Homes are notoriously materialistic in that they only seduce human inhabitants as a means to acquire more furniture, cars, and jewelry. Submit to the whims of a persuasive domicile with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of home appliances and lighting at Yale Appliance & Lighting, located near Interstate 93 on Freeport Street in South Boston.
The sagacious staff at Yale Appliance & Lighting facilitates improved kitchen functionality, living-room beautification, and better lighting aesthetics. Preclude an oven-breakdown-caused dinner-party disaster with a Frigidaire dishwasher ($99.99) or buttress an oven with a Viking range wok grate ($60), which can easily replace a standard-issue burner cover. Elevate washing and drying machines with a literal Frigidaire pedestal base ($99.99) to mitigate back pain from frequent bikini cleaning. Yale Appliance & Lighting also offers stove-ventilation devices, under-cabinet lighting fixtures, and dishwashing ponies that speak in three human tongues.
Yelpers give Yale Appliance & Lighting an average of four stars, noting its commitment to customer satisfaction:
- Yale appliance is a phenomenal company. We have bought not one but two kitchen suites (moved twice) from them and everything arrived perfectly and worked like a dream. – Brendan M.
- Authors note: If you don't want to read this long review all I need to say is Yale should be your first and last stop for appliances. – Marc G.
Yale Appliance & Lighting
One might not expect an immigrant with no formal education to name his family business after Yale University. But that's just what Steve Sheinkopf's grandfather did in 1923, and the pluckiness of the name was a harbinger of the company's ability to thrive against all odds. Over the course of almost 90 years, Yale Appliance & Lighting weathered the Great Depression and other economic crises, yet Sheinkopf's grandfather kept the business going and even made enough to help his four brothers emigrate to America. In 1984, when the landlord sold the Portland Street building that had housed Yale for 30 years, Sheinkopf helped his father measure a space on Freeport Street on the coldest day of that year. They've been there ever since. In July of 2015, Yale celebrated the opening of a new store in Framingham on Route 9 that features new state of the art displays and innovative ideas for the home.
What keeps the company going is a refusal to rest on its laurels and an almost obsessive commitment to customer satisfaction. On any given weekday, you'll find Sheinkopf blogging exhaustive side-by-side comparisons of a variety of his merchandise. The now 25,000-square-foot store houses more than 3,500 lights and thousands of appliances and plumbing products, and its delivery and service departments have grown to include 112 experienced employees and a fleet of 25 heavy-duty vehicles and industrial-size Tonka trucks.
The family legacy continues to flourish. Yale Appliance & Lighting’s kitchen appliances have made the megastore a multiyear winner of Boston magazine’s Best of Boston awards. As reported in the Boston Business Journal, Yale earned a Green Award from Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the city of Boston in 2007 for promoting energy-efficient appliances with education and in-store rebates. That same year, the Journal named Yale Appliance & Lighting one of the best places to work in Boston, which may be partly due to the frequent in-store cooking demos performed by regional chefs.
296 Freeport St.
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02122Get Directions