventory of brand-new appliances to our meticulous installation services—including washer hoses, dryer venting, and more—we're dedicated to making your experience as smooth as possible.

A Family Legacy

As Vern gradually eases into retirement, the legacy he built is in capable hands. His youngest son, Zach, is deeply entrenched in the business, ensuring that Vern's vision continues to thrive. With Zach's dedication and Vern's guidance, Vern's Appliance is poised to continue serving the community with the same passion and commitment that has been our hallmark for decades.

Thank you for being part of our journey. We look forward to serving you and your appliance needs for many more years to come.

Our Services

What we have to offer


Authorized Frigidaire, General Electric, Whirlpool, Maytag, Electrolux, Moffat, and Amana Dealer


In Home Appliance Repair Service Available


Delivery, installation and old appliance disposal up to 200km from Brandon MB