You may have heard that TeeVax has been serving Santa Rosa for almost 70 years. Our local store started in 1949 when Monty and Ruth Montague bought three washing machines. They kept the first one, the second went to a relative, and the third was sold off the front porch of their home, beginning an appliance business that continues today. Shortly after that first washing machine, they built a shop in front of their house on Santa Rosa Avenue and went into business as Monty’s Home Service.
Over the years the Montagues’ homegrown business grew to include seven Bay Area retail stores, in addition to several Santa Rosa laundromats. A new inventory demanded a new name: TeeVax, short for Television, Video, and Appliance Center. In the mid-‘70s, the Montagues sold the laundromats. A decade later they decided to close all the retail stores except the Santa Rosa site. From our Santa Rosa site, TeeVax has expanded to a kitchen design center, complete with appliances, kitchen and bathroom countertops, and cabinets. At our store in historic Railroad Square, you may not only purchase appliances but discuss a total kitchen remodel with our talented designers, who will help you actualize the kitchen of your dreams.
We are proud to be a member of Brand Source, one of the largest worldwide buying groups. All similar-sized dealers, Brand Source members purchase products together so that they will get the best prices available, a strategy that keeps them – and TeeVax – highly competitive in today’s marketplace. Stop by to see us at 422 Wilson St., designed to blend in with Railroad Square’s historical atmosphere.