Best Appliance Retailer: Rigels Appliance Store

Location: Moorhead

Rigels Appliance Store earned Best Appliance Retailer in the 2022 Best Of The Red River Valley competition.
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What sets Rigels apart from competitors? 

“I think it really comes down to just being that expert resource, not just for the appliance industry but for customer service in general,” Spokesperson Tara Swingen said. “Rigels has been in business for over 80 years now, so to be able to continue to be able to be successful with the big name brands like Menards and Lowes that are in the area, especially now with appliance shortages … to still be able to provide that top-notch service to the customers is important.”

Why do customers in Fargo-Moorhead choose Rigels?

“I think it comes down to the customer service and the longevity of their staff. Most of the people on the Rigels staff have been there for close to 20 years. They have the passion and the knowledge to be able to provide the best products (and service) for what people are looking for,” Swingen said.

  • Second place: Karl's TV, Appliance & Furniture Fargo
  • Third place: Best Buy, Fargo
  • Fourth place: Homemaker’s Villa, Moorhead
  • Fifth place: Laney’s Inc., Fargo

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