Get to Know us

A Distinctive History

Generated from the idea of featuring only premium appliances with a trusted lifespan of 20+ years, Distinctive Appliances formed in 1998 with its original location on Piedmont Road. Relocating to Cheshire Bridge Road in 2009, our focus has remained on providing superior service to our customers. Exclusively working with high-quality products has allowed us to consistently provide an elevated customer experience.

New Owners, Same Exceptional Service

Having founded Distinctive Appliances with the intention of providing superior service and a carefully curated selection of high-end appliances, Rick Alexander understands the importance of building trust and relationships in business. When Rick started to contemplate his retirement, his priority was finding a successor who would maintain that trust with his clients. He didn’t have to look far. With their customer satisfaction goals and problem-solving strategies aligned, Rick is proud to pass the torch to Richard and Peter, who are committed to upholding the highest service standards and infusing a lasting family-owned atmosphere into Distinctive Appliances for the future.

Peter Gianokos, Co-Owner

Based in Atlanta for almost 30 years, Connecticut native Peter began his career in the automotive industry and soon shifted his focus to luxury appliances. In 2011, he founded Innovative Appliances, a thriving high-end appliance service and installation company. As Co-Owner of Distinctive Appliances, Peter prioritizes personalized customer connections and aims to cultivate enduring relationships through honest discussions about lifestyle and home. Beyond ensuring exceptional customer experiences, Peter enjoys family time with his wife, three children, five cats, eight chickens, and dog.

Richard Harris, Co-Owner

Richard relocated from his hometown of Miami to Atlanta in 1986. With 43 years of experience at AT&T as a Project Manager, Tech, and Engineer, Richard has shifted his focus to expanding Distinctive Appliances while maintaining the company’s personalized boutique feel. As a key family member invested in Distinctive Appliances alongside Peter, Richard values the personalized touch a family-run business offers, and aims to elevate the customer experience even further through cultivating enduring customer relationships while refining Distinctive’s high-touch concierge services. Outside of work, Richard enjoys spending time with his family, on the golf course, and playing pickleball.
Rick Alexander

Rick Alexander, Founder

With deep roots in Kentucky and Florida, Rick Alexander has been based in Atlanta for 30+ years. His professional background includes 15 years in the IT and automotive consulting industry, in which he played a pivotal role in introducing Hummer to the civilian market. With a love of adventure and discovery, it’s no surprise that Rick dreams of cruising to the Maldives to feed his passions for travel, boating, and photography.

Our Premium Showroom

Unlike other showrooms, we tailor our product selection to fit high-level expectations. Explore specialty appliances and products from top brands, including Sub-Zero, Wolf, Cove, Miele, and ASKO. From Monday through Saturday, customers can get a first-hand feel for these advanced products prior to purchase. In addition, we work closely with design and building professionals as our clients enhance the value and experience of home.

Products of Luxury

Our carefully curated line of products includes only premium and luxury home appliance brands. From the kitchen to the laundry room and beyond, equip your home with the finest performing appliances on the market.

Our Services

Consult us prior to remodeling your current home or for new construction. Kitchen design projects deliver the results you desire when you start with an appliance expert. In addition to serving as your authorized distributor of the finest appliance brands, we collaborate with Innovative Appliance to guarantee the efficient delivery and installation of our products.